The Lord of the Rings: Tactics PSP

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
Buy On
  1. Play Magazine
    45
    The game, however, also gleefully stomps over its source material when it allows these same tiny hobbits to impede the path of a huge and insanely powerful Balrog. [Jan 2006, p.53]
  2. Despite its solid delivery and the admittedly groovy prospect of controlling Sauron and Saruman in Moria, the notable gameplay and pacing problems bring the whole adventure down in a hail of arrows.
  3. 40
    Tactics isn't unplayable--especially in multiplayer mode--and it has some decent play mechanics. But it's all overshadowed by the poor production value. It feels like a waste of the source material.
  4. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    It's a short, vacuous game that's over quickly and even more quickly forgotten. [Feb 2006, p.93]

Awards & Rankings

#38 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Nov 16, 2013
    7
    A fun tactical game that I've spent a lot of time on. The PSP didn't have many good games back then, but this was definitely one of the betterA fun tactical game that I've spent a lot of time on. The PSP didn't have many good games back then, but this was definitely one of the better ones. The graphics were good for a PSP and the gameplay was a standard turn-based RPG with no major issues that I recall. Full Review »
  2. LeoM.
    Dec 24, 2006
    5
    A really good game but can get a little boring after a while.
  3. JohnL.
    Mar 1, 2006
    8
    This game is really good. The graphics are pretty good (The textures are really ugly, but the characters are animated smoothly). The sound is This game is really good. The graphics are pretty good (The textures are really ugly, but the characters are animated smoothly). The sound is pretty good too. Each campaign (good and evil) lasts at least 12 hours, and multiplayer is extremely fun. My only problem is some levels are way too hard, compared to the rest. Another problem is how few units you control which causes Helms Deep and Minis Tirith to feel really screwed up. The graphics are amazing at how much detail there is, like when you fight in front of Minis Tirith you can see the whole city even if you can't play on it that level.This is a must buy for fans of Lord of the Rings (me) or strategy. Full Review »