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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

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Overall 7
7.0

Lord of the Rings: War in the North review

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Eradan, the human ranger, drew back his bowstring and unleashed a flurry of arrows at the charging orcs. His shots hit their target, though the foes continued to rush. Some stopped to fire off ranged attacks of their own, but their missiles bounced harmlessly off the elven Loremaster Andriel’s protective magical shield. Finally, once they were close enough, the dwarven champion Farin met them on the field of battle, hacking apart the orcs.
  • Pros: The bloody combat, Being immersed in Lord of the Rings lore, Loot drops, loot drops, loot drops!
  • Cons: Repetitive battles, Poor ally managment, Playing alone
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Overall 7
7.0

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Playstation Illustrated
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Middle-earth has seen many incarnations in films and video games. Unsurprisingly, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North takes almost all its cues from the Peter Jackson trilogy, and also unsurprisingly, it's all the better for it. It can be gritty and violent at times, but it has its own understanding of the fiction's extended universe. War in the North isn't a technical marvel, but neither is it an eyesore.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Strategy Informer
20 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Which is a shame, as it’s certainly my favourite action RPG this year, leaving previous best Dungeon Siege III in the dust thanks to a sensible camera angle and Agandaûr being a far cooler villain than the unimpressive JAYNE KASSYNDER. If only the single-player wasn’t so easy, the story was so uninvolved, the characters so frickin’ dull and the gameplay didn’t get predictable halfway through.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
9.5

The Lord of the Rings War in the North Review (Playstation 3)

Gamers Daily News
8 November 2011
  • Summary: Overall the game is decent, its value outweighs its flaws and it should be an enjoyable game for RPG and LOTR fans. It just could have been much more had the gameplay been attended to like the visuals and sound.
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Overall 8
7.5

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'The Lord of the Rings: War in the North'

WorthPlaying
6 November 2011
  • Summary: Breaking new ground as a mature RPG video game set in Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North advances the RPG paradigm through innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship to fight Sauron's forces in the North.
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Overall 8
7.5

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Review

PlayStation Universe
3 November 2011
  • Summary: An enjoyable action-RPG with solid Middle Earth inspiration, Lord of the Rings: War in the North is best played with others and its flaws aren't enough to ruin the experience.
  • Pros: Enjoyable co-operative gameplay, RPG leveling, looting, and customization, Solid Lord of the Rings atmosphere
  • Cons: Managing A.I. partners is cumbersome, Repetitive combat and enemies, Narrative falls a bit short
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Overall 8
7.5

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Review

PlayStation Universe
3 November 2011
  • Summary: An enjoyable action-RPG with solid Middle Earth inspiration, Lord of the Rings: War in the North is best played with others and its flaws aren't enough to ruin the experience.
  • Pros: Enjoyable co-operative gameplay, RPG leveling, looting, and customization, Solid Lord of the Rings atmosphere
  • Cons: Managing A.I. partners is cumbersome, Repetitive combat and enemies, Narrative falls a bit short
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Delivers the Loot

1UP
1 November 2011
  • Summary: Snowblind Studios gives gamers a loot-heavy war worth fighting.
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 7
7.2
Gameplay 7
7.3
Storyline 8
7.8

The Lord of the Rings: The War in the North

GameTrailers
1 November 2011
  • Excerpt: There's only so much of the War of the Rings that games can mine without the risk of running roughshod on the Tolkien canon. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North wisely focuses on an aspect of fantasy's most storied conflict that was only hinted at in the books. Conveniently for Snowblind’s latest hack 'n slash RPG, the northern front was evidently a bloody one.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 7
6.5
Control 9
8.5

Expert Review

RPGFan
1 November 2011
  • Conclusion: A very solid beat-em-up RPG with a top-tier license.
  • Pros: Addictive, entertaining combat, lots of secrets to find.
  • Cons: Middling story, average graphics, some odd bugs.
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