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  • gameplay that expands all three films
  • customize your hero or villain
  • free-roaming gameplay; Explore, take on side quests, and uncover secret characters to join your party
  • Innovative turn-based combat system as you ride horses or Wargs through massive armies
  • Free-roaming adventure as you explore a beautiful and realistic game world

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The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age + Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - PlayStation 2 + Lord of the Rings The Two Towers - PlayStation 2
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  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002IQD1U
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 12, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,901 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PlayStation2

Experience the first console role-playing game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's fabled Middle-Earth universe with The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age. In it, players will be able to travel in the wake of the Fellowship with a unique structure that allows them to explore their own path while periodically intersecting with the major events of the films. Encounter the demonic Balrog in the mines of Moria, defend the fallen city of Osgiliath, or try to destroy Helm's Deep -- the choice is yours. Players can even customize their own hero or villain and upgrade them with an in-depth skill tree system that will increase their special abilities.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent LOTR RPG! November 29, 2004
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I rented this game to check it out after reading reviews. I agree that the gameplay is very similar to Final Fantasy X (turn-based). The turn-based battle system I don't entirely prefer, but in this game it works well. This game may not take as long to beat than FFX, but I've played over 6 hours and only achieved 11% completion.

You get six characters to use, and if you play in co-op mode, player 1 plays the first, third, and fifth characters, and player 2 plays the second, fourth, and sixth characters. Each player can swap characters - player 1 can switch with a player 2 character and vice versa.

I don't like the fact that only player 1 can assign level-up points to attributes and equip armor, weapons, amulets, etc. Only player 1 can move around the landscape. The only time player 2 gets action is in the battles.

The graphics are incredible, just like FFX. The abilities, spirit powers, and focused skillsets (along with skillsets obtained by equiping certain items) are very well-suited for LOTR. These abilities also look very much different from "Fire" in FFX - instead there are "spirits". Elemental spirits are an original idea, and look fantastic! All abilities (other than regular attacks) have great animation sequences.

The landscapes in the game are very accurate recreations of the actual moviescapes. Moria looks like Moria (the huge underground city, the fire, the Balrog, goblins), Lothlorien looks like Lothlorien (the stairs round the tree trunks, trees themselves, elven architecture, lighting), the Fellowship's camp sites look like camp sites (burnt logs, flames, rocks), and Weathertop looks like Weathertop (the watchtower, stone altar).
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its an RPG for Goodness Sake!!! December 19, 2004
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
You people you critisize this game don't realize what an RPG game is! This game has you exploring more openly than Two Towers and Return of the King and the fighting system is turn-based. That is what an RPG game is all about. Third Age is a fun game and its very strategic as well. The spell powers your characters use are awesome! And you can even play on the dark side. Now thats cool! I highly recommend that you buy Lord of the Rings: Third Age!
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Final Fantasy came to Middle Earth November 4, 2004
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
That is just a way to put it. This RPG is a Final Fantasy game played with Tolkien carachters and story. Maybe you are not going to use any of the main carachters of the book, but you will have some encounters with them, and you are going to help them or receive help at certain moments. The game has excellent graphics, especially the environment and background. You decide how to use the experience you are earning in order to build the carachteristics of your carachters. You start playing Berethor, Captain of the Citadel of Minas Tirith you under orders is looking for Boromir. Soon, he ism joined by Idril, an elf woman with great powers under the orders of Lady Galadriel. Carachters you will use include a Dunedain, a Rohirrim warrior and a Rohirrim women warrior. Also, a dwarf is tossed to the mix. Fight orcs, trolls, Nazgul, etc. This game is great for Tolkien fans, reliving most of the issues of Middle Earth. But, if you are not a Tolkien, even better. The story is great, graphics are amazing, and action is awesome. Very easy to learn, especially for RPG players. The carachters have the same carachteristics as in Final Fantasy, minus the Eons. They even have the perfect points attack. You cannot become disappointed with this game.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun game, but grating for the LOTR junkie August 31, 2006
By B.M.
Platform for Display:PlayStation2
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I like the game--really, I do. The characters so far (I'm about 25% through) are entertaining and likeable, and the fight sequences can be a challenge but easy to figure out how to play. The graphics could be better--I swear, the ranger's hair looks like one matted lump and moves like it, and I'm REALLY tired of the face mask on the dwarf.....

The basic storyline is that a Gondorian knight following Boromir north, an elf from Lothlorien, a northern ranger and his dwarf-friend, and later a Gondorian woman raised in Rohan and a Rohirric man all form their own group, following the fellowship through adventures found in the movies, such as Moria, Rohan, Helm's deep, and so on.

However, the game makers must have gotten LOTR confused with Dungeons and Dragons or Everquest, because the feel of the game definitely isn't LOTR! You fight your fair share of goblins, orcs, urikhai, wargs, and other such middle earth creatures, but there is much more magic involved and worse, a whole soap-opera style love triangle story that I find to be irritating myself.

I loved the movies even with the changes made, and I felt that the changes there were in keeping with the Tolkien mythos; this game, however, has many departures that just plain irritate me.

However, if you aren't a LOTR junkie like me and just want a game that is fun to play and easy to learn, this is definitely it! I've never played an RPG before, but I picked this up in minutes and learned the control-sequence quite easy. Its map is a pain at times, however, as it rotates with you and you can never see an overview of it, making it easy to get lost and driving you nuts trying to figure out where to go. But even with that, the game play is fairly fast-paced without being short.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game
Published 26 days ago by James R. Mcdowell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for a PS2 turn-based RPG
This game is so awesome! I bought it initially when it came out years ago, but times got hard and had to sell it (along with my other games) to get by. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Elisabeth Jayne
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Good
The game worked for about a week before it started freezing a glitching.
Published 4 months ago by Kristen Trevino
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good game best lord of the rings game by far.
Published 5 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars If FFX and LotR had a baby...
This is one of those games, that people are either going to love, or hate. There's not much middle ground. For me, I absolutely adore the game! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Shaide
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic.
Great game.....not much to say about it.

Arrived on time
everything in the box was perfect
game was enjoyable

i forgot how bad... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Alexandre Ramirez
5.0 out of 5 stars If your a fan of the FILMS this is for you.
If you are a hardcore follower of the books, then sadly you may be disappointed with the "lore breaking". Read more
Published 12 months ago by Thomas
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible
Got this for my brother for x-mas, and doesn't even work. Goes to the main menu and then nothing. Cleaned the PS2 out, and cleaned the game, still nothing. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Josh Coffee
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!!!
I absolutely love this game it is so fun. It runs a parallel story to the lord of the ring story line.
Published 14 months ago by ruby
4.0 out of 5 stars Alright
It came as expected. The back of the game is in mint condition and there is barely a scratch on it.
Published 16 months ago by Christina
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