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 (473 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

    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
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
WARNING AS OF OCTOBER 1ST 2014 DO NOT BUY THE DLC PACKS THEY ARE NOT WORKING WITH THE GAME RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
otherwise this game is worth the 7.99 i paid during sale but it is not worth the current price because the last chapter isnt out yet so it is incomplete 6/10.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
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.

Posted: October 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 30
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Basically I can only describe this game as "not as good as Lego Lord Of The Rings". By all means if you a fan of The Hobbit and Lego games in general pick it up. If you have played LotR then a lot of the function and design will be very familiar although sadly with the inclusion of a few more annoying elements.
I think part of the problem stems from the film. Lego LotR had three films and an epic world to pull information from, and therefore felt rich and entertaining. But The Hobbit feels limited due to the film stretching the source material out too far, the journey from Hobbiton to Erebor doesn't feel half as epic as the one to Mount Doom. You just don't want to explore the world. As sandbox games go this is a limiting factor.
The main annoying trait is the "crafting" system. Which now requires you to have to correct elements of lego pieces collected throughout the levels to unlock various upgrades needed to gain other perks. Sadly I found this very tedious and added another layer of banality around it.
What the Lego Hobbit should have been was a single DLC expansion to the Lego LotR and contained within the same world. Sadly we got a large dull world, a dull cast and a thin, stretched out world. Even Lego Marvel which I loved, has a boring open world, but at least has interesting characters that you "want" to unlock. Who really wants "Lake Town" Oin?

Pros:
- Great Lego Story
- Good recreation of Middle Earth

Cons:
- Tired gameplay
- Uninteresting World
- Tedious Crafting
- Not as good as Lego Lord Of The Rings.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
42.5 hrs on record
Love this game! And you can actually get ALL the acheivements which is rare on steam
Posted: October 13
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
LOVE IT SO MUCH
Posted: October 9
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
"Do you recommend this game" Hard to say. (TL;DR down the bottom)

(You'll notice that I haven't completed the game on my account. I have, however, on the PS version at a friend's house.)

TT's engine isn't great. It's not bug-free: I've had to restart the level due to glitches such as characters not being usable when they shouldn't, jumping through walls, and the Special Ablities being glitchy.

The openable caves - which is a fairly good idea - aren't great. They're often really hard. Not hard as in challenging: hard as in boring. I'll take a cave near the Misty Mountains, where you have to jump on spiky platforms which spikes pop up periodically.
The problem with this is that failing takes FAR TOO LONG: you have to go AROUND, then up, then back on the platform... *yawn* It'd be easier if they just killed you at the bottom.
Then there's a set of three spiky platforms in a row. There's no way you can get past this that I've found. Running spends to long, jumping is useless, and as far as I know no character has a speed boost. (Feel free to correct me on this)

Now, I'll go to the bosses. They're far, far better than Lego LoTR (in which EVERY boss has EXACTLY the same attacks), but they're not that great. There's often a key combination which you have to press. The problem is that you have to know the combination: the time it gives you isn't enough. So you have a pain in the rear and no mistake.
Co-op for these battles is horrible. There is literally NOTHING for the other character to do. Even when you have the sharpest sword of Middle Earth and you're against Azog, who has no armour, you can't hit him. No, the other character is raging at the time that they DON'T give for you to attack him.

This being said, a boss should not be beatable on the first try. One should have to THINK about it.
The problem is that this is taken the wrong way. They're only hittable at certain times: which I can understand, but the other times are simply just a pain.


The cutscenes are pretty good: if you don't like light humour then don't get this game.
Though, there's no clear way to skip them. Yes, it will come up with 'U' (Skip), but there's no way to control when it will do this. It is a slight nuisance that the Battle of the Five Armies is nonexistent and Erebore is marked by a Loot Dispenser - oh yes. That's the other thing I want to talk about.

Maybe my computer's something I dredged up from the seabed, but I meet the Reccommended Requirements, and even on lowst graphics settings the game still lags. There needs to be a setting: "Special Effects: Off/Low/High" That would save a lot of things.

So, about this loot. Given the lag, it's IMPOSSIBLE to mine anything as Bofur. I press the key immediately: right in the middle: and it keeps on going. I've had it mine perfectly thanks to the fact that it BOUNCED OFF THE END AND WENT BACK AGAIN.
Yes, my computer meets the Reccommended Requirements. The Reccommended ones.

Back to Loot again: Is there are USE for 1,000 rocks?
No?
Or 10,000 wood?
No?

At least you could sell it at the Dispenser.

Things are also completely unbalanced: Iron is often needed... but it's rarer than diamonds AND emerals, which are never needed except for getting that last Mithril Brick.
Loot is frankly pointless, and a waste of time. Just make things drop studs and ask the player to input 1,000 studs to unlock something or other... I'm not a dev.

Onto gameplay:
I can't stress how linear it is. You have 0 freedom.
I'll take as much of Riddles in the Dark as we were able to complete before it spazzes out (check my screenshots :P).
You have to knock down a skeleton to get a head to throw at something.
Hey... I have *checks* 100 rocks.
WHY CAN'T I JUST USE ONE OF THEM
Ok, so I'd need Dori to pull this down to get a Minikit... I have 50 rope. Can't I just use that?
You have a set number of things to do. No freedom. Do this, do this, and do that. Now, I'm not saying that TT should have coded that you could take out the trolls by pushing trees onto them and then attacking them in the face. I'm merely saying that there should be different options. You shouldn't have to go through the level with the game dictating what you can and cannot do.

Onto the Dwarves' ablities.
I have to say, TT did very well to give nearly all of them something useful.
Except for Thorin. He has nothing that he can do that somebody else cannot. Surely he, as the leader, should have the special stuff?

Onto actual gameplay: It's not great.
All the special stuff can only be used when the game tells you to. "Buddying up" is a complete waste of time and of patience if it isn't needed to complete the level. Pole Stacks are rather hard to control: you'd think that you'd jump off the pole, but no, you just climb up. Bombur's spring ability never comes out well. It's never used and when it IS, you're groaning that you're Player 2 and thus all the Dwarves are following Player 1, who is far, far away.
Ori's slingshot is similar. It's uselss for attacking (which I'll get to shortly) and is only used when it's needed. At least Dori's morningstar is effective in combat.

The attacking engine is horrible. By spamming out whatever key it is to attack, you won't get hurt unless it's a boss attack... and even then, that's unlikely. Anything ranged is USELESS. It's so much easier to walk up to the enemy and spam attacks rather than fuddle around with aiming something. Yes, it has an autotarget... but the autotarget seems to like aiming at the farthest away thing possible and not at the thing that is right in front of you hacking you down.

Speaking of attacking, the Necromancer boss.
PLEASE
This is the buggiest thing in the game.
You are a wizard (is far less exciting than it sounds: just like ranged units, but with the disatvantage of not being able to multi-fire and having a useless shield that protects against one attack in the GAME), and you have to shield yourself against the Necromancer's brick blasts. Easy, hey?
Except there's one orc that pops out and attacks you. No problem, right? It's just one. It's hardly an army.
Except that you as the player can scarcely attack him. The default is to put the shield up. It's nigh on impossible to actually attack the orc. By the time you have, the Necromancer's launched another brick blast, and the orc is still hacking away at you.
Very, very, VERY fortunately, there's an area behind the tree on the left. The orc will never attack this space.



Onto the camera.

How can I put it nicely... It's like a wild horse on steroids. Very hard to control and rather unpredictable.
Oh, it works most of the time. Oh yes.
But the places where it doesn't work are often the places you need it the most. While exploring Middle-Earth you will be able to rotate it. You don't often need to, but it's helpful. However, this gets it to zoom in and out as it tries to get you a view of your character that isn't obscured by rock.
Levels... levels, now, are a different matter. The camera doesn't rotate.
It pans.
Meaning that it can be impossible to get a good view of what's happening. What I'd give for a nice top view where I can see where all those pesky platforms are... Why can't you just make it rotate? What is the PURPOSE of the pan?


Several people have bugged about the mouse controls. I'm not fussed about these. So what about the mouse? Do you not know how to use up/down and Enter on a keyboard on a main menu?
And... it even says it down the bottom! Oh yes! 'Up/Down' and 'Enter' (Select)!


TL;DR and finishing thoughts:

I've seen that the main reason people are reccomending this is basically because it's The Hobbit. This isn't a bad move: far from it. It's just that to me, the bugs and the pain over the engine make it unworthwhile.

If you're a Hobbit fan then you'll likely be enraged by the bugs in the engine.

They're not minor.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
not bey dlc!
Posted: October 10
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Do not, purchase any of the dlc for this game they do not work.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
DLC'S DONT WORK DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
Posted: October 10
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2 of 12 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
THREE of the LEGO games refuse to start on our childrens Haswell i5 gaming rig running Windowss 8.1

We have managed afer much effort to get five (or 6) other LEGO games working on the same rig, but this one
(LEGO The Hobbit)
and
The LEGO Movie game
and
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
ALL refuse to work; even after changing monitors etc etc etc etc etc etc

We dont know if its because we got them in the SALE real cheap; and the distributor have ordered Steam to prevent them from working until something is settled.
Posted: October 21
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24.1 hrs on record
A good game i have all the lego games and this one is good but it's just incomplete there are so many bugs and no third film (isnt out yet) and if they had waited till after the third film it would be better.


7.5/10
Posted: September 25
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3.8 hrs on record
The LEGO Games, I was an idiot to start thinking "Im too old for this".

The LEGO Hobbit, including the majority of the Lego games has never ceased to amuse me with its comedic twist on movies with a lego theme.

I'de give it a solid 10/10, with no bias, its a great game.
Posted: September 26
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28.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 18
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17.6 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 12
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39.3 hrs on record
dieses spiel macht spaß weil das Spiel eine offene Weltkarte hat. vorallem haben mir die vielen Charaktere Spaß gemacht. Es is auch viel humor drin.die Missionen waren gut. ein paar Stellen haben mir nicht gefallen (keine Beispiele). ein paar verbakte Sachen gab es auch.cooles Spiel. :)
Posted: October 13
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35.2 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 12
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4.6 hrs on record
Its fun like all the other lego games, but lego games should be about funny SILENT cutscenes and smashing the ♥♥♥♥ out of everything made of legos, not cutscenes longer than the scenes in the movie. If you want to buy a lego game i'd buy all of the star wars ones first, especially the LEGO star wars: the original trilogy
Posted: September 28
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10.8 hrs on record
A really fun game to play from time-to-time, but I'm pretty sure it only has around 15 hours of playtime (or even less) till you finish all that is interesting. There is also, of course, the fact that you can complete the game 100%, but I'm pretty sure hardly anyone has ever done that with a LEGO game...
Posted: September 29
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52.2 hrs on record
Great game, but the DLC:s didn't work at all, so don't buy them. Otherwise an excellent game.
Posted: October 1
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