Work together or die alone in this epic quest to turn the tides in the War of the Ring.
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Дата на излизане: 1 ноември 2011

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Snowblind Studios is in the unique position of drawing inspiration from both the literary and film rights to world of Middle-earth, allowing players to bloody their axes on a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.

Key Features:

  • Action Meets RPG - Intense, visceral, and satisfying combat. Rich, layered, and impactful character progression. In War in the North, you get both. Find and equip the best loot, upgrade your hero using a wide range of skills and items, and feel the intense satisfaction of rushing into real-time battles with friends by your side. Fight through the brutal realities of the war on all fronts that were brought to life in the lore. Immerse yourself and make your own mark on Middle-earth.
  • Co-op at its Core - Build your own fellowship of three heroes to confront the growing army in the North. The survival of your group and all of Middle-earth depends upon your uniquely skilled heroes working together. You must fight together or you will die alone, and these high stakes make the experience of playing together both socially engaging and incredibly satisfying. The first time you rescue a friend who has been grabbed by a troll and is desperately yelling for help, you will understand what we mean.
  • An Untold Story - While much attention and focus has been placed on the journey of the One Ring, the assault on Middle-earth hits all corners of the map. War in the North turns our attention towards an integral part of the storyline that is grounded in details within the books and various appendices. This is not someone else’s fight. This is your own effort to forage a way through the dark, dangerous, and unknown landscape, defending all that is yours. This is your war.

Системни изисквания

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD 64 X2 4400
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:2006 or later GeForce 8600 or Radeon HD 2600
    • DirectX®:dx90
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:100% DirectX 9 compatible Audio Device
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel Core2 Duo 3 GHz or AMD X2 5000 or AMD Phenom X4 9600
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 2xx Series or Radeon HD 6xxx series or greater
    • DirectX®:dx90
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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9 от 11 човека (82%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
12.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 ноември
Fantastic hack & slash game with great graphics (for 2011 of course), good storyline and highly advanced co-op play. Just play with friends, and you get a lot of fun.
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5 от 6 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
16.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 октомври
Although the graphics are a bit outdated, and most of the world textures are of low quality due to the game actually being a console port - the combat is very addictive and fun. The "bleached" out color palette can easily be changed by using sweetFX. The game is stable, didn't crash a single time and works very smooth on maxed out details. I absolutely recommend it!

Too bad most of the map pins can't be accessed and are there just for lore info. But still - you'll get 10-15h from it by just playing through the normal mode. Throw in a couple of friends and you're in for a bundle of fun ^^
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4 от 6 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
59.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 октомври
LOTR: War in the North is a fairly straight forward action based rpg, which nevertheless brings on many hours of fun.

Plot: the game seeks to expand on Tolkien's Middle Earth by presenting a side story that happens along side the War of the Rings. You get to play as either Eradan the ranger, Andriel the lore-master, or Farin the champion, to thwat the plans of Sauron's commander, Agandaur. While exploring vast landscape from the Shire, to Grey Mountains, and Mirkwood, you get to meet members from the fellowship of the rings, side characters such as Radagast the Brown, and even a mighty dragon. If you've played LOTR: the Third Age, the narrative of this game is fairly similiar.

Gameplay: the 3 aspects of a good RPG are present in this game, namely - statpoints, skilltree, and itemization. As there are limited points and inventory space to go around, decisions must be made into how your character is created. While the diversity of types of character is definitely limited, it is enough to keep you entertained for a 20-50hrs long game.

Unlike The Third Age, this game is a action based RPG and each 'encounter' with orcs requires some sort of finesse to defeat them. However, the game is not too hard, and it actually becomes easier as you unlock the heroic, and legendary difficulty levels. On the same note, a major flaw in this game is that the difficulty is based on the character you choose *winks* Farin, rather than the level you are playing on. Also, unlocking the 'legendary' difficutly, requires you to complete the game two times on it's fairly short storyline. This may get boring, although the lure of better items, hitting the maximum level, and uncovering all the secrets/collecting all 50 achievements is enough to keep a player going.

Quests in this game is fairly one dimensional as most of them cannot be missed as long as you diligently explore the maps and talk to the NPCs. More details shoud be added to the backstory to make this game more vibrant and interesting. 'Secrets' on the other hand requires some time spent exploring and manipulation of the ever annoying 'game save' mechanics, and this may frustrate players unless they find a guide (which there are surprisingly few online).

Lastly, this game UI is clearly based on the console version, and some mechanics such as character movement and inventory management, feels clunky and poorly done up. However, this is not a problem after taking some time getting used to it, although, a PC game controller will certainly improve the experience.

Audio/visual: the landscapes and character design are extremely well done for a 2011 game with details such as seeing the weaves in Elrond's shirt, rock patterns in the background, and blood splatter as you chop off the orc's head. While the game's background music and action sounds are vibrant, the voice acting could be better, to add more life to the storyline, and make the hero jouney seems more epic. Together, the atmosphere of the game felt a letdown as the good visuals such as the never ending rain in Bree is not complimented with audio effects to bring about an immersive expierence.

Verdict: Overall, War in the North gets more fun as you progress along the difficulty levels, and your character feels truely powerful on the final difficulty level. However, the clunky mechanics, limited depth to the character's development, quests and backstory limits this game from being an epic RPG. Also the game design restrict it to around 60hrs of gameplay before it gets repetitive. Thus, this game would be a good buy during steam sales as a form of pasttime, but definitely not a must-have, unless you are a Lord of the Rings fan.

Disclaimer: this review is written based on solo-play only, and I have yet to encounter any bugs with this game.
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
14.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 ноември
It's a good game for fans os The Lord of the Rings. With it you can travel to some places you've always wanted to. It does have some issues while playing by yourself (the companions AI is weak) but with friends it's really cool. So, if you want to know something more about the The Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit and kill some orcs that's the game for you!
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 октомври
If you are looking to play with friends over 3rd party communication practically unplayable. Voice chat always on and none mutable.
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
12.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 октомври
This is an ok game. Very interesting to see another side of the LotR universe, but it gets pretty bland honestly. But the reason I can't recommend it is simply because if you own a Radeon card, be prepared for much frustration. The game is so unoptimized for these cards that it becomes practically unplayable. Two whole chapters require workarounds just to make the game playable. If you don't heed this warning and try the game anyways, be prepared for a lot of crashing, blue screen and every other error under the sun.
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
10.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 октомври
Very buggy
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 октомври
Another game that was rendered unplayable becuse the Port from Console > Pc was so horribly executed there is bad stuttering with the FPS but the game would have been amazing despite that. But you cant fix the FPS issue.
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2 от 3 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
19.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 ноември
War in the North is a great hack'n slash RPG. The gameplay gets a bit repetitive and grindy, but the story (set in the LOTR universe) is fun and believable. Amazing performance for its graphics. Overall pretty good, can get insanely difficult at times though.
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2 от 3 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
8.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 9 ноември
Just started playing throught this with two friends, it's ♥♥♥♥ing awesome.

1. You each have a different role and different gear associated with it
- Champion: Straight up heavy DPS, uses big two handed axes and maces, he can also use 2 handed swords with one hand.
- Ranger: Agile DPS, can dual wield swords/maces/hammers and can use greatswords.
- Lore-Master: Healing and procective magic, she can also use her staff as a melee weapon when needed.

2. ♥♥♥♥ING LOOT IS AWESOME. Each of you get your own seperate loot that covers all 3 classes, so you'll need to take breaks every now and then to give eachother the items for their class and vice versa.

3. Combat is kinda like Dragon Age on a console. You know, the hack and slashy ♥♥♥♥. But it's extremely satisfying for all classes.

The overall feel for the game is kinda like an MMO and Borderlands mixed together, it's really well made and is up to standards even 3 (nearly 4) years later.

If you've got an odd number of friends that you regularly play games with (like myself), I would definitely recommend this to you!

9.5/10
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4 от 7 човека (57%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
64.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 ноември
it is epic
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5 от 9 човека (56%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
21.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 29 октомври
This game I will say a good game to play with friends. For me the best Lord Of The Rings games every. F*** Lego Hobbit and Lego Lord Of The Rings. Lord Of The Rings War In The North for the win
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2 от 4 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
14.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 23 октомври
Jacko Rating
7.5/10
What a hidden gem this game turned out to be! I bought this game on sale and was greatly surprised and impressed with this LOR Hack n Slash. Better than just about every LOR game to ever be released apart from the latest one Shaow Of Mordor, in fact although a few years old it still has one of the best Co Op modes if not the best Co Op mode in any LOR game to date.
Graphics and sound are average but the combat and team format that you play in (team of 3 which 2 of which can be Co Op) is what makes the game and gives you such great enjoyment.
With a touch of open worldness about it in some parts (especially Rivendale) this path lead hack and slash is easy to pick up and gets you in the thick of it right off the bat.
Reccomended to buy on sale and try not to pay more than 10$ to really get your value for money.
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2 от 4 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
99.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 октомври
An okay game but very limited in what you can do,or where you can go and ridiculously hard at times. You also can continue on after finishing the game by starting again on a higher difficulty level,but everything is the same and itgets boring after awhile,not recomended!
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5 от 11 човека (45%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
56.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 октомври
A big "boo" to Snowblind for absolute lack of support. This game is full of bugs and i haven't been able to finish it without at least 10 crashes and occasional gameplay bugs in each playthrough. Finished the game four times, just for the info.

Crashes should be less frequent with nVidia GPUs but they're still nonetheless. I mysef have experienced somewhat horrible experience on different AMD GPUs, especially in the last level, the Carn Dum fortress.

The game itself is a fine coop rpg, and hadn't it been for all the crashing, i would have had recommended it. Had some fun playing with a friend, until it started crashing for him (with nVidia GPU) in the Barrow Downs. Shame on you, Snowblind.
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4 от 9 човека (44%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
14.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 октомври
It goes bo0m,you go bang...your a badass and you cut orc's heads off..oh and big birds are in it and some dragons...oh and Frodo...it's good go play it!
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3 от 7 човека (43%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
8.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 ноември
Wow... just wow
It could be a great game, but why it have to be so an instable one. Sometimes it frozen so much that even the task manager couldn't kill it, had to restart.
And the fancy idea of forcing the low quality mic during the game. Because why not the cavern scenes have echoing effect? Who would like if you cannot understand a dman thing what the others said.
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2 от 5 човека (40%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
11.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 1 ноември
While this game eyes great, it does have a lot of potential. However, various things deny that potential. 5 second knockdowns, your companions blocking your way, no flinching upon being hit resulting in just dropping dead, litte logic within the story line and to much a linear way to play.

Also, having to choose a single class and the game forcing you to play that class till the end of the game, since all the fancy equipment you gave to your AI companions will be gone when you select them. Making sure that once you change, you've got no way to match the equipment to that level, unless you buy yourself the equipment, which is only possible after you've reached Rivendell.

All in all, if the devs payed some more time upon developing the game, it would've been recommendable and enjoyable. Now it's just a frustrating experience I must add. So, if you're looking for a decent Lord of the Rings slasher, I'd suggest playing the games made 10 years ago, or the somewhat newer Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor.
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2 от 5 човека (40%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
12.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 29 октомври
If you enjoy the LOTR story, you will enjoy this game. I have yet to complete it, but I hear it is short. I will update my review once I complete the game.
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2 от 5 човека (40%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
10.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 13 ноември
If your are playing this as a single player it might work, however if you are interested in playing this with a friend or two, abandon ♥♥♥♥. Theres plenty of working co-op games out there and this is not one of them.

Here is some of the problems you will face if you try to play this game in co-op:

The game features its own voice chat function which works so poorly that you will not be able to understand a single word because of the bad sound quality. THERE IS ALSO NO WAY TO DISABLE IT. I had to download a virtual adio cable program just so I could actually chat with a friend using another program while playing.

If you were lucky enough to get into another players game, buckle up for strange crashes, disconnects when visiting windows and a good spike in your blood pressure every time you try to give an item to your friend. It will most likely vanish into thin air.

Getting used to the menus will take longer than I ever put into this game since they are made for a controller. There is mouse support but much of it is just nonsense.

I will have to say that the game supports alt + f4 so escaping its horrors is quick and easy.
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