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I'm fairly sure you saw this one coming, too. Yes, Oswald Cobblepot's second Lego videogame entry in Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Like the name suggests, this game isn't just about Batman and his classic foes, but other DC characters as well – from Superman and Green Lantern to lesser known ones, like Huntress and Hawkman. Sadly, as the character roster has expanded greatly, the role of The Penguin has been downgraded to a token villain. That doesn't mean he is any less fun, though.

This being the first of the Lego games to abandon the pantomimes in favour of fully voiced dialogue, The Penguin now has a voice. No, it's not Nolan North, but another brilliant videogame voiceover mainstay, Steven Blum, who does a great job in bringing the more cartoonish side of Cobblepot to life. While Mark Hamill is sadly absent, we do get to hear Clancy Brown's Lex Luthor.

But wait, there's something that makes this game truly remarkable, in a way that will cement its position in the history books. No, not the Penguin, Batman or even the open Lego world; This is the first Superman game ever made that doesn't suck! It doesn't hurt that to my recollection this is also the only Superman game to feature the legendary scores John Williams.

Added: 2014-04-18