GameStop Ratings and Reviews

Shop Now At GameStop
Shop Software or
Choose a Category
Top Rated Product

Product Reviews

Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Drawing inspiration from both the literary and film rights to world of The Lord of the Rings, players will bloody their axes on a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.
Average Customer Rating:
9.5
9.5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (6 reviews)
10 stars
1
9 stars
1
8 stars
0
7 stars
0
6 stars
0
5 stars
0
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
2 out of 2100%of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Review 1 for Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Unexpected!
Overall Rating: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Gameplay: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Graphics: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Sound: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Lasting Appeal: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Posted on:2/11/12
LOLAWESOMEGAMER
Location: ill
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
This game was 1 of the best games i ever play its a hard game great graphics and was unexcepted what happen but i guess it i couldnt get to the ending because something went wrong and it froze but a real great game i loved it only for hardcore gamers!
Overall Rating: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Gameplay: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Graphics: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Sound: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Lasting Appeal: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
1 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Great Game, Worth Every Penny
Overall Rating: 
9 out of 10
9 out of 10
Gameplay: 
9 out of 10
9 out of 10
Graphics: 
9 out of 10
9 out of 10
Sound: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Lasting Appeal: 
8 out of 10
8 out of 10
Posted on:11/2/11
itsnotyours
Location: New York
This game is perfect for: hardcore gamers
I purchased the game last night and was pleasantly surprised when I started playing. I've played my fair share of RPGs, but this game honestly blows them out of the water. In most RPGs/MMORPGs, you start very slow, going to kill a few boars, or go run around town to find people before you go into an actual quest. This game throws you right into the action from the get go. You are summoned to a city of ruins right after leaving town and you learn to fight by actually fighting. The tutorial is built in so well that you don't even know it is one.
Now, for the game play aspect, it's superior in every aspect. The description tells it well, in that Action truly does meet RPG and in an amazing fashion. The fighting style and RPG mix reminds me a lot of Batman: Arkham Asylum, in that it's a free flowing fighting style. You can go to multiple enemies at a time and gain the bonus for those hits and then finish them off with a final blow. if you don't swing at the right time, you'll find out by getting hit. It's a great engine to make it a truly immersive experience.
During the game, in single player, you have the option to choose between 3 characters, and you can switch at each "check point", if you decide to. The AI engine for your comrades is much more advanced than most games. They fight and think like a human, not a programmed computer bot that is basically just a meat shield.
As showed in my ratings, the graphics are great. The details are amazing. Although, hopefully obviously, it takes a lot of GPU to run this game well. However, even at it's lowest settings, it's still very enjoyable.
As for audio, the same is seen (Or heard, I guess) throughout the game. The developers took their time to make sure what you are seeing on the screen matches up with what's heard through the speakers.
The multiplayer aspect is yet untested, but I will surely update when I get father into the game.
Overall, WB and SnowBlind made a very great game here. I'm not sure on lasting appeal, as again I've only played for a few hours in this massive landscape of game, but I have a feeling it won't be hard to have this game keep your interest. It is fully worth purchasing if you like fighting style games that are mixed in with an RPG.
 
My Product Recommendations
 
 
Batman: Arkham Asylum
9.4 out of 10(17)
 
 
 
 
 
Overall Rating: 
9 out of 10
9 out of 10
Gameplay: 
9 out of 10
9 out of 10
Graphics: 
9 out of 10
9 out of 10
Sound: 
10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Lasting Appeal: 
8 out of 10
8 out of 10
9 of 9 found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Very good game.
Posted on:9/17/11
EpikGam3r
Cant wait till this video game is released. i am pre ordering it.
My Video:
(click on the play button to start movie)
Lords of The Rings - War in the north Trailer
1 of 5 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Lord of the Rings: War in the North
This looks really good
Posted on:9/5/11
ReconGamer
Location: Daleville, VA
I've always been a big LotR fan. I've always been a big RPG fan.Combined you have pure awesomeness. Most LotR games have been O.K. but this looks the best of them all. Great graphics, online multi-player gameplay, RPG fighting style, and of course, it's LotR!
 
My Product Recommendations
Lord of the Rings: Conquest
7.2 out of 10(16)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comments (3)
Comments (3)
Customer Avatar
Anonymous
St Joe, Missouri, USA
Stream vs. offline
Posted 1/19/13
I just bought, downloaded and installed LOTR: WITN on my PC. Does the PC version have to be played online via Steaming or can it be played stand alone offline?
Customer Avatar
Anonymous
St Joe, Missouri, USA
Cross Platfrom Sytem Link over LAN
Posted 1/19/13
I have this game on my Xbox 360 and 2 of us have been playing on a split screen. I just brought the PC version and installed it. Does anyone know if I can do Cross Platform with my Xbox and PC using a System Link setup across my LAN?
Customer Avatar
EpikGam3r
 
Please wait while more information about EpikGam3r is loaded.
Additional information about EpikGam3r could not be loaded.
Cant Wait!
Posted 9/17/11
Man... and i thought oblivion was the best RPG out there...well...this game proves me wrong...amazing graphics, online Co-Op, (witch btw, Oblivion does not have) and Blood and Gore!!! not trying to sound Sick! lol. eny way, i am pre-ordering it! cant wat!
Comments (3)
Comments (3)
Review 5 for Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Looks Good
Posted on:4/12/11
dolphinboy
THis looks good for PC and it will be the first LOTR for PC.
1 of 19 found this review helpful.
Comment (1)
Comments (1)
Customer Avatar
moreKnowledgable
 
Please wait while more information about moreKnowledgable is loaded.
Additional information about moreKnowledgable could not be loaded.
Are you serious?
Posted 4/17/11
The first LOTR game for the pc? Are you kidding me? http://www.gamestop.com/browse/pc?nav=16k-lord+of+the+rings,138c
Battle for Middle Earth, BFMEII, Two Towers...do those not count as LOTR?
Comments (1)
Comment (1)
Review 6 for Lord of the Rings: War in the North
I Absolutely love LOTRs games.
Posted on:12/22/10
Remorse
Location: Fayetteville, NC
This could be the one. I am a die hard fan of Lord of the Rings so I've been looking up videos and webpages on this for a while. It looks like it could be the best edition to the renowned Lord of the Rings legacy yet. It's the way i think they should all be, RPG. Most LOTR games have been movie based or like "LOTR The Third Age" the combat is not very good. But, I have a feeling that this game will leave no LOTR fans dissapointed.
6 of 8 found this review helpful.
Comment (1)
Comments (1)
Customer Avatar
feodor
 
Please wait while more information about feodor is loaded.
Additional information about feodor could not be loaded.
FINALLY
Posted 7/7/11
i got really dissapointed when i found out rise of the witch king was too old for my computer, but this might just make up for it!
Comments (1)
Comment (1)