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Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Return to Middle-earth in the only video game based on the epic Read more

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High-intensity play enjoyable for teen LOTR fans.

Common Sense Media
22 May 2005
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this is a violent game, an epic fantasy of good versus evil. The game attempts to let the player join the story, but it lacks the softer aspects of the movie and book. This game has an online option; Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for anyone under 12.
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Overall 10
9.6

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Playstation Illustrated
16 May 2005
  • Excerpt: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Those are the only two words that can describe the audio/video experience present in EA's The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King . Not only does everything about the game look amazing, but you'll be blown away by the combination of special effects and the sheer amount of action happening on screen as you play.
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 8
8.4
Graphics 9
9.3
Sound 10
9.8
Control 8
8.3
Addiction 8
8.3

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
1 March 2004
  • Excerpt: With few exceptions, games based on movies flat out stink. Starting with the famed Atari 2600 stinker E.T, and continuing to the buggy Enter The Matrix, it seems that developers just can't turn a good movie into a good game. EA has worked hard to distance themselves from this problem and while the previous Lord of the Rings game was good, it didn't quite live up to both of the movies it represented.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sofa Cinema
3 September 2004
Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 8
8.4
Gameplay 9
8.6
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 9
9.0

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King -

Futuregamez.net
22 December 2003
  • Summary: Fans of the movies (and that should be almost everyone reading this) could do a lot worse then pick up this title. Electronic Arts are putting a lot of effort into making this brand pay off, and the results are terrific.
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Overall 8
8.3

Expert Review

evilgamerz.nl
6 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Wie in 2003 nog niet van ‘The Lord of the Rings’ heeft gehoord heeft de laatste jaren onder een steen gelegen. En om de hype te versterken hebben we nu ook deze hack ’n slash game gekregen. De LOTR-beminnende pc speler is hier blij om want ‘The Two Towers’ kwam enkel op console uit.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Level 7
29 August 2004
  • Conclusion: Riktigt tjusigt. Animationer, miljöer och karaktärer är väldigt detaljerade och mycket snygga. Ett minus för den aningen ostadiga bilduppdateringen. Man får en otrolig närvarokänsla när bild och musik smälter samman i en härlig kompott. Dock dras betyget ner av ett förvirrande samarbetsläge och en hemsk kamera. På en kväll har du spelat igenom hela äventyret och återspelsvärdet finner jag inte speciellt attraktivt. Hållbarheten ligger i att spela med en kompis.
  • Pros: Mästerlig musik, Stämningsfylld känsla, Underhållande samarbetsläge, Enkel kontrolluppställning
  • Cons: Enformigt, Förvirrande i samarbetsläget, Kameran, Inget online-läge, För kort
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Overall 8
8.0

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

gamesector.dk
16 December 2003
  • Excerpt: Ringenes Herre-filmene er godt på vej til at gå over i historien som en af de “store” eventyrtrilogier sammen med Indiana Jones og de oprindelige Star Wars film. Hvis du vil have et lidt federe smugkik på Kongen Vender Tilbage, der har premiere d. 17/12, end traileren kan give dig, så skulle du seriøst overveje at investere i EA Games’ nyeste spil baseret på denne film.
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Overall 5
5.0

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

gamesector.dk
16 December 2003
  • Excerpt: Ringenes Herre som hack´n slash – hvem kunne ønske mere? Jeg kunne i hvert fald ikke. Dvs. hvis der er masser af gode kampe med afvekslende fjender, en god del af eventyret flettet ind i spillet, flot grafik og ikke mindst blod i litervis. Men vent lige lidt. Har “Kongen Vender Tilbage” overhovedet disse ting?
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Overall 8
8.0

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

gamesector.dk
16 November 2003
  • Excerpt: Electronic Arts fejede komplet benene væk under hele GameSector holdet, da de udgav deres The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers sidste år. Spillet var en actionfyldt blanding af klip fra filmen og god gammeldags lineært slå-på-tæven. Konceptet i sig selv var simpelt, men det fungerede og det var yderst professionelt præsenteret. Denne gang ved vi hvad vi skal forvente… kan Electronic Arts overraske igen?
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