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  • Summary: J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth is a land of beauty, magic, and darkness. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, you follow Tolkien's narrative from the Shire to the halls of Moria, and finally to the banks of the River Anduin. Gameplay alternates between melee, archery,J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth is a land of beauty, magic, and darkness. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, you follow Tolkien's narrative from the Shire to the halls of Moria, and finally to the banks of the River Anduin. Gameplay alternates between melee, archery, sorcery, and stealth as you control Frodo, Gandalf, and Aragorn. Join this band of heroes in their quest to destroy the One Ring, which contains all the power of the dark lord Sauron. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Boasts incredible graphics and audio, but extremely linear gameplay.
  2. A deep, involving adventure in the land of Middle Earth. However, that adventure was filled with too much yawns to make it a definite stay in my collections.
  3. The game is also pretty short--somewhere in the neighborhood of 8-12 hours to finish, and your desire to replay it will likely be minimal. All of which doesn't sound good, but I enjoyed myself playing through this familiar story.
  4. 60
    Fails to delivery compelling gameplay.
  5. GameNow
    58
    With a long-winded (yet basic) story and frustrating combat, the game just tends to drag on a little too much. [Dec 2002, p.63]
  6. Ultimately an average game at its best and a frustrating and boring one at its worst. It's also exceedingly short.
  7. Xbox Nation Magazine
    20
    If there was any truth in advertising, Universal would hawk this game as "Lord of the Pointless Fetch Quest" and recommend that potential buyers seek the Fellowship of Many Beers to dull the pain. [Winter 2002, p.103]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. AlexD.
    Oct 12, 2002
    10
    Great graphics. good storyline, and good action.
  2. CallumO.
    Dec 21, 2002
    8
    This game is good for the people who want to have easy levels.
  3. Blake
    Oct 9, 2002
    6
    Worth a rent, but not a buy. Definitely more for fans of the book or movie. Great graphics, semi-fun gameplay, but I can't see much Worth a rent, but not a buy. Definitely more for fans of the book or movie. Great graphics, semi-fun gameplay, but I can't see much replay value in this one. Expand
  4. StealthKnight
    Oct 12, 2002
    5
    It is a good idea, although the voice acting sucks, and it starts so boring that by the time you get to some fun stuff the whole mood is over It is a good idea, although the voice acting sucks, and it starts so boring that by the time you get to some fun stuff the whole mood is over with yeah don't waste your time. Expand
  5. MattyH.
    Aug 13, 2003
    3
    The greatest moment of this game was the first 2 minutes of gameplay. Then it just felt like a chore too play. Actualy, that is most of the The greatest moment of this game was the first 2 minutes of gameplay. Then it just felt like a chore too play. Actualy, that is most of the gameplay. e.g. go and find 11 lillies, run around this maze, collect all 5 piglets... and you do it all by yourself! Its supposed to be the fellowship of the ring. And the worst part when you go to first person you can only look around without moving. Not good for evading attacks. Its like doing the dishes for your Mum. Expand
  6. A.J.
    Dec 17, 2002
    0
    Poor graphics and sound. might as well be for ps1. video skips on my copy as well as friends. More suitable for an 8 yr old. missionsPoor graphics and sound. might as well be for ps1. video skips on my copy as well as friends. More suitable for an 8 yr old. missions don't seem to have much point or relativeness to the game. hope Two Towers is better and comes soon. Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#60 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
15
#15 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002