According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence

Parents have little to fear from Lord of the Rings. While the game may have garnered a T rating, there’s really nothing all that offensive or disturbing in the game. There’s lots of fighting and a little blood, but it’s nothing that’s going to traumatize little Johnny.  

Tolkien fans will no doubt be interested in the title, particularly since it recreates the book’s storyline and not the film (which left out some pretty significant parts of the story. While the game is certainly faithful to the book, the dull-as-dishwater gameplay will make struggling through Fellowship of the Ring a chore for even the most diehard fan.  

Casual gamers will want to take a ‘rent before you buy’ approach, as the game’s short length and uninspired gameplay make this a title that few people will want to have in their in permanent collection.

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken

Mike Bracken is a 43-year-old writer and bohemian living in Florida with a mountain of movies, books, and video games.

A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.

Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.

In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.
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