The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Xbox

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. GMR Magazine
    70
    The only real knock against Two Towers is its limited replayability. [Feb 2003, p.68]
  2. The problem is that you have no control over where the camera is pointing so 50 percent of the time you'll be aiming at something off the screen.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Essentially Gauntlet without the magic. You can't even play as Gandalf here.

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
#13 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Nov 11, 2013
    7
    Given the bad reputation that movie games get, this game is actually pretty good. The most obvious drawback is fixed camera angles hinderingGiven the bad reputation that movie games get, this game is actually pretty good. The most obvious drawback is fixed camera angles hindering sight. The combat system isn't shoddy, the boss battles aren't monotonous, and the graphics hold up decently well. Full Review »
  2. MikeH.
    Apr 23, 2005
    6
    The game is alright. It isn't anything too spectacular. The graphics are fine. The music however was stellar. But the gameplay is where The game is alright. It isn't anything too spectacular. The graphics are fine. The music however was stellar. But the gameplay is where this title falls short. The combo and power attacks needed to be tweaked a bit. Because they have no real power when your player is surrounded by 10 goblins. Sure you can turtle up in these situations and block it out but there are some levels which you are timed so that strategy doesn't work. Also charged power attacks for the most part are useless since they can only be used when stationary and during this time you can't block either. The gameplay could have been executed a little better and with it alot of frusteration could have been saved. All in all, don't buy this game just burn it off your hard drive. Full Review »
  3. JimS.
    Oct 8, 2004
    7
    Good battles. Too short. Rent it, don't buy it.