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The Lord of the Rings: Conquest - PC

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) 57 / 100

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Platform: PC
  • Choose Your Side in the War of the Ring - Play through all the battles from the films and fight through an all-new story in the Evil campaign
  • Play How You Want - Wield a sword, shoot a bow, use stealth, or conjure magic. Take control of Trolls, Oliphaunts, horses, catapults, heroes, and villains - the choice is yours
  • Epic Online Battles - Featuring 16-player clashes in a wide variety of different modes

Product Details

Platform: PC
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001AVOJ5K
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 13, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,185 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: PC

Lord of the Rings: Conquest PC

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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a game I actually like... January 14, 2009
By Matt
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
So, I've been playing for a while, and I actually think this is a pretty good game. I haven't finished it yet, but am on my way. I think the whole interface is pretty good, makes good use of the keyboard/mouse combo...definitely not a game you'd want to use a controller for...at least me. So far it's been plenty fun, and pretty challenging actually. I mean, once you get the hang of it you won't have any problems progressing through the game. Graphics are also pretty good, and runs quite well on my 1680x1050 monitor with all settings set to high...that's more than I can say for some games I've recently purchased. This is actually probably one of the best game's I've played on my PC for a while now...at least a few month's or so. Most of the game's I've been trying out were just failures. I also like how they incorporate scenes from the movie into the game as to show you what's going on. I've never personally played a Lord of The Rings game before, but after playing this I'm thinking I need to go back and get some of them. This is a great game to have fun and pass time, and it definitely gives you the Lord of The Rings feel. Many different characters to choose from, whether you want to be a Warrior, Mage, Scout, Archer, etc, and each have their own special attacks/moves. If I had to compare it to a game I'd have to say it's quite like Warrior's Orochi, which was another game I really enjoyed on PC.

You also get to play as Heroes, and Villian's throughout the game, such as, Aragon, Frodo, Gandolf, Saruman, Sauron, and Wormtongue. It's really quite fun to play as all the different characters. The online multiplayer, though I haven't played too much, is also pretty fun. I'd give it a 4/5. Has a few different modes, so surely everyone will find one they like.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
When Lord of the Rings Return of the King game was released a few years ago, I was impressed and immersed in its visuals. However, the game was so difficult; I was unable to complete most of the levels and gave up. At the same time, I wished I could depart from the goals of each mission and just spend some time running around the map either watching the fight or sniping at some orcs.

What I REALLY wanted was Lord of the Rings battlefield 42 as I enjoyed the way one could move freely about and engage / not engage the enemy and die and be respawn again without having to start over each time.

Lord of the Rings Conquest follows in that tradition and I certainly felt as part of that imaginary Tolkien world of the Jackson movies. The blue skies of the crushed Osgiliath, the dark mines of Moria with its vertigo crevasses and steep staircases sans guardrail plus other locations thrusts one deep into the movies' landscape. Oliphants lumber through the landscape of the Pelennor Fields map, and arrayed armies stand ready for deployment on the peripherals of other levels. One cannot venture in to attack the oliphants , though, as they are JUST a stage trick, designed to complete the atmosphere of a large, active battlefield of which the player is just a small part of.

Now, as a casual gamer who does singleplayer, I will only relate the experience from that point of view.

One selects and spawns in as either an archer, Mage, scout and warrior type character. I found the archer to be the easiest and friendliest for my relaxed gameplay style, followed by the mage.

Archery requires no knowledge of physics adjustments for windage, distance or any of that junk. Point at the target and the arrow hits it instantly at flat, sniper rifle speed trajectories.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazon Information is Incorrect for this UPC March 5, 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The UPC related to this Amazon listing is for the Xbox360 version of this game. We have attempted to correct this through Amazon but they stated that thay cannot verify the website information we provided as proof.

As a fairly large Marketplace seller on Amazon, we mass list our items using the UPC, and Amazon provides the item details. PLEASE NOTE that if this item is purchased through us, The Movies and More Store, it WILL NOT BE for the PC version of the game.

Hopefully, we will be able to convince them to correct this issue soon.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Saving Middle Earth has never been so...dull? June 18, 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Since Lord of the Rings first hit the silver screen as epic, three-part blockbuster, EA Games has been attempting to give gamers the opportunity to relive the story from both main character, commander, and now everyday Joe points of view. And who wouldn't want to jump into the action, kill some orcs, and avoid getting smashed by ginormous oliphants?

In the latest titles, Lord of the Rings conquest, you get to play as one of those soldiers you saw in the movies scurrying out of the way from balls of fire and following studs like Faramir in combat. You even have the opportunity to jump in the shoes of the heroes like Gandalf and Legolas when things get hairy. Gamers have the choice of being and archer, warrior, scout, or mage (wizard), each having their own special abilities and complimenting other classes nicely. One critical aspect about controlling a unit is that you are in fact dependent on the other AI players to assist you, though this does lead to some criticisms about the game itself.

Before getting into the negatives, let me throw out a few kudo's. First, the environments are pretty cool. It was awesome being around lumbering oliphants about to crush you and seeing what exactly made Minas Morgul glow that spectacular green/blue color. It was nice having options to ride a horse, fire a catapult, and pull levers as well. Probably my favorite part was raining down fire arrow death on uruks trying to siege Helms Deep. I probably could have done that for hours alone if my team mates were more plentiful/effective.

Which brings me into my criticism of the game.
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5.0 out of 5 stars came on time works
came on time works great
Published 1 month ago by twsappo
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite games of all time
I have had many enjoyable hours playing this game. The settings for the action are true to the film and provide an interesting backdrop for the play. Read more
Published on November 3, 2012 by Barry B
4.0 out of 5 stars LOTR Conquest
The game is pretty fun, it doesn't really run well on my laptop but on the family one it runs like a charm. Read more
Published on June 25, 2012 by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Good game for cheap
Can't go wrong with this game. Game works great and have been having fun playing in HD graphics quality (1080p). If you have never played this game, I think you will enjoy it.
Published on April 23, 2012 by Larry Pacleb
4.0 out of 5 stars overall an intense game
I think the graphics are beatiful; it's pretty intense playing, beacuse it immerses you in chaotic battles, which makes it quite realistic and thrilling. I only play campaigns. Read more
Published on April 10, 2012 by H. C. Stronks
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the Rings: Conquest
The POV of this game makes it comfortable to play and is probably my favorite perspective in gaming formats. It is bug-free and seamless to play. Read more
Published on December 17, 2011 by Suzanne Noakes
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed
I was horribly disappointed by this game. The gameplay is choppy. The flow of goals and checkpoints within each level is boring. Read more
Published on May 1, 2011 by Vash
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money.
I bought this game just so I could add it to my collection of LOTR games. Read more
Published on November 26, 2010 by David Ferry
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, not amazing
This game seems to be inspired in the EA's "The Return of the King". It adds the Star Wars Battlefront modality of having multiple characters infinitely respawnable. Read more
Published on October 7, 2010 by Andres
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst game i have ever played
started playing the game and it was terrible might just be using windows 7 but it lagged constantly and just the game play itself was boring. Read more
Published on June 14, 2010 by Aaron Kaufman
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