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Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

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  • Summary: Join the fellowship and experience all of the action from the first two blockbuster movies in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Step into the roles of Aragorn the Ranger, Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf, each with their own set of upgradeable attacks and combos. Battle Sauron's minionsJoin the fellowship and experience all of the action from the first two blockbuster movies in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Step into the roles of Aragorn the Ranger, Legolas the Elf, and Gimli the Dwarf, each with their own set of upgradeable attacks and combos. Battle Sauron's minions including an army of 10,000 Uruk-Hai on the walls of Helm's Deep, hordes of Orcs on the plains of Rohan, and even the monstrous Cave Troll in Balin's Tomb. With scenes from both movies, and exclusive interviews with the stars from the films, you'll have everything you need to determine the fate of Middle-earth. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    A top-quality production on every level, and is arguably the best hack-and-slash game since the original "Golden Axe."
  2. A solid pick - especially for players who enjoy nonstop action - that lives up to the expectations set by the movie on which it's based.
  3. 90
    Two Towers isn’t perfect, and it’s pretty far from groundbreaking, but it’s undeniably awesome to delve into such an authentic representation of this universe and whup some orc backside.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    82
    A basic hack-'n'-slash game, albeit a really good one. [Jan 2003, p.174]
  5. With so much chasing and fighting in the movie, the scrolling slasher genre seems ideal. However, the result is a simplistic and repetitive game. [PSM2]
  6. Despite the logic issues, the lack of a two-player mode, and the utterly disappointing "secret" level and character, I still consider the game to be a success.
  7. 60
    It isn't so attractive after you sit down to play it. Still, the glitz and intense combat can make you forget that there is no substance here for at least a few hours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. JohnK.
    Dec 2, 2002
    10
    It's the best game!!!it is very realistic. i recomend it to all ps2 players! bye heellloooo mmmuuuummm!
  2. LegolasG.
    Feb 9, 2003
    10
    This game is the best!Legolas is cool
  3. Sam
    Aug 28, 2004
    10
    Fantastic graphics and an outstanding control scheme make this one to remember for all eternity.
  4. JasonP.
    Oct 23, 2002
    9
    This game simply rocks, the action is fast and furious, and the graphics are some of the best seen on any system. The music is taken right This game simply rocks, the action is fast and furious, and the graphics are some of the best seen on any system. The music is taken right from the movie, and there is a ton of replay value with a hidden character and level to unlock as well as tons of devastaing moves for each character. Anyone who is a fan of The Lord of the Rings needs to get this one. Expand
  5. JackM.
    Mar 17, 2003
    8
    This is a pretty good game, graphics are excellent and look real. the moves are pretty cool too.
  6. Jul 9, 2011
    7
    While not the worst movie tie in game, I have played better, it can be the most frustrating game in the world at times, but I found myselfWhile not the worst movie tie in game, I have played better, it can be the most frustrating game in the world at times, but I found myself coming back to see what each new level would bring, and what new things I would get to unlock, this game puts you in the biggest battles of the first and second movie, and you'll notice characters and locations from the movies, and during some cutscenes it will use clips from the movie which is cool, and popular enemies will come back as bosses, and there are a ton of interviews and artwork to unlock which any fan can appreciate, and you get some secret missions and a secret character if you level grind, while this game has a lot of good things any fan of the movies can enjoy it does have its flaws, the sword sound effects are bad, and it can be brutally difficult at times, but eventually gets easier after you level up your character, but that isn't as easy as it sounds because you can't go back and replay levels you've already beaten with a character, if you want to play through it again you have to use one of the other characters, but after you level up your character things get easier, and the last three battles are particularly epic, I made it past the last battle by the skin of my teeth, all in all if your a Lord of the Rings fan you will enjoy this but I really can't see anyone but the most hardcore of fans really putting all the effort you need to into this game. Expand
  7. RyanM.
    Dec 29, 2002
    0
    What is your problem people? Critics, regular people, a little piece of advice...GET A LIFE! This has to be the saddest, most pathetically What is your problem people? Critics, regular people, a little piece of advice...GET A LIFE! This has to be the saddest, most pathetically thrown together button masher I've seen since Pamela Anderson. Expand

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#14 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002