Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. 40
    Remarkably enough, the controls are worse than the graphics...If you're looking for a great Tolkien experience, go to your local library and read the books.
  2. It is slow, annoying and simply boring.
  3. It’s plagued by poor design, flooded with glitches and fails to capture any of the drama or emotion present in the book or the movie.
  4. The entire game is so unpolished and full of bugs that it's unfathomable how it ever passed quality assurance in the first place.
  5. One of the buggiest games ever released for the GBA, if not one of the buggiest games ever released, period. One flaw even makes it impossible to complete the game.
  6. 15
    One of the worst games I have ever played. It is an underdeveloped, bug-ridden title that is an insult to Game Boy Advance owners and Lord of the Rings fans alike.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Masterchief
    Dec 21, 2006
    2
    The worst game i ever played has about a thousand glitches.
  2. JohnR.
    Feb 13, 2004
    8
    Great following of the story line decent graphics(especially for an RPG) but the fighting and glitches dont make it special.
  3. Mr.Bob
    Jan 7, 2004
    2
    This game sucked in every way. It was a complete waste of time and money. Can you tell me why their faces were green? It's glitchy and the worst game I've ever played. Full Review »