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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Nov 20, 2012
    94
    LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes the charm of the LEGO games and mashes it up with the brilliance of Tolkien's beloved masterpiece in a way that does justice to both. This is a refreshing, from-the-ground-up rebuilding of the LEGO formula, making this perhaps the best LEGO game to date.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Dec 23, 2012
    88
    Deep, hilarious, and simply brilliant fun. [Jan 2013, p.98]
  3. Play UK
    Jan 23, 2013
    85
    Somehow this template still feels far from stale. [Issue#227, p.72]
  4. Nov 27, 2012
    80
    The LEGO series reach new heights with this LOTR game. Open World, RPG, exploration, humor and fidelity at the same time, TT Games put a real effort in this new adaptation with the LEGO Twist.
  5. Feb 4, 2013
    80
    LEGO Lord of the Rings is easily one of my favorite LEGO games. I’m not sure if it’s just the source material or the fact that the game is actually really fun and evolves the LEGO franchise in significant ways, but this is definitely worth playing for any fan of the previous LEGO games or Lord of the Rings films.
  6. Dec 7, 2012
    80
    Can't get enough of LEGO games even after tons of "blocky" Star Wars, Indies, Sparrows and Dark Knights? Well, The Lord of the Rings will be your most "precious" game for the holiday season.
  7. Nov 26, 2012
    68
    Fans of the other LEGO games will certainly enjoy it; just don't expect anything you haven't seen before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. Nov 16, 2012
    10
    I am dumbfounded as to why there are no reviews by any critics of this game as of today. I know there was an issue of a mislabeled demo discI am dumbfounded as to why there are no reviews by any critics of this game as of today. I know there was an issue of a mislabeled demo disc on the Xbox 360...but still. My 10 year old loves the lego games, till now I have been a watching bystander. This game changed all that. This game hit's on all cylinders. I loved how the creators have managed to bring out the kid in me again. Granted I am a Lord of The Rings fan, so the that was the hook in me...but how they managed to make it feel like you were playing the film was truly magical. The first battle scene just hints at what this game will do...and once you enter Hobbiton...well the artistry and magic shines through. Yes it is simplistic in controls, but none-the-less, it is a game play that works..and works well. Sound lifted from the film cleverly pitted with site gags is the icing on the cake of this winning ps3 game. Congrats! Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2012
    10
    I didn't expect much from a LEGO video game, but when I started playing it and saw the epic Middle-Earth map, I was amazed. The best thing inI didn't expect much from a LEGO video game, but when I started playing it and saw the epic Middle-Earth map, I was amazed. The best thing in this game is, that it has popular LOTR memes in it. I recommend this game to every LOTRT fan. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2017
    10
    one of the top 5 best lego games. Lego lord of the rings has a huge open world for you to explore with a lot of items and caracters you canone of the top 5 best lego games. Lego lord of the rings has a huge open world for you to explore with a lot of items and caracters you can play. It also has side quest`s you can do by giving people Items so you can get other items back. I think this is a must own for lord of the rings fans an dlego fans in general. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2012
    9
    An excelent game with very good graphics. The story is very similar to the movie and the stages are very good builded. A positive point is theAn excelent game with very good graphics. The story is very similar to the movie and the stages are very good builded. A positive point is the lot of hours of the game to need to do 100%. Expand
  5. Apr 29, 2013
    9
    A great game that really brings out the best moments of the LOTR movies, suitable for both adults and children. The open world between levelsA great game that really brings out the best moments of the LOTR movies, suitable for both adults and children. The open world between levels allows for much more content than most previous Lego games and the new side quests will encourage the player to explore the world. It took me around 10h to do the main story, 35h to complete everything. The traditional issues of the lego game engine are, sadly, still present in this one, bad screen tear, characters sometimes get stuck and the use of a single button for several actions can be frustrating. Graphics are more than suitable for a Lego game, although 1080p is not really necessary for a lego game, 720p would make performance more stable (less screen tear) and look more than adequate. I recommend it to all LOTR and Lego fans. Expand
  6. May 28, 2018
    8
    LEGO Lord of the Rings is a fantastic game. Exploring Middle Earth in a unique open world experience as each of the rich characters wasLEGO Lord of the Rings is a fantastic game. Exploring Middle Earth in a unique open world experience as each of the rich characters was extremely satisfying. Expand
  7. Dec 7, 2012
    3
    The PS3 version is riddled with glitches and requires constant backtracking. This makes story mode an annoying slog, as your progress isThe PS3 version is riddled with glitches and requires constant backtracking. This makes story mode an annoying slog, as your progress is constantly lost. The graphics are pretty, but the levels are on the small side, and skip a lot of the cool stuff from the movies. Lego LOTR is okay, but definitely not up with the best. Expand

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