The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age Xbox

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
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  1. Clicks
    Apr 11, 2005
    2
    Possibly the most boring "RPG" of all times: imagine a turnbased RPG but without almost every RPG element: NO cities/towns, NO shops, NO character interaction, NO story (you just follow the real fellowship and participate in their story but afterwards-LAME) NO conversational options, NO choices to make, EXTREMELY linear. This is just a turnbased Dungeon crawler. Even the horrible Possibly the most boring "RPG" of all times: imagine a turnbased RPG but without almost every RPG element: NO cities/towns, NO shops, NO character interaction, NO story (you just follow the real fellowship and participate in their story but afterwards-LAME) NO conversational options, NO choices to make, EXTREMELY linear. This is just a turnbased Dungeon crawler. Even the horrible Fallout:Brotherhood of steel had more RPG elements. AVOID! Expand
  2. ChrisW.
    Jan 14, 2006
    0
    As a long-time LOTR fan, I was sure this was a guaranteed good game; boy, was I wrong! The turn-based combat is incredibly boring and repetitive, the graphics are weak, and the characters are not even Tolkien's! Sacrilege! A shallow, gutless rip-off of a classic tale.
  3. RazlugA.
    Aug 7, 2005
    0
    Ever play a game where u want to throw it away 2 minutes in? i felt that i played knights of te old republic and i played this kotor was at leest 3 million times better.

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#29 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. AceGamez
    80
    A stylish RPG that authentically represents Middle Earth from the book and the film trilogy. Whilst the gameplay is both enjoyable and addictive, it is also very traditional in style and does nothing at all to further the genre.
  2. It's too easy. Yes, there's a Hard mode, and Evil mode if you can be bothered to play through it that many times, but if you've got a solid grounding in role-playing games, you'll walk through it.
  3. games(TM)
    70
    Sadly, the adventure itself is far too linear; there's little in the way of side-quests, and you have no freedom over where you go or what you do. If you can overlook this, though, The Third Age does mix a neat battle system with a great franchise to provide a surprisingly enjoyable adventure. [Dec 2004, p.107]