Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings follows the original story-lines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events re-imagined with the humor and endl
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Release Date: Nov 27, 2012

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Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO® The Lord of the Rings follows the original story-lines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events re-imagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play.

Trusted with the dangerous task to destroy an ancient magical ring that threatens all that is good, Frodo is forced to leave his peaceful home. But the ring wants to be found and the road to Mount Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed, will be perilous and riddled with Orcs and fouler things. To help Frodo, a Fellowship is formed —Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir a Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin. Players relive the legend through the LEGO mini-figures, as they explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in their quest to destroy the Ring.

Key Features:

  • Explore all of the open-world of Middle-earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.
  • Wield the power of the Palantír or Seeing-stone (‘one that looks far-away’), and jump between multiple story-lines.
  • Experience the LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way with the mini-fig characters delivering the dialogue from the films.
  • Collect, combine and forge new items in the Blacksmith Shop using Mithril, the most precious metal in Middle-earth.
  • Discover and unlock over more than 80 playable characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, and many others.
  • Collect and use a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Earendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.
  • Play with family and friends with easy access drop-in, drop-out game play option.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3, Vista, or Windows® 7
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2GHz (Pentium D or better)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB free HDD space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® 7600, 7800, 8800 GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 1950 or higher
    • Sound: 16-bit Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
393 of 423 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
If you like Lego, buy this.
If you like Lord of the Rings, buy this.

If you don't like Lego or Lord of the Rings, you are possibly a robot. Or maybe Sauron. Buy it anyway.
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64 of 78 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
One does not simply grow up WITHOUT Lego.

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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Though it might seem to dismiss all the hardwork of the developers who make them, when I play a Lego game I’m not expecting to be so much impressed or surprised as I’m looking for a particular sort of fix. Over the years developer Traveller’s Tales has refined a very particular mold with which they create each Lego game, perhaps changing a few things here and there to fit a particular license, but largely sticking to now ubiquitous design principles that have shown themselves to be resilient and endlessly applying to practically any franchise.

And honestly I’m pretty alright with that. To me, Lego games are a bit of a gaming standby, something you reach for when you want a familiar, easily enjoyed experience kept fresh by whatever new skin has been fitted on it. It’s one of a few series I’m largely content remaining as it is, and from what I can tell that’s a sentiment shared by most people who play Lego games.

In a lot of ways then Lego Lord of the Rings is what I expected and wanted it to be. It transforms a franchise I’ve a great fondness for into adorable bricks, giving me a world to run around and destroy (to then build up again), while getting to revive three movies I know by heart in a new way. The addition of voice acting surprised me in how quickly I grew used to it and valued its inclusion, something I was concerned about prior to playing but found helped in retelling a rather complicated story that grunts and chuckles would have had difficulty in doing. In its levels Lego Lord of the Rings is mostly indistinguishable from any other Lego game, and as such occupies a space that you likely already know if you want to take part in.

The bad news is the outside of these levels, Traveller’s Tales has made some less than desirable changes to the formula. At first it was a welcome refreshment to the series, adopting a more traditional RPG design with a sizable open world, quests given out by NPCs, minimal crafting, and an equipment system that does away with removes the need for specific character skills. The more I played around in this system though the more I became bored and frustrated at its simplicity and tediousness.

While there’s a definite largeness to Lego Lord of the Rings’ world, much of it is empty and bland. The sparseness of locations and characters within this environment creates a feeling that there’s less here than there actually is. There is a huge amount of stuff to do and collect in Lego Lord of the Rings but getting to it took me through such a dull vacuum of space that eventually I couldn’t bring myself to be bothered. Lego games have traditionally been exceptionally adept at making me want to seek out absolutely everything that’s been packed inside them, but here it was only ever more dots on my map and the area stretching between them.

With the lack of vehicles (even horses are difficult to come across) or flying characters, the size of Lego Lord of the Rings’ world became a huge detriment to me wanting to continue playing it. The vague questing system made things worse by making it difficult to even know what direction I should be heading in. When I began to spend hours running around finding nothing and coming away having barely moved the progress bar, my enthusiasm with continuing the collectathon dissipated and the overwhelming number of things still left to find weighed down on me enough to ensure I had no desire to go back.

I don’t wish to imply that Lego Lord of the Rings is a bad game, and if you’re the sort of player who only cares about the critical path then it’s as recommendable as any Lego game. The problem is the portion I’ve always considered the core of a Lego game - the scouring of levels for every last doodad and thingamabob to arrive at that satisfying 100% - was insufferably tedious and drawn out. With the ridiculous number of other superior Lego games to choose from, Lego Lord of the Rings feels like a tough sell, even as a huge fan of the source material. I admire Travellor’s Tales willingness to try new ideas with the game, but in this case it amounts to more of an example of how strong the Lego formula already is and that tampering with it isn’t nearly as foolproof.

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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Lego LOTR is was genius idea to implement, but does the game lives up to its expectations? In general yes, however there are some flaws. The strongest thing imo in the game is the sandbox mini-middle earth, player can roam through all locations known, from movies, and books. There is plenty characters to unlock even Tom Bombadil who was cut out from the story in the movie! Nice and new feature is the forge which allows player to forge special items. Those items can grant abilities of some characters to every character in the game, even those created by player. Game has quite modern graphics, but not as good as hobbit, yet still very eye candy. The music is taken from the move, and it never gets old, so I'd say it was good decision to use original music from movie trilogy.

Despite game is really enjoyable it has few cons. There is a bit less humor in the game than in previous lego games. I think that the original voice lines from movie don't fit lego characters to well, it breaks the humor, and makes the game little less understandable for children. Lego games are targeted for children and families so I'd say its a con. The game has a huge amount of collectibles to unlock, therefore its is very glitchy and in most cases player usually stucks in the game progression in about 98%, because the couple last collectibles were not counted, or some level got bugged and is showing 0/3 collected items despite all of them were found, and player has them in inventory. Another annoying glitch is that sometimes player model is falling under the ground just after it was spawned, and keeps falling for eternity. I rode that console version was patched, however no one fixed PC version :(. There is few codes that player can use to unlock everything so if somebody got stuck in 98-99% of the game due to glitch he can use them but again it doesn't help with ever glitch. As far as the main story goes everything is usually fine, but when player wants to get maximum from the game it turns out to have few game breaking bugs.

Taking into consideration all aforementioned arguments I would recommend the game for every lotr and lego fan, however some players that love to unlock everything in lego games might get vastly disappointed once their game is stuck at 98 %, after countless hours of playing in order to unlock everything, and the "cheat fix" is not satisfying solution. Still the game is worth to play and it brings much fun, just don't try to finish the game in 100%, and you wont face any disappointment.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I played as Boromir and simply walked into Mordor.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Picked it up for 4.99$ and I don't regret it one bit, big LOTR Fan but never been a huge lego's fan but my oh my this changes everything! Get this game you wont regret it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
oh man. Where do start with this game... Do i talk about the large and immersive story? the stunning graphics? The nail bitting combat sequences? well let me just start off by saying that this is very well 100% the best game that I have ever played in my entire life to date. you're pulled in instantly to the story, it's gets you fired up witih the intense combat. and it keeps you enclosed in this kind of lego purgatory, bringing it all together and keeping you comming back for more. wether it be to collect all of the characters, to 100% the game, or the intense co op gameplay. no matter what it is this game is going to be talked about for a long time ladies and gentlemen, oh boy. 100% 10/10 all across the board.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
LEGO Lord of the Rings... I've been asking for this for years and years and we've finally got it! I'm definitely not disappointed either! As a huge ringer, this is one of the few games I just couldn't put down. I've beaten the main story and I will definitely go back to 100% later.

- Great graphics
- Dialog from the movies
- Soundtrack from the movies
- Open world
- Fun take on the classic trilogy (I think Tolkien would be proud)
- Best level design in a LEGO game since LEGO Star Wars

- Based on the movies - So that means no Old Forest or Barrow Downs and also Faramir's character is butchered
- Only being able to buy certain characters (such as the Wraiths) at night. This wouldn't be as bad if you could wait like in the Elder Scrolls
- Some cutscenes feel rushed due to the nature of the game; The scene with the Wraiths in Bree is an example of this

Final Verdict:

LEGO Lord of the Rings is a magical adventure... I had a huge grin on my face the whole time I was playing it. It is, quite possibly, the best Lord of the Rings game I've ever played. Certainly the best based on the movies at any rate. Highly recommended for any fan of Lord of the Rings, young and old alike.

Overall Rating: 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
At first i said..come on its a Lego game..look at it..after played i must say that now i am a LEGO fanatic videogames series because?its simple! Fun to play and its cinematic style!Hardly recommend to every Lord Of The Rings fan like me out there! 10/10 WELL DONE GUYS! <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
- The story and atmosphere of the movie Lord of The Ring is exciting and not boring.
- Fixed Connecticut's original LEGO games, but not to make the game look ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Make reasonable than in the past.
- A mixture of RPG game set in the game have to be perfect in my search and repeat.
- Respect the original movie It is a parody of a joke that is not much. And maintain the dark world of Lord of The Ring is complete.
- Amazing battle scenes, especially the end. Board emotions play until I got to go. What's wrong with good character

- A few key scenes deleted. Chon Buri make it look choppy.
- The game is more RPG Open World makes finding items to find some secret services. No hint
- A graphical debugger to see it. Buck and precludes the game well. (Only really precludes Pacing was off the bug, too!).
- For people who know this movie before, only. Because the game spoiler million% movie content.
- The end game LEGO unresolved compared to the previous semester.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Very pretty game, all the legos games ae enjoyable I would say and this game brings together the soft humor of the lego games with the story of lord of the rings.

You can relive all your favorite parts from the movies brick by brick!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
A major improvement from the lego games. I like it how the made it open world exploration when not in mission mode. The game still retains its humour :). The graphics is great for a LEGO game. It would say its a must buy for all LEGO game fans and maybe LOTR fans as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Lego stands out as a family friendly franchise. This game is no exception, though it has less of the trademark humor, most likely due to the contnet of LOTR.

There are a few bugs and glitches in the game, but if you restart a level in which one appears, you can progress.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I've been replaying this game again after going through all the Lego Harry Potter and Batman games and I have to say, Lord of the Rings is far better. Despite the material, the jokes never feel out of place unlike the latter harry potter games and it feels very epic in that battle scenes despite, at the end of the day, yo're watching Lego bricks beat each other up. some of this could be from that fact they were allowed dialog and music from the movies.

There are almost limitless fetch quests and characters to buy and obtain in the game. From famouse ones like Sauromon to lesser-known characters like Tom Bombidil. I have to admit I love playing this game over and over to uncover all the interesting secrets and crafting weapons as well as unlocking cheats to make it all the more easier.

It's the best one Lego game I've played so far, but I still havn't played one or two of the newest ones yet.

However, this game is very bugged and getting 100% is impossible unless it's fixed. most likly some community fix out there, but may affect achievements.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
I bought this game for my 5 year old brother that is a big fan of Lego, and I must say it's not a bad Slasher at al.
Pros and Cons-
1. Nice textures and graphics, runs smoothly on my GTX 770.
2. Easy menu and easy controls when you understand them (as I'm using a keyboard and this game is totaly made for controllers but it's still playable without any problems)
3. Gameplay is fun.

1. Puzzles sometimes offer an inunderstandable situation, like moving a statue that is located in some corner (and looks EXACTLY as a 'checkpoint').
2. For people who take Lord of the Rings seriously (as I do) won't understand what's funny in the "humor" that's in the game such as the intro: 9 people are holding their rings and one of the rings falls. It looks silly and childish and I did not like it.

I'm not a fan of Slashers / Puzzle games so I'd put 5/10 but for fans of this game style it's probably will be 8/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
LEGO The Lord of the Rings, a completionist's review:

Even though I used to love playing with LEGO as a kid and that attraction never completely faded, picking up those bricks again is something I consider to be too expensive at the moment. To be honest I also ignored the LEGO games for years when I saw them featured in the Steam store thinking it would be a bit too childish now I'm 31, but when they were on sale a few weeks ago and I noticed they had made one of the epic LOTR saga with an open-world explorable Middle Earth they finally had my attention. As always I thoroughly checked reviews and gameplay videos first, but nothing there to stop me either so I gave it a go and I'm glad I did. In fact, 72 hours later I'm eager to try out the other ones.

Since I'm mostly drawn to challenging Indie games a more laid-back experience was welcome for a change, and even though the hand-holding felt a bit like an insult to my intelligence at times (and players of any age and skill-level for that matter) I soon realised it was probably for the best and it didn't stop me at all from enjoying myself. Whether it was for the quirky parodic take on Tolkien's masterpiece, the intense war scenes, or the fun of hunting down the sometimes well hidden collectibles: I was hooked. The visuals are great, so is the audio, and except for 2 seemingly random crashes nothing to worry on stability either. I suggest playing with a gamepad, it is simply the best fit for a 3D puzzle platformer like this. And even though you sometimes need other characters too, I also suggest mainly free-roaming with Legolas. Not just because I have a soft spot for nimble rogue classes and archery, it's in the name! ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
My experience with the Traveller's Tales series of Lego games has been rather sketchy. I initially played the Star Wars titles on the Nintendo DS. These were buggy affairs with many show stopping glitches. But over the years I've found they have honed the collect the pieces / puzzle game play to a solid dependable platform.

The previous Lego game I played on PC was Lego Marvel Super Heroes, this was heralded as the high water mark of the recent titles. I have to say, I was I little underwhelmed by the game. Perhaps it was the franchise that didn't resonate with me. I'm not up to speed with all the comic book characters and their special abilities, so the puzzle solving wasn't very straight forward. Also the sheer size of the game left me feeling there was a lack of focus.

6 hours into Lord of the Rings, it's a totally different beast. I've found the story mode hugely enjoyable. All the puzzle elements have been tied nicely with what you'd expect from the roster of characters. Sneaking around is Bilbo domain, given he has the ability to become invisible. Legolas uses his bow to fire at hard to reach targets. Gimli uses his axe to power smash rocks, to open up new paths.

All these features are embellished with some very faithful cut scenes and environments, which directly channel the Peter Jackson movies. Voice work is directly taken from the original cast which adds an extra layer of authenticity. Howard Shore's themes are uses to great effect and add yet more polish to the mix.

Lego games are simple affairs. You know what you are getting when you boot them up. I've found Lord of the Rings to be a great pick up and play title, colourful, engaging and just pure fun. I'd recommend it heartily, to kids of all ages.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Yeah... This game pretty much sucked me in. I had to get 100%, couldn't resist. This is basically playing the movie, with added funny material. You would think it'd go quick but they add a lot of obstacles/puzzles that you need to figure out to progress. 10/10 would kill Golum with Golum again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
frankly, I don't like LOTR. its pretty boring watching 2 little guys running around and hiding for most of the time. although the other thing than that still interesting. well, this is my first time playing LEGO franchise. I bought this because its cheap ( 89% off atm). so, why shouldn't I try it?

and here I am, give thumb up for this game ( might change later )

good voice acting, bg music and sf. feels like playing the movie.

update #1
most of the lego things are breakable. more thumb up since I could hit sam until he's breaking over and over again.

update #2 ( mey 3rd 2015 )
the further I play, the control feels more annoying. they could have provide option to remapping the button and change camera view control to mouse. this would be the most annoying thing in this game so far.

#update #3 ( mey 5th 2015 )
no map key mapping. its another annoying thing when you should hit ENTER , , , ENTER just to viewing map.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I have played a few lego games in the past, but this one is probably the one I have enjoyed the most.

I bought this because well some times you just need to set back and play a goofy type game or atleast I do. And this filled that need well. A nice and decently long game, with lots of things to unlock, as well as replay value to boot! Id suggest playing it with a wired Xbox remote though.
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