Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
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  1. 58
    Quest is easy to pick up and put back down, especially with the chapters-in-a-book framework. The swordplay is far from perfect and the adventuring itself overly simplistic sure, but its accessibility is, ultimately, its most prevailing quality.
  2. Headstrong's effort shows a developer of some calibre, with a clutch of decent ideas, bowed beneath the weight of a multimedia franchise and hobbled by family friendly obligations. Its execution is uneven besides, but the challenge is so light that its flaws are largely irrelevant - and, unfortunately, that applies to the game's few triumphs too.
  3. Jan 5, 2011
    Another day in Middle Earth, another game with too many flaws to be The Chosen One... even if you're the #1 fan of Tolkien masterpiece.
  4. Jan 5, 2011
    The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is suitable only for fans of Tolkien's saga (or for young videoplayers). If you play it with a friend the fun will grow exponentially, but certainly don't expect to remember this game for years to come.
  5. The game's biggest flaw is its story, which is ironic due to the fact that the Lord of the Rings trilogy is all about its story.
  6. Dec 21, 2010
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Games Master UK
    Dec 24, 2010
    A different take on the LOTR license but it won't do much for older fans. [Issue#232, p.95]
  8. Despite some flaws, Aragorn's Quest is an engaging adventure across a well-realized version of Middle-earth.
  9. The end result is a game that feels unrefined as a whole. You can certainly power through it if you're determined enough, but it drags the experience down nonetheless.
  10. The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest doesn't have any glaring issues that could be considered problematic. Rather, the breezy story, irrelevant quests, and carefree combat fail to inspire any sense of wonder or excitement. Surely, Tolkien deserves better.
  11. It does a good job of presenting both Zelda-style adventuring and concentrated sandbox gameplay with a Tolkien flavor, combining them into a focused Middle Earth adventure that serves as an excellent Lord of the Rings primer and an expanded highlights reel of the films.
  12. Dec 20, 2010
    Ultimately, it feels almost disrespectful that Tolkien's rich and evocative mythology should be reduced to collecting "Gandalf Tokens" and bowdlerising one of the 20th century's greatest mythologies. The pity is that that Aragorn's Quest works well enough to prove that LOTR does indeed have the makings of an epic RPG. Unfortunately, this isn't it.
  13. 70
    Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is fun and satisfying, if just a tad repetitive action adventure with good fan service to those of you that love the Tolkein novels and Peter Jackson films.
  14. Dec 21, 2010
    A low key revival of what should be one of gaming's biggest licenses, but the child-friendly recreations of the movies' battles are still fairly effective.
  15. Dec 21, 2010
    Clearly made for younger gamers, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest comes with a large number of very simple quests, gaining some thickness only when our character earns all his skills and fights against several enemies at once. The motion detection works well, while the graphics are generally poor.
  16. Apr 8, 2011
    While there are some Lord of the Rings games that should not have been forgotten, this one is barely worth playing the first time.
  17. Nintendo Power
    Not even new voiceovers from Sean Astin (Sam) and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) can salvage this thoroughly regrettable effort. [Nov 2010, p.88]
  18. Aragorn's Quest is, at its core, a decent interpretation of the franchise. But it is dragged down by too many small flaws and gameplay that can only be described as derivative.
  19. Jan 11, 2011
    Another LOTR disappointing production. Bad graphics and low accurate motion control make it sadly boring to play. Better when shared with a friend, yet not worth the money.
  20. Jan 3, 2011
    This is one of those titles which catch a franchise and edulcorate it. It is far from being a perfect game, because it have several errors in the control and ultimately is too easy.
  21. The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest isn't that bad of an adventure game. The main game is quite lengthy, and the side quests only add more enjoyment to the adventure, especially if you go questing with a friend.

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