LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ Games App Review (iOS, $4.99)

  • Category: Games
  • Publisher: Warner Bros.
  • Updated: Nov, 07 2013
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 1.27 GB

Languages: English

Seller: Warner Bros. Entertainment

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
796 Ratings
All Versions:
796 Ratings


Follow the epic storylines of the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO gameplay. Relive the legend of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King through LEGO minifigures, as they explore wonders and solve timeless riddles. Orcs and fouler things await on this perilous path to Mount Doom but a Fellowship will be formed — Aragorn the Ranger, Gandalf the Wizard, Legolas the Elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Boromir Man of Gondor, and Frodo’s Hobbit friends Sam, Merry and Pippin all join in to help along the quest to destroy the Ring and return peace to the land.

This game includes many hours of content and cinematics that take up a lot of space! You will need 3 GB of available space on your device if you install over wifi, but only 1.5 GB of space if you download on your computer and then sync.

As with many large app installations, we advise that you restart your device after installing as this will resolve some stability issues. Also make sure you have installed the most recent firmware.


EXPLORATION: Delve into the world of Middle-earth and engage in epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures.

THE ONE RING: Wield the power of The One Ring, and enter the Twilight World of the Ringwraiths.

TALKING MINI-FIGS: Experience LEGO The Lord of the Rings heroes come to life in an all new way with the minifig characters delivering the memorable dialogue from the films.

OVER 90 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS: Discover and unlock more than 90 playable characters, including Frodo, Sam, Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn, Gandalf the White, Sauron, Saruman, Tom Bombadil, Radagast the Brown, King of the Dead, Twilight Nazgûl, Galadriel, Arwen, Elrond, Isildur, and more!

WEAPONS AND MAGICAL ITEMS: Collect and use the Light of Eärendil, Elven rope, swords, bows and a variety of other weaponry and magical items.

Switch between “Classic” and “Touch Screen” controls to find the play-style that suits you best. 


Unlock achievements and connect through Game Center to get the full experience from your Middle-earth adventure.

Customer Reviews

  • Billions of Studs? Impossible!

    by macgooner

    Generally this is a good “port” of the console game but there’s one issue that really bugs me - it is impossible to acquire enough studs to unlock more than a character or two. Thankfully you can complete the storyline without buying additional characters but there’s no way to reach 100% completion without doing so. I shouldn’t have to pay for this kind of thing when I’ve already paid for the game.

  • Good

    by Hammy nuggest

    I love Lord Of The Rings a lot and lego, but why can't I get Isildur over the lava?! I mean I've already beaten the P.S.3 version! Anyway it's great and I love that they include the character Tom Bombadil even if he's not in the movie. Over all good

  • Lego the lord of the rings

    by Ryan beard


  • Needs updates for characters and more

    by Walshj077

    It's good but needs updates for lots of things Please make updates Ps make them cool Pps make the characters like the xbox please

  • Fart

    by Derpy237

    Cool game and all but crashes alot

  • Ok but some parts are bad

    by Lotr review

    In general this app is ok.My son has it on xbox 360 let me tell you it is much better it has a lot better gameplay experience and don't get this app if you have under 16 GB. This app take up to 1.5 GB not a waist of money but not that good. But it is worth the 5 bucks but I would use that money somewhere else.

  • Lego LOTR

    by ElGalloGiro99

    LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEE this game for an iphone game i'd say it has amazing graphics!!!! They need to fix they glitch on the journey's end. Because of that glitch I cant beat the game #sadface ;_;

  • Cute, but was frustrating to load

    by RedSeahounds

    Cute game now that it will finally load and open. Takes a little time to figure out the controls, but not too bad. Was a bit frustrated since it took forever to download. Then it wouldn't start until I thought to restart my iPad. New apps don't usually require that.

  • Great game

    by FiveStarReviews1928

    Could you make it so the D pad isn't the only option for you to use with the IOS MOGA controller please. I'm going to drop it 1 star every week until you at least address the issue.

  • Love it, but I have a suggestion.

    by Brobdingnagian Bards Fan

    This is a very good game, all-in-all. I loved the Wii version, I love this version just a little less. I have a proposal. You at Warner Bros. should create a mobile version of the Lego Pirates of the Caribbean video game, savvy?

  • Great, except its

    by Donna Miller

    buggy. In the Journey's End, the last projectile is unable to be obtained because the last group of orcs. Jump over the wall and disappear into the ground. Scrubbed it and re-downloaded it, and now Shelob freaks out and crawls in circles. Irritating that I can't finish it.

  • Great game

    by Yeon30324

    I love it

  • The Coolest, Cutest game!

    by LOTRLover:)

    So awesome! Been looking for this my whole life! Don't listen to the negative reviewers! They're nuts! P.S Frodo is SO CUTE!

  • Mostly good...

    by Cool1682Guy!?!

    I love the game, but I hate how it cuts out all of the marshes and Isengaurd. I just bought musical attacks, and it won't work, even though I have it on. Also, on journey's end, I can't do an elf pole thing. One pole flickers, and I fall off. I also think that $4,000,000,000 for studs times ten is CRAZY, even though it is a good extra. Other than that I love the game and the characters.

  • Finished the game!

    by ganzorigm

    Finished the game, unlocked achievement: "It's gone". Bye bye Gollum.

  • Phone issues

    by Bumf jr.

    My phone is not sensitive enough to play this game. Have played other Lego games and liked it. Maybe when I get iPad ill get this game again.

  • Glitch

    by A minecraft player

    Does anyone else have a problem where on the gates of Mordor level the Orc which I am assuming are carrying the last arrow fall through the ground so u can't get the arrow plz fix this also controls could be better and the character pacts are too expensive or there are too many other than that it is a good game

  • Most amazing game ever

    by LOTRisboss

    If you like any lego games and are into lord of the rings, this game is perfect. I have never seen a game as good as this one. The creators took the voices and sounds from the movie and put them in the game. AMAZING!!

  • Best Lego series ever but some problems I'm having.

    by ganzorigm

    This game is a pretty cool game but I don't understand the troll mission // chapter. The troll attacks and you build a LEGO object and you can't get to the other side, you can't even jump with any characters. 5 star rating, keep on making LEGO games, Warner Bros! Keep it up.

  • The game is awesome!!!

    by diane tieman

    The game is so awesome download it everyone just kidding iTunes will not allow negative reviews weather it's true or not I glitched on the second level and can't get past it done be a sucker

  • Please help

    by $&$: ) ( :

    Love game but crashes every time I get to a cut seen in shire so I have done 1 level countless times because by the time I get to gandalf it crashes. I am going to post the same thing every weekend until fixed. I love the little I have been able to play

  • Poor

    by Palmgarden1

    cannot even complete the tutorial.So glitchy and annoying. Collected Lego details does not appear at the store, it shows 0 all the time. when the hero supposed to follow elf making the double jump,he crashes at the lava river . So frustrating

  • Poor

    by Palmgarden1

    cannot even complete the tutorial.So glitchy and annoying. Collected Lego details does not appear at the store, it shows 0 all the time. when the hero supposed to follow elf making the double jump,he crashes at the lava river . Sorry, I paid $5 for that..

  • Not a good game

    by SsssssssssssStupppiddddddd

    I was playing and I finished the game the next day I was going to play the last level again but with Sauron and the game started all over again.

  • Listen to know one

    by The ginger doctor152


  • Crashes. Can't play

    by I love Breaking Dawn

    I won't bash the game itself because it looks awesome, but it won't let me play it. I get as much as past the loading screen after touching "New Game", and I see the first few seconds and then it cuts off, sending me to my home screen. If the developers could gladly fix this for the IPod touch, I'd be happy to play it. :)

  • Not happy.ripped off

    by -this is a cheap imatation-

    I bought the app, & i thought it would be cool. Because i love The Lord of The Rings movies, but it says i dont have enough storage! I have 2.2 gigabytes! So i pretty much wasted 5 bucks...Don't buy.

  • The awaome

    by Roscoeis coolsome

    Needs a new update I can't buy a guy I glitches out and take me to my home screen on my iPod

  • Awesomeness!

    by Bernadine van der Hans-Galvis

    I really love this game! I adore LOTR and this app just fuels my obsession. It can be a bit confusing sometimes, but it makes me wanna keep playing to find everything there is to find. I just wish we could play with the characters we create in the 'Character Creator'. That would make this game perfect. It practically already is though.

  • Great game...bad controls (and it is true)

    by ZTLaidlaw

    I absolutely love the Lego series games. They're always accurate and so fun to play. That said, I hate to say that LEGO LOTR lacks from the same syndrome found in most LEGO games on iOS: the controls! Yes, there are two different control schemes, which is great. Unfortunately, neither of them work well. Casual Control isn't as intuitive as it could've been; it lacks precision and depth. You don't feel like you have proper control of your character, and oftentimes features and moves (such as blocking and charged attacks) are covered up in the gestures required to execute the moves. Virtual Control, which is usually my favorite type of control in any touchscreen game, is also lacking. First and foremost, the physical buttons are crammed at the lowest corners of the device (on iPhones), making the buttons difficult to reach and interact with. Second, the action buttons on the right are extremely small, oftentimes forcing the player to tap on the button and miss it; not only that, but if the buttons are not hit precisely, then the action is not executed. Yes, I do understand that the buttons were made so small and crammed to the edges to make more room for the onscreen action to take place, but I find the cramped spacing very frustrating. Finally, as if all this wasn't bad enough, there isn't a button customizing feature that would allow a player to relocate and enlarge the controls. In a word, I am frustrated. The LEGO games are so enjoyable, yet they are crippled by the way players are forced to interact with the characters. With a quick software update, LEGO LOTR could be a 5-star home run. Please adjust the controls soon!

  • Amazing

    by Gekwpwlsjchdhsjsen

    This is hands down the best game I have ever owned for iOS. This is like a game for an Xbox at your fingertips, absolutely phenomenal.

  • Can't purchase unlocked items with studs

    by Richard Dobkins

    I unlocked Fatty Bolger in the Shire but can't purchase him with studs because the game exits every time.

  • Great, until the last part

    by Donna Miller

    When it got buggy. In the Journey's End, the last projectile is unable to be obtained because the last group of orcs. Jump over the wall and disappear into the earth. Would love to see a fix so I can finish story play!

  • Made for Console

    by Sid Bayer

    Controls are sloppy and frustrating. Not worth the purchase.

  • Awesome with Gamepad

    by BCrall

    A lot of the reviews mention frustration with controls, but with the new Logitech gamepad that recently released, this game is seriously an awesome mobile experience.

  • What the heck

    by Alex fat man

    I cleared 3 gigs of storage and it still says I don't have enough space I want my money back of this isn't fixed

  • Fun but...

    by ashbaker12

    The iOS 7 gamepad joysticks don't work!!! Only the d-pad works please fix

  • 4 and 1/2 stars (but it's good enough to round up)

    by Ghostrei

    The Lego Lotr port is not like your average Lego game (but at the same time it is). The game mechanics, puzzles, traps, depth, etc all move and act like any other lego game. That gives it a plus in my book. Controls are well enough to play the game through, even if you use the touch controls over the d pad (which can be switched in the in game menu little scroll button in the top right corner). Switching to d pad gave the game a better handling and overall was more enjoyable to play. I am, however, not entirely satisfied with the character system. Some characters like Aragorn or Sam or Sauran are overpowered and have a myriad of powers while standard soldiers often just have an attack. I wish they took a more affordable approach to the characters as well because all of the worth while characters cost 1,000,000 or more studs, which is quite hard to manage without stud multipliers, who cost millions themselves. Audio wise, the soundtrack is phenomenal; it's straight from the movie. Voice overs are similar. Sound effects are standard and don't detract from the game. I'm more than satisfied with their performance. As a port of the game, I am impressed. You have to remember this is an iPod, and with no offense to the developers and creators of the software and iOS, it's full gaming potential has not yet been realized. If you wanted a hardcore gaming experience of this game look towards Sony and Microsoft. The Lego Group's ios port of the Lotr is a great casual gamer, albeit with a few flaws, but nobody is perfect. 4.5 stars overall It's a kids game ,really, but any adult who likes lego's style and humor will enjoy this game.

  • Stud Multiplyer Bug

    by Morgan Seftel

    I love this game and it's worth every stud but, when I spent all my studs on a stud multiplyer that didn't work I resent buying the game. I really want the 2x stud multiplyer to work for iPod touch 5. Please please please fix. I stopped playing after unlocking everything and everyone but now I can't afford a single one when my studs don't multiply.

  • 5 stars

    by Flying Banana Co.

    I don't care what people say this is a really really good app. It's just as good if not better than the Harry Potter one.

  • Controls are fine, but don't expect 100% without spending $

    by Pheebers

    I like the game. I do. But I'm also into FINISHING games, and I just can't see that happening here. Let me clarify. I've completed the game twice. I collect all of the studs, have found all of the characters, completed all quests, found all profiles. However, I'm at about 75%. The only item I've ever bought with my studs is the 2x multiplier, because it's the only multiplier I could afford. There is no way I will ever save 4 BILLION (yes, billion) studs for the 10x, as it's been a huge grind just to get halfway to the 8 million required for the 4x multiplier. I'm tempted to spend the 4.99 just to buy it, but what's the point? So I could more easily grind to unlock the other things now that I've finished the game? I'm sure that's what they want you to do, but it seems wrong. By the way -- the trick to jumping high with Legolas is not to do a quick double jump, but to wait until he's almost done with his jump and then jump again. Once I figured that out things went very smoothly.

  • Good game ,but.....

    by Forsakenbyall

    Alright I started this game with an opened mind regardless of the reviews I read...totally ignored others trying to warn me....and what did I get...exactly what everyone said...the controls are terrible...plain and simple...even wit changing's still terrible...I have been stuck trying to beat the cave troll for days now...finally just gave up because I just couldn't get the fracking character to do what I got old real fast...gotta fix that...and I'll give it five stars...

  • helpl

    by Kmddg

    my bro bought this and im trying to download it but it says i dont have enough storage. i have 2.2 gb currently and the app is 1.37 please fix or help

  • Not bad at all

    by Kieth247

    Overall it's a good game, and it took me a decent amount of time to get through everything. I found myself left with only one thing to do, and that was get money so I could complete the game 100%. That's taking quite a while, but I found a good way.

  • My prresciousss

    by Davidsawr/\

    Great game First don't listen to the reviews about the controls, those idiots just haven't figured out how to change it (took me a full minute) Second this game follows very closely with Middle Earth Lore and those who are true LOTR fans would understand why Merry has a fishing rod (he and his relatives are one of the few Hobbits that live near a river and can swim) and Pippin is always eating ( remember when Gandalf arrives at Isengard and Meriadoc and Pippin greet them ) The graphics and scenery are exceptional. Some people are expecting Skyrim type scenery but for 5 bucks whats there is more than awesome. The cutscenes are superb and have the same humor found in all Lego games. The characters in the shop are a bit expensive but thats understandable because you are trying to make people spend real money :/ Only complaint is that there should be at least two save files or one on your device and one through iCloud. 5 stars if you change it. Music and voice acting wonderful Battling is fun and not sluggish or lagging at all (even when I'm running a screen recorder)

  • Great game but found a glitch...

    by DBnGU

    In the battle sequence at the Camp at Weathertop, the torch doesn't work... Can't get past the stage if the torch wont vanquish enemies.

  • Endoras Glitch! Please help!

    by Beardnbass

    I have been enjoying the game thus far- it's another good, fun Legos game- however on the first Edoras board, I have encountered a glitch which will not allow me to progress. When attempting to capture the flag of Edoras, the first time I took the flag to the top of the hill, I put it down where I thought was the drop area, and the flag rather than triggering the next activity, disappeared. I went back to the bottom to retrieve the flag from the roof again,and it will not allow me to pick up the flag. I exited the game, started the board over, and the same thing happened- not able to pick up the flag. Please advise.

  • Hobbit

    by Panda11111111111111111111111

    I hope this app is good I just got it.

  • Buggy

    by Nanonimous

    This game has a few rather annoying glitches, instant crash when attempting to purchase a character with lego pieces for instance.If this and other bugs are fixed it would be a pretty good game.


    by Javier olayo

    I've done pretty much all of the achievements and it still says I haven't done them

  • Wow people '_'

    by Buttcheacks:)

    Y'all know y'all can Chang the controls

  • ..

    by oduckfan

    The game could have been good if it had the old controls

  • Walt

    by Sprint iPhone 4s

    Great fun!!

  • You can change controls but

    by Josh Graessley

    There are no good control options. It's such a shame. The game was fun on the console. Not so fun on an iOS device where your finger obstructs the view and it is impossible to perform the jump attack. Might be fun with an external control pad if that's supported.

  • Great! But...

    by Ffojakeuekfubsydud

    It crashes whenever I do practically anything in the game! It's a great game and all but they really need to work out these tech issues.

  • Great game!!

    by EGDAER

    I have version from the PS3 and I was happy when I found out I could get it on my iPod 4th gen! I don't see why people don't like the controls since you can change them. On top of that this version and my ps3 version are exactly the same so far. The only thing I have to say is bad is that I crashed on me, but it was only once so I still say 5 star worthy.

  • !!!Best lego touch screen game ever!!!

    by Antonius ego

    It's awesome!!! I got lego batman, and Star Wars, but this one,wow, it's a must have lego game!!!

  • Pretty Good

    by Dandan800

    This game is quite good. Everything is there and u can change the controls. The only problem I see is that I find myself stuck a lot of times. For example right now, I'm stuck on the 2nd part of the pass of clahadras. Help?

  • Wish I'd read the reviews first

    by Jess-Lei

    I've tried both versions of the controls, and both are terrible. I'm angry I wasted a bunch of money on an app that isn't playable.

  • Awesome game

    by Daniel Porras

    Do not listen those who said controls are bad, you can change them . Game is really amazing.

  • As good as the xbox 360 version

    by Cmmetz

    What's with all these people saying this game is awful. If you take my opinion on this game, *AMAZING!!* 2.99 for this game is a total score considering the fact most lego games for the gaming consoles are around $20 to $50. This game consist of big wars, adventurous moments, and exciting plots and levels. The controls are very good for a game on an iOS product. At first the controls are tapping to where you want to go, but you can change to a joystick type control which is very more convinent. If you ask, "should i buy this game for $2.99" the first answer going through your mind is...YES!!

  • Best game


    I love the music they use from the movies and the scenes are very cinematic with voices and stuff and virtual controls are very smooth! Best app

  • Acrobatic Bars

    by 992759292875

    The acrobatic bars annoy me to no end. They always take 20+ tries to even jump onto the first bar, and the the rest all bets are off

  • I'm mad!

    by Labjbvvbvcxs

    This game is awesome, but I bought it when it came out as $4.99 and now I look back and it's $2.99!!!!!!!!!! RIPOFF!

  • Boring.

    by Fred Love

    Wasted my money.

  • Needs improvements

    by Like Lego

    I have Lego Lord of the Rings on my iPod touch 5G. I think it's a great game. However one of the reasons that I am not giving it five stars is because it doesn't seem to be the complete console version. Even though it would take up more memory I really think that it would be worth it to use the full version. Also Please take down the stud price on the extras and characters. That would make the game much funner. I don't know if you can or can't do this already, but When you start a new game it would be better if your in-app purchases could be used in that game with no addition charge. All in all great game. Please think about getting some of the others such as Lego Indiana Jones 2. If you do get any more Lego games please use the full console version! Thanks and God bless!

  • Controls are garbage

    by Anonymous41909

    Make the game unplayable

  • Sooooooooooo boss!!!!

    by Comiclover2416

    I love it. That's all i can say. I love it

  • Controls and improvements

    by Glitchches+multiplayer

    The controls were very glitchy and my joystick was all weird. It would go one way, then go the other. I also would like to play alongside my friends,( I would like the creators to create multiplayer in the game).

  • Game glitches

    by Shaqtus7777192

    At one point in the game I believe it's at 36.3% in the story the enemies spawn into the ground and if I can't kill those enemies then I can't complete the mission if you would please fix this glitch then I'd give it 5 stars

  • A bucket-load of average content

    by FuzzPooka

    Overall, this app is good. Not amazing, not terrible, but passably- average. Graphics are mediocre, not particularly high-resolution, but better than most games out there. It's very annoying how the background is just a poorly drawn set of boring objects, trees, or a large grey blob that is supposed to be a mountain. The sound quality (in combat) is average, but the background score is very nice, taken straight from the movies. Voice acting and animations in cutscenes are superb. Gameplay consists of the usual LEGO puzzles, but character abilities are forced, and don't make much sense. (Why do Hobbits have fishing poles, tinder boxes, and shovels?) Unfortunately. Combat is sluggish, and movement is VERY unresponsive. Fighting enemies is a bit of a chore, consisting of (very nice looking, but boring) slash combos, and the occasional power attack, or block. Overall, not very smooth. In short, this LEGO title has a TON of poorly executed content. Great cutscenes, great music, tons of levels, and 100s of characters (and the usual LEGO cuteness) are marred by boring combat, uninspired puzzle mechanics, and passable graphics. If your a fan of LEGO, or the LoTR, pick this app up, but don't expect too much.

  • Read

    by Ghhgggggggggggggggggg

    Please add Bluetooth connection.

  • Unfair

    by Sugarpie21

    When i got this, it was five dollars, and now it's 2.99!

  • Would be awesome, but...

    by 00juls00

    The Last Battle level has a glitch. I am unable to complete the level and move on because some of the orcs don't appear. Please fix!!!!!

  • Great game

    by Zfffgfhdhcg

    It's a great game with a good storyline Beware! It's laggy on the iphone 4

  • Suprising

    by Bennett Steward

    I am the biggest lotr fan out there. This app got good reviews so I bought it. It was fun until i got to the gandalf vs saruman level and only a fourth of the time the controls work. Doesnt make any sense. Warner bros u sucked it up this time.

  • ipad 1

    by fygfe123

    can someone make it so it can work on the first generation ipad.

  • Beast

    by Iggybeast 92

    Make it look like their in war with troops and orcs fighting PLEASE!!!

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