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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 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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  1. Apr 10, 2014
    74
    The storytelling presumes you already know the source material by heart, which means things are sometimes a bit disjointed, and the game, like the movies it’s based on, ends at an awkward place. But like almost all the Lego games, this is a journey worth taking.
  2. 70
    Perhaps I am slightly biased because of the movies, but I felt as though the game was stronger during the latter portions of the adventure - just as I believe Desolation of Smaug was far better than An Unexpected Journey.
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 16, 2014
    70
    Comes up a little short (pun intended).
  5. Apr 16, 2014
    50
    A weak and uninspired entry for the franchise, The Hobbit presents a poor puzzle design riddled with annoying input problems while being deprived of the charm and ingenuity that characterizes other LEGO games.
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  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 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 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. 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