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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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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.


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Gandalf enchants his staff to launch a powerful ranged attack
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows many enemies - for gandalf, no problem.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows The gate to Mordor is filled with a huge army.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows The glowing creatures in the mist create a spooky ambiance.

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. GameCube Guy Chapman (1744)
A great Hack and Slash game Xbox Anthony Colford (4)
Perfect, perhaps the best Lord of the Rings game and a good beat'em up. PlayStation 2 Depth Lord (943)
I love medieval setting games this one rocks. GameCube Andrew Shepard (1231)

The Press Says

GameSpy Xbox Oct 31, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91
GameZone Xbox Nov 16, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Nov 03, 2003 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamesmania Windows Nov 21, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Xbox Nov 21, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2003 B+ 83
Mac Gamer Macintosh May 23, 2004 80 out of 100 80
NowGamer Macintosh 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Super Play PlayStation 2 Nov, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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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.


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

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