The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

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Sony PlayStation 2
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The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age | PS2

RPG, TPP, fantasy, books, The Lord Of The Rings, videos, classic RPG

Companies responsible for The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Visceral Games / EA Redwood Shores | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age release date for PS2:

game language:
English

02 November 2004 | Worldwide

05 November 2004 | Europe PAL

02 November 2004 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1 , size: DVD
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 577 players' votes.  

Nintendo GameCube
Game The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GCN) Cover
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age | GameCube

RPG, TPP, fantasy, books, The Lord Of The Rings, videos, classic RPG

Companies responsible for The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Visceral Games / EA Redwood Shores | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age release date for GameCube:

game language:
English

02 November 2004 | Worldwide

12 November 2004 | Europe PAL

02 November 2004 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: miniDVD
Game score 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 189 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox
Game The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (XBOX) Cover
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age | XBOX

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

02 November 2004 | Worldwide

05 November 2004 | Europe PAL

02 November 2004 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player , size: DVD

Game Boy Advance
Game The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GBA) Cover
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age | GBA

RPG, TPP, fantasy, books, The Lord Of The Rings, videos, classic RPG

Companies responsible for The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Griptonite Games | game developer

Electronic Arts Inc. | publisher   Official website

The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age release date for GBA:

game language:
English

02 November 2004 | Worldwide

05 November 2004 | Europe

02 November 2004 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 105 players' votes.  

Middle-earth welcomes new warriors to the eternal quest to defeat Sauron in this RPG adventure.

Features

* Fight on the side of Sauron in Evil Mode

* Storyline intersects with the classic tale, featuring scenes from the film trilogy

* Upgrade your characters

* Voiceover from the original actors from the trilogy

What's more epic and medieval than turn-based battles? As The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age shows, the two go together like an Orc and ugly.

You play as Berethor, a Gondor captain, and Idrial, an elf, as they journey through Middle-earth to stop the minions of Sauron. Broken up into nine chapters, The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age pits your party against the dregs of Middle-earth in familiar settings. Defend the city of Osgiliath, track down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria and try to destroy Helm’s Deep. The Third Age does a great job of incorporating this mythical quest into the LOTR trilogy.

The Third Age boasts 109 sequences, complete with footage from the Peter Jackson trilogy, in which Gandalf narrates how your journey fits into the LOTR universe. LOTR fans will be in heaven with these sequences, but watching them is not vital if you just want to plow ahead. As exciting as the movie clips are, the graphics and artwork during gameplay are nothing short of amazing. From the architectural details on columns to the smallest leaf in the forest, EA Games went the extra mile to bring Middle-earth to life.

RPG purists may scoff at The Third Age's linear storyline. The side-quests lack novelty, since they mostly involving searching for and destroying bands of enemies you'll find in the main game. The leveling-up, weapons and battle-system all qualify as standard RPG fare. One twist The Third Age adds to the genre is a skill-learning system. Every time a character you control successfully performs a special attack, he or she earns one point toward learning a new skill. Usually, you're given a choice as to which skill you'd like your character to learn first.

For LOTR fans, though, The Third Age is a terrific introduction to the RPG genre. Besides, you get to be evil. Evil!

Tired of beating up on the bad guys? Turn the tables and play as Sauron's troublemakers in Evil Mode. Once you clear a chapter by making nice, a section unlocks in Evil Mode. Evil Mode lets you re-enact the major battles from a chapter, this time taking the role of the bad guys. After you defeat the heroes in a battle, you move to the next battle to defeat the heroes again. If you clear each Evil Mode chapter, you're given a prize to use in your main quest. Killing your heroes to make them stronger on their quest? Man, that's harsh. But in Middle-earth, you take every advantage you can get.

Bottom Line

EA has developed a beautiful game that fans of the trilogy will go wild for. With its somewhat linear storyline it's a great introduction to the RPG category, but its high production values and depth offer enough to appeal even to hardcore RPGers.

source: http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=eef643df-5c19-4a9e-a899-cd69821b8f6b

Experience the first console roleplaying game (RPG) set in The Lord of the Rings™ universe in The Lord of the Rings™, The Third Age™ from EA GAMES™. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy. Traverse through both familiar and seldom-glimpsed locations as you fight to save or destroy Middle-earth™ in an epic adventure. Encounter the demonic Balrog in the Mines of Moria, defend the fallen city of Osgiliath, or try to destroy Helm’s Deep. These choices and many more will confront you as you align yourself with the people of Middle-earth or undertake missions on behalf of Sauron.

Play as all-new characters from Middle-earth, interacting with the heroes, villains, and supporting cast who populate the world. Your heroes or villains are completely upgradeable, allowing you to enhance their weapons, fighting style, and attributes. Then you will embark on a free-roaming adventure where you can complete the primary objectives or seek out the various side quests and uncover hidden characters, secret weapons, and powerful items.

Dispatch the forces of light or shadow with an innovative turn-based battle system. Ride horses or Wargs and charge through your foes. Use your leadership skills to maximize your party and unleash devastating attacks as you fight alongside or against key characters from the films such as Aragorn, Gandalf, and the Balrog.

Explore a beautiful and realistic world that features assets from all of the films, voice acting from the original actors, and motion capture from the films’ stunt doubles.

KEY FEATURES

* Play on the side of light or shadow. In an adventure that intersects the main plot points of the film trilogy, battle on the side of the Fellowship in their quest to save Middle-earth or unlock the evil missions where you fight on the side of Sauron.

* Deep gameplay that expands all three films. Travel to familiar and unfamiliar places such as the Mines of Moria, Helm’s Deep, Pelennor Fields, Minas Tirith, and a host of unexpected locations like the White Mountains Plains.

* Customize your hero or villain: Upgrade your character with an in-depth skill tree system where you can acquire unique skills in melee combat, ranged weaponry, defense, and magic.

* Discover a vast array of weapons, armor and clothing, and other Middle-earth items.

* Free-roaming gameplay. Explore, take on side quests, and uncover secret characters to join your party, or special weapons and items to boost your existing characters.

* Fight alongside or against key characters from The Lord of the Rings such as Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Eowyn, and the Balrog.

* New user-controlled cameras keep players aware of everything around them.

* Voiceover from the original actors and assets from all three The Lord of the Rings films.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.