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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (XBox)
- Face the evil forces of Sauron in this 3rd--person action/adventure that emphasizes weapon tactics
- Play as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, each with unique fighting styles and upgradeable combat moves
- Fight through 13 levels of fully rendered 3--D environments
- Revisit memorable moments from the Peter Jackson films, including Moria and Helm's Deep
- For 1 player
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- Platform: Xbox
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
EA's first The Lord of the Rings action/adventure game will take players through the roles of the key action heroes from New Line Cinema's epic film trilogy. As Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas, players will battle Orcs and memorable movie monsters, with other members of the Fellowship taking a very active role during gameplay. The game features dramatic camera views of the action within fully 3D interactive environments taken straight from the big screen. A visceral, tactical combat system will encourage players to be strategic with their selection of characters, weaponry and moves.
Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers PS2 game will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. Players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. EA's first The Lord of the Rings action adventure game will allow players to take control of the motion picture trilogy's action heroes--Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli--with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay. Players will battle a variety of Orcs and square off against vicious boss monsters including the Cave Troll and Saruman. A tactical gameplay system will encourage players to react quickly and be strategic with their selection of characters, weaponry and combat moves.
Middle Earth comes to life in spectacular detail. Set in over 16 mission locations, each environment will have a close visual correlation to that seen in the first two films. As a backdrop to the action, the game will feature Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning musical score.
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The conversion from film footage to graphics is a joy to watch and film actors supply the voices of the characters. Combine these two aspects and you get an experience very close to the film itself. Extra features include interviews with the actors and a featurette on the making of the game which are very interesting and a lovely touch. Periods of loading are very few leaving little time to twiddle your thumbs and the graphics are very smooth and detailed. The moves the characters learn as they progress are fancy but not are also believable, not ridiculous.
The style of the game is very close to a beat 'em up making it the ideal way to release the day's tension. Unfortunately the game does not stray very far from this aspect. There is the odd period where you have to defend another character or a location. Therefore, if you like a bit of varied gameplay and puzzle solving this game may not wholly satisfy your needs. Other minor negative points include the fact that Legolas does not look very alike to the film version while he is in your control. Also, when your character moves off screen and the camera angle changes the controls sometimes reverse leading to confusion.
Overall, the video game does not let the film down and I was happy I had got my moneys worth. The few negative points I have outlined is why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
IT HAS BEEN ON ORIGIANL RELEASE FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW AND IT WAS SO POPULAR THE XBOX PEOPLE DECIDED TO RE-RELEASE IT IN THE CLASSIC RANGE. IT WAS POPULAR BECAUSE OF THE FILMS, I THINK ANYWAY, BUT WHEN THE XBOX OWNERS GOT HOME THEY DIDN'T JUST GET A LOUSEY PIECE OF HYPED UP TRASH (*COUGH* ENTER THE MATRIX *COUGH*) THEY GOT A GAME THAT WAS HIGHER THAN AVERAGE ON THE GRAPHICS SIDE, SCORED AVERAGE ON GAMEPLAY BUT SCORED LOADS FOR BEING A GREAT ADAPTION OF THE FILMS.
YOU BATTLE WITH THE HELP OF ARA-BOB, GIM-BOB AND LEGA-BOB. THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT ATTRIBUTES WHICH ADDS VARIETY, WHICH IS NEEDED AS YOU TEND TO BUUTON-BASH YOUR WAY THROUGH ON EASY MODE.
THE CREATURES THAT ALL HAD SMALL PARTS IN THE MOVIE, HAVE BIG PARTS IN THE GAME AS YOU HIT THEM, STRIKE THEM AND NAIL 'EM TO THE GROUND, THEN MOVE ONTO ANOTHER ONE WHO SEEMS TO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT WHERE HE IS, WHY HE IS THERE AND WHETHER HE SHOULD WALK INTO A TREE OR NOT. I AM TALKING ABOUT THE GAMES AI. IT LEAVES ALOT TO BE DESIRED BUT WHERE THE GAME AVERAGES IN AI IT DUN 'ALF MAKE UP FOR IN THE GRAPHICS. THEY MAY NOT BE AS CRISP AS SAY GRAND TURISMO 3 BUT THE PLACES AND SURROUNDINGS ARE BEAUTIFULLY TEXTURED SO THAT YOU KNOW WHAT IS A TREE AND WHAT IS A WALL. YOU REALLY DO THINK THAT YOU'RE THERE; IN THE THICK OF IT AS YOU REMEMBER HOW ARA-BOB THREW WOOD CHIPPINGS AT THE 1000'S OF URAK-HAI AS THEY CHRAGED AT HELMS DEEP, IN THE FILM. THE GAME HELPS YOU REMEMBER THESE THINGS AND IT COULD ONLY DO THAT BY MAKING YOU SEE A WELL REPRESENTED MIDDLE EARTH AND THAT IS WHAT EA HAVE DONE.
SO LET'S ROUND THIS THING OFF WITH A CONCLUSION. THE GAME IS WORTH BUYING IF YOU LOVED THE FILMS BECAUSE YOU WILL INSTANTLY RECOGNISE MIDDLE EARTH AND THEREFORE ENJOY IT LIKE 'ECK.Read more ›
They didn't. Other developers take note. This is how a movie conversion should be done! Its a cliche maybe, but in this game, you really do play the movie. Quite literally infact, as one minute you're watching a key scene from the movie, and then almost seamlessly the film transforms to game graphics and you're fighting in the scene.
What you get for your money, is lovingly recreated scenes from the film, amazing graphics, the best use of sound I've heard on a game, including all of the original actors voice talents, great gameplay, hoardes of blood thirsty orcs and other middle earth denizens to slice and dice your way through.
The action is fast and furious and sometimes there are so many enemies on screen you can, forgive the pun, lose the plot. You start off with very basic moves, but in the best gaming tradition, you can learn more moves as you progress into the game, culminating in some great combos.
Add to all that character development, choice of three characters, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, all with their own strengths and weaknesses, the unlockable extras (a nice touch), and what you have is a whole lot of fun. Ok, so its not the most cerebral of games but it is a helluva lot of fun which is what gaming all about!
My only reservation is the longevity of the game but thats a minor point and the only reason I gave this 4 not 5 stars. A quality title and one of the best Xbox games around.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game was bought as a present for my 16 year old son who seemed to enjoy it. Game as describedPublished on 23 Mar. 2014 by Mola
Good item would recommend to anyone. Works perfectly, excellent condition and had no problems installing and running it etc. A*Published on 27 Feb. 2014 by Ben Platt
I played this on the PS2 for most of my late primary school and early secondary school life. It's a great game for Lord of the Rings lovers. Read morePublished on 5 Oct. 2013 by David Evans
This game is a good Xbox game which does function on the Xbox 360 console, but is not as strong as it's successor, the Return Of The King game.Published on 12 April 2013 by Mr. Thomas D. Hill
dont work arrived as stated didnt cost hardly anythiing but it dont work on xbox 360 so it was a wast of money dont workPublished on 2 Jan. 2013 by newman
this was sent as soon as order came in a few days as said and it was in very good condiion.
the game it self is good and if you have got the old xbox and not the new 360 then... Read more
the lord of the rings the two towers is an awfull game giving it one stars is still too much if I could I wouldent even give it that it's so terrible the game bores my to... Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2006
Ok i got this game for my christmas and thought it would be like the previous game "the fellowship of the ring" which was good for gameplay but not for fighting. Read morePublished on 9 May 2004