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
#34 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  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. Dec 30, 2016
    3
    What is this monstrosity? Controls are everywhere, gameplay is laggy and it feels clunky and like a cash grab to exploit the movie.What is this monstrosity? Controls are everywhere, gameplay is laggy and it feels clunky and like a cash grab to exploit the movie. Unstoppable cutscenes were just the end for me. Full Review »
  3. 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 »