The Lord of the Rings Online for PC
PC - Windows, Mac

The Lord of the Rings Online

Jun 6, 2012
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About this game

Developer: Turbine, Inc.
Content Rating: Teen


In The Lord of the Rings Online™, join the world’s greatest fellowship of players in the award-winning online re-creation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary Middle-earth. From the crumbling, shadowed ruins of Weathertop to the ageless, golden wood of Lothlórien, immerse yourself in Middle-earth as you have never seen it before. Visit the peaceful, verdant fields of the Shire, brave the dark depths of the Mines of Moria, and raise a pint at the Prancing Pony in Bree!

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.66 GHZ
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 20 GB (+3 GB for international Clients)
  • Video Card: 512MB dedicated discrete card
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection


  • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or AMD Equivalent
  • Memory: 1GB (2GB for Windows Vista)
  • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB (+3 GB for international clients)
  • Video Card: at least 128MB Onboard graphics memory
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection

Gamer Reviews

12483 Reviews
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Dec 17, 2020
The fact this game exists is a GD miracle. Sure it's aged at this point and that can be felt pretty obviously in the avatars and NPC's but the environments can be breath taking.

The fact that this adaptation stayed faithful to the books and didn't go overboard on the magic is a major factor that has helped lead to its longevity. It has so many whales that continue to come back because it is BY FAR the closest thing we have to taking a stroll in middle earth.

You can start this game in Hobbiton and stroll right on up and walk into Mordor, beyond and everything in between. you can battle wargs atop your steed in the fields of Rohan or help guard the borders of the woodland realm in Mirkwood, or get lost exploring the depths of Moria.

The stories are phenomenal and lend themselves to the source material incredibly well. They're intricately woven in seamlessly whenever they expound on ideas.
Jun 18, 2020
One of the best MMOS with a good community and smart developers

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Critic Reviews

7 Reviews
Joseph BradfordAug 18, 2017
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mordor is good and full of great ideas, iconic moments and intense hours of questing. But the expansion as a whole is dragged down by its own weight, making the whole package feel a little lackluster in the end.
John HoulihanApr 12, 2007
With Turbine's long-standing MMORPG expertise powering proceedings and one of the most welcoming communities in gaming, LOTRO presents a stunning and evocative world of Tolkien magic to explore - if you're any kind of fan, it would seem pretty much an essential purchase. LOTRO seems destined to become the next big MMORPG contender and we've no hesitation in saying prepare to make your move to Middle-earth - we'll see you there.
Game TrailersMay 08, 2007
Despite belonging to a playing field overrun by fantasy geeks and diehard online-RPG veterans, LOTRO reverses the trend of alienating casual gamers making the experience enticing and accessible to all. With a plenitude of adventures to undertake, crisp variations of time-tested MMORPG traditions, and a host of social and creative possibilities within the Lord of the Rings universe, LOTRO is undeniably hobbit-forming.