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 Dust of the dead
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Monsters move swiftly and are huge.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Gandalf - mage and great warrior
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows another cut-scene

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 (1743)
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

IGN GameCube Nov 03, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87 PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2003 17 out of 20 85 Xbox Nov 21, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2003 B+ 83 Xbox Nov 21, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Macworld Macintosh Jun 01, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer Macintosh May 23, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Gamesdog Windows Dec 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Komputer Świat GRY Windows Feb, 2004 4.66 out of 6 78 (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 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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