The Early and Mid 2000s were a Golden Era for movie licensed Tie-In games. [LOTR: Return of the King]

1 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:24 ID: mfdp4f
The Early and Mid 2000s were a Golden Era for movie licensed Tie-In games. [LOTR: Return of the King]
2 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:25 ID: gsmwo41

I remember playing the shit out of this everytime Id go to my buddies place. Unreal game!

ID: gsn5125

I still remember being able to pull off the parrys and counters in succession and feeling like such a badass.

ID: gsn88pj

Once you get the counter down it put you in perfect then you could one shot anything

ID: gsnc793

I can't remember which game it was, Two Towers or Return of the King but there was a part of the game where a section of a keep gets breached and your mission is to save a bunch of women. My friend and I would replay that section of the game over and over again on co-op. My friend or I would always precede gameplay by proclaiming "let's save some women!".

ID: gsnl6e5

My god one of these games had a level where you gotta keep pushing ladders off the walls so the enemy couldn’t climb up.

Bad memories

ID: gsnctq3

I’m 99% sure that it’s Return of the king and this stage happened during the attack to Minas Tirith.

ID: gsn1wcy

Oh man, I had this game. I was the buddy for my friends. Such a great game.

ID: gsn2o34

So many hours spent playing at so many sleepovers

ID: gsndyvt

I can hear the echoes of Aragorn telling me to go everywhere "QUICKLY!"

3 : Anonymous2021/03/29 01:20 ID: gsn2htb

My brothers and I had this on GameCube. We'd go to one of the later levels and just wade through orcs for hours. We eventually discovered that in one of the levels, before actually doing all the objectives, we could kill every enemy, and they'd eventually stop spawning.

We used to singlehandedly clean up Osgiliath.

ID: gsnc2bn

That level was called the Southern Gate. Tons of orca everywhere.

I realized that if I unlocked the talents of “orc bane” bane of sauron and... bane of saruman... it would make me shiny and allow me to kill orcs and get maximum xp. I leveled those characters so quick. The hobbits needed some love though. They were the worst to play for sure.

ID: gsnd2wb

That makes sense though? The game was combat focused and they were by far the worst fighters in the Fellowship.

ID: gsne9df

Tons of.....killer whales?

4 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:47 ID: gsmz0sq

I miss this game. My brother and I would play this for hours. We’d beat the campaign then do the elevator just to see how many waves we could beat.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:31 ID: gsmxdei

That game was so much fun, especially Co Op. I also loved The Warriors game and the King Kong game.

ID: gsn2lpq

King Kong game was amazing!

ID: gsncqgh

It had no right to be that good! I bought it at Gamestop on one of their buy 2, get 1 free deals cause it was cheap and Peter Jackson's King Kong is one of my favorite movies. I had pretty much no expectations except maybe punching a T-rex as King Kong. I ended up loving the game and playing through multiple times.

ID: gsndpxd

I remember the centipedes scaring the living shit out of me. The way they moved was so unnerving

ID: gsndc9k

Jesus christ the first time seeing the V-Rex was terrifying as a kid.

ID: gsn8trv

Ohhh man, my buddy lent me his Xbox with only two games. The Warriors and GTA San Andreas.

Best fucking time of my life haha

ID: gsnd8e1

The Warriors was unbelievable.

ID: gsn90ko

Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith is up there with Return of the King

ID: gsn9orc

Agreed, the duel mode in that game was AMAZING

ID: gsnbxjb

The Warriors is a top 5 all time for me! It doesn’t get enough love. Smashing bricks on peoples faces was so satisfying.

ID: gsnd67b

It was the best beat-em-up type game like that I've ever played. Right mix of depth and arcade-y ease for the combat, great character variety in both rumble and story modes, fun semi-open world for Coney Island, etc. Most of all SUPER satisfying combat that you can run around and play for hours without getting bored. God I wish there was a current Gen game with the EXACT same formula, just a different look or world.

Edit: and story mission and boss varieties that actually required different strategies! Really well-designed game all around.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/29 02:26 ID: gsn9axa

'04-'05 was undoubtedly a pivotal year in gaming.

WoW, Star Wars Battlefront 2, GTA: SA, Halo 2, Half Life 2, Kotor 2, Rome Total War, Civ4, CS: Source, God of War, AoE 3, and SW: Republic Commando. Just to name a "few" of my favorite classics from then.

ID: gsnddvm

Man didn’t even realize how many amazing games came out during that many fond memories.

ID: gsnhaey

How easily the likes of men forget need for speed: most wanted

ID: gsniwq2

The OG most wanted is a masterpiece. I would pay money if they just released that version for modern computers with resolution fixes

ID: gsnil90

That era hit the perfect sweet spot of dev time bang-for-buck. Low-res low-poly models, no crazy physics or 3D engines, and limited by storage, but at the same time huge storage and horsepower constraints were lifted from the previous era.

The amount of polish needed to launch AAA games is so different now. :

ID: gsnlb32

Almost like they need polish more than content 🙁

7 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:49 ID: gsmz7nq

Middle earth needs more game content. I want an rpg so bad. Let me live the world of Tolkien

ID: gsn797h

Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

ID: gsnfmie

I loved the third age so much! Really loved playing coop, played through that game countless times with my sister on GameCube. Good times

ID: gsn4q0w

LOTR Online is a thing. No idea if servers are still running but the game exists.

ID: gsn5g2d

It's still there on Steam, and it's free to play.

ID: gsndscq


Thought Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was an awesome extension of the world of Tolkien IMO.

ID: gsnfg06

Shadow of war was good too. I thought the Balrog fight was fantastic

8 : Anonymous2021/03/29 01:42 ID: gsn4sk2

Flashbacks of the Elephant (If you know, you know) Mission from the game.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/29 01:17 ID: gsn25u6

I'd also like to see The Third Age get the remake it deserves, the whole game up until ROTK was incredible.

ID: gsnbbq9

Came here to say this but was unsure of the games name in English.

Typically don't like turnbased games, but it was such a journey, another thing I generally don't like is movie based games because I already saw the movie, I know what happens.

As a side story it was very satisfying.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/29 02:50 ID: gsnbpbo

I had LOTR the two towers for PS2 years ago. I bought it shortly after it came out at GameStop. I really liked it, but I ended up selling a lot of games back, and that was one of them for whatever reason. A few years ago I was at a different game store (McKays). I saw that game and had a little nostalgia so I picked it up. It turns out it was the exact same copy that I had previously owned and sold back years ago. It still had my little piece of notebook paper with a bunch of Cheat Codes written in my hand writing inside the sleeve, with a bunch of various stickers from different game stores where it was bought and resold no telling how many times. I still have it.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/29 01:51 ID: gsn5qof

This, and the original Hobbit game.

It was pre-Peter Jackson movie, and so it followed the books (as much as it could being a video game).

My mom loved taking turns with my brother and I. It was one of the first games I remember her actually enjoying and playing regularly.

We still have it, and she'd love to continue if our console wasn't hard to get at right now. I'd love a remake so that we could relive some old days with improved features and visuals.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:36 ID: gsmxv1a

I liked lotr conquest the best

13 : Anonymous2021/03/29 02:56 ID: gsnc8pn

This might have been one of the best movie tie-in games ever made. There are a number of other LOTR games that were also incredible like Battle for Middle Earth I & II and LOTR: Conquest. It's too bad they are in copyright hell now.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:27 ID: gsmwybq

This and war of the north

15 : Anonymous2021/03/29 00:50 ID: gsmzdgv

They need more LOTR games in general

ID: gsncvt3

I'd love a Battle for Middle Earth 3. Or even a re-releasd of 2. I don't think it's for sale anywhere digitally anymore. I'm sure I could dig up my disc copy but A) who the hell has disc drives anymore in their PC? And b) I bet it won't run very well on modern systems

ID: gsne9r1

1, 2 and witchking all modded for HD and servers.


16 : Anonymous2021/03/29 01:32 ID: gsn3p28

Revenge of the sith was awesome too


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