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  • Summary: LEGO The Lord of the Rings retells the story of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy through the visuals of the LEGO universe.
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LEGO The Lord of the Rings - E3 2012 Announcement Trailer
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    89
    For this fantasy lover, LEGO The Lord of the Rings ticks all the right boxes.
  2. CD-Action
    Jan 6, 2013
    85
    The best, the most interesting and the most elaborate entry to the series. Engine's limitations are more visible than ever before but it doesn't change the fact that Traveller's Tales once again managed to deliver an enjoyable game chock-full of content. [CD-Action 1/2013, p.44]
  3. Jan 8, 2013
    85
    Fortunately TT Games are not content to rest on their laurels as they've managed to pack in an exciting, thrilling and funny adventure with lots to explore and hours of gameplay to make the whole package feel not only fresh but epic to boot.
  4. Nov 30, 2012
    82
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Dec 28, 2012
    77
    Traveller's Tales have stuck to their formula, but luckily the source material is so iconic, and the tribute so thorough, it barely matters.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 21, 2012
    70
    Squares and dots rule them all... The LEGO version of complete Lord of the Rings trilogy comes with hours of puerile humor. [Christmas 2012]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    10
    Easily the best LEGO game yet! The story and vast landscapes are done incredibly well. It's got a lot of replay value although there isn'tEasily the best LEGO game yet! The story and vast landscapes are done incredibly well. It's got a lot of replay value although there isn't loads to do after reaching 100% it took ages to get there and I enjoyed every single minute of it. The use of the voices in this game is exceptional, it greatly improved the experience of playing and I hope to see it in future games. The game is clearly made with a lot of love and attention to detail, it is filled with film references from start to finish. I cannot wait for the next LEGO game and eventually LEGO The Hobbit! Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2012
    10
    I got this for the kids, and began playing to assist them. From then on I played for me!

    I can't believe just how much they put into this.
    I got this for the kids, and began playing to assist them. From then on I played for me!

    I can't believe just how much they put into this. When I got to Rivendell I was awed. It's breathtaking.

    For me this is the peak of Traveler's Tales Lego series. Beautiful to look at, fun to play, awesome music, great modeling, lots of secrets and extras....if you like LOTR you MUST get this game. Even if you don't, it's a great game in it's own right. PS I am playing with an Xbox 350 controller (USB version) on the PC, I think that may be the best way to experience it... well done Traveler's Tales.
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  3. Jan 13, 2014
    9
    Amazing game. if you like Lord of the Rings and LEGO, this is definitely the game for you! Whether you're an adult or a kid, you still mightAmazing game. if you like Lord of the Rings and LEGO, this is definitely the game for you! Whether you're an adult or a kid, you still might like this game! I say that no one should hate this game, unless they have given it a try. This game is also good for the Xbox 360 wired USB controller, and I think any other USB joystick. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2012
    9
    An amazingly witty, light hearted game for any fan of Lord of the Rings ( Movie adaptation). 1. Let me start out by saying that instead ofAn amazingly witty, light hearted game for any fan of Lord of the Rings ( Movie adaptation). 1. Let me start out by saying that instead of buying Black Ops 2, my money went straight to Lego Lord of the Rings... and quiet honestly... It is one of the best games I have ever had the pleasure to play. It starts right out the gate with action introducing the Great War those many years ago against Sauron. The game is split up into movie action sequences where you have the voice overs from all 3( Yes ALL 3!) movies that unfolds like an interactive book. It then recreates a section from the movie, and allows the player to interact in that environment. On a side note, Its quiet witty watching lego characters talk, but if you played Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, then you know it works EXTREMELY Well! 2. Gameplay is what defines this game as one of the most expansive of the Lego Games. Not only do you have practically EVERY character from the LOTR Trilogy, but they also have more than 1 unique ability, allowing you to combine different actions/ scenarios. There is a select wheel where you can easily switch to characters if you have trouble decoding who they are, as well as what their abilities might be. 3. The scale of this game is epic.... Just.... epic, hundreds of enemies can occupy the screen at once, and in 1080p with graphics maxed out on the PC... it is gorgeous... 4. Last... well to wrap this little review up all I have to say is that you will not be disappointed... Its very rare that you come across light hearted gems like this. Im aware that the major "critics" (yeah IGN and Gamespot im looking at yall backstabbers) will not give this game anything above a 8/ 8.5 but, dont let that teeter you from at least renting this one. You will have over 50 hours of fun on your hands... Yeah.. Im going to get back to playing now :P Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2014
    8
    I've given an earlier review about this game **** about the keyboard controls and no option to add a regular gamepad instead. In the mean timeI've given an earlier review about this game **** about the keyboard controls and no option to add a regular gamepad instead. In the mean time I have bought an XBOX controller and this one is 100% compatible with the game AND it is a MUST TO PLAY LEGO Lord of the Rings. If you don't owe one, then don't get the game, or get a XBOX controller - I'd recommend the latter :D

    Playing the game is fun. I haven't come far yet, but it's following the movie and ads a funny twist to it. Graphics aren't overly good, but it's looking decent enough for this game. Sound and voice acting is awesome!
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  6. Feb 12, 2020
    8
    Its a fun LEGO game with a good open world. Doesnt even take that long to complete everything.
  7. Dec 28, 2013
    3
    Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of lord of the rings and on top of that the lego games series. This is the first one I've played on PC, andDon't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of lord of the rings and on top of that the lego games series. This is the first one I've played on PC, and really it's not a good experience. The game is fine, probably really good, but I find this so hard to play, the controls for this are just ridiculous, H to attack and J to jump by default, you can reassign these, except on PC this has NO MOUSE SUPPORT. None... I understand that this is a port but put some effort into it, many people bought this expecting a game they don't need a controller for, and you really do need one.

    If you're on a laptop or have a small keyboard you essentially have to have a controller, if that doesn't bother you then you should totally get this. This isn't the kind of game that can get away with using only the keyboard, it's just something that should have mouse support, even if the only use would be just to attack with M1 and to change characters with mouse wheel, it would make it so much more comfortable and easier to play and control.

    I may just be whining but the score is based off of the fact that I just can't play this game, I'm on a laptop, a small one, so playing using only keyboard is really not an option, and when it comes down to it, you can't legitimately say it's reasonable for the developers of this game to expect that they shouldn't have to put in the effort to add mouse support and on top of that you can't say that they can expect most PC gamers to have controllers, when the general assumption would be that PC gamers use K+M.
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