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The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria PC

LotR Return to Moria

TPP survival game that takes us on a journey to the Lord of the Rings universe. In The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria we play as dwarves who come to Lord Gimli Lockbearer's summons to reclaim Moria and the treasures hidden there.

Action | TPP | fantasy | sandbox | The Lord Of The Rings | survival | network | co-op | crafting | Epic Store exclusive | Find Your Next Game

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria Release Date PC


developer: Free Range Games publisher: North Beach Games Official website

English language game language: English

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The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is a survival game set in the fantasy universe of The Lord of the Rings, created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Game was developed by Free Range Games studio and was published by North Beach Games.


The action of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria takes place in the Fourth Age, so after the events presented in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. We play as dwarves who come to the mine called by Lord Gimli Lockbearer himself. Their task is to reclaim the underground metropolis and the treasures hidden in it. The task is not the easiest one, because Khazad-dum is filled with numerous dangers.

Game mechanics

The gameplay in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria starts with creating a character. We have an extensive creator at our disposal, which allows us to bring to life a dwarf with his own identity. Then there's nothing left for us but to start the actual adventure, which takes place in a dark labyrinth of halls and corridors.

We observe the action from a third-person perspective (TPP) and we mainly explore underground tunnels, gather valuable resources and fight with enemies. Apart from that, we have to carefully monitor the condition of our character, providing him with food (which we gain through hunting) and the possibility to sleep and control his temperature.

Iron, gold, quartz and, last but not least, the mysterious mithril, are needed above all to produce new equipment. Thanks to a complex system of crafting, in the recovered forges we can craft new tools, armor and weapons, as well as repair, improve and enchant the equipment we already have. Moreover, in the depths are waiting to be found, among others, amulets, which increase the strength and wisdom of our charges. In addition to that dwarves can (and even have to) construct advanced machines, as well as build magnificent structures that serve them as bases; although nothing stands in the way to build them from scratch, often it's better to use the recovered monuments.

Despite the fact that the heroes fight mainly with axes (as befits proud dwarves), nothing stands in the way of equipping themselves with more sophisticated tools of murder; we're talking about swords, which, like Stinger, shine when orcs are nearby. Speaking of orcs - although they are our main opponents, there is no shortage of opportunities to cross swords with larger and more dangerous adversaries. Admittedly, having to fight dynamic battles is inextricably linked with our time in Moria, but many encounters can be avoided if only we don't exceed a certain level of noise generated by us.

Additional variety is the fact that Moria is procedurally generated, so each adventure looks different than the previous ones and is connected with the necessity of facing different challenges.

Game modes

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria allows you to play solo, but it spreads its wings only in cooperative mode, in which up to eight people can play.

Technical aspects

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria features a colorful, somewhat cartoonish graphic design.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

Expectations: 4.2 / 10 based on 8 votes.

Age restrictions The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria: 16+

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