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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

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  1. Aug 22, 2013
    9
    Lord of the rings return of the king is with no doubt probably the best movie based game out there and heres why
    pros: gameplay, graphics are actually pretty good for an xbox game, audio, voice acting (gandalf is voiced by Ian Mckellen so you know its good once you hear) cooperative gameplay, recreations of awesome scenes from the movie, playing as characters from the movies like frodo
    sam faramir and all the other guys but face it we all want to play as legolas gimli gandalf and aragorn
    cons: camera control, saving only after a mission is done, short length, why cant i play co op in the path of the hobbits theres Frodo AND Sam why isn't there co op there?!?
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84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Basically an all-you-can-kill, hack-and-slash buffet from start to finish. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.82]
  2. Takes everything The Two Towers did well and improves upon it in every way.
  3. If you take away the window dressing, the epic sounds and the preordained surprises this is a derivative, one-note and sometimes flawed game, but see it as a spectacular amusement ride and you can play and it's a distinguished achievement. [Christmas 2003, p.110]