Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
Buy On
  1. It's a surprisingly deep, involving and intense hackandslash experience that belies its apparent simplicity.
  2. Switch between the game’s three passages—the Paths of the King, Wizard, and Hobbit—to hack levels tailored to each character’s quirks. Or better yet, stick with one and build up his abilities—cutting through the Orc-etc.

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#25 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    10
    I give very few games a ten but going back and playing this game again ten years later, I am reminded how a truly brilliant co-op game canI give very few games a ten but going back and playing this game again ten years later, I am reminded how a truly brilliant co-op game can give my friends and I a more fulfilling experience than many available today. Full Review »
  2. Apr 17, 2016
    10
    I give very few games a ten but going back and playing this game again ten years later, I am reminded how a truly brilliant co-op game canI give very few games a ten but going back and playing this game again ten years later, I am reminded how a truly brilliant co-op game can give my friends and I a more fulfilling experience than many available today. Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2016
    8
    The best Lord of Rings game to date. Brilliant singleplayer and coop gameplay, and setpieces that mirror the movie. My only qualm is that theThe best Lord of Rings game to date. Brilliant singleplayer and coop gameplay, and setpieces that mirror the movie. My only qualm is that the game is overly linear and restrictive at points. Definitely a classic. Full Review »