The Dark Lord Sauron is threatening to destroy Middle-earth brick by brick, and only a Hobbit can stop him! Together with his friends, Frodo Baggins must journey to Mount Doom and cast Sauron’s evil ring back into the fiery chasm from whence it came, ending the Dark Lord’s reign forever.
The smallest person can change the course of the future, even one made out of LEGO! Become Frodo and over 80 other playable characters and embark on an epic quest across an open-world version of Middle-earth in this lighthearted and imaginative retelling of the renowned movie trilogy.
Experience The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy the LEGO way, with a minifigure cast, dialogue from the films, and a uniquely challenging brick-based version of Middle-earth.
From the peaceful fields of the Shire to the mysterious beauty of Rivendell and on to the fearsome depths of Mordor, forge your own path through a vast open world.
Set out on perilous side quests, discover secret areas and solve challenging puzzles alongside the epic main adventure.
Master the special powers of over 80 playable characters, including Frodo’s ability to wear the One Ring and enter the shadowy world of the Ringwraiths...
Hunt for hidden treasure! Collect, craft and use magical items including Wizard staffs, Mithril armour and Elven blades that glow blue in the presence of Orcs.
Battle Ringwraiths, Mountain Trolls and the Balrog, and smash hundreds of Orcs to pieces with Aragorn’s sword, Legolas’ bow and Gimli’s axe!
Share the adventure in co-operative multiplayer mode! Form a fellowship with friends and family and explore Middle-earth together.
This is the first Lego game I've tried (well, other than the iOS version of Lego Harry Potter, which has a very different style of gameplay), and I love it! I've completed the story, but there is still so much to do in freeplay mode (I believe the "completion" - in terms getting all the collectibles - was only at something like 20% when I finished the story). My favourite part is that when you're not in a chapter, you can literally walk from the Shire all the way to Mordor and back (if you don't get lost or distracted on the way). The world is huge and incredibly detailed, and I could probably spend hours just wondering around admiring the scenery. My only qualm is that - while figuring out how to progress or find objects to complete quests can be a challenge - completing the story is sometimes too easy in the sense that there doesn't seem to be a way that I've found that you can actually "lose" and have to go back to the last checkpoint (possibly unless you've died so many times you managed to lose ALL your studs but I feel like you'd have to be extraordinarily bad for that to happen). But really, that's a minor detail in the grand scheme of things. The game is fun and can keep my attention for hours (not many games can claim that). I highly recommend it for any Lord of the Rings fan.
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