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Essays 22 September 2022, 17:35

author: Hubert Sledziewski

Best Lord of the Rings Video Games - Editors' Choice

"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." In other words, we're looking at the best games set in the Lord of the Rings universe!

6. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

  1. Genre: action RPG
  2. Year of release: 2011
  3. Platforms: PC, PS3, X360
  4. Developer: Snowblind Studios

Theoretically, it should go downhill for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North – it was the only game set in Middle-earth to release withing a span of a good few years. However, in practice, the critics weren't all that crazy about it – the scores were mostly around 70% – and the sentiment was largely shared by the rest of players. However, years went by and there wasn't any new RPGs set in the world of The Lord of the Rings on the horizon. And this kind of made people look a bit more warmly at the game by Snowblind Studios.

All in all, it was deserved, because it's not a bad game. Decent gameplay can encourage further fun – mindless pressing of buttons on the pad or keyboard won't work, instead you have to learn a combination of attacks, use special skills and blocks.

Combat was a lot of fun, but the dialogues were also decent. - The best games in the world of The Lord of the Rings – Editor's Choice – Document – 2022-09-18
Combat was a lot of fun, but the dialogues were also decent.

Slightly more hardcore fans of RPG will find a many well written conversations in War in the North. Hack'n'slash fans won't run out of all sorts of weapons and items which can be worn and adapted to their own needs to effectively pacify hosts enemies, including some well-designed bosses.

BEAUTIFY LOTR: WAR IN THE NORTH WITH MODS

There are two mods worth installing while playing The Lord of the Rings: War in the North today:

  • Care Package – with this mod, you can eliminate visual aberrations that cause strange blending of textures and visible gaps between them. The mod also sharpens the image, improves color tones, and adds nicer versions of visual effects (such as anti-aliasing).
  • Flawless Widescreen (available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions) – a tool with which you can change field of view (FOV) and add to support for originally unsupported resolutions, e.g. ultra-wide.
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