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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Surprisingly high quality platformer.
15 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When this game was announced, I couldn't help but sigh. Here we go, I thought, a cheap and rushed game released only due to the popularity of the recent Lord of the Rings films. As such, I didn't choose to buy it but when I was given it as a gift a was extremely pleasantly surprised.

The game has all the typical features of a platformer, you know jumping from this bit to that, but also has innovation with clever puzzles and (considering this game is primarily marketed at a younger audience) challenging fights, particularly at boss level.

The graphics at the time were so-so which means that nowadays they are at best...charmingly quaint, but it doesn't really detract from the game. The levels themselves are so well-designed one doesn't notice the imperfections. The chapter of the game called 'gathering of the clouds' is particularly magnificent, with a grand open arena to explore lots of different ways.

Where the game is let down however is combat and because there's quite a lot of it, it's a real shame. In essence you have three attacks - melee, jump then melee or throw rocks. As you can imagine, this gets somewhat repetitive after a couple of hours.

I think the very best thing about the game though is the outstanding voice-acting. Having read the book a few times, I think they got the characters just about right. Sure, some characters like the goblins and the trolls have cartoonish monster voices, but both the book and the game are for a younger audience. And inevitably, some of the dwarfs sound suspiciously similar to one another, but it never really matters.

All in all, 'The Hobbit' is truly a very under-rated, high quality, old school platformer.

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