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Lord of the Rings: War in the North Xbox 360 Game

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  • Warner Bros. Studios
  • ESRB Rating M - Mature
  • Genre Action
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Warner Bros. Studios
Lord of the Rings: War in the North


ESRB Rating
M - Mature
Xbox 360


Sauron's forces grow stronger in the north. Your journey through Middle-earth has been long and perilous, venturing through unfamiliar lands and heading into gruesome battles against dangerous enemies. As you fight to turn the tide of war, you are grateful for your Fellowship. Your human and elf teammates have been with you every step of the way, enhancing your team with their individual skills, special abilities, and of course, their deadly weapons. Your Fellowship is strong, but will it be enough to defeat Sauron's forces and bring an end to the War in the North?

Team up with two friends in The Lord of the Rings: War in the North in an epic role-playing adventure that challenges you to work together with your Fellowship and defeat the threat to Middle-earth. Choose to play as either a dwarf, elf or human and then embark on a journey with a story created especially for collaborative, three-player gameplay. Upgrade your weapons, skills and special abilities as you advance through the game, and customize your character through the established loot and reward systems.


Adventure through the vast land of Middle-earth as you battle enemies and try to defeat Sauron's forces in the north

Experience realistic combat derived from the dark and mysterious lore of J.R.R. Tolkien's stories

Choose to play as either a human, elf or dwarf that you can customize as you earn loot and rewards

Combines content from the movies and books, depicting familiar and some previously unseen lands, storyline and characters

Form a fellowship with two other friends for a social, collaborative gaming experience with interdependent, co-op gameplay

Complete special challenge missions with defensive positioning and group raids for up to 3 players

For 1 to 2 players locally; 2 to 3 players through LAN or online

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  • david f.
  • 3/2/2012 11:04:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood game-Great Co-op

Pros: First, I fully agree with "samgamgee"'s review so will not repeat what he said but add to it.

What he left out and why I gave it 4 stars is the co-op play, which is excellent. The game reminds me of Dragon Age, but a little more arcadish. However, you cannot do co-op in dragon age which was the games fatal flaw because people who like RPGs like to play with others (real people)

Cons: Fights are fun, but you always feel one swing behind what the character is doing when it gets crazy. Voice acting is so bad is funny, I hope it is what they were going for, but I do not think so. Like to see some better spells for the Mage and better looking spells; boring.

The manual SUCKS; I kept changing characters because I did not think the game was upgrading them, only to read in a walk through the AI upgrades automatically, including equipment, and it is best NOT to mess with them. ALSO, as mentioned in the other review you cannot unlock all secrets first time through, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF THE MANUAL TOLD ME THAT!

Other Thoughts: For a DND purist, they will only be amused. But to hack and slash spelunkers, they will love the game.

I have not finished the game yet, but based on what I've read; you are wise to play first time through as an Elf and make sure you read a walkthrough; not for spoilers, but to understand how best to play the game. Do not worry about getting lost as game is petty linear.

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  • Adam B.
  • 12/29/2011 12:46:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsWorth playing

Pros: This is a pretty fun game, in my opinion. The graphics are decent, the sound is good, and the gameplay is reasonable. Do not be mislead though, this is a pretty straight forward button-masher, but sometimes that is what the doctor wrote a prescription for. I enjoyed the missions, loved getting to see the Barrow-Downs, and was happy to see some Middle-Earth world locations that are only talked about.

Cons: I was disappointed most by three things.

First I am not a big fan of the control layout, and the lack of customization available for the controls.

Second, in order to complete some of the in-game secret finds you need to use a different character than the one you are currently using. That part is fine, but in order to switch characters you need to get to a game save point, exit the game, and then re-start your game to continue in the chapter as another character.between characters while in-game.

Third and finally, I wasn't very impressed with the characters themselves. Most RPGs are advanced enough to give you a great deal of control over the appearance, sound, and skill set of your characters. You have the most control over the skill sets available to you, but I still felt pretty limited.

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