Work together or die alone in this epic quest to turn the tides in the War of the Ring.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (119 reviews) - 66% of the 119 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (5,207 reviews) - 78% of the 5,207 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2011

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About This Game

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.

System Requirements

    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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Mixed (119 reviews)
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Mostly Positive (5,207 reviews)
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dorian.haywater
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Fantastic story, great combat and best of all the co-op is well done. I wish there were more games like this!! Full heartedly recommended to anyone who is looking for a good story focussed co-op game to play with 1 or 2 friends!
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かふう ちの
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
To begin , this game has mediocre gameplay its not too good neither is it too bad but i dont recommend this game for one reason not because the storyline is bad but because this game crashes too frequently and has a automatic in-game voice chat which u cant switch off other then using the steam interface itself therefore i dont think this game is shown to it full potential but its developers.
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JakeOmega
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I didn't think Lord of the Rings: War in the North was fantastic, but it is one of the few decent CoOp campains I've played recently. It's a good game to play with a friend who like LotR.
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Liviu222
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
horrible 3/10
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theultimatecan
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Awesome game, even after 5 years there's a decent amount of replayability. A great buy for LOTR fans as it parallels the adventures of the Fellowship without feeling like a rip off. I was lucky enough to snag it on midweek madness but $20 wouldn't be an unfair price.
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Bart Fitzgerald
( 97.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I found the story good, the fight was really well done, the skills and points are really smart. Most of the features (gore, dmg numbers) can be turned off if you don't want them. I enjoyed it in single, and also in co-op.
Runs ♥♥♥♥ on AMD cards, so be careful, I wasn't able to finish it (still love it).
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Mark Fuckerburg
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
As a fan of LOTR, i would like to keep the review short and sweet.

pros: LOTR

con: everything
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Jams
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Lord of the Rings.

More like generic fantasy hack and slash.

Save your money. Buy a used PS2 and get the Lord of the Rings games on that.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Very funny CO-OP game, to play with your friends :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Awesome game, even after 5 years there's a decent amount of replayability. A great buy for LOTR fans as it parallels the adventures of the Fellowship without feeling like a rip off. I was lucky enough to snag it on midweek madness but $20 wouldn't be an unfair price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I think it's a pretty enjoyable game, expecially if you play with friends (you might get bored playing alone). It reminds a little of the old LOTR hack n slash for ps2, which i loved as a child, of course it hasn't the best storyline but it's funny.
The only bad thing is that the gameplay is short (i finished the story in about 14h), i would have enjoyed more levels
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Fun game! Really enjoyed myself with this game! Too bad there isn't a sequel from this. Tottally reccomend this for every LOTR fan
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Its fun to play with friend.. if you dont have friends then dont play this alone ( its boring) :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I found the story good, the fight was really well done, the skills and points are really smart. Most of the features (gore, dmg numbers) can be turned off if you don't want them. I enjoyed it in single, and also in co-op.
Runs ♥♥♥♥ on AMD cards, so be careful, I wasn't able to finish it (still love it).
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Gave a bad review to this a few years back, ran it for 20 minutes and got a really bad glitch.
Now, finally playing it for a little bit, I have found that this is a amazing game.

Using an Xbox One Controller, while also playing with Girlfriend.

Played a vast variety of RPGs and other games.
Really great.
Would recommend.
9/10
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
THIS GAME IS UNPLAYABLE WITH AMD GRAPHICS CARD DRIVERS!!! Crashes in Chapter 2+ completely impeding progress! if you're not using an AMD GPU you may be fine? I am not able to test this. Buy at your own risk!

---My actual Review---

This game is fun. I have enjoyed the 6 or so hours I've played of this game tremendously. Running around, looking forevery secret is right up my alley.

Combat is a little strange because there's almost no indication of you taking damage other than your healthbar decreasing sometimes. Other than that one quirk, this is a solid game, and I'd rate it a 4/5.

The driver conflictions with newer AMD drivers than old 2012 drivers, however, make this game completely unplayable. I have crashed once in the boss room in chapter 1 and 5 times in the Barrow-Downs in the beginning of Chapter 2. It's completely unplayable.

If you're using an AMD GPU Don't even bother buying the game. It simply isn't worth the hassle of downgrading and upgrading every time you wanna play the game.

Unfortunately, due to this critical flaw, the game is a 0/5 for me as it's unplayable. Such a shame.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Played this with friends a few years ago and it was extremly fun, And now we are playing it again and its just as fun. Perfect game to play with a couple of friends. Hard to find games like this that has co-op. Story rich game, and fun combats. Cant say i have run into any problems with runing this game myself.

And i wish there where more games like this where me and my friends are all the main characters insted of many games where there is just 1 main character and the rest are followers.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
great game very fun go story the bad part is the crashing which really sucks and won't be fixed most likely but if you can get it to work it's very fun to play
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