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6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. Blake
    Oct 9, 2002
    6
    Worth a rent, but not a buy. Definitely more for fans of the book or movie. Great graphics, semi-fun gameplay, but I can't see much replay value in this one.
  2. StealthKnight
    Oct 12, 2002
    5
    It is a good idea, although the voice acting sucks, and it starts so boring that by the time you get to some fun stuff the whole mood is over with yeah don't waste your time.

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#59 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
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#9 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. The game suffers from some repetitive missions with a lot of "fetch this and find that," plus many of the camera angles are finicky.
  2. If you can live with all the problems, irritations and lack of inspiring gameplay, there’s actually a reasonably big game locked away. Real, hardcore Tolkien nuts, who live and breath the man’s work, may get something out of this.
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    20
    If there was any truth in advertising, Universal would hawk this game as "Lord of the Pointless Fetch Quest" and recommend that potential buyers seek the Fellowship of Many Beers to dull the pain. [Winter 2002, p.103]