Excerpt: The first in what was to become a famous franchise of games based on the well known 'Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy. Each game takes on the events of the film, and Two Towers adds a few hidden extras within the game.
Excerpt: Easily, the most epic film of the year, and one of the most epic films this side of Ben-Hur, the Lord of the Rings trilogy continued with the sequel to last year's breathtaking Fellowship of the Rings.
Summary: I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of the Lord of the Rings. I've never read the trilogy and to be honest, had it not been for the player selection screen I wouldn't know any of the primary player's names.
Excerpt: Let me first say that there is never a dull moment in this game. From the very start you are tossed into heavy battle, with terribly deformed orcs slashing at you with duel axes and archers sniping at you in the hills. But you soon find that you are a force to be reckoned with as well.
Excerpt: The Two Towers does nearly everything that it sets out to do very well, and unlike many film adaptations that have gone before, it succeeds in bridging the considerable gap between a feature film and a good gamer’s game.
Conclusion: In the end, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers is a traditional action game with a terrific gameplay system that encourages you to battle it out like there's no tomorrow. This system is difficult to master, which really adds a lot to the game's replay value.
Excerpt: Either you were a cave troll dwelling in the Mines of Moria, a blind Dwarf living under a few hundred tons of rock, or simply not a fantasy novel fan to recognize the sheer spectacle and grandeur that was The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings.
Excerpt: Bringing a classic license such as Tolkien's Lord of the Ring series into any form, be it movie or game, is always a tricky endeavor. Since these licenses are held with such high regard, adapting them to a form that will be appealing to the masses and to the hardcore can be a tough thing to do.