The franchise's kid-friendly formula is durable, and this latest edition, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, has considerable charm in its depictions of Capt. Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, Davy Jones and other "Pirates" notables. Many characters have unique abilities that can overcome obstacles, so to get everything in each level, players have to visit them more than once.
RATING Everyone 10 and older
PLOT Just like the films, sort of
DETAILS PlayStation 3, $50; Xbox 360, 3DS, $40; DS, PlayStation Portable, PC, $30
BOTTOM LINE Not too many surprises