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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (GameCube)

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Description

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King video game again puts the fate of middle-earth in the hands of the gamer. In the last installment of the movie trilogy, destroy the Ring by casting it into the Crack of Doom, which frees Middle Earth from Dark Lord Sauron.

Return of the King's third person gameplay allows immersive action set in rich, interactive levels. The new game also features an all new co-op multiplayer mode which lets players form their own Fellowship and eight playable characters like Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimil, Sam and Frodo all played out by thier actual actors from the films, battle vicious boss monsters like Shelob and the final showdown with Dark Lord Sauron, all backed up by Academy Award winner Howard Shore.

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There are 33 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "魔戒:王者再臨" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "指环王:王者无敌" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "שר הטבעות: שיבת המלך" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Zhihuan Wang: Wangzhe Wudi" -- Chinese title
  • "Władca Pierścieni: Powrót Króla" -- Polish title
  • "Sagan om Konungens Återkomst: Härskarringen" -- Swedish title
  • "Ringenes Herre: Kongen vender tilbage" -- Danish title
  • "O Senhor dos Anéis - O Retorno do Rei" -- Brazilian title
  • "LOTR:ROTK" -- Abbreviated title
  • "Le Seigneur des Anneaux: Le Retour du Roi" -- French title
  • "Il Signore degli Anelli: Il Ritorno del Re" -- Italian title
  • "El Señor de los Anillos: El Retorno del Rey " -- Spanish title
  • "Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rückkehr des Königs" -- German title
  • "A Gyűrűk Ura: A Király Visszatér" -- Hungarian title

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User Reviews

Proof That Beat-'Em-Ups Still Have Their Place In Current Gaming. Guy Chapman (1746) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
I love medieval setting games this one rocks. Andrew Shepard (1237) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Nov 03, 2003 4.5 out of 5 90
1UP May 09, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Oct 31, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
JeuxActu Nov 17, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Kombo.com Jan 27, 2004 9 out of 10 90
IGN Nov 03, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Revolution Nov, 2003 B+ 83
N-Zone Dec 08, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Nov 21, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Next Level Gaming Nov 11, 2003 76 out of 100 76

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Trivia

Sales

In the first quarter of 2004 has The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PS2) won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Best Movie Game of the Year (PS2)
    • 2003 - Best of License of the Year (PC)

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Entorphane (369) added The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (GameCube) on Nov 10, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Tom McGuire (6), Kabushi (116645) and Entorphane (369)