LEGO Lord of the Rings

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Description

"Charming and delightful, faithful to the source yet cheekily irreverent, and packed with features that feed into each other in satisfying ways, The Lord of the Rings marks yet another highpoint in the Lego series." - Eurogamer.com

"Lego The Lord of the Rings is perhaps the finest treasure that the partnership has yet produced, a compelling mixture of cooperative gameplay, secrets galore, and a story that remains one of the most fantastic that Hollywood has ever captured on film." - Gamespot.com


Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play.

Trusted with the dangerous task to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens all that is good, Frodo is forced to leave his peaceful home. But the ring wants to be found and the road to Mount Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed, will be perilous and riddled with Orcs and fouler things.

To help Frodo, a Fellowship is formed —Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin. Players relive the legend through the LEGO minifigures, as they explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring.

LEGO® The Lord of the Rings complements the brand new, recently released LEGO® The Lord of the Rings toy collection, available summer 2012.


Key Features:

  • Explore all of the open-world of Middle-earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.

  • Wield the power of the Palantír or Seeing-stone (‘one that looks far-away’), and jump between multiple storylines.

  • Experience the LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way, as they deliver the dialogue from the films.

  • Collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth.

  • Discover and unlock over more than 60 playable characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and many others.

  • Collect and use a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.

  • Play with family and friends with easy access drop-in, drop-out gameplay option via local co-op.


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Customer reviews

85

Charming and Fun LOTR Game

cgrozar | Dec. 16, 2014 | See all cgrozar's reviews »

I'm a big fan of LOTR, and I usually buy all the games,good and bad. This game is definitely good. The graphics are nice and the controls work smoothly. There is a huge world to explore, letting you see in detail LEGO versions of famous places from the films. The game follows the story of the films, adding in its own LEGO humor to the plot. There is plenty to do, and, though it can get repetitive at time, it is well worth playing to the end. Overall, this game is a must buy for all LOTR fans, suitably for both kids and adults

78

A pleasant surprise

waitingforday | Nov. 3, 2014 | See all waitingforday's reviews »

Revisit Middle Earth with the added charm and humour Lego has accustomed so many to. The gameplay and camera can be a bit awkward at times (and I strongly suggest playing with a controller), but it doesn't spoil the general fun. Many games have tried their luck with LotR, few have succeded - this is one of them. The 20€ price tag sounds a bit high, considering it's a relatively old title..but if you're a Tolkien fan, you'll have no excuse not to pick it up when it's on sale!

88

Incredible Open World

darkhorse441 | Sept. 27, 2014 | See all darkhorse441's reviews »

Ever since Lego Star Wars III, the franchise has had some form of open world, which has evolved and culminated in this game. True to Peter Jackson's trilogy and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Lego Lord of the Rings comes highly recommended for fans of the saga. Its strength lies in its open-world, which incorporates many RPG elements and is reminiscent of Skyrim. (Anyone get the in-game arrow to the knee reference?). Middle Earth is faithfully recreated and allows for fetch-quests and minigames. While the levels are a bit lackluster and sometimes buggy, the game itself is saved by its incredible open-world gameplay. A must for all Tolkien fans!

90

The best of LEGOverse

bull21 | July 2, 2014 | See all bull21's reviews »

Although I was initially skeptical about LEGO Lord of The Rings being as good as many say it is; I ended up being quite pleasantly surprised at the end. One of the greatest strengths of this game is the humor as well as its amazing soundtrack and great VA (which were probably borrowed from the movie). Gameplay is quite good although it certainly would be great if you had +1 for co-op. That being said, the important thing to stress is that the existence of co-op does not hinder solo play of the game. The game itself could best be defined as a platformer and with numerous puzzles, fights and a whole lotta jumping, LEGO LoTR does not diverse much from other LEGO games. One thing to note is that the game itself not only feels and looks but also runs great (older computers should have no problems running the game whatsoever). As far as negatives go, one of the biggest problems for many gamers was a somewhat problematic camera but, considering the fact that one can control camera (rotate it in all directions) it should not be thought of as a too big of a problem. As far as controls go, the game offers options for key rebinding and as such removes any possible problems with keyboard (no mouse) playthrough.

80

Faithful to the movie and books

nevitt | May 4, 2014 | See all nevitt's reviews »

Fans of the books or movies will love this with tons of easter eggs present for those gamers willing to explore it's many side quests. LOTR treads a fine line between being suitable for young children (who will absolutely love this) but be solid enough for adults. There is a ridiculous amount of content but unfortunately it can get repetitive at times. Playing through the story mode once is highly recommended and the world opens up afterwards for collecting the remaining items if needed.

The imprecise controls were a drag on the platforming and I would have preferred a more involved combat system but the overall charm and polish of the title means this can be overlooked.