Parents' Guide to

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

By Erik Lande, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

High-intensity play enjoyable for teen LOTR fans.

Game PlayStation 2 , Xbox 2003
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Developers have kept the best features of The Two Towers and improved on it by including new characters, new missions and abilities, and the opportunity to play online as a team. Unfortunately the game is still quite violent. It would have been nice to see the inclusion of some puzzle or exploration tasks that were less dependent on violence.

The game will be very enjoyable for most teenage players, but could be scary for younger children. The violence is very realistic, but at least limited to use in the missions, rather than generalized. Players cannot attack each other or the environment in general. While this game is visually intriguing and lets players become a part of a favorite movie, parents will need to decide if they are comfortable with the amount of violence presented here.

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