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 defens the walls of Minas Tirith.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows ghosts with wooden shields.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Large structures built on elephants threaten the king.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Main menu (German)

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)

Critic Reviews

JeuxActu Windows Nov 17, 2003 18 out of 20 90
PC Powerplay Windows Jun, 2006 87 out of 100 87
IGN Xbox Nov 03, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87 Windows Dec 13, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Absolute Games ( Windows Dec 25, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Withingames Windows Dec 02, 2003 4 out of 5 80
UOL Jogos Windows Nov 17, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Komputer Świat GRY Windows Feb, 2004 4.66 out of 6 78
Next Level Gaming GameCube Nov 11, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Nintendo Difference GameCube Jan 01, 2004 14 out of 20 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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