The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

aka: A Gyűrűk Ura: A Király Visszatér, Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rückkehr des Königs, Le Seigneur des Anneaux: Le Retour du Roi
Moby ID: 11115
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Return to Middle-earth in this video game based on the epic final chapter of the highly-acclaimed The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

The GBA version of The Return of the King is an isometric action-RPG. Play as six heroes: Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Eowyn and Gandalf the White. With over a million random items, 150 levels (including the Paths of the Dead, Minas Tirith, and the Pelennor Fields), unique skill trees associated with each hero, and cooperative play via the GBA Link Cable, The Return of the King provides dozens of hours of gameplay.

The GBA version also links to the Nintendo GameCube to unlock new items and secret characters.


  • ロード・オブ・ザ・リング/王の帰還 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Game Boy Advance version)

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Connection to the movie

Includes several scenes that were cut out of the film at the last minute, including Saruman's death at Isengard at the hands of Wormtongue, Aragorn's fight with the Mouth of Sauron, and Gandalf's confrontation with the Witch King.


Even though the film calls Aragorn's reforged sword "Anduril" (as the books call it), the game incorrectly calls it "Narsil." This is because in the developer's screenplay the word Anduril was never mentioned.


Several of the unique items in the game bear the names of the developers as well as those of several fans who created FAQs for the previous Griptonite game, The Two Towers.

Related Games

The Lord of the Rings: Tactics
Released 2005 on PSP
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
Released 2012 on Nintendo DS, 2013 on iPhone, 2016 on Android...
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Released 2002 on Game Boy Advance
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Released 2002 on Game Boy Advance
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
Released 2004 on Game Boy Advance

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  • MobyGames ID: 11115


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Game added by thalcos.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, Xoleras, Freeman, Spenot, Patrick Bregger.

Game added November 24th, 2003. Last modified May 28th, 2023.