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The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Lighter-toned LOTR has nice co-op gameplay.

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age 11+

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Too much violence

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Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is a lively and colorful retelling of the famous LOTR epic with some nice touches of humor throughout. The fighting has been made rather easy to handle -- a nice way to pull in novices and younger players -- but there's a great deal of depth to the game, thanks to side quests and the ability to hop back and forth between the past (i.e., the events of Samwise's story) and the present (a post-LOTR Hobbiton, where you can run around and play as Samwise's children). This may be an incredibly simplified and abridged version of the Lord of the Rings (although, frankly, for people who were confused by the movies, the clear and concise summation here can be a welcome change), but it's still fun and action-packed. And it feels like a rare treat to find a game that is deep, but not complicated. The two-player co-op aspect is a big highlight, too. Keeping both characters on camera can be tricky at moments, but the strenghs of the two characters were well-designed to complement one another.

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