One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

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One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

Middle-earth sure has a lot of lava.

(Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET)

I can’t say enough good things about TT Games’ Lego series, which have brought everything from Batman to Harry Potter to Star Wars to life in glorious brick form.

And last year’s Lego Lord of the Rings was among the best yet, an epic and thoroughly entertaining game version of the entire three-movie series. Of course, you needed a PC or game console to play it.

Not any more: Lego Lord of the Rings is now available for iOS.

The $4.99 app brings more or less the same great console experience to your iPhone , iPod Touch, or iPad. The “less” part has to do with the controls: You can use either a virtual set of onscreen D-pad/button controls or learn a system of taps, drags, and long-presses. On my iPad 3, I found the latter both confusing and awkward; the virtual controls are much more precise and familiar.

Other than that, LLotR for iOS plays just like the the Xbox version, which I enjoyed immensely with my kids. It features animated (and often hilarious) cut-scenes from the movies, lots of challenging puzzles, and, in an usual (but very welcome) twist for the Lego game series, actual dialogue from t… [Read more]

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS


One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

 

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

 

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

 

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

 

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

One app to rule them all: Lego Lord of the Rings for iOS

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