Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Turbine has given Mirkwood the same amount of love and great gameplay that Moria and Shadows of Angmar have and they have thrown in a great new gameplay mechanic with the skirmish system. On top of all of that, a lot of the little things were polished.
  2. 90
    Turbine has managed to create an immersive introduction to this expansion with excellent use of graphics, music and quests.
  3. Advances the game's storyline a bit and adds some fine new features, the best of which is the simply fascinating skirmish system. However, the actual Mirkwood content is pretty slim and doesn't take more than a few nights of heavy gaming to run through. [Feb 2010]
  4. Turbine adds Mirkwood to the game and with it came a lot of things to do for veterans. There are thrilling situations, cool instances and motivation until the end, so boring collect and destroy quests can be forgiven.
  5. It might not be the biggest MMORPG launch of the year, what with no new races or classes, but there's no denying the quality in The Siege of Mirkwood. It's a great addition to an already solid online experience, delivering more content for the loyal fan base and giving prospective players a great excuse to jump into Middle Earth for the first time.
  6. Mirkwood is a great expansion, but compared to Moria, its quest and instance content is fairly limited. This is because the expansion was also introducing the Skirmish system, an entire new area of the game.
  7. This expansion is aimed squarely at existing LotRO players rather than newcomers, but it definitely hits the mark.
  8. Epic story. [Mar 2010, p.80]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. AaronW
    Feb 3, 2010
    10
    Siege of Mirkwood is hands down one of the best expansion packs that has come out for an mmo in a long time. Tons of new content and items, Siege of Mirkwood is hands down one of the best expansion packs that has come out for an mmo in a long time. Tons of new content and items, along with a really well done storyline. One of the biggest parts of the game, is skirmishes. These are small instances in which you control a soldier that you customize to how you want it. They are fast and fun, and really can get pretty exciting. Another really great part of this expansion, was you basically got it for free if you bought a multimonth package. So all in all, can't be beat. Full Review »
  2. joshuaw
    Dec 5, 2009
    10
    great fun game for casual play great for reaxing on after a hard days work
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    5
    wow massive let down compared to moria... bad quest design and i mean really bad design in fact nearly everything in mirkwood has been badlywow massive let down compared to moria... bad quest design and i mean really bad design in fact nearly everything in mirkwood has been badly designed... the placement of NPCs, certain quest objectives, quests matching/ moving on with ur level and the overall environment... Full Review »