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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Return to Middle-earth in this video game based on the epic final chapter of the highly-acclaimed The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

The GBA version of The Return of the King is an isometric action-RPG. Play as six heroes: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Eowyn and Gandalf the White. With over a million random items, 150 levels (including the Paths of the Dead, Minas Tirith, and the Pelennor Fields), unique skill trees associated with each hero, and cooperative play via the GBA Link Cable, The Return of the King provides dozens of hours of gameplay.

The GBA version also links to the Nintendo GameCube to unlock new items and secret characters.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Game Boy Advance The stats screen shows many stats for your character... be sure to come here often so you can increase stats when you level up
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Game Boy Advance Connect to a GameCube to unlock secrets
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Game Boy Advance Choose what you would like to do
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Game Boy Advance Choose your hero... this will determine your character's abilities as well as the images that appear from the movie

Alternate Titles

  • "Le Seigneur des Anneaux: Le Retour du Roi" -- French Title
  • "Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rückkehr des Königs" -- German Title
  • "A Gyűrűk Ura: A Király Visszatér" -- Hungarian Title

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The Press Says

GameZone Nov 19, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
N-Zone Jan 14, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Deeko Nov, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2003 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 10, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Dec 09, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpy Dec 05, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Jul 26, 2005 C 50

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Trivia

Several of the unique items in the game bear the names of the developers as well as those of several fans who created FAQs for the previous Griptonite game, The Two Towers.
thalcos (1467) added The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Game Boy Advance) on Nov 22, 2003