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The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring

The name The Lord of the Rings refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Lord of the Rings (disambiguation).
The name War of the Ring refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see War of the Ring (disambiguation).
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The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring
Video game
DeveloperLiquid Entertainment
PublisherSierra Entertainment
PlatformMicrosoft Windows
Release dateNovember 8, 2003
GenreReal-time strategy
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring is a 2003 real-time strategy game developed by Liquid Entertainment and published by Sierra Entertainment. It expands upon the events of the War of the Ring.

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[edit] Synopsis

Unlike the later The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth by Electronic Arts, War of the Ring is based solely on the books, not the films by Peter Jackson. Thus, characters like Legolas and Aragorn look and sound different from their counterparts as depicted in the films and the game. The game is officially licensed by Tolkien Enterprises.

The game was specifically designed for Microsoft Windows XP, which leads to some problems for those playing the game on Windows Vista. The main problem is the save game function, which relied on specific XP code and is incompatible with Vista. As of yet, Vivendi and Liquid Entertainment have not released, nor plan to release, a patch for this problem.

[edit] Cast

Actors are not credited by role.

Actor Role
Dominic Armato
Steven Jay Blum Varin, Dwarf Shieldbreaker
Crispin Freeman Faramir,[1] Orc Slasher
Grant George Legolas Greenleaf, Troll Stonehurler[2]
Jefferson Hobbs
Steven M. Kramer Gandalf
Lex Lang
Dave Lodge Lead Goblin, Rohan Captain, Monster Warrior[3]
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Saleme, Good Narrator
Paul Mercier
Tony Oliver Merry
Bob Papenbrook Gimli
Jamieson Price Aragorn, Goblin Slavemaster[4]
Robbie Rist
Douglas Rye
Alan Shearman
Kai Vilhelmsen
Victor Raider-Wexler
Dave Wittenberg Gollum[5]
Perry Zombolas
Robin Atkin Downes
Michael Sorich

[edit] Trailer

[edit] References

  1. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2005-11-06/interview-crispin-freeman
  2. http://www.dynamicduovo.com/aboutgrant.html
  3. http://www.davidlodge.com/pastcredits.htm
  4. http://jamiesonkprice.com
  5. http://www.davewittenberg.com/resume.html
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)