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Lord Of The Rings Return Of The King

8/10 Gamespot           8.7/10 IGN         85% Metacritic

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Min System Requirements

  • CPU: Pentium III or Athlon

  • CPU SPEED: 700 mhz

  • RAM: 128 MB (256 MB if using Win XP)

  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (95 & NT not supported)

  • VIDEO CARD: A Hardware T&L capable 32 MB Video Card with DirectX 8.1 compatible driver (GeForce2+ / Radeon 7500+)


  • DIRECTX VERSION: 8.1 (included)



Game Info

Described by the developers as a modern version of Gauntlet, The Return of the King is a hack and slash action game played from a third-person perspective. The game is very similar to its predecessor in basic gameplay. Each character has a quick attack which does minimal damage and can be easily blocked, and a fierce attack, which does more damage, but is slower and leaves the player vulnerable to attack. Only fierce attacks can break enemy shields. Each character also has a ranged attack, a "killing move" (which can be used to instantly kill downed enemies), a parry (which can deflect enemy attacks), a knock back (which pushes nearby enemies away), a jump back (in which the player character jumps back away from the enemy), a devastating attack (a charged fierce attack) and a special ability. Playable characters in the console and PC versions are Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo and Sam, with Faramir, Pippin and Merry available as unlockable characters. Playable characters in the GBA version are Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Frodo, Gandalf, and Éowyn, with Gollum and Sam available as unlockable characters.

Each playable character has their own set of combos and attributes. After the end of each level the player can upgrade their characters' abilities and combos using experience points. The number of points available to the player depends on the efficiency of their kills.

During each level, the player will be continually graded on the skill with which they dispatch enemies; "Fair", "Good", "Excellent" and "Perfect." The more skill with which the player kills, the more experience they acquire. The player's skill is measured by an on-screen meter which increases as the player dispatches enemies. To avoid the meter dropping back down, the player must avoid being hit, and kill enemies using a variety of different methods. When a player reaches a Perfect level, all of their attacks increase in strength, and the experience from each kill is doubled. However, Perfect status only lasts for a brief period of time.


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How to Download and Install LOTR Return Of The King

  1. Always make sure your PC meets requirements listed above.

  2. Click the Download button below (or in the top right corner). Make sure to download without antivirus and firewall. These can delete files they cant read and this will cause the games to not work!

  3. On the Media Fire page click the blue button to download.

  4. Once download is completed, use either 7zip or WinRAR to unzip by right clicking and extracting files to 'LOTR Return Of The King' folder. Or drag the 'LOTR Return Of The King' folder inside the zip to desktop to start the unzipping process.

  5. This game is pre-installed so once the file has finished unzipping, launch the application from the 'LOTR Return Of The King' folder to play.

  6. Always run the game as an administrator to avoid any save and crash issues.

  7. Watch our Youtube video to watch us do it if you need help.

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