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'''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring''' is the title for a set of similar [[2002]] video games published by [[Vivendi Universal]], produced for four platforms by three developers. Though its title is similar to that of [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring|Peter Jackson's movie]], it is based on the book rather than the movie.  
 
'''The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring''' is the title for a set of similar [[2002]] video games published by [[Vivendi Universal]], produced for four platforms by three developers. Though its title is similar to that of [[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring|Peter Jackson's movie]], it is based on the book rather than the movie.  
 
==Characters==
 
The three playable characters in the game are [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], [[Gandalf]] and [[Frodo Baggins]].
 
 
The narrative of the game can be roughly divided into four acts, each played out by one of the three main characters, with some variation.
 
 
'''Act 1''' (Frodo): [[Bag End]], [[Old Forest]], [[Barrow-downs]]<br>
 
'''Act 2''' (Aragorn): [[Weathertop]], [[Trollshaws]]<br>
 
'''Act 3''' (Gandalf): [[Moria]]<br>
 
'''Act 4''' (Aragorn): [[Lothlórien]], [[Amon Hen]]<br>
 
  
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
===Act One===
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===Introduction===
====The [[Shire]]====  
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===The Shire===
The first act deals with [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]'s journey to [[Bree]]. It begins peacefully in the Shire as Frodo has to make the final arrangements for his departure. Although there are many optional quests involving the inhabitants of [[Bywater]] and [[Hobbiton]], the main story focuses on the selling of [[Bag End]]. Once this is complete and the [[One Ring|Ring]] is retrieved Frodo must escape the Shire undetected by [[Black Riders]] to meet with his companions and [[Maggot]]'s Farm.
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====Hobbiton====
 
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====Bywater====
====[[The Old Forest]]====
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====Green Hill Country====
 
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===The Old Forest===
Frodo must find [[Merry]], [[Sam]] and [[Pippin]] who have lost themselves in a fores labyrinth. He must then free Merry and Pippin from the clutches of [[Old Man Willow]]. Finally [[Tom Bombadil]] intervenes, rescuing the Hobbits and setting them off in search of 12 water lilies whilst defending themselves from the giant spiders. Once recovered Tom takes them to his house to recuperate.
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====Forest Labyrinth====
 
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Frodo must find [[Merry]], [[Sam]] and [[Pippin]] who have lost themselves among the moving trees of the Old Forest, while battling [[spiders]].
====The [[Barrow-downs]]====
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====Withywindle Path====
Frodo's companions are again lost and Frodo has to find them in the fog of the wight-haunted downs. In the final barrow Frodo finds his new weapon, one of the [[Daggers of Westernesse]], and uses it to defeat the [[Barrow-wight]] Boss with the help of Tom, who guides the hobbits to Bree.
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Frodo finds Merry and Pippin taken by [[Old Man Willow]]. After [[Tom Bombadil]] arrives on the scene to rescue them, he asks Frodo to help him gather lilies for [[Goldberry]]. Along the way, more spiders emerge. As a reward, he takes the Hobbits to his house, where they can recuperate.
 
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====The Barrow-downs====
===Act Two===  
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Frodo's companions are again lost and Frodo has to find them in the fog of the wight-haunted downs. In the final barrow Frodo finds his new weapon, one of the [[Daggers of Westernesse]]. Though the quest log tells the player this knife is necessary to defeat the Barrow-wight that serves as a [[wikipedia:Boss (video games)|boss]], throwing many rocks at him from the safety of an elevated part does the trick too. After "defeating" the wight, Frodo decides to sing a song tought to him by Tom Bomdail, who emerges and sings the wight away. He gives them more daggers, and tells them to stay the night at ''[[The Prancing Pony]]''.
Starts in Bree when it is apparent that Merry is missing and gameplay switches to Aragorn. Having found Merry he then hunts for objects to construct Hobbit decoys to fool the Nazgûl who are still on their trail, battling wolves and ruffians along the way.
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===Bree===
 
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====Town of Bree====
====[[Weathertop]]====
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It is apparent that Merry is missing and gameplay switches to Aragorn. Having found Merry he then hunts for objects to construct Hobbit decoys to fool the Nazgûl who are still on their trail, battling wolves and ruffians along the way.
Aragorn escorts Frodo and Sam to the summit of Weathertop. On the way [[Wargs]] and [[Orcs]] are first introduced into the game, they are extremely fast at attacking 'beware'. Aragorn must battle a [[troll]] on the summit before returning to the campsite to protect Frodo from the attacks of the [[Ringwraiths]] armed with a burning brand.
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===Weathertop===
 
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====Weathertop Hill====
====The [[Trollshaws]]====
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Aragorn escorts Frodo and Sam to the summit of Weathertop. On the way [[Wargs]] and [[Orcs]] are first introduced into the game. At the summit of the hill, Aragorn discovers signs of a struggle, and he is attacked by a [[troll]]. After defeating the troll, Frodo notices [[Black Riders]] on the [[Great East Road]], and they head back to the encampment.
Aragorn must clear the area of enemies including orcs, wargs and about 5 Trolls. Once all enemies are defeated [[Glorfindel]] takes the company to [[Rivendell]]. In other versions the enemies are mainly goblins(including the xbox version).
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====A Knife in the Dark====
 
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In a cut-scene, Frodo is stabbed by the [[Witch-king]], and Aragorn must prevent the Nazgûl from stabbing Frodo even more, fighting them off with a fire-brand.  
===Act Three- [[Moria]]===  
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====Troll Shaws====
Act three begins with [[Gandalf]] as the playable character as he searches for the doors of Moria. As he attempts to open them, play switches to Aragorn as he fends off the [[Watcher in the Water]] before returning to Gandalf on entering Moria. in the other system versions you must defeat the watcher in the water with Gandalf. With [[Gimli]] the [[dwarf]] as a companion, Gandalf must navigate the dark maze of the [[Dwarrowdelf]] fighting off the orcs and trolls that stalk its shadows. in other versions you do not fight all enemies like trolls and so not have Gimli as a conpanion at all. The game becomes more objective based when the Fellowship reaches [[Balin's Tomb]] from which Gandalf must find an escape route as the other characters fend off the trolls, using slabs of stone which redirect the light onto the huge keyhole, and the only thing to open the humungous door is the light, this is a real puzzerler. Play then switches to Frodo in the 21st hall, retaining Gimli (no gimli in other versions) as a companion, who must find a way through the various ladders, walkways and bridges to reach and open the gates on the other side. The act reaches its conclusion on the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] where Gandalf duels with the Moria boss, the one and only Balrog.
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Aragorn must clear the area of enemies including orcs, wargs and several trolls. Once all enemies are defeated [[Glorfindel]] appears; he sends Frodo away on [[Asfaloth]]. After his stance at the [[Fords of Bruinen]], Frodo collapses.
 
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===Rivendell===
===Act Four- [[Amon Hen]]===  
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====House of Elrond====
Act Four sees Aragorn resume the role of playable character after a brief interlude in [[Lothlórien]]. First there is a short level in which he spies out an orc-dam on the river [[Anduin]] in which the game introduces its final minor enemy, the [[Uruk-hai]]. Play then moves onto the final level of the game at Amon Hen in which Aragorn battles his way through most of the previously-encountered enemies to the Seeing Seat. The very summit has to be reached twice, first as Frodo who must get to the top of a stone hill while other members of the fellowship are dueling orcs. Aragorn battles the game's final boss, the [[Fell Beasts|Fell Beast]] using only his bow and arrow at the top of the hill. The game ends in a cut-scene where [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]] shoots the winged beast with an arrow.
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===Moria===
 
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====Hollin Ridge====
A final cut-scene shows [[Galadriel]] over her [[Mirror of Galadriel|mirror]], where she recounts the future of Sam and Frodo. It features two pieces of artwork from [[Alan Lee]], one showing [[Gollum]] and the other Frodo and Sam.
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====Labyrinth====
 
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====3 Passages====
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====2nd Hall====
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====Abyss Fight====
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Gandalf fights the Balrog. The Balrog can only be stunned by the spell of lightning, after which Gandalf has to hit him with Glamdring. One hit from the Balrog's sword, however, is lethal.  
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===Lothlórien===
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====Lothlórien Forest====
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===River Anduin===
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====Orc Dam====
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After leaving Lothlórien, the Fellowship finds the river [[Anduin]] blocked by a dam. They seek the shore, and Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Boromir have to clear it before they can portage the boats. They have to beat two trolls, several archer orcs, and [[Uruk-Hai]], who are first seen in this level.
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====Amon Hen====
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====Final Cut Scene====
 
== Sequel ==
 
== Sequel ==
  
 
A sequel was planned for this game, and was to be titled ''The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard''. The game was in development, but was cancelled before its release.
 
A sequel was planned for this game, and was to be titled ''The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard''. The game was in development, but was cancelled before its release.
  
==Cast==
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==Cast of characters==
{| class="wikitable"
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===Credited===
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{{scroll box
! Role !! Actor
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|content=
|-
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<gallery>
| [[Frodo Baggins]] || [[Steve Staley]]
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Image:Frodo One Ring viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Frodo Baggins]] <br> [[Steve Staley]]</center>
|-
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Image:Gandalf viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Gandalf]] <br> [[Tom Kane]]</center>
| [[Gandalf]] || [[Tom Kane]]
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Image:Aragorn Anduril viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] <br> [[Daran Norris]]</center>
|-
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Image:Sam viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Samwise Gamgee]] <br><small> [[Scott Menville]]/[[Cliff Broadway]]</center></small>
| [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] || [[Daran Norris]]
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Image:Pippin viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Peregrin Took]] <br> [[James Arnold Taylor]]</center>
|-
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Image:Merry viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Meriadoc Brandybuck]]<br>[[Quinton Flynn]]</center>
| [[Gimli]] || [[James Horan]]
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Image:Boromir_viv_lotr.JPG|<center>[[Boromir (son of Denethor II)|Boromir]]<br>[[James Horan]]</center>
|-
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Image:Gimli_viv_lotr.JPG|<center>[[Gimli]]<br>[[James Horan]]</center>
| [[Boromir (son of Denethor II)|Boromir]] || James Horan
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Image:Legolas viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Legolas]]<br>[[Michael Reisz]]</center>
|-
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Image:Gollum1 viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Gollum]]<br>[[Quinton Flynn]]</center>
| [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] || [[Scott Menville]], [[Cliff Broadway]] (X-Box version)
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Image:Galadriel lotr fotr.JPG|<center>[[Galadriel]]<br>[[Jennifer Hale]]</center>
|-
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Image:Tom Bombadil viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Tom Bombadil]]<br>[[Daran Norris]]</center>
| [[Galadriel]] || [[Jennifer Hale]]
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Image:Goldberry viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Goldberry]]<br>[[Kath Soucie]]</center>
|-
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Image:Celeborn_viv_lotr.JPG|<center>[[Celeborn (Lord of Lórien)|Celeborn]]<br>[[Steve Staley]]</center>
| [[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins|Lobelia]] || Jennifer Hale
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Image:Elrond viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Elrond]]<br>[[Jim Piddock]]</center>
|-
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Image:Bilbo viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Bilbo Baggins]]<br>[[Jim Piddock]]</center>
| [[Gollum]] || [[Quinton Flynn]]
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Image:Lobelia viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Lobelia Sackville-Baggins]]<br>[[Jennifer Hale]]</center>
|-
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</gallery>
| [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] || Quinton Flynn
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}}
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==Uncredited==
| [[Tom Bombadil]] || Daran Norris
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{{scroll box
|-
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|content=
| [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]] || [[Michael Reisz]]
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<gallery>
|-
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Image:Arwen viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Arwen]]<br>[[Kath Soucie]] <small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
| [[Goldberry]] || [[Kath Soucie]]
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Image:Angelica_viv_lotr.JPG|<center>[[Angelica Baggins|Angelica]]<br>[[Kath Soucie]] <small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
|-
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Image:Rosie viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Rosie Cotton]]<br>[[Jennifer Hale]] <small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
| [[Celeborn (Lord of Lórien)|Celeborn]] || Steve Staley
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Image:Robin Smallburrow viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Robin Smallburrow]]<br>[[James Arnold Taylor]]<small>''(uncredited)''<small></center>
|-
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Image:None yet|<center>[[Minto Burrows]]<br>[[James Arnold Taylor]] <small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
| [[Elrond]] || [[Jim Piddock]]
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Image:None yet|<center>Náli<br>[[Tom Kane]] <small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
|-
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Image:None yet|<center>''Pony'' patron<br>[[Tom Kane]] <small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
| [[Bilbo Baggins]] || Jim Piddock
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Image:Milo_Burrows_viv_lotr.JPG|<center>[[Milo Burrows]]<br>[[Scott Menville]] <small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
|-
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Image:Gaffer viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Hamfast Gamgee]]<br>[[Jim Piddock]]<small> ''(uncredited)''</small></center>
| [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] || [[James Arnold Taylor]]
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Image:Daddy twofoot viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Daddy Twofoot]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
|}
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Image:Nob viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Nob]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
 
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Image:Sancho Proudfoot viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Sancho Proudfoot]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Glorfindel_viv_lotr.JPG|<center>[[Glorfindel]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Barliman viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Barliman Butterbur]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:None yet|<center>[[Bill Ferny]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Lotho viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Lotho Sackville-Baggins]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Ted Sandyman viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Ted Sandyman]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:None yet|<center>Hal Hornblower<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Mugwort viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Mugwort]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Old_Noakes_viv_lotr_fotr.JPG|<center>[[Old Noakes]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Maggot viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Farmer Maggot]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:None yet|<center>[[Haldir of Lórien|Haldir]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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Image:Black rider viv lotr.JPG|<center>[[Nazgûl|Black Rider]]<br><small>''(uncredited)''</small></center>
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</gallery>
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}}
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring {{PAGENAME}}] at [http://www.mobygames.com/home MobyGames.com]
 
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring {{PAGENAME}}] at [http://www.mobygames.com/home MobyGames.com]

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Video game
DeveloperSurreal Software (PS2, Windows)
The Whole Experience (Xbox)
Pocket Studios (GBA)
PublisherVivendi Universal
PlatformPlaystation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows
Release dateGame Boy Advance
  USA: September 24, 2002
  PAL: November 8, 2002
Xbox
  USA: September 26, 2002
  PAL: November 8, 2002
PlayStation 2
  USA: October 16, 2002
  PAL: December 6, 2002
Microsoft Windows
  USA: October 22, 2002
  PAL: November 8, 2002
GenreAction

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is the title for a set of similar 2002 video games published by Vivendi Universal, produced for four platforms by three developers. Though its title is similar to that of Peter Jackson's movie, it is based on the book rather than the movie.

Synopsis

Introduction

The Shire

Hobbiton

Bywater

Green Hill Country

The Old Forest

Forest Labyrinth

Frodo must find Merry, Sam and Pippin who have lost themselves among the moving trees of the Old Forest, while battling spiders.

Withywindle Path

Frodo finds Merry and Pippin taken by Old Man Willow. After Tom Bombadil arrives on the scene to rescue them, he asks Frodo to help him gather lilies for Goldberry. Along the way, more spiders emerge. As a reward, he takes the Hobbits to his house, where they can recuperate.

The Barrow-downs

Frodo's companions are again lost and Frodo has to find them in the fog of the wight-haunted downs. In the final barrow Frodo finds his new weapon, one of the Daggers of Westernesse. Though the quest log tells the player this knife is necessary to defeat the Barrow-wight that serves as a boss, throwing many rocks at him from the safety of an elevated part does the trick too. After "defeating" the wight, Frodo decides to sing a song tought to him by Tom Bomdail, who emerges and sings the wight away. He gives them more daggers, and tells them to stay the night at The Prancing Pony.

Bree

Town of Bree

It is apparent that Merry is missing and gameplay switches to Aragorn. Having found Merry he then hunts for objects to construct Hobbit decoys to fool the Nazgûl who are still on their trail, battling wolves and ruffians along the way.

Weathertop

Weathertop Hill

Aragorn escorts Frodo and Sam to the summit of Weathertop. On the way Wargs and Orcs are first introduced into the game. At the summit of the hill, Aragorn discovers signs of a struggle, and he is attacked by a troll. After defeating the troll, Frodo notices Black Riders on the Great East Road, and they head back to the encampment.

A Knife in the Dark

In a cut-scene, Frodo is stabbed by the Witch-king, and Aragorn must prevent the Nazgûl from stabbing Frodo even more, fighting them off with a fire-brand.

Troll Shaws

Aragorn must clear the area of enemies including orcs, wargs and several trolls. Once all enemies are defeated Glorfindel appears; he sends Frodo away on Asfaloth. After his stance at the Fords of Bruinen, Frodo collapses.

Rivendell

House of Elrond

Moria

Hollin Ridge

Labyrinth

3 Passages

2nd Hall

Abyss Fight

Gandalf fights the Balrog. The Balrog can only be stunned by the spell of lightning, after which Gandalf has to hit him with Glamdring. One hit from the Balrog's sword, however, is lethal.

Lothlórien

Lothlórien Forest

River Anduin

Orc Dam

After leaving Lothlórien, the Fellowship finds the river Anduin blocked by a dam. They seek the shore, and Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli and Boromir have to clear it before they can portage the boats. They have to beat two trolls, several archer orcs, and Uruk-Hai, who are first seen in this level.

Amon Hen

Final Cut Scene

Sequel

A sequel was planned for this game, and was to be titled The Lord of the Rings: The Treason of Isengard. The game was in development, but was cancelled before its release.

Cast of characters

Credited

Uncredited

External Links