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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
82
...
GameCube
85
3.8
Macintosh
82
3.8
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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.

Screenshots

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli form one of the three groups in Return of the King.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows another cut-scene
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Lots of attention has been put in making the characters life-like.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Gandalf defens the walls of Minas Tirith.

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 (933)
I love medieval setting games this one rocks. GameCube Andrew Shepard (1227)

The Press Says

AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Jun 13, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Kombo.com GameCube Jan 27, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 14, 2003 17 out of 20 85
contactmusic.com Xbox Nov 21, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2003 B+ 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Withingames Windows Dec 02, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 31, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Super Play PlayStation 2 Nov, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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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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