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  • Summary: For the first time, play as Evil characters in a brand new, 'Evil' campaign. Battle through scenarios after Frodo failed to destroy the One Ring; it’s good to be bad. Acclaimed Battlefront gameplay in a fantasy setting allows players to choose the way they fight, as Warrior, Archer, Mage or Scout in melee and ranged combat. Online multiplayer - pick your allegiance then battle in 16-player online clashes, or in 4-player co-op campaigns. Local multiplayer - split-screen with up to 4 players competitively or 2 player co-op. A massive cast of characters & weapons adds great depth to the gameplay: Heroes, Wargs, Ents, Oliphaunts, Cave-trolls, the Balrog, Nazgul, ballistae, and more. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 45
  2. Negative: 9 out of 45
  1. We are going to go ahead and declare The Lord of the Rings: Conquest as a great game concept.
  2. 70
    Diehard fans of both online, class-based games and The Lord of the Rings might want to invest the sixty bucks, but if redundant and unimaginative gameplay are things you despise, you'll want to steer clear.
  3. Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a title with a lot of potential, but only barely expressed. The great atmosphere doesn't match the lack of a solid gameplay, especially in the combat system, not too deep and often bungler. We give advice on it only to fans, the others should go for a better action title.
  4. 52
    It’s clear what has happened here, Pandemic was chosen to make a Lord Of The Rings Dynasty Warriors game, but it messed it up even more than if Koei had handled it itself. It’s best you leave this well alone.
  5. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is marred by shoddy graphics, a meagre single-player experience and awkward controls. The only save is the online gaming and the Middle Earth setting, which is somewhat enjoyable.
  6. I simply can’t recommend The Lord of the Rings: Conquest. The game is riddled with both minor and major mistakes, the camera is awful, it looks like a PlayStation 2-game, and the gameplay consists of little more than mindless hacking and slashing of countless enemies. The only positive aspect is the decent multiplayer-mode, but even that feels outdated, compared to Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2 or anything in that direction.
  7. Amazingly, EA are still surprising us, but for all of the wrong reasons. Who knew that they still had the capacity to deliver such awful, creaky, shoddily-constructed software? Once a seemingly forgotten page in EA's coloured history, we can only hope that this disgrace to the near-legendary universe that Tolkien crafted is simply an anomaly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. Nov 13, 2010
    I see no point in calling this game rubbish. Sure the melee and graphics are pretty bad. Gandalf may sound like Santa and Gimli may sound like a pirate. But this game is sill relatively awesome. I like it's music, it depicts locations verry effectively and there are just enough locations and heroes to make every location feel fresh. It has deep beauty that you have to dig to find, but once you have, it will be he golden fruits of your labor. Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2011
    i do not see why so many ppl give this game a bad review i personally love it with a few exceptions such as being able to get knocked off a horse with one hit but other than a couple little dumb mistakes on the part of the game designers this is a good game and is tons of fun to play with a friend. this is a very under rated game but i think it is a must have to anyone that likes these battlefield type games or at least rent it but do not just skip over this game because of a couple bad review Expand
  3. Feb 4, 2014
    I love this game. Great.campaign, great co op campaign, and great coop team death match etc, however inclines not to great. Overall 8/10, good job EA. Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2012
    This game would have been great online, if people could still play it online(which, of course, you can't). So, with the best part of the game removed, we get a below average Battlefront clone. Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2011
    The campaign is just retarded, if you kill an enemy soldier, it comes back. I think the game could be much better without respawn. The multiplayer isn't that good. Always the same. So it really becomes boring after a few days. Expand
  6. frankieb
    Jan 25, 2009
    This game is utterly boring, online the fights are "as dull as dishwater" (excuse that phrase) and the campaign is WWWAAAYYY too linear and clunky, it took me 12 attempts to sneak up behind someone who was standing still (while I was invisible!) and stab him in the back. Not recommended. Expand
  7. JoelYoungblood
    Jan 14, 2009
    As a dedicated, die-hard, borderline obsessive LOTR's fan, I have to say that this game is an insult to everything I've enjoyed about the books, films, and even (yes) previous video-games. Poor graphics, terrible controls, no more than 8v8 EVEN IN OFFLINE INSTANT ACTION. Not to mention that they just completely disregarded the lore of the books/films to cash in on a good license. To Pandemic/EA - GO F**K YOURSELFS. Expand

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