The 10 Best The Lord of the Rings Video Games

Sometimes you'd get a banger like The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (based on the third film of the trilogy), but for every great game, it seems like two or three mediocre ones followed. 

Either way, there are still quite a few The Lord of the Rings games you should check out. These are the 10 best games in The Lord of the Rings universe. 

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

It played a lot like Assassin's Creed, only it was darker and more fantasy-driven, as you'd expect. It takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, putting you in the shoes of Talion, a Ranger on a quest for revenge. 

The Lord Of The Rings Online

It makes sense for one of the biggest fantasy franchises to get its own MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), and that's exactly what we got with The Lord Of The Rings Online. While this game was certainly no World of Warcraft killer, it was positively received and still has an audience to this day. 

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

The Return Of The King has light RPG elements, with an experience point system that can be used to upgrade your characters. While this game played similarly to its predecessor, The Two Towers, it differs in that it features more interactable environments, such as the ability to interact with bridges and catapults. 

Lego The Hobbit

Lego The Hobbit is, much like The Return Of The King, an adaptation of the films of the same name, only in Lego format. It's the video game adaptation of the first two Hobbit films, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug, and even features dialogue from the movie.