LEGO The Lord of the Rings
|a game by||Traveller's Tales|
|Platforms:||3DS, XBox 360, DS, PS Vita, Wii, PC, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||9/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||Lego Video Games, The Lord of the Rings Games, Split Screen Games|
LEGO The Lord of the Rings is a fantastic action-adventure game based on the famous movie trilogy of the same name. Get ready to experience the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King in a completely new way which combines a blocky art style with the classic whimsical LEGO humor that people of all ages know and love. Now, let’s take a more in-depth look at the game and its features.
A faithful reimagination of the original movie events
When you download LEGO The Lord of the Rings and play it for the first time, you may be surprised at how faithful the story and environment are to the books and movie trilogy. You'll follow Frodo's quest to Mount Doom alongside his Fellowship through a variety of carefully crafted levels based on events from the real story, but with some classic LEGO charm thrown into the mix.
There are over 80 unlockable mini-figure characters to play as too, which are all designed to resemble their movie counterparts as closely as possible. Long-time fans of LOTR are sure to love and appreciate all the intricate details in the game, though the game is also tailored to younger gamers looking to set foot in the world of LOTR for the first time.
An open-world alongside individual levels
Much like other LEGO games released by TT Games such as Lego Marvel’s Avengers and LEGO The Incredibles, LEGO The Lord of the Rings features an explorable open-world environment with story levels dotted about that players will unlock over the course of the game. The open world is huge and features locations such as Hobbiton, Mordor, and Rohan, so get out there and explore to your heart’s content! When it comes to the story levels, there are 6 for each film totaling 18 altogether. They’re linear and contain a variety of challenges that players will need to overcome using both items and character abilities. No two levels are the same and there are plenty of surprises along the way so expect the unexpected!
Fun with friends and family
One of the key elements of LEGO The Lord of the Rings is the co-op feature which allows a second player to hop in and out of the game as they please. This means you can enjoy the entire game together with a friend or family member, which makes for a great bonding experience and is sure to make the game a lot more fun for you too.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings does an incredible job of bringing the LOTR world to life in a fun new way. The LEGO humor is fun for all ages and there’s so much to explore and do in the world that you’ll never get bored. I highly recommend you check this one out.
- A large variety of characters, environments, and levels all based on LOTR
- Great voice acting and an amazing soundtrack to help you feel immersed in the world
- Lots of classic LEGO humor
- Optional multiplayer feature
- Some sections of the game can be a bit buggy
- Some collectibles are easy to miss in levels, requiring you to play through the whole level again
- Controls aren’t always super intuitive