Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    75
    The Lord of the Rings: Conquest has some good movielike moments but overall suffers from a boring and difficult single player mode and lousy controls on the PC. The multiplayer is decent enough if you're into epic but rather simple fantasy action. [Feb 2009]
  2. 75
    Lord of the Rings Conquest succeeds in bringing Tolkien's fans a solid videogame, with intense action and a good representation of battles. But there is a strong difference between playing it multiplayer and single player, less fun than the former. Solo players should think twice the purchase.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Mar 5, 2013
    3
    There really isn't much point in getting this game any more. The single player campaign was mediocre at best. It's essentially a BattlefrontThere really isn't much point in getting this game any more. The single player campaign was mediocre at best. It's essentially a Battlefront game with a Star Wars theme although sadly the servers for Conquest are no longer up so you're limited to the lacklustre singleplayer. Full Review »
  2. SimonF
    Jan 19, 2009
    4
    Might have made 6 if it wasn't for the appalling Camera motion during combat!

    If I was being attacked by 30+ Uruk Hai..... I would
    Might have made 6 if it wasn't for the appalling Camera motion during combat!

    If I was being attacked by 30+ Uruk Hai..... I would like nothing better than to stare at my feet!...What idiot at EA (admittedly a long list of Buffoons to choose from) came up with the mouse camera action in this game?.... You have to constantly move the mouse up, just to keep your eyes on who is coming!

    I can't help thinking how much better the LOTR games would have been...If a decent software house like Ubisoft had the licence!

    Go back to making boring Golf Games EA!
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  3. Feb 21, 2017
    7
    Being a game it will always come back to and love Lotr Conquest is in my opinion a forgotten gem. I do think if you enjoy movies and you enjoyBeing a game it will always come back to and love Lotr Conquest is in my opinion a forgotten gem. I do think if you enjoy movies and you enjoy a good Battlefront vibe I will definitely subject this to you or anyone you know who loves theses universe. The art and graphics are amazing for it's time. The Campaign having a evil version of it really does put a nice twist on the world of Middle Earth. This games does have it faults with instant action be rather pointless and a be dull at times but, playing with friends does make this game all the more enjoyable. Full Review »