Tons of loot.
New setting in Middle Earth.
Gaining new abilities is enjoyable.
Repetitive battle scenarios and enemies.
RPG elements seem forced.
Solo play gets boring.
By Strategy Informer on February 07, 2012
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...70
By itreviews.com on January 16, 2012
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....60
By New Game Network on January 08, 2012
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...78
By NZGamer on December 09, 2011
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 November 24, 2011
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...67
By GamingShogun on November 15, 2011
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 November 07, 2011
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...75
By GameSpy on November 03, 2011
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.60
By PC Advisor on November 02, 2011
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...70
By IGN Gear on November 01, 2011
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,...70