The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Parents should be aware of the massive amount of violence in the game, yet can take comfort in the fact that there is no blood shown and the players are battling against the "forces of darkness."

Fans of the films have plenty to drool about here; the game includes cutscenes from the movie, actor interviews, authentic voice-acting and music, and plenty of other movie-related goodies.

Tolkien fans who have not yet seen the movies (if they even exist) be warned: the game contains severe spoilers and takes a few liberties with the plot that may seem bewildering to someone who has not first experienced Peter Jackson's film interpretations.

Casual gamers and fans of action games should find The Two Towers a solid rental or discount purchase, but will likely be unimpressed by the relatively short length and the fan-oriented special features.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers may unfortunately have some difficulty with the game. Although most of the important in-game events are triggered by cutscenes, the player must occasionally react to important voice commands from companions that are not issued simultaneously in text form.