Platform: PS3 (Also on 360, PC)
ESRB Rating: T
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Pandemic Studios
Review by: John Gustafson
There is no denying the cultural impact The Lord of the Rings had on the American public and world during its film release, and it is a no-brainer when it comes to translating that fandom to video game form. Over the years, LOTR has seen multiple game incarnations focusing on different aspects of the lore. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest seeks to emulate the major army clashes on consoles that were so expertly enacted on the silver screen.
It would be perfectly understandable for players to have a sense of déjà vu when they begin playing Conquest, as it essentially is a theme swap of the Star Wars: Battlefront games of last generation. Two armies lay siege to one another on a large battlefield with the winner completing a set number of objectives and scoring the required amount of points. (more…)