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January 13, 2009 - Good - Diehard fans of both online, class-based games and The Lord of the Rings might want to invest the sixty bucks, but if redundant and unimaginative gameplay are things you despise, you'll want to steer clear.
January 16, 2009 - Mediocre - While there is some enjoyment to be had here, it is hard-won and rarely fulfilling. The imprecision of the combat and its lightweight feel combined with the ropey visuals conspire to date the game considerably.
January 20, 2009 - Mediocre - Applying the old Battlefront formula to a different theme comes with mixed results. Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a solid beginning to a series that may continue long after the shire has burned to the ground.
February 6, 2009 - Mediocre - If you are a fan of the series or this style of hack and slash gameplay, there is enough here to warrant your time. Otherwise, you may want to keep your distance or stick to a rental.
January 14, 2009 - Mediocre - War is messy, and The Lord of the Rings: Conquest isn't a clean gaming experience. Combat can be as exasperating as it is exhilarating, and playing solo can be a trying endeavor.
January 16, 2009 - Mediocre - There is certainly lots of fun to be had with LOTR: Conquest, but unfortunately it's not really the kind of fun that lasts over a long period of time. Even if you're a massive fan of the series, we'd advise you to approach this game with caution.
February 3, 2009 - Poor - Conquest relies too much on retreading old ground in almost every way. Numerous bugs, unpolished mechanics, and average presentation are the telltale signs of a rushed game, and this one has all three.