LEGO The Lord of the Rings

Warner Bros.
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Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Cartoon Violence
Comic Mischief
  • No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary
In this action-adventure game, players control small Lego-versions of characters from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As players progress chronologically through the storyline, they use assorted weapons (e.g., swords, staffs, axes, bows) to defeat goblins, trolls, and other fantasy creatures; combat is accompanied by realistic battle cries and slashing sounds; slow-motion effects may occur as defeated enemies burst into Lego pieces. Players can occasionally ride atop horses through battlefields and engage in one-on-one magic duels. Cutscenes reenact other dramatic events from the movies (e.g., a warrior getting struck down by orcs; a wizard falling into a crevasse; armies fighting each other on the battlefield). A handful of sequences depict slapstick-style humor: a creature kicking a character in the crotch; a character sniffing his armpit; a character landing close to a pile of animal droppings.