User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18

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  1. EldonT.
    Mar 7, 2004
    3
    The game is an attempt. it's really bad in the beginning. about the only good thing about it was the fact that it meticulously followed the storyline. the game needs more fighting. i mean come on! you probably kill about 40 enemies tops. and most of it is just "go find this" and "retrieve that". gandalf's limited abilities kill whatever interest you had in playing him. in short: The game is an attempt. it's really bad in the beginning. about the only good thing about it was the fact that it meticulously followed the storyline. the game needs more fighting. i mean come on! you probably kill about 40 enemies tops. and most of it is just "go find this" and "retrieve that". gandalf's limited abilities kill whatever interest you had in playing him. in short: don't pay more than $6.99 for this "interactive experience". Expand
  2. Bunny1022
    Mar 9, 2003
    2
    While i appreciate the attention to detail from the book, the game as an rpg sucks. the missions are pointless, the character design is laughable, and the camera angle are the worst ever, period. Do yourself a favor, if you MUST play this game do to some odd mental dysfunction you have, at least save yourself $50 and rent it.
  3. Sam
    Sep 2, 2005
    1
    GOD this game sucks. Anyone who likes it is a moron. Best PS2 game ever? They obviously haven't played any of the GTA's or Ratchet and Clanks. Decent graphics, but simple controls and awful gameplay dissapoint me.
  4. NickJ.
    Jan 7, 2003
    1
    bbbbboooooorrrrrriiiinnggg. It's so bad it impossible to just get past a damn nazgul, you can't even see them, i got caught 10 times. Worst game ever.
  5. Biddaddy
    Feb 12, 2003
    0
    Couldnt get past the second major monster, impossible! iM GLAD I ONLY RENTED THE GAME.
  6. hnfcx
    Jan 11, 2003
    0
    This game is so bad I can't even give it a 1.
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. But why Surreal Software decided to make the playing the game such hard work is anyone's guess. [GamesMaster]
  2. 40
    The lackluster presentation combined with the clunky and often frustrating gameplay makes Fellowship of the Ring more of a chore to play than anything else.
  3. One boring, predictable and by-the-numbers attempt to cash-in on the popularity of Peter Jackson’s movies.