The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is an action adventure game based on a book adaptation of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This title was created by Surreal Software. The game uses a 3D graphics engine previously used in Drakan 2.
The plot of the game is based on the first book of the trilogy in which four hobbits, following the advice from Gandalf, set off on their way to Rivendell to seek help from the dignified Elrond. The hobbits are constantly chased by the Nazgul - dark riders. The hobbits also encounter new enemies and make new friends. The mysterious Tom Bombadil saves them from the branches of Old Willow in the Dark Forest, and then from the hands of the ghosts of the barrow. In the town of Bree, they meet Strider, the next companion of the journey, who leads them to their destination. The game is an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's original novel rather than its film adaptation, in which several important plot lines and characters have been omitted.
The player can lead one of the three main characters: Frodo, Aragorn (Strider) or Gandalf. The choice of each of them causes a completely different course of the game caused by their different skills. Frodo is not a good warrior, but thanks to the Ring of Power he can hide quickly from enemies. Aragorn is an excellent warrior, trained in archery and hand-to-hand combat, and his skills increase when he uses his ancestral sword, Anduril. Aragorn can sneak up on an enemy and perform a stealth kill. Gandalf is a wizard, who knows all the secrets of magic. He can cast many different spells, most of them being defensive, because he is not aggressive by nature.
The game is a combination of adventure and arcade elements with RPG. While the combat requires speed and reflex, it is important that the characters are well equipped with the right weapons and clothing, which we can buy from shopkeepers, get from strangers we meet or simply find in the dark undergrounds. Each character has a different set of tasks to complete, leading to one end and bringing us closer to the destruction of the Ring of Power in the viscera of the Mount Doom.
Game mode: single player
Media type: 2 CD
User score: 8,1 / 10 based on 1626 votes.
PEGI rating The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring System requirements
PC / Windows
- Pentium III 500MHz
- 128MB RAM
- 32MB graphic card