- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 45 
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 80-120 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 for story, 1 for Free Play, then free roaming
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No difficulty
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No
- Do cheat codes disable achievements: No
- Achievement tracking: Only 3 - ''Get the crews to their fighters'' (20G), ''And who gave you permission...?'' (10G) and ''A little short for a Stormtrooper...'' (10G)
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“Play through all nine Star Wars saga films in a brand-new LEGO video game unlike any other. Experience fun-filled adventures, whimsical humor, and the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the LEGO Star Wars galaxy.
Want to play as a Jedi? A Sith? Rebel, bounty hunter, or droid? LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features hundreds of playable characters from throughout the galaxy. Whether on land or in space, a variety of vehicles are yours to command. Jump to light speed in the Millennium Falcon, fly the T-47 Airspeeder and battle TIE fighters in Resistance X-wings… it's the ULTIMATE LEGO Star Wars experience.” - xbox.com
For XBA’s coverage of this game, including a review by Richard Walker, head to THIS LINK.
It has finally arrived! First announced in June of 2019 but with pre-production beginning as far back as 2017, the development of this game has gone through many trials and tribulations. The introduction of a new in-game engine and an unfortunate less-than-desired work environment had caused many delays, but the end result is one of the best LEGO games to date. This is not a rehash of previous Star Wars LEGO games but one that has been built entirely from the ground up, basically a reinterpretation of the entire saga, featuring all new levels, environments, combat, and characters.
The scope of this LEGO game is unlike any that came before it. While the core gameplay mechanics fundamentally remain the same, there are many more story levels, vast hub planets to explore, an overabundance of collectibles, and a brand new perspective in which you play. Gone is the diorama-style view, and in its place is an all new third-person over-the-shoulder perspective which brings the whole dynamic of the game. Many new elements were introduced, such as a cover system, aim assist, and a 360-degree rotating camera.
Unlike previous LEGO games, there is no character customization. The lack of online co-op is present in this game as it was in most other LEGO games. Despite that, it is hoped that you will find this game enjoyable and deserving of your time.
All LEGO games follow the same formula, and this one, while using a new in-game engine and perspective, is similar. First you play through the story then replay the levels in Free Play to get 100% in them before tackling the galaxy events one planet at a time. Utilizing this method will maximize your time and you will complete the game sooner. Or, you can shake things up and play in any order you like!
Note: In a mid-May 2022 update, four capital ships were added to the game, bringing the total to 9. As such, 34 more Kyber bricks were added, now making the total 1200 Kyber bricks.
As with all previous LEGO games, there are cheat codes available for use. Best of all; they do not disable any achievements. At any point in the game, press , select the ‘Enter Code’ option at the bottom of the screen then press . You can also access it by pressing , moving to the ‘Extras’ tab and pressing .
Refer to THIS POST for a list of cheat codes.
There are 9 character classes and all are available to you by the time you complete the story. Each class has unique abilities that are needed to complete the various puzzles and missions in the game. While you’re free roaming around the galaxy, you can select any character you want, and if a specific class is needed, the game shows you on-screen. Chances are you are going to use the same character for each class most of the time, but there are alternates in case you want to mix things up. Refer to ''Power! Unlimited power!'' (20G) for more information about classes.
Step 1 - Story Mode:
There are 5 story levels in each of the 9 episodes, so 45 levels in total. Because of the progression and gameplay between each level, each episode will take approximately two hours to complete (depending on play style), so you’re looking at roughly 18-20 hours to complete this step. You can start with any trilogy, however, you can only play the first episode; completing that episode unlocks the next, and so on.
While some collectibles will come naturally, don’t go out of your way for them as you cannot collect most of them through story mode anyway. Plus, you need certain character classes to access certain areas of a level that aren’t available to you in your first playthrough. Just sit back and enjoy the story.
Step 2 - Free Play:
Now is the time to replay the story levels, but this time in Free Play, which allows you to use any characters you want. As mentioned above, access to areas of a level, completing level challenges and collecting minikits require different character classes, so you are free to switch to whomever you need. It is suggested that you have also collected a couple of datacards from the planets and purchased the x2 and possibly the x4 stud multipliers as with those you will most certainly achieve True Jedi in every level.
There are no time constraints but some level challenges may only be completed at specific points in a level, so if you miss your opportunity, you need to replay the level again.
If you've already completed some level challenges or collected some minikits during your story playthrough, this step won’t take as long. As a bonus, once you’ve fulfilled everything in a level, you can quit it and your collectible progress will be saved.
Step 3 - The Galaxy:
This step will certainly take up the bulk of your time in this game. It requires you to visit the 23 inhabited planets and surrounding space in the galaxy (all except Kijimi) and two capital ships to complete all the events. Events are tasks such as completing side missions and puzzles (for Kyber bricks), earning a gold medal in all the trials, collecting datacards, and unlocking and purchasing characters and ships. You will be utilizing every character class on your quest to complete all the events.
It is recommended that you complete one location before moving onto the next for better time management, but you can mix it up if you want. To see what is still needed in a particular location, while on that planet, you can press , but if there are multiple locations on a planet (like Coruscant, Jakku, Naboo, and Tatooine), navigating to the planet on the galaxy map and pressing will give you those totals.
Make sure you track each side mission, puzzle, and trial so blue markers guide you where you need to go. They can be tracked by accessing the ‘Missions’ tab in the Holoprojector ( then to the correct tab).
For more information about this step, refer to ''See you around, kid'' (100G)
Step 4 - Capital Ships:
The five capital ships; Death Star, Death Star II, Executor, Steadfast, and Trade Federation Battleship, are all required for ''Do or do not. There is no try'' (20G) and ''Hello there!'' (20G) because of the ‘Where’s the Wookiee’ galaxy challenge (Wandering Wookiee character is awarded for completing it) and the character Commander Jir.
In addition, to complete ‘The Anti-Trooper’ galaxy challenge (which are a part of the galaxy events), you need the Steadfast and Trade Federation Battleship for ''The fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy'' (20G) and ''See you around, kid'' (100G).
To unlock and purchase all the capital ships in the game, refer to THIS POST.
Note: The four capital ships added in a mid-May 2022 update are not required for anything unless you want to collect the Kyber bricks.
Step 5 - Mop Up:
It is very possible that you have already unlocked most of the miscellaneous achievements while playing through the story or by working towards ''See you around, kid'' (100G). If you are still missing any achievement, now would be the time to do them. Hopefully, if there are any, they won’t take too long to obtain.
Although with similar gameplay, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a much needed change to LEGO games as a whole. As with all other LEGO games, this one isn’t a hard completion, just very time consuming, being the longest one to date. The level of detail in gameplay, environments, sound, even tracking, was well worth the wait, and hopefully you find this guide very informative and thorough that will help you earn your 1000. Good luck!