Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Action 10 October 2017
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is a direct sequel to the well-received action-adventure game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Just like the first game in the series, Shadow of War takes place in the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. The game is presented from a third-person perspective. We can explore the rich, open world of the game by riding various steeds and by taking good use of the free-running movement system, similar to that from the Assassin's Creed series. Once again the Nemezis system is one of the core gameplay mechanics. The game will automatically generate unique enemies which we will encounter, battle and optionally make them join us in our battle against Sauron. It needs to be mentioned that the game also offers many new features, with the possibility of taking over Dark Lord's keeps being one of them. There are more types of enemies for us to face, more new, unlockable skins and pieces of equipment.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Action 30 September 2014
A TPP action game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was developed by Monolith Productions, the creators of Aliens vs Predator 2 and F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon. The plot takes place before the events depicted in "The Lord of the Rings". In the main campaign, players assume the role of Talion, a ranger who is raised from the dead by an ancient spirit of vengeance in order to take bloody revenge on the servants of Sauron for the death of his loved ones. The core of the game consists of spectacular battles with large groups of enemies, during which you can use a rich variety of ranged and melee attacks, as well as dodges. The audiovisual aspects of the game were modeled after the cinematic saga by Peter Jackson.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II
Strategy 28 February 2006
A sequel to the bestselling real-time strategy based on the very popular Lord of the Rings book trilogy and its cinematic adaptation. This time the action takes place in the northern areas of Middle-Earth where combined forces of humans, elves and dwarves face the army of evil Sauron represented by orcs of Mordor and Isengard. Players can play 15 scenarios per each side of the conflict. The second installment in the series uses the mechanics from the original game while introducing many improvements. It is now possible for players to create their own heroes and improve his skills during the game. Lists of available units, weapons and spells were increased and the fights now take place not only on land, but on sea as well. Thanks to the improved SAGE engine, graphics of the game were enhanced, as were the looks and number of units appearing simultaneously on the screen.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
RPG 01 November 2011
A multiplayer-focused action role-playing game, taking place in the famous Lord of the Rings universe. The game was developed by Snowblind, creators of e.g. the console edition of the legendary Baldur's Gate. You play as a man, an elf or a dwarf, fighting the forces of Sauron and participating in the events in the norther part of Middle-Earth, happening concurrently to the main story of the Lord of the Rings novel. Depending on your chosen character, the gameplay mechanics vary slightly, and you use different abilities. The story unfolds depending on your choices, enabling us to do many sidequests. Of course, your character can level up and gain new useful abilities. The game can be completed in a three-person co-op mode or in a singleplayer mode, in which you are supported by AI-controlled party members.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
Action 13 November 2012
An action game, featuring elements of a 3D platformer, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and the movie trilogy by Peter Jackson. LEGO The Lord of the Rings is another "blocky" production from Traveller’s Tale studio. It lets us take the role of a chosen member of the Fellowship of the Ring and set out on a dangerous journey to stop Sauron and his minions. The campaign consists of a series of stages inspired by the most memorable scenes from the movies. The gameplay mixes elements of action, arcade, and logical puzzle games. Similar to previous LEGO-licensed productions from Traveller’s Tale, LEGO The Lord of the Rings offers a two-player cooperation in addition to single player.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth
Strategy 06 December 2004
A real-time strategy game developed by EA Los Angeles. The title takes place in the fantasy universe of Middle-Earth created by J.R.R. Tolkien. The game allows the players to participate in two separate campaigns in which they can lead one of 4 nations: riders of Rohan, soldiers of Gondor, army of Isengard and legions of Mordor. Each nation has its advantages and weaknesses. The gameplay combines features of classic RTS games, based on resource gathering and base expansion paired with epic fights during which, similarly as in the Total War series, the player controls whole formations of troops and powerful war machines. Heroes with special powers, such as Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas or Gimli are an interesting addition to the formula. The developers recreated many battles known from the trilogy, including the Battle of Helm’s Deep during which as much as 500 units can appear on the screen simultaneously. Graphics of the title are generated by the engine that was previously used in Command & Conquer: Generals.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II – The Rise of the Witch-King
Strategy 28 November 2006
An official expansion for the second installment in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth series. It requires the basic version of the game to work. The Rise of the Witch-King expansion takes place between the War of the Last Alliance and the journey of the Fellowship of the Ring. This time the developers decided to be more creative and the game tells about the events that J.R.R. Tolkien described rather sparsely. The story of the expansion concentrates on the Witch-king of Angmar whose objective is to conquest the kingdoms of Arnor. The player assumes the role of the titular character and he must build power of his army and participate in the great conquests for the glory of Sauron. The gameplay in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II: The Rise of the Witch-King doesn’t differ from the one used in the basic version of the game. However, the expansion offers completely new units (including Thrall Masters and Dark Dunedains) which can be used both during the story campaign and in skirmishes and multiplayer modes. Siege engines appear on the battlefield as well. In addition to that, the races from the basic version of the game received some new units and the AI behavior was greatly improved. The process of character creation has become much clearer and more intuitive.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Adventure 03 November 2003
An action game with RPG elements – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, developed by Visceral Games in cooperation with EA Redwood Shores, is based on the license of a hit movie by the same name. The game allows the players to assume roles of over a dozen characters known from the silver screen – one can play as Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and many others. Player’s task is to destroy The Ring of Power and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron. The gameplay builds on battles against hordes of enemies. All the bloodshed takes place across twelve diverse battlefields – these include Minas Tirith, Fields of Pelennor, The Black Gate and The Path of the Dead. As the story progresses, one can develop particular characters, gaining access to more powerful combos that can be used in all the battles to come. An additional treat, featured in the PC / Windows and home consoles releases of the game, are the cutscenes taken from the third part of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, along with the soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. The players can enjoy this experience either in a single player mode, or accompanied by one more player.
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
Action 13 January 2009
An action game set in the universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien. The game shows a vision of the aforementioned universe inspired by the movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Developed by Pandemic Studios, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest allows the player to participate in a number of battles determining the fate of Middle Earth. One can side with the forces of good and fight side by side with the characters from the books and movies, or join Sauron as he conquers consecutive territories and enslaves the peoples of Middle Earth. The gameplay mechanics have been based on the formula featured in the first two installments of the Star Wars: Battlefront series. During the battles, one controls standard units diversified in terms of their specialties - the players can become warriors, archers, scouts, or mages. Occasionally, one can also assume the role of giants and characters known from the movie adaptations. The two available single-player campaigns (one per each faction of the conflict) have been divided into several diverse missions - the multiplayer experience, however, features three game modes – Skirmish, Conquest, and Capture the Ring. The game delivers high-quality visuals - the player is bound to appreciate the character models highly resembling the actors who starred in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
RPG 24 April 2007
An MMORPG set in the fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and his other works. The players get right in the middle of the war between the forces of evil (led by Sauron, who commands an unlimited number of orcs and other beasts from Mordor) and the forces of good (races inhabiting the remaining parts of Middle-Earth). The game developed by Turbine Entertainment allows one to assume the role on an Elf, a Human, a Hobbit, or a Dwarf, explore the vast open world, fight Sauron's minions, complete various quests, as well as collect useful pieces of equipment and weapons. On their journey, the player can develop their character’s combat potential by selecting consecutive abilities as they see fit. Since mid-2010, the game has switched to a free-to-play business model. This means that the players can enjoy it for free, however, those who want to unlock the access to the so-called 'premium content' have to utilize the optional microtransactions system.
Arcade 27 September 2015
Next installment in a bestselling game series devoted to LEGO bricks and developed, as usual, by Traveller’s Tales studio. This title is Warner Bros'. response to the growing popularity of franchises like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This is the first game in the series that uses real LEGO minifigures, which are transferred into virtual word through a special port. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game is not much different from other titles in the series, still being a third-person action-adventure game. You play as various LEGO characters who have to stop evil Lord Vortech from annihilating humanity. The game is available for purchase in several editions devoted to different franchises. Starter pack includes figurines of Gandalf, Wyldstyle, Batman, and Batmobile. However, you can buy individual packs of characters featured in the Return to the Future franchise, LEGO Ninjago sets, DC Comics, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Desolation of Mordor
Action 08 May 2018
The DLC to Middle-earth: Shadow of War, in which the player assumes the role of Baranor - the commander of Minas Ithil who faces the threat coming from the East. This Add-on offers not only a number of new story-related quests but also an entirely new region and additional pieces of gear that the main protagonist can upgrade at his dwarf friend – Torvin.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Adventure 24 September 2002
Guardians of Middle-Earth
Strategy 04 December 2012
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game
Logic February 2019
A virtual adaptation of the card game created by Fantasy Flight Games and based on the license of The Lord of the Rings. The game allows up to two players to participate in a yet another adventure taking place in Middle-earth, during which they lead three heroes through a selected scenario. The game allows you to modify your deck and missions in many ways, making each playthrough unique.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Blade of Galadriel
Action 06 February 2018
An expansion for the game Middle-earth: Shadow of War, in which you play as Eltariel, an elite assassin, who hunts creatures corrupted by the Ring of Power. The new protagonist uses new equipment and battle abilities, and her weapons of choice are two elvish blades and the Light of Galadriel.
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring
Strategy 04 November 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
RPG 02 November 2004
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
Action 14 September 2010
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Action 05 October 2002
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Lord of the Hunt
Action 16 December 2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Lord of the Hunt is the first big DLC for the third-person action game developed by Monolith and set in the Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe. The expansion focuses on the various beasts that roam the lands of Mordor. During our adventures, we will once again meet Torvin, the dwarven hunter, to listen to his stories and take part in the titular hunt for the never before seen beasts, like the toxin-spitting graug. Along with the new plot, Lord of the Hunt introduces a series of story-based quests and challenges (we can see our results in the online rankings). We will also collect five new runes, the Beastmaster skin for our hero, and encounter new types of orc chieftains who can ride beasts,
The Lord of The Rings Online: Mordor
RPG 08 August 2017
The sixth official expansion to the popular MMORPG developed by Turbine Entertainment. After the studio responsible for developing the base game had been shut down, the developers joined the Standing Stone Games – the studio responsible for creating this expansion. This add-on introduces the titular land of Mordor, currently ruled by Sauron – the dark lord. The players are given a number of new locations known from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including Cirith Gorgor, the Valley of Udun, Barad-Dur, and the Black Gate. Additionally, one can visit Erebor – the city under the mountain known from The Hobbit and its cinematographic adaptation. The Lord of The Rings Online: Mordor introduces over three hundred new quests, raises the level cap up to 115, and delivers new items and artifacts. To top it all, when creating a character, the players can now play as High Elves. Mordor features a new barter system allowing the players to acquire unique upgrades for their equipment. Another novelty is the allegiance system allowing one to join any faction in order to retake Mordor territories for additional bonuses and unique pieces of gear.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - The Mobile Game
Strategy 26 September 2017
Middle-earth: Shadow of War for mobile devices is a strategy game based on the free-to-play business model with optional microtransactions. In spite of identical title as the action adventure game published on PC and consoles, it is an entirely separate project. The plot, however, is somewhat similar and focuses on the war between Sauron and a Ranger known by the name of Talion, who shares his body with Celebrimbor - an elven wraith. The game for mobile devices builds on collecting characters known from The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, and has the player assemble small teams to lead them to real-time battles. Each warrior features unique statistics, weapons, and special abilities, which when activated can turn the tides of a battle. Each character can be developed in terms of combat skills, which the player can adjust to their preferred tactics.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord
Action 24 February 2015
The Bright Lord is the second DLC to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor developed by Monolith Productions. The expansion takes us to the distant past where we play as Celebrimbor. Remembering how much the Dark Lord hurt his family, Celerbrimor declares war on Sauron and tries to stop him from getting his hands on the Ring of Power. Unlike Talion, the protagonist of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord can use the power of the One Ring. He can use it to mind control his enemies, force them to attack their allies, and even become invisible. All of those things provide us with many possible tactical approaches to combat. Moreover, Celebrimbor is a much better archer. The Bright Lord requires the base game to be playable.