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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Great for film fans, with a slightly rushed production feel Daniel Yu (109) unrated
A graphical tour de force, and an amusing diversion. For a while. Gerauchertes (9) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A mediocre beat'em up with interesting goodies for the film fans. Depth Lord (943) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Nothing out does LOTR Exodia85 (2167) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (40 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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Game industry News (GiN)
Even if you are not a fan or have not seen the movie - do yourself a big, big favor and see it - the action and adventure in the game will be appealing. This title, like the One Ring the series follows, has the power to bind everyone in its spell.
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Game Informer Magazine
The challenges of conveying the sheer scope, depth, and richness of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels on the big screen was enough to keep it from being made into a film for years. You might think that EA would have it easy – just sign the license and make the game. Not so. The films’ director, Peter Jackson, did such a masterful job in bringing the many facets of the trilogy to life that I wondered whether this video game’s pure hack n’ slash theme would come off as shallow in comparison. It doesn’t. Two Towers expands wonderfully on the film’s visual brilliance with finely tuned strikes of hard steel.
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GamersMark
Stormfront and EA have created a game that not only does the movies/books justice, but are also suprisingly solid titles on their own that any fan of action/beat em up games should have whether they’re LotR fans or not. The graphics and sound are top notch and are straight from the movies in most areas. The gameplay can be repetitive but that’s almost a given for these types of games. Thankfully, the deep fighting system, upgrading ability and awesome boss fights will keep you interested throughout the game.
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PGNx Media
The lighting could be a little better in this game, a lot of the times you can’t see your character or an enemy good enough. Also camera angles screw you over a lot. But even with those flaws this is very good game. I highly recommend that you buy or rent this game.
90
GamePro (US)
Two Towers isn't perfect, and it's pretty far from groundbreaking, but it's undeniably awesome to delve into such an authentic representation of this universe and whup some orc backside. If you?re not a Tolkien fan, shave a full point off the Fun Factor score. But if you are, prepare for this adventure with the same wide-eyed glee that you anticipated the movies with.
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PSX Extreme
When it's all said and done, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is hands-down the most faithful movie to game conversion ever made. I can most certainly guarantee that it will remain that until EA releases the already much anticipated "The Return of the King" this coming November. Until then, make sure you purchase yourself a copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. It's one of the most enjoyable titles on the PS2, and certainly one of the most pleasing titles to look at. The presentation and the DVD extras are a sure treat to any Tolkien fan that plays this. Finally, to those who have yet to see the first two movies, all three of you, don't worry, it's absolutely spoiler free.
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Game Over Online
Overall, Lord of the Rings fans probably have this game already in their collection, and beam about it often. However, action gamers or fans of solid gameplay should seriously pick up this game even if they don't like fantasy based upon the game mechanics and the technical skill demonstrated by EA in bringing this masterpiece from the literary page and the big screen over to the small screen.
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Jeuxvideo.com
EA a su tirer la quintessence du film de Peter Jackson pour réaliser un jeu hors normes qui relève de l'épopée homérique. Du jamais vu dans un jeu vidéo, tant ces affrontements héroïques semblent réels et restituent parfaitement l'ambiance du film.
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IGN
The Two Towers is good, twitchy action-fun. Based on the movie, this fast-action style beat-'em-up is well adorned with great supporting elements from quality sound, graphics and other movie-related resources. There is no doubt that EA has beat the bad movie-to-game formula, integrating a wealth of movie assets into a game that neither looks nor feels like it's been hampered by movie license red tape. In fact, it looks like the opposite. EA has stuffed this game with an enormous level of excellent stuff from both movies, resulting in a real treat of a game, especially for Tolkien fans. That in itself is a great thing.
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GameSpot
The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers is a traditional action game with a terrific gameplay system that encourages you to battle it out like there's no tomorrow. This system is difficult to master, which really adds a lot to the game's replay value. Most of the levels are set up in a way that makes them fun and easy to replay with other characters. Fans of the first film will definitely want to pick this one up, but those who enjoy action games in general will also find a lot to like here, in spite of the game's short length.
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Level
Singura problemă cu acest joc este povestea. Cei care nu au citit cartea sau n-au văzut filmele nu vor înțelege mare lucru și vor vedea în The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers doar un simplu joc cu elfi și dwarfi care dau omorul la o grămadă de orci și trolli prăpădiți. Din păcate, nu se face niciun efort pentru introducerea jucătorilor în povestea adevărată sau pentru motivarea acestora.
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Gamesmania
Herr der Ringe Fans dürfen aufatmen. Endlich mal eine Videospielumsetzung eines Films, die sich sehen lassen kann. Knallharte Action, leichte Zugänglichkeit und eine wirklich überzeugende Atmosphäre sprechen deutlich für eine Reise nach Mittelerde. Tolkin Anhänger schlagen sowieso zu und Fans des Genres werden trotz der vielen kleinen Mängel mit diesem Actionhappen auf keinen Fall enttäuscht. Popcorn Kino zum Selberspielen.
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4Players.de
Eine Lizenz, sie zu knechten.. »Die zwei Türme« ist eines der seltenen Games, die einen hochwertigen Namen nicht einfach verschleudern. Im Gegenteil, eigentlich findet Ihr hier alles, was ein gutes Spiel ausmacht - launiges Spielprinzip, liebevolle Präsentation, exzellente Akustik und vieles mehr. Aber wie so oft, hockt auch hier der Teufel im Detail: Die Übergänge zwischen Film- und Spielmaterial sind zwar beeindruckend, aber im Prinzip unnötig. Das Zerhackstücken der immergleichen Gegner ist wenig abwechslungsreich, der Frustfaktor hoch. Warum kann ich nur drei Figuren steuern (vom Bonuscharakter mal abgesehen)? Und warum spielt das im Wesentlichen keine Rolle, weil es keinerlei Auswirkungen aufs Spiel hat? Für mich am wenigsten nachzuvollziehen ist allerdings die Entscheidung, den Multiplayermodus wegzulassen: Wenn es ein Spiel gibt, das nicht nur alle Voraussetzungen bietet, sondern auch direkt nach einer Mehrspielervariante schreit, dann ist es dieses.
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RPG Kingdom
On peut finalement dire que EA n'a pas gaché cette exploitation de licence, en nous offrant un très bon jeu, beau, garantissant une immersion totale dans l'univers fantastique de Tolkien, et que peu de défauts viennent gâcher ce tableau. En effet, malgré la présence de nombreux bonus, la durée de vie est un peu courte; et de plus, l'oubli d'un mode "deux joueurs" dans un jeu qui se prêtait plutôt bien à cet exercice se fait fort ressentir. En tout cas, les fans de la trilogie aussi bien que les amateurs de jeux d'actions peuvent s'offrir cet opus sans hésitation, quand aux autres, ils devront d'abord y jouer avant d'y prendre goût...
75
PlayFrance
En conclusion, il s’agit d’un titre qu’on recommandera très chaudement aux fans du film et de l’univers de Tolkien, ainsi qu’aux amateurs d’action pure et dure. Bref, si vous vous sentez l’âme d’un puissant guerrier, si la perspective de découper des orcs par dizaines vous réjouit, n’hésitez pas une seule seconde ! Un seul regret, l’absence d’un mode deux joueurs qui aurait parfaitement convenu à ce type de jeu.
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Adventure Lantern
In the end, The Two Towers is a game that is made for fans of the movie. It offers good action mechanics and an opportunity to actively participate in some key moments of the movie. In that regard, The Two Towers is better than the average sloppy movie adaptation. However, in terms of delivering a complete game, The Two Towers falls short of the mark.
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GameSpy
Presentation aside, LotR: The Two Towers is still a pretty good attempt at translating the first two LotR movies into a competent action game. It's somewhat short (maybe five hours per character) and isn't the best action game you'll ever play, but it is the best action game based on The Lord of the Rings. For fans looking for a way to play their favorite books or movies, this is the best bet at the moment. That said, the less hardcore would do well to give it a rental first.
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Peliplaneetta.net
Tämä kertookin paljon siitä, miksi LOTR: The Two Towers on olemassa - takomassa rahaa leffan faneilta, jotka haluavat nähdä ennakkona pätkiä ja hehkutella hienoja toimintakohtauksia. Kaikki hienoa fantasiakokemusta metsästävät voivat huoletta suunnata toisaalle, sillä tässä sovituksessa mukana ovat vain action-palaset eikä niitäkään kovin pitkään jaksa lypsää. EA Gamesin ansioksi on kuitenkin luettava, että erittäin moni muu lisenssipeli on ollut erittäin paljon huonompi.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
But whether you'll want to invest £40 of your hard earned cash into the game of the movie comes down to a few key factors: how much of a Lord Of The Rings nut you are, whether you like relentless Final Fight/Double Dragon style gameplay, and just how much cash you have to spare. It's fun while it lasts, but requires relatively little skill - just an iron will and determination to progress through 16 lavish, on rails, scripted levels. And once you've finished it, we doubt whether you'll be coming back for more.
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Legendra
Au final les développeurs ont eu de nombreuses bonnes idées mais n'ont pas su les exploiter un maximum ce qui fait de ce jeu un jeu lassant et c'est fort dommage.