Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
6.5 out of 10

Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

The Third Age videogame allows players to adventure through Midd Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Showing 1-9 of 9
Overall 7

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Just RPG
16 May 2006
  • Excerpt: The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age is the first RPG to be released under the Lord of the Rings brand. While the game isn't directly based on the movies, it does take much from New Line’s films. However, does the game do justice to the movies?
  • Read full review
Overall 10

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Just RPG
16 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Jumping from the big screen to the little screen, LOTR has became an instant classic in any home. EA Games' latest take on the series adds a bold new flavor to the already hit story. This time, instead of the action-adventure type game, we get a traditional RPG.
  • Read full review
Overall 3
Gameplay 3
Graphics 3
Sound 4
Storyline 3
Lifespan 2

Expert Review

Gaming Addicts Network
9 July 2005
  • Excerpt: I loved the Lord of the Rings movies. I thought they were decent adaptations of books that had sparked my original interest in the fantasy series as a whole and they were just plain fun to watch for the most part. While I think the video games that were released from the franchise are also decent, for some reason Lord of the Rings: The Third Age didn’t strike me as a terribly enjoyable game at all. In fact it was almost the opposite at a few points.
  • Pros: + Die hard fans of the franchise will rejoice
  • Cons: - Slow game play is infuriating
  • Read full review

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Just RPG
22 June 2005
  • Excerpt: We’ve seen a Lord of the Rings strategy games, action games and adventure games. Now Electronic Arts is bringing us the first Lord of the Rings RPG for the consoles. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age is one of EA’s most highly anticipated games, and although they’re not generally known for RPGs, this looks like a title that gamers will want to keep an eye on.
  • Read full review

Expert Review

16 December 2004
  • Excerpt: the one problem I had with the first three games was that they were not very intelligent. For an intelligent movie series like the Lord of the Rings I would have thought a deep RPG series would have been the ticket, yet the games they put out were simple beatdown games... nothing too complex there. Even with the clips from the movies, the interviews, and extras in those games it just wasn't enough.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
Value for money 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 8
Sound 9

Lord of the Rings: The Third Age -

26 November 2004
  • Summary: Lord of the Rings: The Third Age is a very solid RPG from Electronic Arts - a company not know for Role Playing Games. The integration into the movies is, once again, superb. Certainly a game which LOTR fans should consider purchasing.
  • Read full review

Der Herr der Ringe: Das Dritte Zeitalter

9 March 2015
  • Excerpt: Die Sache mit der Film-Trilogie und den passend dazu erscheinenden Spielen hat sich bei 'Der Herr der Ringe' ja nun erledigt. Das hindert Electronic Arts jedoch nicht daran, uns zeitlich in etwa passend zur Veröffentlichung des dritten Teils als 'Extended Version' auf DVD mit einem weiteren Spiel zu beglücken.
  • Pros: gute Präsentation mit viel Filmmaterial, zahlreiche Ausrüstungsgegenstände, prima Atmosphäre und Story, taktische Elemente dank unterschiedlichen Charakter-Fähigkeiten
  • Cons: umständliche Menüs und Inventare, streckenweise sehr langwierige Gefechte, recht monotones Gameplay, wenig Interaktion, sehr linear
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 9

Der Herr der Ringe: Das dritte Zeitalter

30 November 2013
  • Summary: Die Herr der Ringe-Trilogie bietet ausreichend Zündstoff für Jahrzehnte wiederkehrende Spiele-Versoftungen. Während sich das spielbare Pendant zu den zwei Türmen auf simples Hack´n Slay beschränkt und sich der Kampf um Mittelerde primär an Strategie-Spieler richtet, so kommt die PS2-Eskapade zum dritten Zeitalter als waschechtes Rollenspiel daher.
  • Pros: Tolles Herr der Ringe Feeling, solides, episches Rollenspiel, Viele Möglichkeiten zur Individualisierung
  • Cons: Abilitysystem etwas monoton mit der Zeit, Grafisch teils etwas mau
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 8

Herr der Ringe - Das dritte Zeitalter (ps2)

10 March 2005