List of Lord of the Rings Video Games and Stats (2023)
Last Updated on: August 20th, 2021
The Lord of the Rings is a popular fantasy novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Over the years, the book has inspired various video games based on its characters, story, and world. Here is a brief history of the Lord of the Rings video game franchise:
The first Lord of the Rings video game was released in 1982 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and other home computers of that era. The game was a text-based adventure that followed the plot of the first book in the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring.
In 1990, Interplay Productions released a role-playing game based on the Lord of the Rings. The game was called The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I, and it was available on the PC and Amiga platforms.
In 2002, Electronic Arts released The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, a hack-and-slash game based on the first two movies in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy. The game was released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube.
The same year, EA also released The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, an action-adventure game that followed the plot of the first book.
In 2003, EA released The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which was based on the final movie in the trilogy. The game featured both single-player and cooperative multiplayer modes.
In 2004, EA released The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, a role-playing game that allowed players to create their own characters and journey alongside the Fellowship.
In 2006, EA released The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II, a real-time strategy game that allowed players to control armies from the books and films.
In 2007, EA released The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allowed players to create their own characters and explore Middle-earth.
Since then, there have been several more Lord of the Rings games released, including LEGO Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Overall, the Lord of the Rings video game franchise has been popular among fans of the books and films, and it continues to inspire new games to this day.
Lord of the Rings Video Games:
Here is our enormous collection of video games from the Lord of the Rings franchise and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.