Two Towers and Return of the King

In the early 2000s, licensed games cost a penny a dozen. While there were some real stars back then, the market was absolutely flooded with movie tie-ins, and not all of them were of equal quality. For each Spiderman 2 and Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sitha fight club and Simpsons Skateboard was just around the corner. But that only brought out the best even more, and EA The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return of the King are perfect examples.


Released in 2002 and 2003 respectively, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King were hack-and-slash games released by EA that allowed fans to play through the events of Peter Jackson the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Fondly remembered for their accuracy over their cinematic counterparts and their ability to control a variety of iconic characters, EA the Lord of the Rings the games still stand the test of time two decades later, but an official remaster wouldn’t hurt.

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It’s time to remaster The Lord of the Rings Two Towers and The Return of the King

Released in 2002, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was developed by Stormfront Studios, a relatively unknown developer who often helped other EA projects such as mad and PGA. covering both The Fellowship of the Ring and The two towers, this title takes players from The Shire all the way to Helm’s Deep, encompassing every thrilling action element along the way. Throughout the game, players can choose between Gimli, Aragorn, or Legolas to play, each with their own unique weapons and abilities. Between each level, players could increase the health of the chosen character and unlock new combos.

In 2003, EA released a direct sequel to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Instead, developed by EA Redwood Shores, which became Visceral Games, Return of the King is widely considered the better game of the two, with significantly more characters to choose from, a longer campaign length, more replayability, and a more complex progression system. Return of the King also had a big advantage over its predecessor in that it allowed 2-player co-op.

With a much more ambitious level design, Return of the King manages to capture the scale and essence of its cinematic counterpart extremely well. This is only reinforced by the game’s impressive graphics and sound design, with environments and character models as realistic as possible for 2003. Due to its fidelity to the source material and its high level of accessibility, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King quickly became a childhood classic for many, and is still talked about today.

It was time for EA to remaster its the Lord of the Rings Games. With both titles already standing the test of time quite well, it wouldn’t take much effort for EA to remaster The two towers and The king’s return, with a simple upgrade to HD. Fans aren’t looking for a full-fledged remake; they just want to be able to easily play the games of their childhood with modern visuals and sounds. No element of their gameplay needs changing, because after all, their simplicity is what made them so accessible and popular in the first place, allowing friends to get started straight away without lengthy tutorials. It’s money lying around on the table, waiting for EA to pick it up.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The king’s return are available on PS2 and Xbox.

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