Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. A very good game in its own right [and] the best movie-to-game conversion in recent memory.
  2. A tremendous game. [Feb 2003, p.105]
  3. The movie license is fully exploited and used brilliantly, the production values are outstanding, there are cool unlockable features, and the fighting action is intense.
  4. It may have its flaws, but at the same time LOTR:TTT is a hundred times better than the rest of the regurgitated flotsam that constitutes licensed gaming as a whole.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Nov 11, 2013
    Given 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 »