The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age Game Boy Advance

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  1. lordellephino
    Oct 27, 2007
    10
    The only bad quality of this game is how it makes you choose form three awesome caharacters right from the start. I wish just wish I could use Gandalf and Aragorn in the same battle. Otherwise it's outstanding. Five stars.
  2. BenD.
    Jul 5, 2006
    10
    Really a new kind of game for this system. There has never really been one like it out there. It still follows the guidlines of the movie so it really isn't that bad of a game.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    There are far worse games on this console, that goes without saying. However there are few better games than this as well. That is surprising, since EA developed this nifty SRPG. This gives a unique vantage to this series, with a nice feel and a great musical score. Near perfection for LOTR fans and RPG folk as well. Plus, you can take it with you whenever and wherever you want.
  4. Jun 23, 2013
    10
    Its impressive that this game is more difficult than Fire Emblem but yet still be fun. This game isnt for everyone, be prepared for a bit of rough around the edges even though the look and sound and presentation of it is impressive for a GPA game
  5. Feb 2, 2016
    10
    This game is hands-down one of my all-time favorites. Extremely addictive, and it follows the source material fairly well. Very reminiscent of Fire Emblem, it can be very challenging or very relaxed, depending on what you look for. It also introduces the element of flanks, with heroes granting a range of command points that inserts some uncertainty in the mix. With hidden content that youThis game is hands-down one of my all-time favorites. Extremely addictive, and it follows the source material fairly well. Very reminiscent of Fire Emblem, it can be very challenging or very relaxed, depending on what you look for. It also introduces the element of flanks, with heroes granting a range of command points that inserts some uncertainty in the mix. With hidden content that you must fight on harder levels to unlock, this game packs a whollop, and is sure to keep you entertained for a long time. Expand

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#29 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Comparable in many ways to Fire Emblem, The Third Age betters it in many ways, offering a more in-depth character management system, deeper tactical options and a greater variety in mission objectives.
  2. Nintendo Power
    82
    The story is very engaging. [Jan 2005, p.140]
  3. Game Informer
    80
    A pure strategy game, I loved the combat's flank system, where you receive a semi-random amount of command points to spend on actions per flank. [Feb 2005, p.125]