The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Xbox

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
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  1. BrianD.
    Jan 5, 2003
    7
    Really the only upper hand it has on the Ps2 and gamecube versions are the graphics, love the movie - to game blend during the cut scenes, although it is still too short of a game to be awarded anything higher.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 4, 2003
    7
    I expected a lot more from this game. It just did not excel in the graphics which an xbox game should and the game is short, with 13 levels that take about 30 munutes or less to beat! You can be 3 characters (Gimli, Aragorn, and Legolas) and there is a secret character! Don't get too excited though, I played through the whole game hoping that I would get to be Gandalf, which the I expected a lot more from this game. It just did not excel in the graphics which an xbox game should and the game is short, with 13 levels that take about 30 munutes or less to beat! You can be 3 characters (Gimli, Aragorn, and Legolas) and there is a secret character! Don't get too excited though, I played through the whole game hoping that I would get to be Gandalf, which the computer controls right next to you! The secret character is really lame too. He has the same moves and weapon as Aragorn. The game is pretty fun, but it is very short so it does not last long. Expand
  3. JimS.
    Oct 8, 2004
    7
    Good battles. Too short. Rent it, don't buy it.
  4. 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 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 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. Expand
  5. JugsterJam
    Feb 24, 2003
    7
    The graphics are good (but not fantastic or shocking). The gameplay is basically hack and slash, there are only few combos and they are rarely used. You basically use four buttons and this makes the gameply weak like final fight series. The game hand to hand is very close to the movie than any other ever made. This game is purely for lord of the rings seriously hard core fan. You can The graphics are good (but not fantastic or shocking). The gameplay is basically hack and slash, there are only few combos and they are rarely used. You basically use four buttons and this makes the gameply weak like final fight series. The game hand to hand is very close to the movie than any other ever made. This game is purely for lord of the rings seriously hard core fan. You can fininsh the game in two days. Expand
  6. 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 hindering sight. The combat system isn't shoddy, the boss battles aren't monotonous, and the graphics hold up decently well.

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
#11 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    Everything in Two Towers - from the rich, lush environments to the lovingly rendered boss monsters - comes impressively close to matching its cinematic counterpart. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.76]
  2. GMR Magazine
    70
    The only real knock against Two Towers is its limited replayability. [Feb 2003, p.68]
  3. Game Informer
    93
    A tremendous game. [Feb 2003, p.105]