5 Lord of the Rings Video Games one should play


The Lord of the rings has some great video games

Lord of the Rings is an amazing series with great characters, story and overall world development. The series was a gold mine for game developers. With so many Lord of the Rings games, it is hard to choose from them. But here are our top 5 games that you simply must play.

M0FuHc ZcM
Lord of the Rings (IMDb)

The first Lord of the Rings movie came out in 2001. So this will be the 20th anniversary of the franchise. There have been so many LotR games in the past 20 years. Some turned out to be amazing and some were absolute trash. Here are the top 5 best LotR games.

5 Lord of the Rings Video Games one should play

The Lord Of The Rings: The Third Age (PS2)

This is a full RPG game loosely based on the Peter Jackson films. It has a traditional turn-based battle system. You can explore the world including Durin’s tower, the Black Gate, the Mirkwood forest, Isengard, Mordor,  or Minas Tirith in a third-person perspective. Players can choose from different factions like the armies of Gondor, Isengard or Rohan while battling. It has great visuals and a beautiful story. It is arguably one of the best RPGs of the Tolkien universe with a Metacritic rating of 73%.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Shadow of War is a sequel to the game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. With the foundations set in the previous game, Shadow of War does a great job of expanding the story to a large scale adventure. Players have to defeat the Dark Lord Sauron by infiltrating enemy lines. Talion the Ranger captain whose family was murdered by the Black Hand of Sauron leads the campaign. It has some microtransactions that the players must be aware of. Despite this, the game is a masterpiece and one of the latest ones on the series. It scored 75% on Metacritic.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Battle For Middle-Earth II: The Rise Of The Witch-King (PC)

The Witch-King is a popular character among movie fans. With a dope name like this, fans don’t have much information about him. This game expands on that character and introduces Sauron’s deadliest fighters. They also improved on the original game by offering tweaks and small quality of life improvements. It has a good and evil campaign system to choose different paths. The real-time strategy element to fight the forces of Sauron is an exciting addition. It scored 84% on Metacritic.

Lego The Lord Of The Rings (PC, PS3, Vita, 3DS, iOS, Wii, Xbox 360)

Lego games are an amazing concept that has developed and evolved over the years. The Lego version of LotR follows the original story from the Fellowship of the Ring and concludes at Return of the King. You can unlock 80 different characters and explore the overworld. The game is modified to be a bit family-friendly. It also has a co-op mode so that players can enjoy exploring with their friends. The game scored 82% on Metacritic. 

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (PC, PS2, GC, GBA, Xbox)

The Return of the King is considered the best movie in the LotR franchise. So it is obvious that the best movie will have the best game. It is a video game adaptation of the movie with the same storyline. The producers of the movie worked closely with the game developers to produce this masterpiece. It is a hack and slash adventure game with the ability to play multiple characters with different paths. It has some RPG elements and a point system to upgrade your characters. You can experience what it is like to defend Minas Tirith and battle Sauron’s armies. You also get to witness the final battle at the Crack of Doom and the Black Gate. The game scored 85% on Metacritic.

These are the top 5 LotR games that you must play. Some of the older games which had an online system is no longer available but there are some unofficial servers that are kept alive by the fans. You can also play some of the older console games using emulators on your PC or even on your phone.

More E-Sports news:

Follow our dedicated E-Sports page for instant E-Sports news and updates