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Lord of the Rings: War in the North [Download]

by Warner Bros
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews) 66 / 100

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  • ASIN: B008Y218RK
  • Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,119 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Snowblind Studios is in the unique position of drawing inspiration from both the literary and film rights to world of Middle-earth, allowing players to bloody their axes on a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.

  • Action Meets RPG - Intense, visceral, and satisfying combat. Rich, layered, and impactful character progression. In War in the North, you get both. Find and equip the best loot, upgrade your hero using a wide range of skills and items, and feel the intense satisfaction of rushing into real-time battles with friends by your side. Fight through the brutal realities of the war on all fronts that were brought to life in the lore. Immerse yourself and make your own mark on Middle-earth.
  • Co-op at its Core - Build your own fellowship of three heroes to confront the growing army in the North. The survival of your group and all of Middle-earth depends upon your uniquely skilled heroes working together. You must fight together or you will die alone, and these high stakes make the experience of playing together both socially engaging and incredibly satisfying. The first time you rescue a friend who has been grabbed by a troll and is desperately yelling for help, you will understand what we mean.
  • An Untold Story - While much attention and focus has been placed on the journey of the One Ring, the assault on Middle-earth hits all corners of the map. War in the North turns our attention towards an integral part of the storyline that is grounded in details within the books and various appendices. This is not someone else’s fight. This is your own effort to forage a way through the dark, dangerous, and unknown landscape, defending all that is yours. This is your war.

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System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or AMD 64 X2 4400
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 10 GB
Video Card: 2006 or later GeForce 8600 or Radeon HD 2600
Additional Info: DirectX: 9.0c


THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH software © 2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Snowblind Studios, Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. © 2011 New Line Productions, Inc. All The Lord of the Rings content other than content from the New Line films © 2011 The Saul Zaentz Company, d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises (“SZC”). The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, The Lord of the Rings, and the names of the characters, events, items, and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SZC under license to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. All rights reserved. SNOWBLIND STUDIOS LOGO, WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mindless Middle-earth November 23, 2012
Not exactly the prime example of innovation in gameplay and stellar level design, but if you are a fan of hack n' slash fantasy games and the Lord of the Rings universe, this is a great buy (especially on sale). I've been playing with a 360 controller and it works great, though default controls are a little odd at first. The game is very addictive and simple, similar to games from the past like Enclave or Dungeon Siege, very linear and all about killing, looting and leveling. I have a mid-range gaming computer and it handles the game swimmingly on full graphical settings, only dropping frames occasionally. Load times between battle zones happen pretty frequently, but thankfully they were all very quick loads. As long as you don't go in expecting a high level of refinement and deep storytelling like the movies, there is a lot of fun to be had slaying orcs and goblins, alone and co-op.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty for LOTR fans to enjoy here December 4, 2012
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They sing songs about Frodo and Gandalf and that lot, but guess who was protecting their flank and fighting the battles of the north during that time? A man, an elf, and a dwarf - with help from the Great Eagles. Surely that's a story that deserves telling. There's your premise for Lord of the Rings: War in the North, a rather visually appealing cinematic experience with plenty of bloodshed and limited gore, somewhat uneven difficulty, and lots and lots of talking. There's a lot of dialogue between each chapter, but you do have a couple of options. The first time through, I wanted to explore all of the dialogue I could with as many characters as possible, but you can choose to stick solely to the choices driving the story. As for the look of the game, I found it rather visually stunning at times and completely fluid throughout. Combat isn't bad either, especially the slow motion killing blows that oftentimes send heads or various limbs flying.

You take on the role of dwarf, elf, or man, and you can switch characters as you go along. I found it easiest to play the Dúnedain ranger the first time through, then I switched to the dwarf for Heroic mode. Of course, having a friend or two alongside you to team up together is probably a lot of fun, but I only played single player mode - where my comrades sometimes served as pretty weak links. You can be tearing through a whole party of goblins and trolls, but you're usually screwed if your comrades both fall in battle - having to go heal one or both of them during a fight can get annoying (and usually leads to your own death). Along with their unique fighting skills, though, different characters also introduce a few different secondary story elements, thus making the game less monotonous on replay.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some fun to be had, but gets repetitive. June 13, 2013
By Richard
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I gave it three stars because of the fun you can potentially have with this game. Now I played the game with a friend of mine, which obviously made it more fun than playing with a bunch of AI partners.

The game has loot, you find rare chests or at times items just laying around. You can equip the different loot and at times you are presented with a store like feature that allows you to buy new weapons and so on. You level your character just like any RPG game. The customization is limited to allowing you to choose from a beard type, or hair type. 3 different playable characters all with their distinct abilities and different ways to be upgraded. You can switch to any character and you are not limited to playing only as one.

The gameplay does get a bit repetitive. You fight similar enemies through the game and your magic abilities do add a bit of variety. I feel like the game can get stale after a bit, and if playing alone, it may get stale faster than it would if you had a partner to play with.

3/5 for me
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!!!!!!!!!!! April 23, 2013
So if you are looking for a fun easy game to play when you are bored this is it. Played LOTRO Online before and there was so much you had to remember and do it took too long to play. Also, it costs a lot to play. This game is straight shoot and go adventure. Straight to the point and lots of fun. But remember this is a simple game with great graphics so please do not assume that you are getting anything like LOTRO Online. Does not have any of them details. That is why it is so cheap so if you have 30 minutes and are bored get on and then get off the game. Simple and straight forward. Highly recommended so have fun to all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy some copies for friends. May 26, 2013
For $5 I will say well worth it, buy extra keys for friends or just post a discussion on the Steam Hub for friends so you don't play it alone.

Have fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Awesome for Multiplayer May 16, 2013
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Not much more to say, really. I initially passed on the game thanks to middling reviews, but having actually played the game I think it was underrated. Sure, it has some trite fantasy trapping that don't really belong in the LotR world (such as the mage character and the "awesome" gory finishers), but overall it's a pretty good game that becomes a great game when playing with others.

If you're a fantasy fan looking for something to play with your friends, I'd recommend War in the North.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, Even Though It's Low-Budget May 7, 2014
By Sean
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My fiance and I have spent so many hours playing this game together. It's great for simultaneously getting video game time in without neglecting one another.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot more than expected
This game was a lot better than I expected. I bought it because I had a gift card, and really anything Lord of the Rings I will check out. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kyle
1.0 out of 5 stars This game is not well optimized.
This game is not well optimized. especially for AMD users, just Google it, there are forums about this issue, I wish I did my research on the game first.
Published 5 months ago by Zack
1.0 out of 5 stars Good game, poor programming
This game would be an excellent hack and slash RPG (co-op to boot!) if it didn't have so many horrible, horrible bugs riddling the entire game. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars LOTR
A really fun hack em up action/adventure style rpg game that stays true to the LOTR world. This is a great game with number of bugs that can really slow down the fun. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jared J
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game, flawed execution.
Fun game, great for fans of the films, just go in expecting bugs and some confusing features. It was a great game that got dropped like a hot potato.
Published 6 months ago by Shauna Witherspoon
1.0 out of 5 stars Never again
Never again. Product doid not run on our computer. The downloading process was incredibaly frustrating; plagued by predatory updating messages which led to veiled sales pitches. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Thomas Currier
2.0 out of 5 stars Infested with bugs.
Unfortunately, this is a solid game that is held down by a torrential flood of bugs, especially when it comes to multiplayer. Read more
Published 9 months ago by F-Dog
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
Very good game. Could have been longer but it is still well worth the buy for any lord of the rings fan.
Published 10 months ago by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good game
I love this game. It doesn't get old and has lots of content. I like that you can play through on three different characters and have a completely different experience with each.
Published 10 months ago by Tyler Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Funcoop game
Need to tinker a bit with IP settings since it runs on a direct connection from what I noticed, but the game itself is very enjoyable with a partner or two. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Abue
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