User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 3 out of 16

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  1. MikeyB.
    Jun 6, 2005
    10
    Great game for experienced players so if you have had a gamecube for ages buy this.
  2. COREYS.
    Mar 18, 2005
    10
    This is one of the best games I've played thanks for making this!
  3. JeshuaH.
    Apr 4, 2005
    10
    Love the game.
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. A stylish RPG that authentically represents Middle Earth from the book and the film trilogy. Whilst the gameplay is both enjoyable and addictive, it is also very traditional in style and does nothing at all to further the genre.
  2. Sadly, the adventure itself is far too linear; there's little in the way of side-quests, and you have no freedom over where you go or what you do. If you can overlook this, though, The Third Age does mix a neat battle system with a great franchise to provide a surprisingly enjoyable adventure. [Dec 2004, p.107]
  3. What makes this game a real standout, though, is its production value.