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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.


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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Magazine Advertisement


Alternate Titles

  • "魔戒:王者再臨" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "ロード・オブ・ザ・リング: 王の帰還" -- Japanese 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
  • "Pán prstenů: Návrat krále" -- Czech title
  • "O Senhor dos Anéis: O Retorno do Rei" -- Brazilian title
  • "O Senhor dos Anéis: O Regresso do Rei" -- Portuguese 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

Perfect, perhaps the best Lord of the Rings game and a good beat'em up. Depth Lord (1003) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Nov 03, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
PSX Extreme Mar 01, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 14, 2003 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania.de Nov 21, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Official UK Playstation 2 Magazine Dec, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 03, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Next Level Gaming Nov 11, 2003 78 out of 100 78
PlayFrance Feb 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 14, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 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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Entorphane (375) added The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (PlayStation 2) on Nov 10, 2003
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