The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers GameCube


Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Nintendo Power
    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. Game Informer
    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. There's just something about slashing through a room full of Orcs or lighting Nazgûl on fire.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    I've never played a movie-based game that stays so true to its source material. [Feb 2003, p.147]
  6. 80
    The action is relentless, the style is dark, and everything about it reeks of the newly released films that they're based upon.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Cheat Code Central
    Looks great and runs smoothly. It's superior to the PS2 version in terms of cleaner graphics.
  11. The worst part of all is the shocking lack of a multiplayer mode, and this is one of the main reasons why it doesn’t get a higher score. Still, jolly good fun… for a while!
  12. 77
    Supplies a reasonably thrilling interpretation of the more vicious portions of the movie without all the clutter of the "boring bits" of the epic quest itself.
  13. With graphics prettier than Arwen and gameplay shorter than Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ends up a mixed bag.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 28, 2012
    Game was fun.
  2. StuartJ.
    Oct 7, 2003
    A great game a little short as everyone says but still is great to play over and over again, helps if you are a lord of the rings fan and A great game a little short as everyone says but still is great to play over and over again, helps if you are a lord of the rings fan and maybe the critics from magazines and stuff arnt because it doesnt give this game the credit it deserves. Full Review »
  3. LittleMan
    May 8, 2003
    Short, no multiplayer, but still fun.