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  • Summary: From the makers of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets. The interactive game of LEGOFrom the makers of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets. The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities to solve a diverse array of Quests.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. May 15, 2014
    85
    In the end, LEGO The Hobbit is most aptly described as Skyrim-lite.
  2. Apr 28, 2014
    75
    LEGO The Hobbit is what everyone expected, which can be good or bad depending on your exposure to the series.
  3. 75
    Despite not including anything from the third Hobbit movie that could provide a satisfactory ending, Lego The Hobbit has enough content and charm to keep you entertained until the inevitable next Lego game. [July 2014, p.76]
  4. Apr 14, 2014
    70
    TT Games has maintained a high level of quality on all their Lego titles and Lego The Hobbit is no exception. If you liked the other games - you will like this one.
  5. Apr 17, 2014
    70
    After the failure of the last LEGO installment, what a thrill to play this one. LEGO : The Hobbit smells like déjà-vu but the receipt is kind of efficient. It's a great entertainment and it will give some good stuff to Tolkien and LEGO fans, despite of the recurring technical problems and repetitive gameplay.
  6. Apr 29, 2014
    65
    Same old story. Same gameplay, (pretty much the) same look, same irony. But after so many games, Traveller's Tale can't expect the same score.
  7. May 29, 2014
    49
    There are a few memorable moments sprinkled throughout this adventure, but this newest LEGO game covers too much familiar ground.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 11, 2014
    9
    LEGO: the Hobbit takes advantage of the same solid formula of recent Lego games and remains very familiar while adding enough new features toLEGO: the Hobbit takes advantage of the same solid formula of recent Lego games and remains very familiar while adding enough new features to make it feel a bit different. The Lego angle honestly works much better in this game than in LEGO: the Lord of the Rings. While the characters aren't as unique in gameplay as the characters in LEGO Marvel, it is still fun to take control of your favorite Tolkien characters. Middle-Earth in open world form makes a return and is still awesome. Collecting, crafting and unlocking weapons which made its first appearance in LEGO LotR is just as good and sometimes better here. You know what you're getting if you've played recent LEGO games, especially LEGO LotR, and thankfully it even improves on what that game did. What we have here is a very familiar game with new characters and some new features and that isn't necessarily bad if you aren't tired of the formula. LEGO: the Hobbit is a great game and one of the very best entries to the franchise. Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    Great game, pretty similar to most of the Lego games. The story is interesting and keeps you wanting to play more. I really enjoyed playingGreat game, pretty similar to most of the Lego games. The story is interesting and keeps you wanting to play more. I really enjoyed playing this game with a friend. Expand
  3. Apr 10, 2014
    8
    It's a great Lego game. I would have given it a 9 but the controls are still clunky and the collision is still the same from 5 years ago. AlsoIt's a great Lego game. I would have given it a 9 but the controls are still clunky and the collision is still the same from 5 years ago. Also there is really nothing new and there are too many dwarfs that look too much alike that gets kinda annoying. It's similar to Lego lord of the rings. It's exactly what I expected, for having played them all. but now we have to pay more for bonus content coming soon. Expand
  4. Apr 20, 2014
    6
    I have played every lego game and am a true fan despite the control issues they have always had. This game is not as good as the Lord of theI have played every lego game and am a true fan despite the control issues they have always had. This game is not as good as the Lord of the Rings game but is still pretty good. I don't know about the other system versions but the xbox one version is very, very buggy. The game does a lot of forced replay of battles which gets a little tedious. It is beautiful to look at and the music is great as always but the things the characters say gets really repetative, I sort of miss the silent games of old. The only lego game that really shines with the new talking is the Batman 2 game. The inclusion of the building game that was introduced in the Lego movie game works great and the resource gathering is also fun. Overall the game is good but not great and charging $60 dollars and not including all movies and forcing us to pay more for DLC is not right. I will still buy all Lego games and feel that they are doing a lot of things right but some things could still be improved upon. Expand