Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

  • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
87
Based on 27 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    18
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Deeds log cuts out a lot of the grind; enjoyable, well-balanced classes; fun crafting system; beautiful graphics; story-telling; Monster Play; player-music system.
  • It’s Lord of The Rings, Faithfully recreated Tolkein world, Strong storyline and interesting quests, Accessible at all levels, Great community

Cons:

  • Unbalanced economy; a few broken professions; some bugged quests; few PvP players; poor FMVs.
  • Maybe not challenging enough for some, Combat could have been more exciting, Needing to forfit your social life

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gamervision on 85

I played LOTRO at launch and for a few months after. I was… underwhelmed. Perhaps it was unfair to judge such a massive game on its early state. Since last week, the game has gone free to play. So this seemed like a perfect opportunity to check it...

By Gaming Illustrated on 94

Lord of the Rings Online puts faith back into PC MMORPG gaming with a great blend of graphics and gameplay fueled by one of the best storylines to be translated into gaming. If youre looking for a new MMO to play and love, this is...

By About.com on 80

June 13 2007 Hairy feet? Check. Beer belly? Check. Pipe weed? Check. I felt fully prepared to begin my adventures as a Hobbit in The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Turbine has adapted Tolkiens famous Middle-earth into a massively...

By Yet Another Review Site on 90

The Lord of the Rings Online takes place during the timeline of the Fellowship's quest into Mordor, with you always trailing slightly behind them.Whilst not being the first MMOG with a decent, scripted story, it is certainly one of the best, with...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

If you are into LOTR, youll probably find this a more engaging experience than other fantasy MMOs because of the meatiness of Tolkiens Middle Earth. As an MMORPG, its pretty hard to...

By Custom PC on 90

More than just a WoW clone with Hobbits and Orcs. Ever since World of Warcraft (WoW) redefined the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre, and proved that online role-playing games could be extremely profitable, developers have...

By Expert Reviews on 100

World of Warcraft has been hugely successful, both critically and financially, but its fantasy realm is based upon little more than a few real-time strategy games. So Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar looks to have a significant...

By Gaming Age on 77

After spending about a month or so with Turbine's newest release, Lord of the Rings Online, I can safely say it's their strongest showing yet, and possibly one of the best Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) launches ever. For those of you not...

By PC Pro on 100

A combination of great plot lines and superb atmospherics makes this game compulsive - it just gets better. Shadows of Angmar is the first major MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) to hit the shops since World of Warcraft, and it...

By IT Reviews on -

MMORPG in Tolkiens world: Veteran MMORPG developer Turbine (previously responsible for the likes of Asherons Call and Dungeons Dragons Online) has a new massively multiplayer game in town, and this ones a big licence. Translating such an epic tale...

By PC Advisor on 80

Despite playing similarly, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar isnt World of Warcraft – and thats fine. This is a more engaging experience than other fantasy MMORPGs because of the depth of Tolkiens Middle Earth, it looks great and the...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 90

In todays saturated fantasy market, its easy to glance at something full of dwarves and halflings and magic rings and shrug it off as another pastiche. Even more than fifty years since the original publication of The Lord of the Rings, its...

By IGN Gear on 90

Reviewing an MMORPG is a rather tricky proposition. There are two ways of doing it. You can lock yourself away for a fortnight in a damp hole with a tricked up PC, a crate of bread and a bucket to pee in/drink from, and then grind your way non-stop...

By V3.co.uk on 100

You?ll develop an addictive hobbit when you venture into this wondrous...

By IGN Gear on 86

Put aside the Lord of the Rings license for a second. Its an insanely popular fictional universe, the foundation for a majority of todays fantasy works in games and literature, and of course its going to color perceptions when examining this game....

By GameZone on 90

Rather than a long-winded discourse on personal history with the world of Middle-earth, let is suffice to say that long before there were movies (including the Ralph Bakshi animated film), the books were read, both at a young age and many times...

By Gameplay Monthly on -

Midway Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, since its open beta release, has had more blind criticism than any MMO since World of Warcraft took over the market. It is this reviewers wholehearted intention to put the rumors to rest, and...

By GameSpy on 90

It hasnt been an easy journey for The Lord of the Rings Online. What first began in 2003 as Middle-earth Online has been plagued by name changes, publisher changes and a huge retrenchment in which the developers essentially went back to the drawing...

By The Lobe and Mail on 80

The granddaddy of modern fantasy not surprisingly makes a great MMORPG The Road goes ever on and onDown from the door where it began.Now far ahead the Road has gone,And I must follow, if I can,Pursuing it with weary feet,Until it joins some larger...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

This is what we feared: a crap World of Warcraft clone with hairy hobbit feet; a superficial theme park trip through Tolkien’s Middle Earth; another lifeless, old-school MMO relying on the fantasy world’s biggest license for mass appeal; a...