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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Average User Rating:
out of 26 votes out of 26 votes

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    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 23, 2003
  • Price:
    Free to try (One level); $39.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

The excitement surrounding the initial release of the Lord of the Rings movies has settled down, yet the high-quality video games from the series keep coming with each installment. The third chapter in the trilogy lets gamers battle Sauron's forces in areas based on major scenes from the movie while engaged in a quest to cast the One Ring into the fiery depths of Mt. Doom. The character and environmental graphics are superb, and because battles can devolve into button-mashing, you'll need to practice the fighting system if you want to defeat your stronger foes.

The full game offers the opportunity to play eight characters, and the demo version offers one level in which Gandalf must stem an invading horde to save the women and children of Minas Tirith. Only one level, with endless swarms of monsters, gives you a good feel for the game. The intuitive movement and attack controls are easy to learn, but we were unable to find any way to change the camera angles, which sometimes left poor Gandalf stuck in a corner with nasty creatures. Interactive environmental effects such as exploding castle walls that crush monsters are very cool, and there are plenty of impressive cinematic effects that add to the game's immersive atmosphere.

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Full Specifications

Publisher EA Games
Publisher web site
Release Date September 23, 2003
Date Added September 23, 2003
Category Games
Subcategory Action Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 83.92MB
File Name
Total Downloads 338,457
Downloads Last Week 14
License Model Free to try
Limitations One level
Price $39.95
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