Game details

Game:
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
RPG
Release Date (US):
November 1st, 2011
Release Date (UK):
October 28th, 2011
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Snowblind Studios
Publisher:
Warner Bros. Interactive
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360

About The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Unseen lands from the world of Middle-earth are awaiting in this visceral action-adventure RPG. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is set against the backdrop of the famous trilogy, yet forges its own distinct path with a new story and an exciting take on the popular genre. It gives players the unique opportunity to explore previously untold stories in the realm of Middle-earth during the journey of the ring. Innovative cooperative gameplay pits you and your friends against the dark forces of Middle-earth.

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PSU Review Score
7.5
Avg. user review score:
7.0

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Summary

An enjoyable action-RPG with solid Middle Earth inspiration, Lord of the Rings: War in the North is best played with others and its flaws aren't enough to ruin the experience.

We like

  • Enjoyable co-operative gameplay
  • RPG leveling, looting, and customization
  • Solid Lord of the Rings atmosphere

We dislike

  • Managing A.I. partners is cumbersome
  • Repetitive combat and enemies
  • Narrative falls a bit short

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Chances are if you grew up playing videogames with friends after long school days, and you long for a time when a couch served as a fortress for hours upon hours of gaming goodness, you are going to appreciate Snowblind Studio’s latest co-op offering. Set in the Lord of the Rings universe, this game doesn’t follow the same story from the books or movies, but instead it runs alongside that main narrative in what fee...

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North News

  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North trailer shows off the Witch-king

    Middle-Earth fans rejoice; next week has a game besides Uncharted 3 to keep you happy. Snowblind Studios is releasing Lord of the Rings: War in the North on Nov. 1, and the folks at the PlayStation Blog have post a trailer showing off the Witch-king of Angmar War in the North features a unique...

  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North due in November

    Fantasy hack-n-slash The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will be released in November 2011, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed. War in the North takes gamers to the snow-filled plains of Gunabad, where you’ll battle against the forces of Agandur, who just so happens to...

  • Inon Zur confirmed as LotR: War in the North composer

    Warner’s confirmed that bloody fantasy-based hack-em-up The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will feature a music score penned by celebrated composer, Inon Zur. The award-winning music maestro recently recorded the game’s score at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios accompa...

  • Snowblind unleashes The Lord of the Rings: War in the North combat vignette

    Developer Snowblind Studios has made no secret of the fact that it plans to make The Lord of the Rings: War in the North the most brutal game ever to be set in Tolkien’s wonderful universe. Having already seen a handful of violent trailers for the action RPG, showcasing some of the fast-paced,...

  • Decapitations and severed limbs abound in latest LotR: War in the North dev diary

    Finally, a Lord of the Rings game that highlights the darker side of Tolkein's novels! EA and Snowblind Studios today released a new developer diary video for their upcoming action-RPG, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Giving players a peak at some of the brutality and gore present in t...

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