The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (Xbox 360) - Overview

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Release Dates

11/01/11 Warner Bros. Interactive
11/25/11 Warner Bros. Interactive

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Owners: 13
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Wishlist: 4
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"With his far reaching rich hand Sauron might have done great evil in the North. Yet all that has been averted because a handful of heroes stood in his path.”
– Gandalf the White

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Snowblind Studios is in the unique position of drawing inspiration from both the literary and film rights to world of Middle-earth, allowing players to bloody their axes on a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.


Intense, visceral, and satisfying combat. Rich, layered, and impactful character progression. In War in the North, you get both. Find and equip the best loot, upgrade your hero using a wide range of skills and items, and feel the intense satisfaction of rushing into real-time battles with friends by your side. Fight through the brutal realities of the war on all fronts that were brought to life in the lore. Immerse yourself and make your own mark on Middle-earth.


Build your own fellowship of three heroes to confront the growing army in the North. The survival of your group and all of Middle-earth depends upon your uniquely skilled heroes working together. You must fight together or you will die alone, and these high stakes make the experience of playing together both socially engaging and incredibly satisfying. The first time you rescue a friend who has been grabbed by a troll and is desperately yelling for help, you will understand what we mean.


While much attention and focus has been placed on the journey of the One Ring, the assault on Middle-earth hits all corners of the map. War in the North turns our attention towards an integral part of the storyline that is grounded in details within the books and various appendices. This is not someone else’s fight. This is your own effort to forage a way through the dark, dangerous, and unknown landscape, defending all that is yours. This is your war.


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Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a 98,789 n/a 14,762 113,551
2 n/a 17,646 n/a 2,637 20,283
3 n/a 8,116 n/a 1,213 9,329
4 n/a 6,507 5,855 2,534 14,896
5 n/a 10,430 8,596 3,729 22,755
6 n/a 13,190 11,507 4,818 29,515
7 n/a 17,179 13,293 5,859 36,331
8 n/a 21,688 18,549 7,843 48,080
9 n/a 7,372 11,942 2,886 22,200
10 n/a 2,920 4,124 1,052 8,096

Opinion (9)

T.Rexington posted 21/08/2012, 10:22
Yeah! Million units sold!
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T.Rexington posted 25/07/2012, 05:30
Nice, this is on the verge of being a retail million seller. This probably hit a million earlier in the year thanks to digital sales on PC.
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Riku148 posted 29/06/2012, 07:57
Hmm now i have played this through 11 times and still playing...about 7times with ps3 and 4 times with 360 and ps3 version has much more bugs but 360 version doesn't have any, usually i think ps3 games are better but this is much better with xbox 360
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T.Rexington posted 23/05/2012, 05:40
I really hope this hits a million in retail, but I'm presuming it's already done so with added digital sales. This was such an awesome game. Really loved exploring the middle earth levels, interacting with the characters, the simple but really fun combat, lovely storyline, and the ability to play as a actual dwarf. Not a long list of games carry that last bit without being a mmo.
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Recon1O1 posted 11/11/2011, 02:50
I am enjoying the hell out of this. Low expectations help but the solid visuals, voicework, music and lots of loot.. The critical hit animations are really well done. Can't believe some idjut from the A-holes and Virgins Club gave it 2.5.
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pots555 posted 08/11/2011, 02:52
For a fan of the books, this is a dream come true. I haven't been this invested in a game ever. Truly epic and amazing. Thanks Snowblind!!!
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