Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

(Difference between revisions)
(Added disambig)
m
 
(One intermediate revision by one user not shown)
Line 27: Line 27:
 
{{references}}<small>
 
{{references}}<small>
 
* Alfred C. Giovetti, "The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Volume II", published in ''[[wikipedia:Compute!|Compute!]]'', Vol. 15 Issue 1 (January 1993), pages 136-7</small>
 
* Alfred C. Giovetti, "The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Volume II", published in ''[[wikipedia:Compute!|Compute!]]'', Vol. 15 Issue 1 (January 1993), pages 136-7</small>
 
+
{{Videogames}}
 +
{{title|italics}}
 
[[Category:DOS games]]
 
[[Category:DOS games]]
 
[[Category:Interplay Productions games]]
 
[[Category:Interplay Productions games]]

Latest revision as of 19:39, 28 December 2014

The name Two Towers refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Two Towers (disambiguation).
LOTR-vol2-boxart.png
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers
Video game
DeveloperInterplay Productions, Silicon & Synapse
PublisherInterplay Productions
PlatformPC, MS-DOS, Amiga (never released)
Release dateSpring 1993

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is a PC game by Interplay Productions.[1][2][3][4][5] A version for the Amiga was developed as well by Silicon & Synapse but was eventually cancelled.[1][3]

Contents

[edit] Production

The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers followed the first part, The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I[1] and chronicles the events of the second tome.[3] A third game was originally also planned, covering The Return of the King, but it never came to be.[1]

The game was designed by Mark Whittlesey and Scott Bennie,[1][4] who chose to retain most of the story and also mixed in elements from Tolkien's other works.[3]

[edit] Gameplay

The gameplay was copied from the first game,[3] but made considerably easier. Unlike its predecessor, there is no fixed character: several characters are playable,[5] each with a selection of weapons.

The game also featured an automapping system, and the scale was reduced to improve player orientation.

[edit] See Also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at Tolkien Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  2. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at GiantBoomb (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Meristation, El Anillo interactivo p. 8 (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at IMDB (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers at Moby Games (retrieved 5 February 2011)
  • Alfred C. Giovetti, "The Two Towers: The Lord of the Rings, Volume II", published in Compute!, Vol. 15 Issue 1 (January 1993), pages 136-7
Licensed video games set in Middle-earth
 Melbourne House: The Hobbit (1982) · Lord of the Rings: Game One (1985) · Shadows of Mordor (1988) · War in Middle Earth (1988) · Crack of Doom Software Adventure (1989) · Riders of Rohan (1990)
 Interplay Productions: The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (PC) (1990) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers (1993) · The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I (SNES) (1994)
 Vivendi Universal: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) · The Hobbit (2003) · War of the Ring (2003)
 Electronic Arts: The Two Towers (2002) · The Return of the King (2003) · The Third Age (2004) · The Battle for Middle-earth (2004) · Tactics (2005) · The Battle for Middle-earth II (2006) (The Rise of the Witch-king (2006)) · Conquest (2009)
 Turbine: The Lord of the Rings Online (2007-) (Mines of Moria (2008) · Siege of Mirkwood (2009) · Rise of Isengard (2011) · Riders of Rohan (2012) · Helm's Deep (2013))
 Warner Bros: Aragorn's Quest (2010) · War in the North (2011) · Guardians of Middle-earth (2012) · Shadow of Mordor (2014)
 Glu Games: Middle-Earth Defense (2010)
 Traveler's Tales: Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (2012) · Lego The Hobbit (2014)