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  • Summary: LEGO The Lord of the Rings retells the story of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy through the visuals of the LEGO universe.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    For this fantasy lover, LEGO The Lord of the Rings ticks all the right boxes.
  2. Jan 6, 2013
    The best, the most interesting and the most elaborate entry to the series. Engine's limitations are more visible than ever before but it doesn't change the fact that Traveller's Tales once again managed to deliver an enjoyable game chock-full of content. [CD-Action 1/2013, p.44]
  3. 85
    Fortunately TT Games are not content to rest on their laurels as they've managed to pack in an exciting, thrilling and funny adventure with lots to explore and hours of gameplay to make the whole package feel not only fresh but epic to boot.
  4. Nov 30, 2012
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Dec 28, 2012
    Traveller's Tales have stuck to their formula, but luckily the source material is so iconic, and the tribute so thorough, it barely matters.
  6. 70
    Squares and dots rule them all... The LEGO version of complete Lord of the Rings trilogy comes with hours of puerile humor. [Christmas 2012]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Nov 30, 2012
    I got this for the kids, and began playing to assist them. From then on I played for me!

    I can't believe just how much they put into this.
    When I got to Rivendell I was awed. It's breathtaking.

    For me this is the peak of Traveler's Tales Lego series. Beautiful to look at, fun to play, awesome music, great modeling, lots of secrets and extras....if you like LOTR you MUST get this game. Even if you don't, it's a great game in it's own right. PS I am playing with an Xbox 350 controller (USB version) on the PC, I think that may be the best way to experience it... well done Traveler's Tales.
  2. Dec 9, 2013
    Exceeds your expectations. The sheer amount of things to do, replayability, unlockable items/characters. I spent 2 hours just running around the village destroying objects to accrue lego money before moving onto missions (and doing the same thing) Its visually sumptuous. Voice work from the actual actors. Music/ambience from the movies.

    I wasnt a big fan of the films but i want to rewatch them now. Lego Marvel Superheroes is just as good.

    I'm 38 years old
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    Easily the best LEGO game yet! The story and vast landscapes are done incredibly well. It's got a lot of replay value although there isn't loads to do after reaching 100% it took ages to get there and I enjoyed every single minute of it. The use of the voices in this game is exceptional, it greatly improved the experience of playing and I hope to see it in future games. The game is clearly made with a lot of love and attention to detail, it is filled with film references from start to finish. I cannot wait for the next LEGO game and eventually LEGO The Hobbit! Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2013
    Just amazing.. love this game as much as i love almost all lego games. The cutscenes are funny, the gameplay is standard lego-style and the overall game just feels relaxing Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2012
    The Lego series is known for it's amazing renditions of many different famous movie franchises, and I have to say, LEGO Lord of the Rings has to be the best so far. With it's absolutely beautiful world, and the old school action we've come to love from the Lego series, just makes this game a must for any Lego fan, Lord of the Rings fan, or anyone wanting to have a great time. Collapse
  6. Jul 22, 2013
    Similar to birdman3 review, this game has many fine points, the nice open environment between levels, the music and lore from the films, and the humor added to the video clips. But for every inspired level, there are 3 more than are basically platformer jump/hit/smash and repeat 3 times. I struggled in places to get to the end, not because of any difficulty, just it was repetitive and simple and a bit boring. Overall enjoyable, but I would have liked to have seen the open environment used more, it really does look good and they put some nice touches in there, and a wider array of quests. But the actual gameplay was linear and dull for lots of it. Recommended still to play, but it's entertainment value goes up and down too much. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2013
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of lord of the rings and on top of that the lego games series. This is the first one I've played on PC, and really it's not a good experience. The game is fine, probably really good, but I find this so hard to play, the controls for this are just ridiculous, H to attack and J to jump by default, you can reassign these, except on PC this has NO MOUSE SUPPORT. None... I understand that this is a port but put some effort into it, many people bought this expecting a game they don't need a controller for, and you really do need one.

    If you're on a laptop or have a small keyboard you essentially have to have a controller, if that doesn't bother you then you should totally get this. This isn't the kind of game that can get away with using only the keyboard, it's just something that should have mouse support, even if the only use would be just to attack with M1 and to change characters with mouse wheel, it would make it so much more comfortable and easier to play and control.

    I may just be whining but the score is based off of the fact that I just can't play this game, I'm on a laptop, a small one, so playing using only keyboard is really not an option, and when it comes down to it, you can't legitimately say it's reasonable for the developers of this game to expect that they shouldn't have to put in the effort to add mouse support and on top of that you can't say that they can expect most PC gamers to have controllers, when the general assumption would be that PC gamers use K+M.

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