Reclaim the Lost Kingdom brick by brick! Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin and his company of Dwarves in an epic adventure across Middle-earth to recapture the Lonely Mountain in the most expansive LEGO game to date.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,020 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 8, 2014

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Reclaim the Lost Kingdom brick by brick! Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin and his company of Dwarves in an epic adventure across Middle-earth to recapture the Lonely Mountain in the most expansive LEGO game to date.

• Battle ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and many more!
• Combine the Dwarves' unique abilities to solve puzzles - often with hilarious results!
• Explore iconic locations in Middle-earth, from the Shire to Goblin-town and beyond.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows®XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8 with latest service packs and updates installed
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 EE 3800+ (2*2000 Mhz) or similar Intel CPU, such as Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 (2*2000 Mhz)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS or ATI Radeon X1950 Pro or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0b and below not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: AMD or Intel Quad Core running at 4*2600 Mhz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 or ATI Radeon HD 5850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0b and below not supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.5
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM*
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 320M. This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10.1 +
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB VRAM*
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9400 and NVIDIA 320M. This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).
Helpful customer reviews
430 of 504 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
This is the one game I allow my 6 year old son to play. We play together one level per week on the weekend. Suprising enough I look forward to it as much as he does. The simplicity of playing a game like this is really enjoyable. The voice acting is excellent (it should be since it is taken right from the films). If you're a parent looking for a safe game to enjoy with your kid(s); this is it.
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70 of 77 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
fantastic game, still the good old lego humor. also they have added a lot of new things, that makes sure that you have a lot to do even after you complete the main missions. my game did crash once or twice during gameplay, but they will most likely fix that, and even though its really annoying when it happens, it does not ruin the game.

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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
This is the greatest thing to ever come out.

Upsides:
Great Game
Full Story of the movie with the addition of a few washing machines

Downsides:
Some DLC items you now have to find in the new update.
You can only freely choose character in the hub after completing the whole game
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
50.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
I played all lego games except lego pirates of the caribbean and I can say that lego the hobbit is one of the best lego games i ever played. It's very good, have much inovative characters and awesome new features. There are lot of new places to explore and awesome new item finding feature that allows you to customize your character with various items like shields, swords, even hair that gives him new abilities. I give 10/10 to game, I really recommend this to anyone, new lego players and experienced lego players. :D
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Has Ian McKellen's (Gandalf) voice in it.
10/10
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I will keep this as short as possible. First, it isn't as epic as Lego LOTR. Second, it's still epic. Third, if you're a fan, buy it. Fourth, Lego has awesome humor. I just beat the story about a half hour ago. The story alone was worth the purchase. I love the unlockable characters and freeplay mode. One annoying feature: the new "crafting" system. That is a pain in the BUTT.

Some tips: These Lego games HATE crossfire (can't speak for SLI). Disable it on a per-application profile in your CCC if you buy any of them. I haven't had a lot of crashes, however, I found most of them were caused by using GeDoSaTo to upscale/downscale. It sucks that these games crash for stupid reasons, but if you play them whilst not trying to do anything hard core, you will have a lot of fun.

I am purchasing the DLC tonight and will update my review later.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I can totally recommend this. It's the best Lego game so far and wonderfully made. For everyone who likes the Hobbit and Lego this is a must- buy. There are plenty of funny and interesting aspects which keeps suspense. It may be that it is graphically seen behind all the newly released games, BUT story, middle earth and gameplay are the best so thats no problem. Most of the side quests are pretty cool and sometimes hilarious (Quest to fight Azogs mum). The DLCs are now WORKING, the old reviews just werent updated obviously. Great Game.......

10/10
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
If you've played a lego game before you know what to expect somewhat but this was quite a unique experience. The open world really makes you feel like you're going on an adventure with Bilbo and the dwarfs in an almost Skyrim esc. manner. The game is very easy and simple to get through but if you want to 100% the game it is surprisingly difficult. Challenges range all the way from escort missions you can't fail to a race around Rivendell that is quite infuriating for all the right reasons. The challenges are quite satisfying to complete and it feels good watching the map get less and less cluttered with quests over time, you really feel like you're making progress. The controls are awful to start but can be changed very quickly to something that makes more sense for your keyboard. Overall a great game that I actually feel driven to complete 100% of the way.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Just another fun and awesome Lego game !! I have the first one Lego Lord of the Rings and this one is just as good if not better ! The new crafting system puzzle is real kool ! The look seems a bit better then the first also.The controls are good! I always recommed a controller with any LEGO game.It will make the switching between character's and accessing items and stuff faster.I Really like the buddy system added in this game to get tasks done.

I'm a older gamer and i think LEGO does a amazing job making games that appeal to young and older gamers!!

As most have said also this game is only the first 2 movies and the 3rd should be a added DLC !! So i hope this gets done to make it a compelete game and get the full story(Get on this LEGO) !!

Also check out Lego Marvel Super Heroes if you dont own it yet !! Killer game also !! GO TEAM LEGO!!!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
THE DLC PACKS WORK NOW!

This game is THE BEST lego game I've played and I've played almost all of them. If you are going to buy any lego game, buy this one. The map is huge, the story is excellent, more gameplay mechanics than in the older lego games etc. And of course for The Hobbit fans this game is a treat.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Fun game for the price, I got it for 5 dollars. However, I do think they jumped the gun finishing this game before the final movie was released, even though the last movie will just be a way for the producers to milk it and make it a "trilogy" Overall Gameplay is fun and what youve come to expect of lego games this one delivers.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
LEGO The Hobbit is, first and foremost, a LEGO game. There isn't a great deal different from other LEGO titles, in both bad and good ways. If you've tried LEGO games before and found them dull, I don't think this one will change your mind, but if you have an obsession for collection, this game will probably serve you well.

First of all, some gripes. I really don't like how the game forces you to come back later and re-do things when you already have the means to complete them at your disposal, simply locked away. It takes advantage of a child's endless appetite for repetition (Pokemon, anyone?), but as an adult it gets frustrating at times. And speaking of frustrating, the game has some bugs too. I've had characters get stuck, once even in a game-breaking way in the middle of a story mission that locked out all buttons but Start and forced me to quit. The physics on hills and edges get weird sometimes and prevent you from jumping, which can sometimes lead to the stuck thing or lead to death in the middle of a jumping puzzle. I would also get random crashes for a while, which was fixed by turning off Raptr's integration completely, even the Track Gameplay part (the only part I actually use). And the end of the game cuts off at a really bad time, though that's not entirely their fault, since from what I understand the movie does too. Perhaps they should have waited for the third movie to come out to release this. Hopefully they put out some DLC to add in the final climax. It's literally only missing the last chapter or two from the book.

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, the game is still fun. It's still cathartic to beat up LEGO objects and watch them explode into fountains of loot and studs. The gradual ramp of power and wealth starts to get quite high near the end, and I feel a bit Smaug looking over my vast collection of items and riches. Okay, I admit that pun was terrible. Moving on. None of the missions, quests, or puzzles are particularly difficult or complex, but are still fun nonetheless. Suitably accessible for a child but still enjoyable for an adult, a good balance. I'm about 28 hours in and I still haven't gotten tired of it. The bits of humor injected into the game here and there are a nice touch as well. My favorite gag is Azog's missing hand actually following him around and constantly taunting him. Great way to add flavor to the original movie script. And the voice acting clips taken from the movie are a nice touch to telling the story as well, as opposed to the silent approach of early LEGO games.

By no means is LEGO The Hobbit without flaws, but if you're a fan of Traveller's Tales style of collect-a-thon games, this will be a shining Arkenstone in your collection. I picked it up for $5 on sale and more than got my money's worth out of it. Again, if you're tired of the LEGO formula or just really hate Tolkien it's probably a safe pass, but for everyone else, I'd definitely recommend giving it a try.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
50.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Great Game! If your a fan of The Hobbit Movies or Lego game I highly recommend.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Great story filled with great laughes. I recommend this game to anyone who enjoys great story telling
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Cool game, great environment. It has the good old lego humor as the other games. Voice acting like from the movie, the story is very detailed and the camera is working fab compared to other lego games.
8/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
A great game fillled with loads of exploration and hilarity like the other lego games but this one is much much bigger than the rest you get to see the open world of middle earth from the shire to the lonely mountain and all the rest a great story of course and more characters than lego marvel its worth it :)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
61.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
(Full disclosure: I'm a professional software developer. That might explain me being very critical. But I'm not working in the games industry, I'm doing business software. I'm not a native English speaker, either...)

+ The game is (almost always) fun to play! Expect the riddles and "missions" to be at most on par for a 10- to 12-year old, though.
+ The game works fine for me and my 8-years old daughter playing together (playing on her own she'd most likely be overwhelmed, though). I suspect kids between 10 and 12 years will do between well and very well on their own.

- The testers were either incompetent or were ignored (judging from my own experience my bet's on ignore).
- The map is sh**. Yes! Sh**! It's almost completely useless; until you hit the bug where you can't use the map at all... because then you have to restart!
- The path hints are ... uhm ... "not all that good", either.
- The extras (red bricks benefits) settings are not saved between sessions; that's really annoying!
- The controller settings are not saved between sessions, either; that's annoying!
- The "Show hints?" setting regularly shows as "no" even though the (annoying) hints do appear in-game.
- The game randomly crashes or becomes unusable (e.g. map no longer working for one of the characters, character stuck in an animation loop while transitioning between tiles, player unable to switch character or current character's weapons etc.); this makes other problems -like settings not getting saved- even more aggravating. It's much more pronounced in this game than in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, by the way.
- There seems to be virtually no PC adaptation at all (e.g. you cannot use the keyboard to name your custom characters, you really have to use the absolutely ridiculous console way). Playing with the keyboard is seriously not recommended, probably altogether impossible in a local co-op setup. Tooltips? Unheard of...
- Split screen mode settings ("vertical" vs. "dynamic") seem completely untested! If you need to hit something to the far right or left of the walkable content you should not ever use "vertical". Most annoying example I have encountered is in the last regular level. Try hitting the left-most wall hanging with a "vertical" setting...
- The camera handling sucks. Bleh...
- Why does a player who started his quick-journey (aka "eagle transfer") later than his buddy arrive significantly earlier than his buddy? Yes, this is a very minor complaint compared to the others but ... well ...
- Adding an item to a character won't be remembered even in the current level or context. Add "Mithril horseshoes" to Gandalf, switch to Dori and then switch back to Gandalf... Equipping an item/weapon on a character, then behaving in a "sort of default way" will switch to the character's default equipment/weapon, not the last manually equipped item. This is very much at odds with players' expectations. If I -the player- equip a bow, I want the character to use the f****** bow, not switch back to his daggers!
- After completing a smithing session the "forged items overview" appears (why?) and blocks both players' screens for way too long.
- After completing a quest the path hints might still show you the way to the obsolete/no longer existing target (I haven't found a repeatable pattern for this, yet). This hint cannot be removed, either. You have to assign a new hint and remove that one.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
SPOILER ALERT - Nope, just kidding. This game was released without the last 1/3 of the story. THIS GAME IS INCOMPLETE, AND SHOULD BE ADVERTISED AS UNFINISHED.

This isn't an "epic adventure across Middle Earth to recapture the Lonely Mountain." Lies, precious! No Mountains were captured in the making (or playing) of this game.

LEGOs n' Tolkien? This is biblical status nerdism! By far one of the most progressive LEGO games to date, LEGO Hobbit is super pretty and cleverly put together. Even with the chaos of dozens of characters, the game is patient & advises you gently, like a priest might. Unfortunately, this LEGO game is like one of those priests I warn parents about because he turns out to be untrustworthy and may make your children cry.

Shameful part is, I was happily playing when it ended suddenly. No matter how good your game is, and this WAS A GOOD GAME, you're a buncha dirty cheats if you are using it to distract me so you can jot down my credit card information for later. I'm a diehard Tolkien fan from the time my Dad read me the Hobbit & LOTR as a beautiful series of bedtime stories. Those are some of my fondest childhood memories aside from the beatings, and it's a shame that I can't honestly recommend this lovely game interpretion as it is missing a huge part: the end.

Pros:

* Invisible walls seem to be popping up way less, they must've cut the guy whose job that was. Good thing he got that job working on Shadows of Mordor.
* Purdy scenery & funny NPC dialogue, voice actors & game designers were obviously having fun.
* New minigames that are forgiving and interesting to watch. I thought the building quests were a great idea.
* LEGO LOTR never saved a single checkpoint for me, this game worked perfectly in that regard. Thank you, from the people who are overachievers and gotta catch 'em all.
* Helpful gameplay, lots of advice that you can choose to read or ignore.
* Improved camera, which still isn't saying much. Better than a sharp stick in the eye?
* IT IS TOLKIEN Y'ALL

Cons:

* No sheep racing. Baaaaaaaaaa-d.
* Until you beat the whole game, you can't have freeplay in the main world. No changing characters or roaming free for a minute, LEGO Hobbit is here to make you eat your meat before you get to enjoy your pudding.
* Repetitive gameplay, but to be fair that is what you're signing up for.
* No cheat codes except for characters. Sad for kids who keep falling or find parts of it too hard. I don't have kids but I can imagine their teary little faces. Heh heh. I mean. Aw.
* Silence from TT about DLC and updates.
* May seem picky, but not being able to zoom in and out of the unlabeled map was very frustrating. There are a few parts in the game where they make it impossible for you to go back the way you came, which is a tried & true idea but if you're going for that your map had better be easy to navigate and specific. This was neither. It kind of ruins the epic feel when you can't see a clear image of the entire world.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Amazing game however I would not recommend buying because the third film isn't included.

There has been no word if it will be released at all either.

I would definitely recommend this game should a straight yes or no from the developers comes about, I just feel this game is incomplete without the third film.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
It's the same ol' LEGO game that everyone loves. Still a complete blast
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