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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Play as Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf and Sam as you battle for the fate of Middle-earth.


Michael Becker (story dialogue), J.R.R. Tolkien (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee (voice)
Billy Boyd ... Peregrin 'Pippin' Took (voice)
John Rhys-Davies ... Gimli / Treebeard (voice)
Christopher Lee ... Saruman (voice)
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf (voice)
Dominic Monaghan ... Meriadoc Brandybuck (voice)
Andy Serkis ... Gollum / The Witch-king (voice)
David Wenham ... Faramir (voice)
Elijah Wood ... Frodo Baggins (voice)
Andrew Chaikin Andrew Chaikin ... Legolas (voice)
Tom Chantler Tom Chantler ... Shagrat (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... Aragorn (voice)
Lorri Holt Lorri Holt ... Eowyn (voice)
Roger Jackson ... The Mouth of Sauron (voice)
Anni Long Anni Long ... Gondor Civilians (voice)


In this video game based off of the film Return of the King, Aragorn and the Rohan people are saved at the battle of Helm's Deep by Gandalf the White and the Riders of Rohan. This is just the beginning as you play through various levels from Fanghorn Forest to the fiery depths of Mt. Doom. Using the Fellowship of the Ring to do your bidding, you can now decide the fate of Middle Earth forever. Written by commanderblue

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Release Date:

5 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Senhor dos Anéis: O Regresso do Rei See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The character model for the Witch King sports a different helmet from that featured in the movie, as it was based on earlier design that was later revised to prevent him from being confused with Sauron. See more »


Legolas: The way is shut. It was made by those who are dead, and the dead keep it. The way is shut.
Gimli: Malice lies heavy in the air.
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Referenced in Einmal Mittelerde und zurück (2003) See more »

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Tense and sweaty action.
3 September 2013 | by swedzinSee all my reviews

First time I played it, it was extremely hard, I was so confused. And I hated this game and I still do. Because it can be real pain the ass, when it comes to gameplay. For instance, camera angles are freaking weird, most of the time you can't run in straight line, opponents are sometimes horrible to beat down and you need to be extremely intense to finish a level and some characters are just… like hobbits for example, most of them are weak, small and slow. There's also a timer on some levels, but first you must go through a bunch of enemies and to enter a different camera angle that simple confuse you, it is so… tense… and sweaty, after one level, you smell like a pig. There are some special ways to defeat your opponents… boring… why not just hack and slash the f**k out of them? But, for most of them, you can. And cut scenes… damn, you can't exit them, that's terrible. I don't understand, who the hell wants to watch those scenes again? We already saw the movie, please, proceed. Now, for some good things… graphics are good, they could be even better, the sound effects are great, straight from the film, to the game, they are just great, the action can be very rage releasing for you, I like the combos too… interviews are good. When it comes to the characters… my favorite is Pippin. I'll explain. While the Gandalf is perhaps, the most playable, he can do very extraordinary things, he has a great magic power and strong fluid attacks. Aragorn and Legolas are great in their own way, while Gimli, Merry, Sam and Frodo are slow, with the exception of Gimli, he can be good on occasions. Frodo is the worst. Faramir… is a badass, he can cut strong, without stopping him. Now, when it comes to Pippin, he is small and slow (when it comes to running), but in fight, he is surprisingly powerful, he can take out even 5 time bigger opponents than him in just a few blows and he can destroy the enemy shields with one fast attack, but first you need to power him up. Overall, think before you take this game, because it's really tense, sweaty and tiresome.

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