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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows The environments are highly interactive.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows A health bar is displayed over the toughest foes.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows All models have been built-up using motion capture techniques.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Windows Aragorn is about to strike with a mighty Orc reaver combo.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔戒:王者再臨" -- Taiwan 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
  • "O Senhor dos Anéis - O Retorno do Rei" -- Brazilian 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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The Press Says

JeuxActu Nov 17, 2003 18 out of 20 90
PC Powerplay Jun, 2006 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania Nov 21, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Withingames Dec 02, 2003 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec 15, 2003 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 13, 2003 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy Oct 30, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
CD-Action Jan, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Dec, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Sales

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.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Best Movie Game of the Year (PS2)
    • 2003 - Best of License of the Year (PC)

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Tom McGuire (6) added The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Windows) on Nov 03, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116227) and Entorphane (369)