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  • Summary: The second chapter in the epic story of Middle-earth pits you against Sauron and the evil forces of Mordor. In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, you'll battle an army of 10,000 Uruk-Hai on the walls of Helm's Deep, hordes of Orcs on the plains of Rohan, and even the monstrous Cave Troll in Balin's Tomb. Guide Aragorn, Gimli, or Legolas through 13 interactive environments, using each character's unique moves, skills, and weaponry to complete your quest. Expand
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  1. The most stunning part of the game is the way that it seamlessly mixes footage from the films with scenes and dialogue developed for the game. [Feb2003, p.152]
  2. A bluebrint on how to make a very good movie-based game. [Jan 2003, p.99]
  3. The Two Towers the movie absolutely blew my mind. I sat in awe throughout most of the movie. EA has managed to recreate that feeling with their game. There truly is a feeling of being in the middle of an epic adventure, up against insurmountable odds, and yet pulling it off.
  4. Not a game that will likely impress most dedicated gamers, except in the capacity that it is a movie-licensed game that doesn’t suck.
  5. Fans of the films will definitely want to pick this one up, but those who enjoy action games in general will also find a lot to like about it, in spite of the game's short length.
  6. Not only do Orcs beg to be slashed again and again, but the combat system is so entertaining that you won't even care about the repetition. The Two Towers is not without frustration (just wait till you get to level 10...ugh!), but it's not without fun either.
  7. With graphics prettier than Arwen and gameplay shorter than Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ends up a mixed bag.

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  1. May 28, 2012
    Game was fun.

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