The Hobbit (2003)

Video Game  |  Fantasy  |  11 November 2003 (USA)
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Bilbo Baggins is an ordinary Hobbit of Middle Earth, until one day he is called upon by a group of dwarves and the wizard Gandalf. It is their mission to defeat the evil dragon, Smaug, and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bilbo (voice) (as Michael Beatie)
Narrator (voice)
Gandalf (voice) (as James M. Ward)
Thorin (voice)
Smaug (voice)
Kíli (voice) (as Alister Duncan)
Bard / Ugslap (voice)
(voice) (as Andrew Abelson)
Bell Goodchild (voice)
Gollum / Bombur (voice) (as Darren Norris)
(voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Balin (voice)


Bilbo Baggins is an ordinary Hobbit of Middle Earth, until one day he is called upon by a group of dwarves and the wizard Gandalf. It is their mission to defeat the evil dragon, Smaug, and reclaim the dwarven homeland, while facing trolls, goblins, and orcs along the way. But beware the Golem and his precious.

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Very Enjoyable Indeed!
23 April 2006 | by (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

OK, The Good: The over all feel, while a bit childish, is fun. Good character movement, and the acting, backgrounds and animation are all solid. Lots of fun puzzles to solve to advance. Some of which are quite intricate and long. It is a good natured game, and never gets too gory or nasty, which will disenchant the hardcore LOTR gamers, but make it an acceptable game for most preteens or young teens. Lots of different and interesting levels! The AI is OK, with the monsters getting tougher to fight as you progress. Great game to watch. My wife loved watching because one of the unique things is the telling of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. She liked that. It's a fun puzzle action game. Simply put.

Now, The Bad: The camera is a bit wonky. This makes a lot of the jumps, (and you have to do a lot of that in this game), quite literally "leaps of faith"! It does tend to get quite annoying at times, as you get stuck, dying, jumping, dying, jumping until you get it right! This is especially painful if you have forgotten to save recently! This is not a sandbox world, and you can't go everywhere you'd like. Other than the beginning, there is no real interplay with other characters. You speak to the dwarfs, and get side quests, but nothing else. I would have liked to see more interplay. It gets lonely out there! Haha!

In Summary: Sure they're not super realistic like the LOTR movies, but this game isn't about the LOTR. There was no Mordor yet. Remember, The Hobbit is a prequel, or the tale of Bilbo Baggins, not Frodo or the fellowship etc. That wouldn't happen for almost another 90 years or so, by Tolkien's story line. Therefore, there are no huge armies of Orc's, Goblins, just what is out and about for what is normal for the time. Which doesn't mean they're not up to bad deeds! LOL! It is a fun game, lots of game play and more that just a hack and slash epic. It is Bilbo's story and it's fun.

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