User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. KellyH.
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    Very good.
  2. 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.
  3. JoeB.
    May 20, 2006
    8
    I though that this game was very good. It provided interesting level design and a varity of missions sticking well to the masterpiece of a story. The battles were a little weak with a small variety of moves, but were nevertheless hard, requiring skill. It is a game that is fun to play once at least!
  4. 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, the gameplay is fun and refreshing. A must have in my books.

Awards & Rankings

73
#73 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
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
  1. 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]
  2. Tolkien fans may enjoy the game's presentation of Middle-earth lore, but The Hobbit tends to rely too heavily on derivative, uninspired gameplay for it to stand up on its own.
  3. 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.