Join the world’s greatest fellowship of players in the award-winning online re-creation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary Middle-earth.
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Release Date: Jun 6, 2012

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May 16

Update 18.1 is now live

Update 18.1 brings update and fixes to quests, landscape content, combat, classes, and more. Read the release notes to learn all the details:


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April 12

Update 18 is Live and Available!

The Battle of Pelennor Fields call brave adventures forward. Your time is now! Bring the Rohirrim South and play your part in one of the largest battles in Middle-earth. Battle new foes, mission with old friends, and make a stand against the horde of an Army of Mordor.

  • Level Cap Increase +5
  • 3 New Instances
  • 70+ Quests and Deeds for Level 100+ Players
  • New Weekly Instances
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Reviews

“The stunning visuals and the gorgeous realisation of a much-loved fantasy world are simply second to none in this genre; the brilliant storytelling and incredibly dramatic scripted events, equally, stand apart from the competition in every way.”
Eurogamer
“a sublime MMO experience”
Gamespy
“Gorgeous vistas, atmosphere and details continue to bring this game alive.”
IGN

About This Game

In The Lord of the Rings Online™, join the world’s greatest fellowship of players in the award-winning online re-creation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary Middle-earth. From the crumbling, shadowed ruins of Weathertop to the ageless, golden wood of Lothlórien, immerse yourself in Middle-earth as you have never seen it before. Visit the peaceful, verdant fields of the Shire, brave the dark depths of the Mines of Moria, and raise a pint at the Prancing Pony in Bree!

Key Features:


  • Explore the Massive World of Middle-earth: Immerse yourself in the award-winning recreation of the beloved fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien through renowned locations including the Shire, the Mines of Moria, and Lothlórien.
  • Create & Advance Your Hero: Advance to level 75 with thousands of character customization possibilities. 4 races, 9 classes, 10 professions, 7 vocations, plus over 1,000 titles, skills and traits
  • Solo & Co-op Skirmishes: Dive into instant adventure alongside friends or customizable AI soldiers in exciting, scalable battles!
  • Legendary Items: Design and customize your own legendary weapons of immense power like Bilbo’s Sting or Gandalf’s Glamdring!
  • Play as a Monster: Fight as a servant of Sauron against other players in intense PvMP Combat!
  • Craft Your Own Gear: Farm crops in the fertile fields of the Shire or let your hammer ring in the Dwarven halls Ered Luin.
  • Free Online Play: No monthly fees required.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB (2GB for Windows Vista)
    • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB (+3 GB for international clients)
    • Video Card: at least 128MB Onboard graphics memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.66 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 20 GB (+3 GB for international Clients)
    • Video Card: 512MB dedicated discrete card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection
    Minimum
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 25 GB of available space
    • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • Sound: Integrated Sound
    Recommended
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 25 GB of available space
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce GT 650M or better
    • Sound: Integrated Sound
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S L Y
( 316.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
played the game for 8 years, about 2 years of playtime, so i guess i can take a good review from that point.

tl;dr: game went straight down the hill and is NOT worth playing at this current state!

devs dont listen to community and just ruin the game more and more. instances and new areas lag like crazy due to too old engine (got a i7 6700k, gtx 980TI, 32GB RAM and running the game on a SSD) and the playerbase is becoming smaler and smaler with every new patch where they try to fix bugs and exploits but they just make new bugs and exploits by trying to fix them.

there have been many, many exploits in the last few years, namely: warsteed exploit, essence exploit and the now ongoing univeral solvent exploit. (which all ruined the economy).
i didnt even mention all that heavy exploits when they brought new content. you were multiple times able to run instances on the lowest level and difficulty and still get the end game loot cuz the devs just s*ck.

questing experience due to above named engine/perfomance issues is a pain in the a** when you like to have more than 20 FPS in average, not even to mention the terrible lagspikes/minifreezes.

devs are lying into the face from the players by saying they will bring new server hardware for all servers but european servers are STILL on the old servers (in the USA, so you can imagine your latency), even tho they announced the server move ALMOST A YEAR AGO!!!?!?!

new content is mostly boring and not challenging at all (becoming more and more casual). the last raid was released almost 4 years ago and in between that time they brought 7 new instances (which are faceroll) and done within maximum 30 mins each.

lets talk about pvp: ive been mainly playing pvp since about 1 year after the release of the game and have always enjoyed it until the day they decided to remove the fantastic trait system and brought and more causual and grindy traittrees... balance went to the hill since that day and all solo or small group players quit the game on that day.
today you will only experience massive raid and zerg in pvp which is no fun at all due to their bad engine and bad servers. 120+ ms latency as european says everything LUL.
there are only a very small amount of people 1v1ing in this game since the balance is so bad that you have to selfnerf yourself with specific classes so badly, that you are only allowed to press 3-5 skills (SO MUCH FUN!!!!!! not)

this is not only my opinion, this is the opinion from 95% of the players who played this game for long. most of the still playing ones, only still play the game cuz it has a very unique playstyle with a very high skillcap and the unique pvp.
also the roleplayers or fans of tolkien are a big reason this game is even still alive.
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classic
( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
old but gold! best mmorpg on steam.
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nealbritta
( 73.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Good game, been playing for years and always have fun playing.
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Sand
( 733.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
if you played this you're a pedophile
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Minosatall
( 195.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Embarrassingly poor customer support.
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Ted Frankles
( 681.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This was the first MMO I ever played. In fact, I have been loyal to this game since before Steam released it. I had to make a new account but eventually I got it back and I have been enjoying it again after years of wondering where it had gone. When I came back to it, it was better than how I remembered it. It still had the concepts I loved and more such as Epic Battles, where you fight alongside characters from the books and movies in the Battle of Helms Deep. This game is still getting updated and improved since then. One of my favorite concepts is Monster Play. Where you can play as one of 6 classes in Sauron's army against the forces of the Free Peoples. You don't have to level all the way up to [Max level] to play as a monster in PVP. You gain infamy in order to rank up and improve yourself by fighting against the Free Peoples and doing quests in the area. Overall I still love this game and I hope it stays active for many more years to come.

Oh and you can get cosmetic items such as hats in case you love hats...... cause I do.
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VideoJuegoDiego
( 1,198.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I started playing this game when I was like 10 yrs old, when it just came out. I loved it then, and now that I'm 19 yrs old, I still love it. It has a certain draw to it that you just can't resist but to come back to. I have many more hours than listed by steam. Atleast somewhere inbetween 2000-4000 hours. I spent alot of my time playing this. It has is up and downs, but they're all worth it.The pros outway the cons. The game is kinda dying it seems, cause there was a server merge recently, but I'll be happy to play this game till the very day it dies. The community is priceless in comparison to any other MMO I've played. Of course there are the trolls, and douches too, but overall they seem to be mostly kind. I spent 400$ on 2 accounts, and let me tell you that 400$ was well spent. This game is worth it.

10/10 would be a hobbit without shoes again.
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Ziras
( 224.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I played this game during college with some friends. It was a very well done MMO in regards to the lore of LotR. Getting to explore landscapes like Moria is something that I loved of this game. There's lots to do and the story driven aspect of the game is fantastic. I've been tempted to start the game up again from scratch, but between work and family, I just don't have the time to dedicate to a MMO like I used to, but I would highly recommend getting into this game.
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gav THE killa
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I was very wrong about my first impression of this game.

Lord of The Rings Online is a WoW clone with aged graphics and a rather crappy business model.

It may have stupidly unfitting UI and nearly no voice acting.

It may have no incentive or ability to group with others in the early game.

The combat may be a bore, and it may feel more like playing Oblivion over again than playing a massively multiplayer game.

But I'm sticking with it. Because for all the ♥♥♥♥ I just gave LOTRO, the one thing it has in spades is atmosphere.

I love adventuring in the old-timey world even without any knowledge of Tolkien's books. The game feels ancient and actually has a somewhat compelling story, unlike most MMOs I've played.

Quests will fill the bulk of your time, and deeds are basically challenges that make you grind for the currency that is easier bought with real money.

So give this a try, and stick with it. You may be surprised with what you find.
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Yodo_Swagginz
( 66.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
I absolutley recomend this game! As a major LOTR fanatic, I have always wanted to experience the world of Middle Earth for a long, long time! This game lets you explore many regions, not only in the movies but also in the books!
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godomalley1
( 26.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I've never written a game review so here goes. I have a founders/lifetime and was in Beta for this game. I haven't played in a bit but always go back every few months. I have access to all the content so not sure about all the subscription models, but this game is well worth it even if you only play for a bit and have limited access, just so much to do and I'm glad to hear they are still developing for it. It a 10/10 for me. It's seen quite a few changes from when it started and though it is always being balanced, the story is very strong and the atmosphere make it worthwhile. Everytime I go back I learn something new . Again I started with Shadows of Angmar so well before it became a free model MMO. Still my favorite over WoW or any other I've played including Neverwinter.
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NuTtYjAwA
( 452.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
"You have been playing for: 2 Months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours 16 minutes 2 seconds"
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SuperSandro2000
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Just the launcher is horrible and the game is nothing better.
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zachking9111
( 149.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
I have been playing LOTRO since 2009. Its probably the best MMO I have ever played, and has the best community for sure. I hope this game keeps going and the keep coming out with new content. It would be sad to see this great game die.
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Hanz Guvenschmitz
( 310.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
I use to play this game back when the cap lvl was 50 and then 65-85.


I'm honestly dissapointed in the expanisons after Rise of isengard.

Some of the new areas will bring you dow to like 5 fps.

Mounted combat is dreadful.

"Epic" battles are not epic.

PVMP is so broken. Wardens, Weavers, most classes can solo a keep.

Population is dying which is why servers were shut down.


Honestly, it's sad to see it crumble. As soon as it was bought out by WB. It was gonna go down. And alot of people at Turbine lost their jobs because of that deal.

I still will play it with the nostalgia tho, and all the fun times I had with my friends. Who now have departed for Valinor. Leaving me in Middle-Earth to continue the struggle against the forces of darkness!
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saucylittlemonkeyboy
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
I couldn't wait to play this game, but I only got as far as the end of the tutorial before I felt compelled to uninstall because the graphics are incredibly poor (even at maximum), the controls awkward, the combat dreadful, and the writing awful (even for a tutorial). Even the voice acting is phoned in. From the first screen the game looks awful, and plays worse. It seems like the worst kind of hammered together movie tie-in game consisting of a poor engine with a licensed skin that doesn't remotely do justice to the source material. Absolutely not recommended.
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dafunkeymunk64
( 65.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Absolutely love this game. If you are a fan of the books/movies, it's a must-play. Grapics still beautiful after all this time and great community. Tons of content and very affordable pay model.
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Alienpope
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Dis is a gud gaem. didnt pray it. but gud
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Infince
( 28.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Not bad
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buz
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
A well done LOTR MMO. Enjoyable if you are a fan of the LOTR World and MMOs. You have to pay to unlock some content in the game, but I look at it as an expansion packs. I don't have to buy it if I don't want to play that content, and it is a one-time purchase, whereas if I had a subscription to WoW, I would HAVE to pay it, and it is a recurring fee that never ends. I find this does a decent job of scratching my MMO itch.
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73 of 90 people (81%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
76.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
I asked for 500 silver in world chat. they sent 10 gold to me.
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
940.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Heads up, my review was too long for the review box so I will post the remainder in follow up comments
Comments include Pay Model and summary

Well, I feel its time to give this game a fair summary. Lord of the Rings Online is true to the T to Tolkiens Trilogy: The Lord of the Rings. Bare in minds this means a lot of differences if you expect there to be assimilations to the movies. That being said the books h definately delved deeper into the lore and ideas that Tolkien wanted to explore when creating the world of Arda.

A little backstory:
Lord of the Rings Online is now a little over 9 years old as of the creation of this review and is sadly speculated to be taken down in the coming years due to lack of funding and rights to the ownership through warner brothers. Many many players have come in and out of this game over the years to experience myriad updates and journeys. I myself started my journey into LotRO 3 years prior to now. And I found what the definition of an MMO truely is.

I have witnessed but a third of LotRO's life span but in that time have finished the story up to update 18 with my hunter reached the half way mark in leveling with a Rune-Keeper and had fun exploring and challenging other classes along with friends to the rough mark of level 20. With this I can tell you LotRO is a wonderful game.

Why?
LotRO provides and caters to all types of players. Hardcore MMO players can bash out levels swiftly find tough solo and multiplayer challenges at end game and the casual gamer who is in here for the experience can still sink many hours enjoying the combat and content the game has to offer.

What are some of the things you can do in LotRO?
Craft: Choose a proffession with 3 crafting skills within allowing you to create gear for yourself and harvest materials for friend that have different skills you can cater for. Hunt for materials, gather and make. Its simple and rewarding.
RolePlay:
LotRO allows players the freedom of doing what an MMO was designed for and it hits the mark harder than any other game, as a hunter I can make a campfire just out the town of Bree, smoke some pipe-weed, much on Lembas bread and listen to my kin play their music. By this I mean you can litterally do player made music and it is wonderful. People will spare time to listen to and you feel like a star when it happens.
Fight:
When you start the game you have the option for quite a few classes such as Guardian, Minstrel & Lore-Master. Each inspired by characters from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. They each give you a unique play style and can be customised down trait trees to a specific deriverative of the class. Build yourself to play alone or to fight aloneside friends almost all classes can be brought to many different styles of combat and it does not get dull. The combat will set you up with a few working combo's but nothing really true, it leaves it up to you to fight the way you want and build abilities how you like. The combat itself feels smooth and satisfying, sound effects are on point and really feel good. Animations may be a bit dated but they still work well and feel fairly suited. You cans tart fighting weak enemies in your starting region. Move on to groups of mobs and eventually come to fight some that learn to buff themselves or gather squads to group up and take you down. The enemies change themselves up as you play through the game and it feels good learn to take your new opponents down. Or to crush them beneathe your heel when you have out leveled them.
UI:
The HUD and UI of LotRO has to be hands down the most customisable interace I have used in gaming... ever. absolutely everything can be moved and scaled EVERYTHING and it isn't difficult to do either.
Audio:
The audio is astounding rarely do you get a game that really slots the soundtrack perfectly into place but by the Gods if anything will be remembered about this game for year to come it will be the music. No you will not here the iconic shire theme or theme of the fellowship but they are replaced with equally memorable unique and above all amazing soundtracks. If you don't believe me wait until you enter Bree and tell me you can forget that wonderful rythm.
Atmosphere:
Now LotRO isn't exactly new and some fault it immediately for lack of texture quality or too little amount of polygons simply to forget the appeal of video game graphics when they are OPEN WORLD. This might be hard to get by at first but you can quickly come to appriciate how wonderful Middle-Earth actually looks. The design is for the big picture, zoom out your camera run into the distance the world is created picture perfect plains are open, hills steep ruins are run down and towns are bustling its all how it is meant to be in an RPG and mostly it feels like THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
Gameplay:
LotRO gives you a few things to do in the gameplay area. Quests the main scenario will take you through your own story as the saviour of Western Middle-Earth; Eriador and your fight against the shadows of Angmar. Later scenarios take you on the story to follow the Fellowship and fight for your life along side Rohan and Gondor. Side quests offer real rewards that are worth your time. Neatly set up so nearby quest objectives are as they should be, close to each other for convinience and a lot of enjoyment when handing them in by bulk. There is other stuff available to you as well such as deeds and skirmishes. Thse are the staples that make LotRO LotRO. Now most MMOs have their conventional dungeons but Lord of the Rings Online changed things up a bit with small enemies engagements similar to that of a dungeon. You may sometimes be running into a camp blind to wipe it of enemies take position fight counter attacks and be rewarded with loot but you might sometimes be defending and have some groups of goblins or tough Lietenants of the enemy pushing your ground for control. These are great fun to do with your friends on and can be done at all levels and for good rewards at that. Deeds are the second staple. Deeds allow you to go out into the world fulfill your duty as a hero and explore. Some are tough but they can be worth your time if you put that time into them. Deeds ask you to do a set number of tasks in each region of the world such as kill so many enemies, find certain objects, explore different places and help people out (quests). Each deed rewards you with Turbine points [which I will get to in the next section] & hard deeds will give you virtues which can be put towards buffing your character. Some give you marks a currency for trading to buy new gear and crafting recipes. Some give you loot-boxes you can open for free stuff. It ends up being worth it and seeing you have completed deeds in your log for an area is one of the most satisfying things in gaming I have experienced yet.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
178.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Still the greatest MMORPG I've ever played.

A fantastic, friendly community, incredible ambience and music, spot on Tolkien feel to the world, story, voiceovers, the lot. Hell, I even once met someone who asked if I wanted to join a weekly Tolkien reading club - in-game!

Whether you are a fan of LOTR in and of itself does not matter. LOTRO is still a great and enjoyable experience, and without a doubt still one of the greatest available MMORPGs out there.

For free.

And the game's still as good as it was years ago.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
636.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
So after 500 hours I guess its time to write a review.

No matter which game I play, I always seem to come back to Lotro. It has its flaws, but yet there is just something special about it. The community in general are always helpful and willing to help out new players, and after the server migrations the world feels much more populated. Even if you are not a fan of J.R.R Tolkien's work, I would still recommend you try this game for at least the first 30 levels, as you would not have to buy a single thing until then.

Pros:
- Great Community
- The only game that allows you to explore most of Middle-Earth
- Very active RP groups if you are interested in that
- Hundreds of hours of content
- Possible to play this game completely free (You can earn Turbine points by doing deeds in-game)
- PvP is fun, as you can play either as the Free Peoples, or as Sauron's Army

Cons:
- The game is old, so even though it still looks very good, the outdated graphics might put some people off
- There is a lot that you would need to purchase or grind for, if you do not pay a monthly sub.
- Server issues can cause lag quite a lot, especially in PvP, though in general it is fine
- Balance issues with some classes, though the game is still being actively developed and balanced

So overall, I would score Lotro a 8/10, and would recommend anyone looking for a decent MMO or just a fun game to try it out.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
131.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
First of all - I've spent countless hours in this game before I finally downloaded it through steam when I had to re-install it due to hardware problems.

The Lord of the Rings Online boasts a great open world based on J.R.R. Tolkien's famous works. Here you get to explore Middle-earth at your own pace, together with friends or all alone. Since LOTRO was first launched in 2007, it has grown from being a fairly small MMO to be among the biggest and broadest worlds out there. You can explore famous sites as seen in the movies and read about in the books, such as the Shire, Bree-town, Weathertop, Rivendell, Isengard, Helms Deep and as of one of the more recent updates, Minas Tirith! And not only do you get to see these landmarks, but you can also explore everything inbetween.

Okay, you can't go everywhere straight off. In fact there is alot you'll have to go through to get to Gondor and Minas Tirith, but the story and places you visit on your way is just so masterfully created. You create your own character and you get to be the hero of Middle-earth in your own adventure paralell to the travels of Frodo and the fellowship. You'll see sides of Middle-earth that you never really noticed in either the books or films before.

And the best thing about LOTRO is that it is completely free to play! Okay, you can buy Turbine Points and VIP membership to help you on your adventures. But it is also completely possible to farm Turbine Points in-game and get to the level cap, which is currently at level 105, without spending a single real-life dollar.

I recommend this game to anyone who has a slight interest in Tolkien's work, be it the books or the movies based on them. I also recommend it to anyone who likes a good MMORPG and wants to try something a little different. Because LOTRO is different from other MMO's. Not only does it have by far the most established lore of any MMO, but it also has one of the very best player communities. Sure, there are a few jerks in Middle-earth too, just as there are in any other place, but overall the LOTRO community is among the friendliest and most helpful communities out there.

The only con I can state about this game right now is that since it's come so far in development it is a little hard for new players and those of us, me included, who's taken a longer break from the game, to catch up with the newest content. But luckily, the friendly community has got you covered! If you ask for help, I bet you're gonna get it!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
193.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
LOTRO is a pretty fun MMO I have enjoyed my time and don't regret any of it, especially the story mode which allows for immersive solo play. I know there have been some folks who played it when it had been sub based, and they make strong valid arguments for why it was better before. I wish I could have played it back then, but while this game now is pretty fun and unique I fear this game may be dying. Only for two reasons first each content update is closer and closer to mordor, maybe they have plans for after but this is a problem for an MMO that has an "end game story". Second the servers seem a little.....under populated some times, most players are now long time hardcore ones who play the high lvl maps so being a new player will be lonely for a bit. By all means play the game, the community is friendly and extremely helpful, the content is immerssive and well written, and the map is YUUUUUGE!!! Now once again I could very well be wrong about the end game, they may have other plans, either way if the Tolkien world and MMO's enthrall you then this is a MUST PLAY for you. Over all I have no gripes about this game, I give it 8.5/10 only because it badly needs a graphics revamp.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
85.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
The last MMO of it's age. Play it while it's up. RIP memories and good feels. I'll never forgive you Ted. Burn in DDO hell you selfish loot hording ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
658.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
It's the best mmorpg for me in the last 5 years. I never really have been stop playing since then. For the ones that loves the Tolkien Universe I recommend.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
124.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I've been playing LOTRO for 8 years and have a lifetime subscription (which is no longer available to purchase).

  • If you love Tolkien's Middle-earth, you'll enjoy visiting Turbine's interpretation of it in LOTRO.
  • If you enjoy theme park-style MMORPGs and don't mind playing an older title, you'll probably like LOTRO, too.
  • If you're looking for PvP, you'll find it's limited in LOTRO, but still has a lot of passionate players.
  • If you only enjoy competitive max-level raiding for "world firsts," LOTRO probably isn't for you.
  • If you like making music or role-playing, LOTRO will probably be like heaven.

I really can't think of a reason for anyone not to give LOTRO a try. Even if it doesn't have all the features you're looking for, you might still fall in love with the setting, the story, or the community.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
The best MMO I've ever played. (Better than UO, EQ 1 & 2, WoW, AoC, WO, EO, ENB, GW, ESO.)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Absolutely love this game. If you are a fan of the books/movies, it's a must-play. Grapics still beautiful after all this time and great community. Tons of content and very affordable pay model.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
old but gold! best mmorpg on steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
A well done LOTR MMO. Enjoyable if you are a fan of the LOTR World and MMOs. You have to pay to unlock some content in the game, but I look at it as an expansion packs. I don't have to buy it if I don't want to play that content, and it is a one-time purchase, whereas if I had a subscription to WoW, I would HAVE to pay it, and it is a recurring fee that never ends. I find this does a decent job of scratching my MMO itch.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
152.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I can't believe I haven't found this game until now. I am a huge LOTR fan and ive been playing MMO's since everquest. I gotta say this is a well polished game with great lore and a good community. The Dev's have made this game make sense. The customer service is good I had a in-game problem and within 5 mins of submitting a ticket I had my issue resolved. You have to pay a little money to unlock some things but its well worth. 10/10!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The beginning of the game is ok due to the cinematic gameplay you are involved in but as you level up it takes on the form of any other MMO. If you like questing in MMOs in general then you have the normal grindy leveling situation. I am not sure about endgame stuff because I never have the time nor attitude to do that so I have no opinion. Plus, most endgamers won't even give me the time of day since I have bad gear and not very good on the keypad in Raids. Kind of stinks since at one time I loved MMOs and wanted to do end game stuff when it is hard not when they dumb stuff down for pug groups. The graphics are dated now although the game still looks "good" but definately looks older than it is. The game is worth trying to see if it is your cup of tea. I won't rate it since most people who like MMOs will try them out to see if they like them. It is F2P now anyhow and I think you have to buy level packs to move past a certain point but that make be changed now. I have played the game more than 8 hours before I installed it on Steam. I made it to the 30s before I stopped playing on another account. If you like LOTR lore you will like playing the game other than that try it out past level 20s.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Hmmm, where to start? OK, if you're an old-school WoWer then you'll love this (after you get over the graphics). If you like the current dumbed-down WoW then you'll struggle to pick up LOTRO. There's simply not as much hand-holding as WoW, but in ways that's better as you have to really get into the game (not just endlessly run raids and dungeons as in WoW nowadays). And you really can play to level cap for free (I've met people in game that have done so).

PROS: Crafting system is good after you get the hang of it, and you really can make better items than the drops at the same level. The auction house system is good too. And having your own home can be fun. People are as friendly as they used to be on WoW and I haven't seen a single farmer bit yet.

CONS: It is free-to-play BUT it is very much structured to make playing without buying TPs (Turbine Points) as annoying as possible. For a start, there is the 2 gold pieces money cap - you need TPs to remove that. And you can hit 2GP in an hour's play. Yes, you can eran TPs but it's sloooooow. And fellowships (forming a party) is a pain and you really need to make sure your fellow fellows know what they are doing. I got to level 23 without dying, joined a fellowship for a dungeon and died almost immediately. The housing system can leave you miles from where the action is so you'll probably end up buying and selling several homes.

Try it!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This is the last good MMORPG still alive on it's retail servers. These new have ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and boring story, PvE is boring too, bosses are not challenging like before, now is all about PvP. You should try this game, it's good, but maybe you will not get hooked as game have that old concept and veryyy veryyy long journey to end-game point.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
Great Game. It take a long time to get far though.
The only thing I dont like about it is you have to buy things to get past some hard enemys and places.
But its a really fun Game!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
453.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Stable-master you da real MVP.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This games looks like it was made with a potato, but as long as you don't especially care about graphics it's still plenty of fun.
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