The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring

aka: Der Herr der Ringe: War of the Ring - Der Ringkrieg, Il Signore degli Anelli: La Guerra dell'Anello, La Guerra Del Anillo, Le Seigneur des Anneaux: La Guerre de l'Anneau, O Senhor dos Anéis: A Guerra do Anel, Władca Pierścieni: Wojna o Pierścień, Zhihuan Wang: Muojie zhi Zhan
Moby ID: 13011

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Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring takes the highly acclaimed, much loved Fantasy story, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and converts it into a Real Time Strategy game. In it, you can choose to lead the forces of Good or the forces of Evil as each struggle to control the One Ring.

The game is split into two 10-mission campaigns, giving you the chance to take a look at some of the aspects of the LOTR storyline that weren't focused in the books. In the Good campaign, you follow Legolas, Gimli and Boromir as manage to show up in Rivendell just in time to join the Fellowship of the Ring. In the Evil campaign, you must lead the forces of Sauron, break out of Mordor and besiege the city of Minas Tirith.

Instead of being based on the movie license, the game is devoted exclusively to the books, so you will not hear the actors from the movies in the game.

You will, however, be able to control dwarves, elves, humans, trolls, orcs and huorns.The resource management is toned down with only wood and ore to worry about.

It does add a twist: you must amass 'Fate', so that you can better your heroes, making them better and better units for you to use against the opposing side.


  • Властелин Колец: Война Кольца - Russian spelling
  • 指环王: 魔戒之战 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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The game uses an upgraded version of the Battle Realms engine (now with shiny water, for example) which was also developed by Liquid Entertainment.


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Game added by PhoenixFire.

Additional contributors: Rebound Boy, Unicorn Lynx, JRK, tbuteler, Sciere, Klaster_1, Patrick Bregger, Danfer.

Game added April 26, 2004. Last modified January 18, 2024.