Best graphics of any LEGO game to date.
Great recreation of the movie.
Explorable overworld with plenty of hidden goodies.
Lacks great puzzles.
Numerous unskippable cutscenes.
Few technical glitches.
By Strategy Informer on January 08, 2013
Excited about The Hobbit releasing and distraught that there aren’t any good games to play alongside it (well, apart from Guardians of Middle-Earth)? Well good news, as per usual TT Games have you covered with a slice of geeky LEGO-based goodness....85
By theregister.co.uk on January 04, 2013
Lego Lord of the Rings offers engaging gameplay with an innovative structure and an amazing open world Middle-earth. While the game is unfortunately beset by technical blunders, it still comes together as the best offering from the Lego franchise, until...-
By PCGamer on December 28, 2012
Traveller’s Tales have stuck to their formula, but luckily the source material is so iconic, and the tribute so thorough, it barely matters.77
By TheTelegraph on December 11, 2012
It's not only Traveller's Tales' best Lego game yet, but also the best Lord of the Rings game we've seen. A magical, lovingly-crafted take on Tolkien's tale and an excellent video game to boot.100
By Edge on November 29, 2012
It’s a Lego game, in other words. But it’s bloated, too, full of half-formed, shoddily executed ideas and frustrating glitches. And after years of glacial iteration, surely we have the right to hope new additions will be, if not truly precious, at least a little more refined.60
By GameTrailers on November 28, 2012
The formula is simply starting to wear a bit thin. For fans of the films, it’s a quality product that does the license justice and likely represents one of the final pop culture spin-offs before the trilogy is finally laid to rest. In the immortal worlds of Gandalf the Grey, you shall not pass…this up.80
By IGN on November 26, 2012
As a huge LOTR fan, I enjoyed my time with LEGO The Lord of the Rings. It's an interactive guided tour through three incredible films that relives all of the most memorable moments. It lacks some of the unique charm that the series is known for, and the gameplay, while fun at times, is beginning to lose its luster.68
By G4 on November 21, 2012
The story cinematics might appeal to those who are too young to have seen the films when released, but they still managed to get a solid stream of laughs. All of this together makes it a wonderful experience for new and old fans alike.80
By GamesRadar on November 19, 2012
It’s probable that Tolkien fans are going to be inundated with games based on The Hobbit for the next few years, but if this is the last Lord of The Rings game to be published for a while, it serves as a fittingly fun capstone to the last decade of video game Ringsmania.80
By Cheat Code Central on November 13, 2012
The LEGO video games impressed a lot of us back when LEGO Star Wars first came out. But through the years, the series started settling into a routine, and it wasn’t long before each new addition to the series started feeling like a reskinned...94