For many, he was familiar with Tolkien mythology Lord of the Rings Movie trilogy. Some of them will find out later that the movie is just the tip of the iceberg carved by JRR Tolkien. Most of the events, characters or lower bits were omitted in terms of brevity and brilliance. As such, games based on these trilogy films usually do not represent the deepest or most comprehensive of Tolkien lore.



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Some Lord of the RingsThe titles gratefully deviate from the mainstream of Hollywood and contain some relatively obscure or obscure things. Some titles were destined to take risks that did not affect their popularity much. Some remained as vague as the stories they covered. But for those who still have an appetite for middle-earth stories that don’t have a touch of movies, these games will prove that they are Valuable.

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7 Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth 2

  • Year of publication
    : 2006

  • Platform
    : Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360

  • Style
    : RTS (Real-Time Strategy)

First Middle-earth battle Covered familiar grounds. Created by director Peter Jackson, it was an adaptation of the RTS video game troll. Back then, it was one of the most amazing RTS games on the market. The sequel, however, ran out of film material to adapt, so she turned to the lesser-known front of the War of the Rings.

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While the fellowship was adventurous, he explored the dwarf struggles in Irebor, as well as the whereabouts of Revendel and Elrond. The developers have taken a lot of creative liberties with these events, so don’t expect the books to be faithfully entertaining. Still, it is refreshing to see new stories from distant parts of Middle-earth as it increases the danger of Mordor and Soron.


6 Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth 2 – The Rise of the Witch-King

  • Year of publication
    : 2006

  • Platform
    : Microsoft Windows

  • Style
    : RTS

Rise of the Witch-King Is an extension of Battle of Middle-earth 2 But the story of the campaign is so significant and detached from the War of the Rings, that it can be an independent game of its own. This extension adapts the appendix to Angmar’s books about the Witch-King and how he came back to power in preparation for returning to Soron’s fame.

This was an important prelude to the events of the three Lord of the Rings Books (or movies). There is a detailed description of how Soron held on to the ground despite being defeated by Isildur in the second era. In any case, seeing Witch-King’s story unfold in detail, the price of admission is justified. It is one of the few games that allows players to participate in events prior to the War of the Ring.


5 Middle-earth: The shadow of Mordor

  • Year of publication
    : 2014

  • Platform
    : PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Classic Mac OS

  • Style
    : Action-adventurer

Middle-earth: The shadow of Mordor This is probably one of the best recommendations if you are looking for a story that is mostly ignored by movies. Occurs over a 60-year interval between events Hobbit And that Lord of the Rings. Players can gain control of Talian, a Gondorian ranger who was brought to life by a powerful and vindictive spirit.

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Without spoiling anything, the soul is decisive in this Lord of the Ringss’ A word of plot warning, however: many Tolkien purists do not believe the story and plot of this game canon and will not. It is far from what Tolkien envisioned; It also plays with its established world and the rules of learning.

4 Middle-earth: the shadow of war

  • Year of publication
    : 2017

  • Platform
    : PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Microsoft Windows

  • Style
    : Action-adventurer

The shadow of war Is a sequel The shadow of Mordor. The game explores the proprietary features introduced by its predecessor where Talian can literally take control of Soron’s arcs and launch his own reverse arc army against evil forces. In The shadow of warTalian can even conquer territory and take control of his own orc fort.

In this way, he is able to build a large arc army that can withstand Mordor. It’s easy to see how some Tolkien fans consider it more than a non-canon. But just like the first game, The shadow of war Introduces some lesser known characters, locales, and contexts before inserting book appendixes into video game media.

3 Lord of the Rings: War in the North

  • Year of publication
    : 2011

  • Platform
    : PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Xbox 360, Macintosh operating system

  • Style
    : Action-adventurer

War in the North Is one Lord of the Rings The game is set just like the movies without exploring a different part of Middle-earth. Loved it Battle of Middle-earth 2, War in the North Your attention is drawn to the northern parts of the continent where less dangerous but equally horrible evils are emerging. In this case, it is Agandaûr playing the role of the big bad bad guy.

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It is non-canon but works just like Mouth of Soron. In any case, players can control three random characters as they explore Agandaûr and contribute their own efforts to the War of the Rings. It’s somewhat fresh and mimics the fellowship splinter try adventures of Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas.

2 Lord of the Rings online

  • Year of publication
    : 2007

  • Platform
    : Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Classic Mac OS

  • Style
    : MMORPG

Lord of the Rings online Was one of the most ambitious adaptations of Tolkien’s work. It did not give the style veterans the same acclaim and status World of Warcraft But it was a good MMORPG, especially for Lord of the Rings In the fan game, players join the mysterious gray company as they clear up after stepping on the fellowship.

Therefore, the game sets its players to stay behind the fellowship during their Mordor journey. Of course, the rich and virgin lore of Tolkien’s world has a lot of side exploration and variety of activities. At the same time, the game also explains why the fellowship was more effective than the military march on Mount Doom.

1 The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rings

  • Year of publication
    : 2003

  • Platform
    : Microsoft Windows

  • Style
    : RTS

War of the Rings Tolkien Enterprises is trying to create its own video game adaptation, but it is based on books Battle for Middle Earth Was based on films because the rights belonged to the electronic arts. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter War of the Rings Tolkien was more loyal to Vidya. It took a lot of freedom (maybe more than movies).

Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. Some of the characters that were missing or mostly ignored from the movies were also given a spotlight in the game. Players will have to lower their expectations a little bit here because it is equal Mordor / Shadow of War Game when it comes to gore. There’s enough violence here to put meat back on the menu, guys!

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