The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

aka: Der Herr der Ringe: Die zwei TĂŒrme

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GameSpy (88 out of 100)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is an engaging, action-packed adventure that admirably re-creates the captivating atmosphere of the films. The characters, the locales, and even the music draw you in and create an exciting experience that will have you playing through the entire quest several times. The action is so enjoyable that you'll be disappointed only when it's absent -- and there is some unnecessary downtime caused by waiting and wandering. Nevertheless, EA and Griptonite have succeeded in their quest of harnessing the magic of the movies and bringing it to the GBA.

Dec 7th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Gaming Target (8.8 out of 10)

The Two Towers features a rather comprehensive inventory system that is extremely satisfying to utilize. First of all, each of the six characters utilizes completely different equipment sets. Sure, some of the armors are interchangeable and Aragorn, Gandalf, and Eowyn can use most of the swords, but for the most part each character will be collecting completely different sets of items to equip. Secondly, TTT takes provides not only a relatively large collection of base weapons (melee and ranged), helmets, boots, shields, and armors to equip, but also plenty of enhancing “adjectives” that when attached to an item name, empower that item with a variety of magical bonuses or even curses. The only weak spot of this inventory system is that you characters can only carry eight items at once, meaning you constantly have to be dropping and/or selling your old equipment, which makes it difficult to carry around two or three powerful weapons suited to different situations, like in Diablo.

Jan 28th, 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Computer Bild Spiele (1.7 out of 6)

Eine spannende Reise, auf der Sie viele SchauplĂ€tze und Figuren der Filmvorlagen wiedererkennen. Einfaches, aber fesselndes Spielprinzip mit gelungener Grafik. Testurteil: „gut“.

Apr 2003 · Game Boy Advance

GameZone (8.2 out of 10)

I'm really enjoying playing! As I'm not all that fond of fighting games normally, this speaks volumes for the game design itself, which draws in players to the adventure. The fighting is frequent, but is so well-paced that it's never overwhelming. And of course, gaining all kinds of neat weapons is the best part. Too bad there aren't any side quests or character interaction, that would have elevated this good RPG to an outstanding one. Fans of The Lord of the Rings can feel confident purchasing this game; with the scads of levels, plus the varying approaches to the game with different playable characters, there's plenty of gameplay involved and most players will be pleased.

Dec 24th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (81 out of 100)

Spieler, die von der ersten Der Herr der Ringe-Versoftung auf dem GBA enttĂ€uscht waren, dĂŒrften mit Die zwei TĂŒrme wieder versöhnlich gestimmt werden, denn das Spiel versteht es zu fesseln und entpuppt sich als sehr abwechslungsreich. Und das Gute dabei: Grafik und Sound ĂŒberzeugen auf ganzer Linie. Dennoch ist Die zwei TĂŒrme etwas kurz ausgefallen. Profis werden trotz der fĂŒnf Spielfiguren mit eigenen Wegen in einem Rutsch durch sein.

Dec 2002 · Game Boy Advance

IGN (8 out of 10)

Even though The Two Towers is far from "boring," it does get a little repetitive in its hack-and-slash design...but thankfully the cartridge save means that players can take a break from the action when it gets a little too overwhelming. It really shines in its multiplayer mode as well, but players will need to seek out another adventurer with his own copy to set off into Middle-earth together. One thing's for sure: Griptonite and EA's Lord of the Rings game is way, way, way better than the "other" game that hit the GBA earlier this year; for those seeking the proper ring, this is the One.

Dec 17th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review (16 out of 20)

VoilĂ  un Diablo-Like convaincant. Il est simplement regrettable que certains passages se montrent aussi prise de tĂȘte. Ca casse le rythme de mourir 4 fois et de refaire les mĂȘmes zones inlassablement. Un systĂšme action-RPG qui ne brille pas forcĂ©ment par son originalitĂ© mais bien ficellĂ© et qui saura sĂ©duire tout de mĂȘme.

Nov 12th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

GamePro (US) (4 out of 5)

The Two Towers is a huge, fun monster-whacker that would hold up pretty well even without its Tolkien license it is mini-Diablo, after all. The fact that it’s Frodo do in the monster-whackin just makes it all the better.

Dec 9th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

GameSpot (7.5 out of 10)

Although the Game Boy Advance game The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers is based on the upcoming motion picture by New Line Cinema, it's mainly a Diablo or Gauntlet clone with story elements from the movie sprinkled throughout. With that in mind, it's surprisingly fun to roam throughout the lands of Middle-earth, slaying orcs and goblins, leveling up a character, and snagging all of the loot you can before the game ends. You'll still experience most of the major events from the movie, just not necessarily from the same perspective or in the order that you're familiar with.

Dec 11th, 2002 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (7.5 out of 10)

Les Deux Tours devrait d'abord plaire aux fans de Tolkien, mais aussi à ceux qui recherchent un jeu d'action/rÎle de qualité.

Jan 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Game Critics (7 out of 10)

Two Towers combines solid exploratory hack n' slash with Diablo-esque levelling, magic and item manipulation, and rivals RPGs like Golden Sun in terms of sheer length. The player can follow the quest from the perspectives of Aragorn, Legolas, Gandalf, Frodo or Eowyn. Each player's scenario will branch off if applicable, such as Gandalf's battle with the Balrog in Moria and his departure from Helm's Deep to search for Eomer.

Sep 3rd, 2003 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Gamestyle (6 out of 10)

The Two Towers is another decent (though not exceptional) title from a company that really seems to have pulled its socks up recently. It features a huge amount of wanton fun, a massive sprawling challenge and plenty of items to collect and skills to improve. The only downside to the game is that once you've played for a few hours it all starts to get a little stale.

Dec 8th, 2006 · Game Boy Advance · read review

The Video Game Critic (C+)

The somewhat repetitive action is spiced up by the ability to outfit your character with various weapons, armor, and other items. You'll acquire loot from defeated monsters and not-so-hidden treasure chests. In theory, you can save your place at any time, but you always have to restart your latest level, which means repeating large chunks of a stage. Despite its flashy appearance, Two Towers wears thin after a while. Fans of the films will find plenty to like, but casual gamers may have a hard time maintaining interest.

Nov 1st, 2004 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Legendra ( )

Finalement, Les Deux Tours est comme la plupart des jeux Ă  licence: sympa mais mal exploitĂ©. Le plaisir de jeu est, certes, au rendez-vous mais on reste sur sa faim. Un soft que l'on oubliera vite, en somme. Si tout de mĂȘme vous voulez vous laisser tenter, je vous conseille de le dĂ©nicher sur le marchĂ© de l'occasion. Cela vous permettra de mieux faire passer la pilule!

Jul 20th, 2004 · Game Boy Advance · read review

Player Reviews

Best movie tie-in game for GBA.
by Exodia85 (2163)

The Good
All of the magic from the PS2 version is still there. The graphics and sound are just as good. This game will keep you busy for weeks. Plus, the voices aren't scrambled like some games.

The Bad
I couldn't find anything wrong with this game.

The Bottom Line
Don't be a dumbass! Buy this game today!

Nov 7th, 2007 · Game Boy Advance

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