Release Date: Fall 2004
PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube,
and Game Boy Advance
Experience the first console roleplaying game (RPG) set
in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third
Age from EA GAMES™. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique
structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically
intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema's film trilogy. Traverse
through both familiar and seldom-glimpsed locations as you fight to
save or destroy Middle-earth™ in an epic adventure. Encounter the demonic
Balrog in the Mines of Moria, defend the fallen city of Osgiliath,
or try to destroy Helm's Deep. These choices and many more will confront
you as you align yourself with the people of Middle-earth or undertake
missions on behalf of Sauron.
Play as all-new characters from Middle-earth, interacting with the
heroes, villains, and supporting cast who populate the world. Your
heroes or villains are completely upgradeable, allowing you to enhance
their weapons, fighting style, and attributes. Then you will embark
on a free-roaming adventure where you can complete the primary objectives
or seek out the various side quests and uncover hidden characters,
secret weapons, and powerful items.
Dispatch the forces of light or shadow with an innovative turn-based
battle system. Ride horses or Wargs and charge through your foes. Use
your leadership skills to maximize your party and unleash devastating
attacks as you fight alongside or against key characters from the films
such as Aragorn, Gandalf, and the Balrog.
Explore a beautiful and realistic world that features assets from
all of the films, voice acting from the original actors, and motion
capture from the films' stunt doubles.
- Play on the side of light or shadow. In an adventure that intersects
the main plot points of the film trilogy, battle on the side of the
Fellowship in their quest to save Middle-earth or unlock the evil
missions where you fight on the side of Sauron.
- Deep gameplay that expands all three films. Travel to familiar
and unfamiliar places such as the Mines of Moria, Helm's Deep, Pelennor
Fields, Minas Tirith, and a host of unexpected locations like the
White Mountains Plains.
- Customize your hero or villain: Upgrade your character with an
in-depth skill tree system where you can acquire unique skills in
melee combat, ranged weaponry, defense, and magic.
- Discover a vast array of weapons, armor and clothing, and other
- Free-roaming gameplay. Explore, take on side quests, and uncover
secret characters to join your party, or special weapons and items
to boost your existing characters.
- Fight alongside or against key characters from The Lord of the
Rings such as Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Eowyn, and the Balrog.
- New user-controlled cameras keep players aware of everything around
- Innovative turn-based battle system allows you to fight on horseback
or Warg and define the rules of engagement.
- Voiceover from the original actors and assets from all three The
Lord of the Rings films.