Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
Buy On
  1. 75
    Recommended to hardcore Tolkien fans or to younger players after a fun adventure. That said, the game has a long way to go to take on "Link" in battle.
  2. Play Magazine
    83
    You find yourself waist-deep in a Zelda-style action/adventure, with a larger emphasis on stealth and platforming. [Oct 2003, p.65]

Awards & Rankings

78
#78 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. JonS.
    Dec 3, 2003
    7
    A good game if you like the books and movies. It does require some thought to beat the more challenging levels.
  2. Feb 18, 2013
    10
    Really good game
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    10
    An all around fun game with great music. Sneaking, action, puzzles the game has it all. Graphics aren't amazing but the art style is great,An all around fun game with great music. Sneaking, action, puzzles the game has it all. Graphics aren't amazing but the art style is great, the gameplay is fun and refreshing. A must have in my books. Full Review »