The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Game Boy Advance


Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
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  1. 70
    Most distressingly, inventory management is a total nightmare; identifying and using a healing ’shroom is an amazingly laborious process.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    It ain't particularly exciting, but it ain't exactly bad, either. [Dec 2002, p.272]
  3. Pocket Games
    While LOTR hits a lot of highs, the overall quest and gameplay are just a little better than average. It's a strong rental. [Spring 2003, p.40]
  4. 60
    Then there's the TERRIBLE fight sequences -- the book's magic may not be as flashy and constant as a Final Fantasy game, but at least the hack-and-slash could have been more engrossing.
  5. Rings strikes me as a game where the developers seized on the most immediate details (that of the visual scenery and all the supporting cast) and suddenly lost scope of the entire game.
  6. 60
    Delivers much of what fans might want from an RPG. And the graphics and music are sweet. But there's a lot here to make players sleepy as well.
  7. Play Magazine
    Rather than pressing left to walk left proportionately with the landscape, you must mash the diagonals, ultimately wearing an indelible groove into your thumb. [Nov 2002, p.103]
  8. Cheat Code Central
    I found the interface to be more problematic than most games of this genre.
  9. What could have been a nice game for LOTR fans instead became a lesson in frustration because of the bugs.
  10. A few small sub quests (such as delivering a message for someone) do not lift the title out of the sea of mediocrity it’s floating in.
  11. Nintendo Power
    Features characters and situations that are missing from the recent film adaptation. [Dec 2002, p.222]
  12. Game Informer
    I think I'd rather have Gandalf turn me into something unnatural - like a hairy newt - rather than play this game again. [Dec 2002, p.150]

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score

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
    The worst game i ever played has about a thousand glitches.
  2. JohnR.
    Feb 13, 2004
    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
    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 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 »