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  • Summary: Join the fellowship and experience all of the action from the first two blockbuster movies in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Step into the roles of Aragorn the Ranger, Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf, each with their own set of upgradeable attacks and combos. Battle Sauron's minions including an army of 10,000 Uruk-Hai on the walls of Helm's Deep, hordes of Orcs on the plains of Rohan, and even the monstrous Cave Troll in Balin's Tomb. With scenes from both movies, and exclusive interviews with the stars from the films, you'll have everything you need to determine the fate of Middle-earth. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    A top-quality production on every level, and is arguably the best hack-and-slash game since the original "Golden Axe."
  2. Hack'n slash fans and Tolkienites will go nuts over this.
  3. A solid pick - especially for players who enjoy nonstop action - that lives up to the expectations set by the movie on which it's based.
  4. A basic hack-'n'-slash game, albeit a really good one. [Jan 2003, p.174]
  5. With so much chasing and fighting in the movie, the scrolling slasher genre seems ideal. However, the result is a simplistic and repetitive game. [PSM2]
  6. The action is quality and the story is told, even if in small portions and with very little in the way of depth.
  7. With graphics prettier than Arwen and gameplay shorter than Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers ends up a mixed bag.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. Jul 9, 2011
    While not the worst movie tie in game, I have played better, it can be the most frustrating game in the world at times, but I found myself coming back to see what each new level would bring, and what new things I would get to unlock, this game puts you in the biggest battles of the first and second movie, and you'll notice characters and locations from the movies, and during some cutscenes it will use clips from the movie which is cool, and popular enemies will come back as bosses, and there are a ton of interviews and artwork to unlock which any fan can appreciate, and you get some secret missions and a secret character if you level grind, while this game has a lot of good things any fan of the movies can enjoy it does have its flaws, the sword sound effects are bad, and it can be brutally difficult at times, but eventually gets easier after you level up your character, but that isn't as easy as it sounds because you can't go back and replay levels you've already beaten with a character, if you want to play through it again you have to use one of the other characters, but after you level up your character things get easier, and the last three battles are particularly epic, I made it past the last battle by the skin of my teeth, all in all if your a Lord of the Rings fan you will enjoy this but I really can't see anyone but the most hardcore of fans really putting all the effort you need to into this game. Expand

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