Lord of the Rings: War in the North

  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North
69
Based on 15 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Brutal combat.
  • Tons of loot.
  • New setting in Middle Earth.

Cons:

  • Repetitive battle scenarios and enemies.
  • Bland characters.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Strategy Informer on 70

When you think about a perfect genre for a game based on The Lord of the Rings, RPG comes easily to mind. Just as it’s hard to find a fantasy novel that doesn’t crib something off from Tolkien, it’s nearly impossible to find a fantasy...

By itreviews.com on 60

Snowblind Studios have to be complimented on creating a new chapter in the Middle Earth story, with plenty of bloodthirsty co-op combat possibilities – but the repetitive structure may cause many to return to the real world....

By New Game Network on 78

It’s been over seven years since the release of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and four years since the last substantial Lord of the Rings video game release with The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Now, as we approach the...

By NZGamer on -

The NZGamer.com team gave the console version of Lord of the Rings: War in the North a thrashing and, from this review, you can see it's not a bad game at all. We also were lucky enough to score a copy of the PC version, and with our recent...

By PC Authority on 67

One of the great things about Tolkien's Lord of the Rings cycle is that it is, almost literally, just the tip of the rather large iceberg of work he generated when he created Middle Earth. Standing in the mists of time before Frodo and Aragorn are...

By GamingShogun on -

I’ve wanted to do a video game review for a long time. So, when the opportunity finally presented itself, I was at the very least filled with anticipation and excitement. I was handed a copy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s The...

By GameZone on 75

The story is based on the events taking place in the northern regions of Middle Earth, coinciding with the main story of the Fellowship’s journey to destroy the ring. Though based off of the main story of J.R.R. Tolkien, the game takes more...

By GameSpy on 60

Pros: Brutal combat; tons of loot; new setting in Middle Earth; gaining new abilities is enjoyable.

Cons: Repetitive battle scenarios and enemies; bland characters; RPG elements seem forced; solo play gets boring.

By PC Advisor on 70

All in all, War in the North is a perfectly competent beat-'em-RPG, even if it doesn't do much to carve out its own niche in the Lord of the Rings universe. Its strength and weakness is that it's completely inoffensive -- the perfect...

By IGN Gear on 70

While it’s admirable that the team had opted to create an original story set alongside the events in the books, you’ll wish that they had attempted to take more risks with the project. The characters are bland and lifeless, and the combat,...

By Cheat Code Central on 52

I love The Lord of the Rings. The books are among my favorite works of literature, and the Peter Jackson films have become a once-a-year ritual for me. In fact, I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I can speak a few choice phrases in both...

By HardwareHeaven on 83

The great success of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, in our opinion, is the connection of the reader with the characters plight and social interaction. While War in the North attempts to emulate this we found that our characters revealing very...

International Review By Spieletest on 84

Das Spiel macht wirklich viel Spaß und das hirnlose Gemetzel ist perfekt um seinem Hirn einmal ein kleines Päuschen zu gönnen. Die Dialoge, die das Spiel unterbrechen, sind nicht besonders mitreißend und man hat das Gefühl, als...

International Review By PCMweb on 80

Voor liefhebbers van sfeervolle actie-rpg's is War in the North zeker het overwegen waard. We raden je alleen wel aan dit spel samen te spelen met op zijn minst één vriend (het liefst twee), omdat het spel anders vervalt in de...

International Review By dome.fi on -

J.R.R Tolkienin luoma Keski-maa on jännä fantasiamaailma siinä mielessä, että yleisesti ottaen parhaat palat kyseisestä paikasta ovat tarjonneet jotkut aivan muut kuin itse herra kirjojensa välityksellä. Taru...

International Review By Gamers Lounge on 40

I spilverdenen er Lord of the Rings-serien en spøjs størrelse. Det burde være så ufatteligt nemt at lave et flot og storslået spil over de nærmest magiske film, men alligevel er det aldrig rigtigt lykkedes for nogen, at...

International Review By Computer Bild on -

Die zweite Garde tritt an: Drei bisher unbesungene Helden halten der Gemeinschaft des Ringträgers den Rücken frei....

International Review By 3dnews.ru on 71

Жанр : Экшен Издатель : Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Издатель в...

International Review By OnlineWelten on 77

Ihr habt nach den Büchern, den ganzen Spielen und unzähligen Special Editions mit bisher nicht gezeigten Szenen immer noch nicht genug von Der Herr der Ringe? Dann greift ruhig zu, aber erwartet nicht allzu viel. Der Krieg im Norden ist zwar...

International Review By ferra.ru on -

Е.Ш.: Здравствуйте. Представьтесь,...