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                       |---------------------------|
                       |    LORD OF THE RINGS;     |
                       |  THE RETURN OF THE KING   |
                       |---------------------------|
                       |     by zidanetribal5      |
                    |--+---------------------------+--|
                    |   zidane_tribal_5@hotmail.com   |
                    |---------------------------------|

=================
 VERSION HISTORY
=================

Version 0.80 (11th Jan) - Completed first three sections. Finished 
whole walkthrough and FAQ. completed Secrets scetion, thanks to... and 
legal section.

Version 0.90 (17th Jan) - Finished Palantir of Saruman. Updated cheats 
section and thanks to... Added Monster Guide section, completed that.

Version 0.95 (22nd Jan) - Added yet another section explaining which 
upgrades do what etc. That's completed as well.

Version 1.25 (25th Jan) - Added a couple of maps for gameplay advice, 
corrected some grammer and spellings. Adjusted cheats section. Rewrote 
some of the guide as it looked dodgy when it was on the net, hopefully 
that solves the problem. Added some more to Minas Tirith - Top of Wall, 
and finally added more to Bosses section, and Upgrades Section.

Version 1.30 (26th Jan) - Added final walkthrough section, Palantir of 
Sauron. Made the Palantirs more readable, hope it helps. Finally, I 
decided that I didn't like the character descriptions, so I did them 
again. this should be my last BIG update, unless I re-write the 
walkthrough again.

Version 1.35 (27th Jan) - I don't know why, but the guide has gone funny 
again, so I changed a few things and it should be okay THIS TIME!

Version 1.40 (29th Jan) - I'm gonna give it one last chance to work, 
otherwise I'll just give up on it. Added some more onto Minas Tirith 
section.
                    

==========
 CONTENTS
==========

1. About this guide
2. The Basics
  - Controls
  - Characters
  - Level-up System
3. Character Upgrades
  - Aragorn / Faramir
  - Gandalf
  - Gimli
  - Legolas
  - The Hobbits
  - In General
4. Walkthrough
  - Path of the Wizard
  = Helms Deep
  = The Road to Isengard
  = Minas Tirith - Top of the Wall
  = Minas Tirith - Courtyard
  - Path of the King
  = Paths of the Dead
  = King of the Dead
  = Southern Gate
  = Pelennor Fields
  = Black Gate
  - Path of the Hobbits
  = Escape from Osgiliath
  = Shelob's Lair
  = Cirith Ungol
  = The Crack of Doom
  - Bonus Levels
  = Palantir of Saruman
  = Palantir of Sauron
5. Extras
  - Cheat codes
  - Interviews
  - Monster Guide
  = Bosses
  = Other
6. Frequently Asked Questions
7. Thanks to...
8. Legal Stuff


=====================
 1. About this guide
=====================

I got the game just about when it came out in Britian, so I suppose that 
this guide is based on the British version. I really enjoyed the game, 
and it inspired me to write an in-depth walkthrough about it. I can't 
guarantee that it's spoiler-free though. It's been written in 'Normal' 
mode, so it's really useful for beginners and veterans. There is very 
little difference in the three difficulty levels, so you can use it for 
Easy and Hard too. The Return of the King isn't that different from the 
Two Towers, but it is far more superior.
It has amazing graphics, which are combined with Real Return of the King
footage, great gameplay value, and a new option, co-op, which lets you 
play with two players. It's difficulty has soared through the roof, with 
levels like the Black Gate and Shelob's Lair. You also have a whole cast 
of new characters like Gandalf, Frodo, Sam and three bonus characters.


===============
 2. The basics
===============

Return of the King is an Action-Adventure type game with a bit of RPG 
mixed in with it. It's extremely difficult for a first timer, so you 
oughta begin with easy mode, even if you've played normal in the 
previous 
game. Here are some basic things you oughta know before we get 
started...
  ___               ___
 /   \  2========= / _ \
|  4  |1==========| (_) |
 \___/            3\___/

1. Your health meter. This is the most important thing in the game. 
Everytime an enemy hits you, this bar goes down. When it gets really 
low,
it'll start flashing red, so be really careful, and try to avoid too 
many
fights.

2. Your experience bar. There is normally a number above it to, for 
example 970/1000. This is how much experience you have, and how much you
need to get to the next level. When this fills, you get some more 
abilities to buy, and you keep the previous experience too.

3. This is your hit meter. Every time you hit an enemy, this'll fill a 
tiny bit. When this fills, your whole body will glow blue, and each hit 
you do does extra damage. to help fill this, use more powerful moves and
combos. If you get hit though, the bar drops right back down and you 
have
to start again. This also decreases over time.

4. This is your character picture. It's not important, it just shows who
you're playing as.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
On the battlefield, you'll find various items...

Red bottles - these restore small amounts of health
Green bottles - these restore large amounts of your health
Arrows - these replenish twenty arrows
Elfstones - these give you an extra 1000 experience points

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
As well as other things, these are generally surrounded by a glowing 
blue 
circle...

Spears      - these can break an enemy's shield, or inflict damage
Fire spears - a more powerful version of a spear
Catapults   - these can be fired at things to cause HUGE damage
Hot oil     - these will burn anything in their way
Hot coals   - these will also burn anything in the way (even you)
Balista     - these will cause HUGE damage to enemies
Catapults   - these are used for destroying buildings etc.

There are others that do other things like open gates and lower 
drawbridges, just have a look around.


------------
 - Controls
------------

D-pad  - Move
X      - Speed Attack / Fire missile
[]     - Parry
O      - Kick / Shove
/\     - Fierce Attack
R1     - Action
R2     - Shadow Strike
L1     - Draw Bow
L2     - Jump Back
START  - Pause
SELECT - No-function

Move          - well duh... (you must use the left d-pad)
Speed Attack  - fast attack, useless against sheielded enemies
Fire missile  - hold L1 and press X to fire, hold X for more power
Parry         - block arrows and sword attacks
Kick / Shove  - knock an enemy back leaving him vunerable
Fierce Attack - breaks shields and pierces armour
Action        - press when inside a blue circle for various effects
Shadow Strike - stab an enemy when he's grounded
Draw bow      - draw your bow, staff etc.
Jump Back     - jump backwards to avoid being struck
Pause         - temporarily stop the game

--------------
 - Characters
--------------

NOTE: THESE ARE OPINIONS BASED ON A SURVEY I DID - YOU MAY THINK 
DIFFERENT 
      TO MY RESULTS

In this section, I will feature all of the playable characters, 
including 
the three bonus characters. They will also be rated so you can get a 
rough
picture of their strengths and weaknesses...

Power     - how strong the melee (close-range) weapon is
Speed     - how fast they are while attacking (mainly Killing Move and 
            Combos)
Missile   - how powerful the ranged weapon is
Accuracy  - how far they can shoot, how accurate they are
Endurance - how much damage they can take before dying

These stats are out of 5, 1 being junk and 5 being superb.

~~~~~~~
Aragorn
~~~~~~~
A ranger from the north, known as Strider. Heir to the throne of Gondor,
Aragorn has royal blood in him. He has a wide knowledge of the 
landscape, 
and is a very powerful Fellowship member. He wields the only weapon 
Sauron
fears, the Narsil, which was broken when Isildur cut his hand off. 
Reforged by Elrond, the Narsil can slice any opponent in half. He also 
carries a bow for long-range fighting.

Power     - 4
Speed     - 4
Missile   - 4
Accuracy  - 4
Endurance - 4
           ===
TOTAL       4


~~~~~~~
Faramir
~~~~~~~
Son of Denethor, nutter of Gondor (sorry, Steward of Gondor), Faramir 
was
next in line to be protected of the Throne. Brother of Boromir, who died
protecting the Hobbits, Faramir vows to seek revenge on the Uruk-hai and 
avenge his brother. He also wields a sword similar to the Narsil, and an
elven longbow for long-ranged shooting.

Power     - 4
Speed     - 4
Missile   - 4
Accuracy  - 4
Endurance - 4
           ===
TOTAL       4


~~~~~
Frodo
~~~~~
Frodo is the ring-bearer. He is a Hobbit, a race of of strong-willed,
kind-hearted little people. The ring was given to him as a present by 
his
uncle Bilbo, and he only found out it's true malice when he was urged to 
destroy it by Gandalf. He wields his uncle Bilbo's 'Sting', and wears 
his
famous Mithril Vest. He also has the ability to make himself invisible 
temporarily, which is a highly useful ability indeed.

Power     - 2
Speed     - 5
Missile   - 2
Accuracy  - 3
Endurance - 5
           ===
TOTAL       3

~~~~~~~
Gandalf
~~~~~~~
At 7000 years old, Gandalf still has a spring in his step as he cleaves 
through enemies softly and swiftly. Once Gandalf the Grey, he was killed 
(I think), in the mines of Moria by the Balrog. Revived by the Mirror of 
Galadriel, he now lives for one purpose, to destroy the ring. He is in 
possession of his mighty white staff, and his famously powerful sword. 
His light projectiles can blast through several enemies at once, leaving 
a
whole army devastated!

Power     - 4
Speed     - 3
Missile   - 5
Accuracy  - 4
Endurance - 3
           ===
TOTAL       4

~~~~~
Gimli
~~~~~
Gimli, son of Gloin is a mini battle-tank. He is a dwarf from Moria, and 
can hold is own even against several orcs. His small size may fool the 
enemies, but it shouldn't fool you. Gimli is the most powerful close 
combat fighter in the Fellowship, and with his mioghty axe, no-one can 
stand in his way.

Power     - 5
Speed     - 2
Missile   - 2
Accuracy  - 2
Endurance - 5
           ===
TOTAL       3

~~~~~~~
Legolas
~~~~~~~
Legolas is an elf from Mirkwood. All elves have the gift of immortality, 
but he risks his life to protect Frodo. Armed with his elvish longbow, 
he 
can fire arrows and still hit a target hundreds of meters away. Also 
armed
with twin blades, his fighting skill is remarkable, weak, but all the 
speed of a runaway train.

Power     - 3
Speed     - 4
Missile   - 5
Accuracy  - 5
Endurance - 3
           ===
TOTAL       4

~~~~~
Merry
~~~~~
Meriadoc Brandybuck, friend of Frodo, first begins his journey when he 
tags along with Pippin on Frodo's journey to destroy the ring. Armed 
with
a sharp knife and throwing daggers, as well his stout courage, Merry may 
look small, but size doesn't matter.

Power     - 2
Speed     - 5
Missile   - 2
Accuracy  - 3
Endurance - 5
           ===
TOTAL       3

~~~~~~
Pippin
~~~~~~
Peregrin Took is Merry's best friend, and also tags along with Frodo on 
his quest to destroy the ring fo good. Pippin is more of an entertainer 
than a fighter, and his skills lie in his ability to get smashed out of 
his face and start acting like a prat. Also armed with a sharp knife and
throwing daggers, Pippin is small, but tough.

Power     - 2
Speed     - 5
Missile   - 2
Accuracy  - 3
Endurance - 5
           ===
TOTAL       3

~~~
Sam
~~~
Samwise Gamgee, Frodo's gardener and bodyguard, he joins the quest when 
he
is caught eavesdropping by Gandalf. Sam has a stout heart, and can take 
down even Sauron when his master is in danger. Armed with a quick-shot 
temper, a blade of pure steel and a stack of poisonous throwing knives, 
Sam lacks physical power, but relies on his shotgun speed for quick 
dispatches.

Power     - 2
Speed     - 5
Missile   - 2
Accuracy  - 3
Endurance - 5
           ===
TOTAL       3


-------------------
 - Level-up system
-------------------

In Lord of the Rings, everytime you kill an enemy, you get a certain 
amount of points, known as experience points, depending on what rating 
you
got, (I'll talk about those later). You get levels in it too, from one 
to
twenty. Each time you gain a level, you unlock a host of new abilities 
to 
buy. You don't buy them with money though, you buy them with the 
experience you earned. (I'll refer to experience now as 'exp.')

E.g. I play Helm's Deep and get 12,000 exp. points. I also go up two 
levels. So now I can buy level three abilities, (you start at level 
one...) I buy Orc Hewer, which costs 1000 exp. points, which leaves me 
with 11,000 exp. left over to buy some more moves.

Each character has a different set of abilities. But if you get some 
exp.
points, and decide not to use them on someone (say Gandalf), you can 
save
them and use them on another character instead. Pretty cool.

Every kill you do earns you a different amount of exp. points, like 
killing an Uruk-hai get you more than killing a normal Orc, but less 
that
what you would get if you killed a troll.
If you string together a number of successful attacks though, the amount 
of exp. points awarded changes. If you kill several enemies without 
getting hit, your ranking goes up. (You can see what your ranking is on 
the dial in the bottom corner.) It'll also go up if you block an enemy 
attack, get a normal hit in, or successively use a combo.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Using the dial... (the one next to your health)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The dial to the left of your health shows how good you are doing. The 
further around the circle the colours go, the more points are awarded 
for
a kill. When you kill an enemy, you get a rating and a number above you.

                               Fair 
                               150  

This will change from time to time. If you fill the dial on the left 1/4 
full, the letters will change according to your ranking. At the 1/4 
mark, 
you rank will change to good, at the 1/2 way mark, they will change to 
excellent, and when the meter is filled, your rank will change to 
perfect.

        Good                  Excellent              Perfect
        300                      400                   600


Fair - you get an average amount of points
Good - you get double the amount of points
Excellent - you get (just under) triple the amount of points
Perfect - you get four times more points

E.g. If I kill an Uruk-hai, I'd normally get 150 exp. points, but my 
meter
is half full, (which would count as excellent), so I'd get 400 instead. 
If the meter was full though, I'd get a round 600, but if it was only a 
quarter full, I'd only get 300.

So you get the basic idea, I hope. It's not been explained too well, but 
you should do okay.

=======================
 3. Character Upgrades
=======================

Each character has a different set of abilities to buy. At level 2, 
Aragorn could buy Ranger Fury, whereas Gimli couldn't buy this, he'd 
have
to buy Dwarven Fury instead. Some moves though, can be brought by 
everyone, so these are known as Fellowship upgrade. Moves that can only 
be brought by one person are listed on the right, with an N/A in the 
Fellowship column. Moves that can be brought by all are listed in both 
columns. They can be brought induvidually, or they can be brought 
cheaply
for all nine characters at about twice/three times the normal price, 
(this is the better option to buy).

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aragorn / Faramir
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
LEVEL       MOVE                  SINGLE    FELL.
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 2     Orc Bane               5000     8000
LEVEL 2     Ranger Fury            4000     N/A
LEVEL 2     Orc Hewer              1000     3000
LEVEL 2     Final Judgement        5000     8000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 3     Dunedain Arrows        5000     N/A
LEVEL 3     Gondorian Sword Master 3500     N/A
LEVEL 3     Strength of Stone      5000     15000
LEVEL 3     Rising Revenge         10000    20000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 4     Wilderness Rage        5000     N/A
LEVEL 4     Balrog's Gambit        5000     8000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 5     Warrior Bane           7000     10000
LEVEL 5     Strength of Iron       5000     15000
LEVEL 5     Dark Deliverance       7000     11000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 6     Wrath of Numenor       7000     N/A
LEVEL 6     Rivendale Arrows       5500     N/A
LEVEL 6     Strength of the Fell.  5000     15000
LEVEL 6     Shield Cleaver         7000     11000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 7     Bane of Sauron         9000     12000
LEVEL 7     Kingmaker              7000     N/A
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 8     Mithril Arrows         7000     N/A
LEVEL 8     Lightning Strike       7000     11000
LEVEL 8     Killing Zone           10000    20000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 9     Helm's Hammer          12000    20000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 10    Swift Justice          12000    20000
LEVEL 10    Strength of the Even.  5000     N/A
LEVEL 10    Sword Mastery of Kings 25000    N/A

~~~~~~~
Gandalf
~~~~~~~
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 2     Orc Bane               5000     8000
LEVEL 2     Fog of War             4000     N/A
LEVEL 2     Strength of Stone      5000     15000
LEVEL 2     Orc Hewer              1000     3000
LEVEL 2     Final Judgement        5000     8000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 3     Wizard's Power         3500     N/A
LEVEL 3     Rising Revenge         10000    20000
LEVEL 3     Light of the Pilgrim   5000     N/A
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 4     Wrath of Anor          5000     N/A
LEVEL 4     Balrog's Gambit        5000     8000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 5     Warrior Bane           7000     10000
LEVEL 5     Strength of Iron       5000     15000
LEVEL 5     Light of the Forges    5500     N/A
LEVEL 5     Dark Deliverance       7000     11000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 6     Flame of Uldun         7000     N/A
LEVEL 6     Shield Cleaver         7000     11000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 7     Bane of Sauron         9000     12000
LEVEL 7     Power of the Palantir  7000     N/A
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 8     Lightning Strike       7000     11000
LEVEL 8     Killing Zone           10000    20000
LEVEL 8     Strength of the Fell.  5000     15000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 9     Helm's Hammer          12000    20000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 10    Swift Justice          12000    20000
LEVEL 10    Enchantment of the Hav.10500    N/A
LEVEL 10    Power of the Istari    25000    N/A
LEVEL 10    Light of the Valor     7000     N/A

~~~~~
Gimli
~~~~~
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 2     Orc Bane               5000     8000
LEVEL 2     Dwarven Fury           4000     N/A
LEVEL 2     Orc Hewer              1000     3000
LEVEL 2     Final Judgement        5000     8000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 3     Lonely Mountain Lore   3500     N/A
LEVEL 3     Strength of Stone      5000     15000
LEVEL 3     Rising Revenge         10000    20000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 4     Mountain Rage          5000     N/A
LEVEL 4     Balrog's Gambit        5000     8000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 5     Warrior Bane           7000     10000
LEVEL 5     Erebor Axes            5000     N/A
LEVEL 5     Strength of Iron       5000     15000
LEVEL 5     Dark Deliverance       7000     11000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 6     Wrath of Moria         7000     N/A
LEVEL 6     Shield Cleaver         7000     11000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 7     Bane of Sauron         9000     12000
LEVEL 7     Moria Axes             5500     N/A
LEVEL 7     Axe Mastery of Kings   7000     N/A
LEVEL 7     Strength of the Fell.  5000     15000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 8     Lightning Strike       7000     11000
LEVEL 8     Strength of Gloin      5000     N/A
LEVEL 8     Killing Zone           10000    20000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 9     Helm's Hammer          12000    20000
-------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 10    Swift Justice          12000    20000
LEVEL 10    Strength of Khazad-dum 5000     N/A
LEVEL 10    Dwarven Axe Mastery    25000    N/A

~~~~~~~
Legolas
~~~~~~~
LEVEL 2     Orc Bane              5000     8000
LEVEL 2     Mirkwood Arrows       4000     N/A
LEVEL 2     Orc Hewer             1000     3000
LEVEL 2     Final Judgement       5000     8000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 3     Light of Lothlorien   3500     N/A
LEVEL 3     Strength of Stone     5000     15000
LEVEL 3     Rising Revenge        10000    20000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 4     Elven Fury            4000     N/A
LEVEL 4     Balrog's Gambit       5000     8000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 5     Warrior Bane          7000     10000
LEVEL 5     Lothlorein Arrows     5500     N/A
LEVEL 5     Dark Deliverance      7000     11000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 6     Strength of Iron      5000     15000
LEVEL 6     Shield Cleaver        7000     11000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 7     Bane of Sauron        9000     12000
LEVEL 7     Arrows of the Valar   7000     N/A
LEVEL 7     Galadriel's Gift      7000     N/A
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 8     Elrond's Rage         5000     N/A
LEVEL 8     Lightning Strike      7000     11000
LEVEL 8     Strength of the Fell. 5000     15000
LEVEL 8     Killing Zone          10000    20000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 9     Helm's Hammer         12000    20000
LEVEL 9     Mithril Arrows        10500    N/A
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 10    Swift Justice         12000    20000
LEVEL 10    Elven Bow Mastery     25000    N/A

~~~~~~~~~~~
The Hobbits
~~~~~~~~~~~
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 2     Orc Bane              5000     8000
LEVEL 2     Orc Hewer             1000     3000
LEVEL 2     Final Judgement       5000     8000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 3     Poison Blade          4000     N/A
LEVEL 3     Cloak of Haldir       3500     N/A
LEVEL 3     Rising Revenge        10000    20000
LEVEL 3     Strength of Stone     5000     15000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 4     Balrog's Gambit       5000     8000
LEVEL 4     Warrior Bane          7000     10000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 5     Cloud of Shadow       5000     N/A
LEVEL 5     Poison Daggers        5500     N/A
LEVEL 5     Strength of Iron      5000     15000
LEVEL 5     Dark Deliverance      7000     11000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 6     Cloak of Celeborn     7000     N/A
LEVEL 6     Shield Cleaver        7000     11000
LEVEL 6     Bane of Sauron        9000     12000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 7     Strength of the Fell. 5000     15000
LEVEL 7     Morgul Daggers        7000     N/A
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 8     Lighning Strike       7000     11000
LEVEL 8     Killing Zone          10000    20000
LEVEL 8     Halfling Strength     5000     N/A
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 9     Cloud of Rage         7000     N/A
LEVEL 9     Helm's Hammer         12000    20000
------------------------------------------------
LEVEL 10    Swift Justice         12000    20000
LEVEL 10    Cloak of Galadriel    10500    N/A
LEVEL 10    Strength of the Gaffer25000    N/A
LEVEL 10    Baggin's Strength     5000     N/A

--------------
 - In General
--------------
NOTE - These upgrades are listed in alphabetical order, not level order 
or 
       character order...

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Arrows of the Valar
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these magical arrows set your foes on fire.
          (Requires Lothlorien Arrows)
RATING  - 7/10     fast charge and fire time, quite powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Axe Mastery of Kings
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increase damage and reach perfect mode even faster.
          (Requires Lonely Mountain Lore)
RATING  - 10/10     even faster perfect mode
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Baggin's Strength
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanantly increase your health.
          (Requires Halfling Strength)
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Balrog's Gambit
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 5000     8000
BUTTONS - X, O, /\
EFFECT  - Wound, knock down, and strike your enemy with this combination
          attack.
RATING  - 7/10     medium speed, very powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Bane of Sauron
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 9000     12000
BUTTONS - [] + R2
EFFECT  - Parry, then instantly kill an attacking uruk.
RATING  - 10/10     instant perfect
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Cloak of Celeborn
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increases the time a hobbit stays hidden by using his elven 
          cloak.
          (Requires Cloak of Haldir)
RATING  - 6/10     lasts for short duration, enough to stab someone in 
                   the back
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Cloak of Galadriel
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 10500    N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increase the time a hobbit stays hidden by using his elven 
          cloak.
          (Requires Cloak of Celeborn)
RATING  - 7/10     lasts for longest time, not much better than other 
                   cloaks
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Cloak of Haldir
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 3500     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increases the time a hobbit stays hidden by using his elven 
          cloak.
RATING  - 4/10     very short duration, not really worth using
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Cloud of Rage
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a most devastating attack that causes continuing damage.
          (Requires Cloud of Shadow)
RATING  - 7/10     does contiuing damage, slow, but kinda powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Cloud of Shadow
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - generate a poison cloud that causes continuing damage.
          (Requires Poison Blade)
RATING  - 6/10     does contiuing damage, slow, but kinda powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Dark Deliverance
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 7000     11000
BUTTONS - /\, X, X, /\
EFFECT  - Effective for rapidly dispatching shielded enemies
RATING  - 6/10     a little slow, but good anyway
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Dunedain Arrows
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these blessed elven arrows cause additional damage
RATING  - 3/10     real weak, (can break shields at full power)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Dwarven Axe Mastery
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 25000    N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - increase the damage of your fierce attacks
RATING  - 9/10     fierce attacks are still slow, and only useful in 
                   combos
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Dwarven Fury
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 4000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a devastating attack that causes lightning damage
RATING  - 2/10     very slow, quite weak
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Elrond's Rage
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - a more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire.
          (Requires Elven Fury)
RATING  - 7/10     fast charging time, does reasonable damage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Elven Bow Mastery
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 25000    N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - fire two arrows with a single shot.
RATING  - 9/10    twice the hits, but uses twice the amount of arrows
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Elven Fury
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 4000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a devastating attack that causes lightning damage.
RATING  - 3/10     fast charging time, but weak to use
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Enchantment of the Havens
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 10500    N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - The magic shield knocks enemies to the ground and persists 
          longer.
          (Requires Power of the Palantir)
RATING  - 7/10     slow, but ultimately powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Erebor Axes
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these enchanted throwing axes cause additional damage.
RATING  - 3/10     slow to charge, weak when used
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Final Judgement
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 5000     8000
BUTTONS - X, O, R2
EFFECT  - wound, knock down, then finish off powerful enemies with this 
          combo
RATING  - 8/10     a little slow, but good for dispatching single 
enemies
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Flame of Udun
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a most devastating attack that creates a ring of flame that 
          sets foes on fire.
          (Requires Wrath of Anor)
RATING  - 6/10     slow, very powerful (can break shields at full power)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fog of War
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - this attack invokes an expanding fog cloud that koncks enemies 
          from their feet.
RATING  - 2/10     slow and weak
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Galadriel's Gift
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increase damage and reach perfect mode even faster.
          (Requires Light of Lothlorien)
RATING  - 10/10     faster perfect mode!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Gondorian Sword Mastery
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 3500
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increase damage and get to perfect mode more quickly with this
          special ability
RATING  - 6/10     helps get to perfect mode, short duration time
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Halfling Strength
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanently increase your health.
          (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Helm's Hammer
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 12000    20000
BUTTONS - /\, /\, /\
EFFECT  - A deadly combination to shatter shields and strike again.
RATING  - 8/10     slow, but very powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Killing Zone
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 10000    20000
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - increases the amount of time during combat that you remain in 
          perfect mode.
RATING  - 10/10     even longer in prefect
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Kingmaker
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increase damage and reach perfect mode even faster.
          (Requires Gondorian Sword Mastery)
RATING  - 10/10     perfect mode, fast!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Lightning Strike
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 7000     11000
BUTTONS - X, /\, X, X
EFFECT  - A series of quick powerful strikes that will take down one or 
          more unshielded enemies.
RATING  - 8/10     smooth, swift and powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Light of Lothlorien
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 3500     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - icrease damage and get to perfect mode quickly with this 
special
          ability.
RATING  - 10/10     faster perfect mode, cool!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Light of the Forges
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 5500     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - This magical projectile lights enemies on fire.
          (Requires Light of the Pilgrim)
RATING  - 5/10     stronger, does continuing damage (useless against 
                   shields)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Light of the Pilgrim
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - This lightning bolt projectile causes increased damage.
RATING  - 3/10     weak, (useless against shields)   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Light of the Valour
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - this projectile of pure light passes through multiple foes, 
          setting them aflame.
          (Requires Light of the Forges)
RATING  - 10/10     excellent when combined with Power of the Istari
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Lonely Mountain Lore
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 3500
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - increase damage and get to perfect mode more quickly with this
          special ability
RATING  - 10/10     easy perfect mode
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Lothlorien Arrows
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 5500
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these arrows emit a lightning arc on impact.
          (Requires Mirkwood Arrows)
RATING  - 5/10     even more powerful than Mirkwood arrows
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Mirkwood Arrows
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 4000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these blessed elven arrows do additional damage.
RATING  - 4/10     fast charge time, more powerful than Aragorn's arrows
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Mithril Arrows (1)
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these magical arrows set your enemies on fire.
          (Requires Rivendale Arrows)
RATING  - 7/10     the final upgrade is slow, but kinda powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Mithril Arrows (2)
USED BY - Legolas
PRICE   - 10500    N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these arrows penetrate and set on fire all enemies in their 
          path.
          (Requires Arrows of the Valar)
RATING  - 9/10     hits several enemies, unstoppable with Elven Bow 
                   Mastery!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Moria Axes
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these enchanted axes emit a lighting arc on impact.
          (Requires Erebor Axes)
RATING  - 4/10     still slow and weak
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Morgul Daggers
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - the hobbit's mist damaging ranged attack.
          (Requires Poison Daggers)
RATING  - 6/10     slow and weak, but do continuing damage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Mountain Rage
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire.
          (Requires Dwarven Fury)
RATING  - 3/10     still slow, but does continuing damage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Orc Bane
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 5000     8000
BUTTONS - [] + R2
EFFECT  - LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill an attacking orc.
RATING  - 10/10     perfect mode
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Orc Hewer
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 1000     3000
BUTTONS - X, X, /\
EFFECT  - An effective combo for taking out unshielded foes.
RATING  - 9/10     fast and effective (useless against shielded enemies)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Poison Blade
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 4000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a devastating attack that causes continuing damage.
RATING  - 4/10     slow and weak, does continuing damage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Poison Daggers
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 5500     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - each dagger that hits a foe causes continuing damage
RATING  - 4/10     slow and weak, do continuing damage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Power of the Istari
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 25000    N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - increases the power of your ranged and devastating attacks
RATING  - 10/10     more power, his ranged can kill an enemy in one 
shot!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Power of the Palantir
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - The magic shield deflects enemies further and persists longer.
          (Requires Wizard's Power)
RATING  - 6/10     slow, but powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Ranger Fury
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 4000
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a devastating attack that causes lightning damage
RATING  - 3/10     slow and weak
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Rising Revenge
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 10000    20000
BUTTONS - X
EFFECT  - Attack as you regain your feet, taking enemies by surprise.
RATING  - 5/10     weak but effective, (can break enemy shields)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Rivendale Arrows
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 5500     N/A
BUTTONS - L1 + X
EFFECT  - these arrows emit a lightning arc on impact.
          (Requires Dunedain Arrows)
RATING  - 6/10     slow to charge, but quite powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Shield Cleaver
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 7000     11000
BUTTONS - /\, /\, O, /\
EFFECT  - use on powerful foes to smash a shield, knock him to the 
ground, 
          and then strike.
RATING  - 6/10     a little slow, not useful in a crowd, very powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Strength of Gloin
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanently increase your health.
          (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Strength of Iron
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 5000     15000
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanently increase your health.
          (Requires Strength of Stone)
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Strength of Khazad-dum
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanently increase your health.
          (Requires Strength of Gloin)
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Strength of Stone
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 5000     15000
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanently increase your health.
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Strength of the Evenstar
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanently increase your health.
          (Requires Strength of the Fellowship)
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Strength of the Fellowship
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 5000     15000
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - Permanently increase your health.
          (Requires Strength of Iron)
RATING  - 10/10     the more the better
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Strength of the Gaffer
USED BY - The Hobbits
PRICE   - 25000    N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - icreases the damage of all sword attacks when attacking an 
enemy
          from behind.
RATING  - 7/10     it is quite rare to get to attack an enemy from 
behind 
                   anyway
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Swift Justice
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 12000    20000
BUTTONS - X, X, X, X
EFFECT  - A fast combination deadly against unshielded enemies.
RATING  - 10/10     Fast, powerful, (can shatter shields on final blow)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Sword Mastery of Kings
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 25000    N/A
BUTTONS - N/A
EFFECT  - increases the damage of your speed attack.
RATING  - 10/10     very useful, gives extra 50% attack power!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Warrior Bane
USED BY - All
PRICE   - 7000     11000
BUTTONS - [] + R2
EFFECT  - LINKED MOVE: Parry, then instantly kill a man-sized enemy.
RATING  - 10/10     instant perfect
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Wilderness Rage
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a more devastating attack that sets enemies on fire.
          (Requires Ranger Fury)
RATING  - 5/10     slow, but quite powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Wizard's Power
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 3500
BUTTONS - R1, R2, L1, L2
EFFECT  - The magic shield causes increased damage and persists longer.
RATING  - 2/10     slow and weak
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Wrath of Anor
USED BY - Gandalf
PRICE   - 5000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - A more devastating attack that creates a ring of lightning.
          (requires Fog of War)
RATING  - 4/10     slow, but more powerful
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Wrath of Moria
USED BY - Gimli
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a most devastating attack that emits a ring of fireballs.
          (Requires Mountain Rage)
RATING  - 5/10     still slow, but moderately powerful, ring of 
fireballs 
                   too!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Wrath of Numenor
USED BY - Aragorn/Faramir
PRICE   - 7000     N/A
BUTTONS - hold /\
EFFECT  - a most devastating attack that emits a ring of fireballs.
          (Requires Wilderness Rage)
RATING  - 7/10     slow, but powerful, emits a ring of fireball!


================
 4. Walkthrough
================

----------------------
 - Path of the Wizard
----------------------

~~~~~~~~~~~
Helm's Deep
~~~~~~~~~~~
       _________   
|_   _|         |  X - Start Point
  | | | B  B  B |  L - Ladder/Rope
  | |_|         |  B - Ballista
  | |L__________|  
  | |           |  
  | |L          |  
  |_|     X     |  

This is the easiest level in the game because you can't die. It's really 
a training level just to let you get used to the controls. The mission 
begins with a long FMV (video), where you'll get dropped into the 
battle. 
You're surrounded by Urak-Hai, so keep pressing X until they die. After 
a 
while, Gimli will call you and you'll have to follow him. This time, the 
enemies have shields, so use /\ to break them. Climb the ladder and help 
Legolas kill the Urak-Hai. Hold L1 and press X to fire your magic. When 
they're all dead, you have to follow Legolas down the rope to help 
Aragorn. Stand in the blue circle and press R1 to slide down.

You'll immediately notice three balistas on the field. Run up to them 
and 
press R1 in the blue circle to fire them. That's it, as soon as you fire 
the third balista, you'll have completed the level!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Road to Isengard
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



   __     _
  |  |_T_|E|     X - Start Point
  |   ___  |     * - Checkpoint
  |  | T | |     T - Tower
  |  | T _\ \    E - Elfstone
  |  | _|D| |    D - Dam
  / / |_  | |
 | |_   |___|  
 |_  |
   |*|
   | |__
   |__  |
      | |__
      |__  |
  _______| |_
 |           |
 |           |
 |           |
 |           |
 |_______   _|
   ______| |
  |* ______|
  | |
  | |___
  |___  |
      | |
     / /
    | |
    \ \
    / /
   | |

As soon as you start, you'll see a bunch of Urak-Hai running away from 
you. Don't shoot at them, it won't work. Instead, follow them, killing 
any that attack you, until you get to a checkpoint. Go down the slope, 
and you'll be attacked by four Orcs. Now you have to kill 75 Orcs / 
Urak-Hai to get to the next part of the level. You could risk being trod 
on and run into the middle of the field, or you could stay back and let 
the Ents do the work (the second choice is better). After killing 75, an
Ent will clear the way so you can get to another checkpoint. Along the 
way though, you'll see some carts with explosives in them, if you shoot 
them, you'll kill all the enemies nearby. Carry on, and you suddenly be 
attacked by hundreds of arrows. Look to the other side of the river and 
you'll see five towers with more explosive carts underneath. If you 
destroy the carts, you'll also destroy the towers. Cross the bridge, 
killing the two Urak-Hais as you go. You should head left to grab 
the Elfstone (these add 1000 exp to your meter), but if you don't feel 
it's necessary then don't get it. Follow the path to the right and 
you'll
eventually see another Ent trying to break the dam. Help him out by 
killing all of the Orc Archers etc. that are attacking him. When the dam
breaks, Isengard will be flooded, and you'll have also completed the 
level!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Minas Tirith - Top of the Wall
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 S                  S
 ________ _  _ _______  X   - Start Point
|______  |E||P|  _____| S   - Siege Tower Locations
      _| |____|  __-->  C   - Catapult
     |C|____X___|E|     E   - Empty Tower
                        --> - Stairs to Courtyard
                        P   - Prize Tower (seven Elfstones)

The main objective of the mission is to stop the wall from becoming 
infested with orcs. The meter at the top shows the wall, and how many 
Orcs
are on it. The small red dots are ladders, and the big red dots are 
siege 
towers.

Start off by kicking down all of the ladders, killing any Orcs as you 
go. 
Continue ding this for about five minutes and an FMV will cut in showing 
several trolls carrying siege towers. Run straight to the left knocking 
over the ladders as you go. When the siege tower is directly in front of 
you, pummel it with magic until it collapses. Head right this time and 
do
the same to the second one. Head left AGAIN and destroy the third one. 
The forth and final one is guaranteed to hit the wall, so head right 
again ready for it. Kill all of the Orcs nearby and blow up the tower. 
Head left again and follow the flow of men to get to the courtyard. 
That's it, you've finished the level.

NOTE - If you kill the Ringwraith near the catapult, seven (yes, SEVEN)
       Elfstones will appear on the tower in the top-right corner of the 
       level. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Minas Tirith - Courtyard
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ___ 1 ___       
   |  P      |     X - Start Point
   |    _    |     1 - Orcs come in here...
   |   |_|   |     2 - and here...
___|P   X    |___  H - Women hide here...
H _______  P_ ___2 P - Potion Barrel, break them open with /\
_/       |___|     


This is Gandalf's last and hardest mission, but it's actually really 
easy. 
You have to rescue 200 women from being slayed by the enemies.

Just go around being the hero and slaghtering as many Orcs as you can. 
Orc
Bane and Bane of Sauron will be EXTREMELY effective here, as they put 
you
in perfect mode, which can mean you get tons more experience.

After about 100 people have been saved, Orc champions will come in, 
throw
them  a couple of war pikes to kill them. After about 150, trolls will 
come in,  again, give them a good war pike or two and they'll die. When 
the meter reaches 200, you've completed the level.

--------------------
 - Path of the King
--------------------

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Paths of the Dead
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is your first mission where you get to chose who you be. This 
mission
is better with Aragorn, because he has a wide range of skills.

Head along the path until you get to the mist. This doesn't hurt, it 
just 
slows you down. If you want to 'cheat', you can turn around and press L2 
to hop backwards quickly. Soon after, you'll be attacked by spectres 
(that's spec-ter). These are basic enemies, just continually press X to 
kill them.

Carry on forwards, but this time when you are attacked, a wall will 
appear, and will only break when all of the enemies are dead. Press X 
again to kill them. Carry on through the mist, get attacked again, and 
carry on some more. This time, two spectres will form on top of a 
bridge. 
Hold L1 and press X to fire your bow at them. Go under the bridge and be 
attacked some more. Where the two bag o' bones were, is a passage, go 
down it to get an Elfstone. Go left some more and push the boulder over 
to kill some shielded spectres, then go back the way you came and go 
down
the hill instead. Follow the path and you'll encountertwo shielded 
spectres. Press /\ to break their shields, then X to kill them. Stay on 
the path, be attacked again, and again, and again.

You should see a drawbridge, so head right and use the lever to lower 
it.
Go through the mist and destroy the spectres and carry on. After the 
pillars collapse, and you go through a final patch of mist, you'll hit a 
dead-end. Knock over the statue, and you'll hit another dead-end. Go 
down
the slope and turn the other lever, opening the gate which leads to the 
main part of the level. Go through the gate, and cross the narrow 
causeway
until you get boxed in. You'll have to kill 35 enemies to get through, 
do that and you win the level!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
King of the Dead
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This level is really easy. First of all, you have to fight the King of 
the
Dead (duh...), then you have to escape from the cave while avoiding 
getting crushed by falling rocks. Easy enough...

The King of the Dead takes alot of hitting, but he can't fight for jack. 
First of all, He'll attack three times, which you can avoid by blocking 
with []. Then you can give him a quick Orc Hewer before blocking again. 
After another round of attacks, he'll sink into the ground. Take this 
chance to use Shadow Strike on him (R2).

He'll now summon four dead monsters, dispose of them and carry on. When 
his health gets into the yellow, he'll start blasting you with fog 
attacks. Hide behind a rock and use your bow while he's recovering.

Every time he attacks now, he'll attack five times instead, then takes a
break, attacks, then takes a break, attacks, then sinks into the ground. 
Following  this pattern, he'll soon die.

Now you have to escape. Just run like hell and you'll be attacked. Kill 
all the bad guys and carry on. This is really simple because there's 
only
one path to chose, and you'll only be attacked three times. You've now 
completed the King of the Dead.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Southern Gate
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      M       ___    X - Start Point
 ____________| __|_  C - Catapults
|3___*___T____|L   | 1 - Orcs come from here...
|______| T |__| |__| 2 - here...
|                  | 3 - and here...
|  C               | T - Troll
|     C      C     | L - Ladder
|______     _______| M - Mumakil
|___1__| X |___2___| X - Gate Winch


This is Gondor's South Gate, and you have to reclaim the fortress. Begin 
by heading towards the gate, where you'll be ambushed by about two 
hundred Orcs (seriously). Head left and fire both catapults by pressing 
R1 then climb the rubble of the ruined tower.

Kill all of the Orcs, and the Mumakil (the giant elephant). Turn the 
lever to open the gate, kick over the two pots of boiling oil, and go 
back to ground level. Head through the gate and you've completed the 
level.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pellanor Fields
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  ______________
 |  ______  ____| 
 |S|B B ___| B    X  - Start Point
 |                EM - Eowyn and Merry
W|EM    X         W  - Witch King
 |_     ___       B  - Ballista
 |S|B_B___ |B_B_  S  - Shooting Point
 |______________| 

This is the hardest mission on Path of the King. First of all, you have 
to kill sixty enemies, then you have to rescue Merry and Eowyn. 
Shoot the Mumakil, then head directly to the other side of the
battlefield to kill the other Mumakil. Head left and shoot the Witch 
King.

Every now and then, more Mumakil will attack, just head to the 
appropriate
side and shoot them down. After killing each one, go back and shoot the 
Witch King.

After killing the King, you'll have saved Merry and Eowyn and completed 
the level... hurray!

~~~~~~~~~~
Black Gate
~~~~~~~~~~

   _|1|_  X - Start Point
 _|  X  | 1 - Enemies come from here...
|3|*   *| 2 - here...
  |__*__2 3 - and here... (only two from here)
          * - Allies

This is the last mission with Aragorn or whoever you chose. If you have 
Legolas to level 10 with his best upgrades, then use him, otherwise use 
Aragorn. There is a meter in the top corner displaying 0/6. Each 
champion 
you kill will increase this meter... but first you have a boss to fight.

The Mouth of Sauron is so easy. Run up to him and continually press X, 
X, 
X, then parry, X, X, X, parry etc. Continue this to get an easy kill.

Now hordes of enemies will flood in. Stand on the hill near the entrance 
and waste as many as you can using arrows or your sword attacks. (If 
you're using Legolas, you should be able to fire two arrows at once 
instead of one!)

After the first champion enters, Gimli's health bar will appear at the 
top, then Gandalf's, then whoever you aren't using, e.g. Legolas or 
Aragorn. Look after your allies, if they die, you lose the level.

After killing three champions, enemies will attack from in front, on the 
left, and on the right. Guard your allies well, and kill the remaining 
champions. This may take several tries to get right.

You'll hit a checkpoint, and three Nazguls attack (Ringwraiths). Throw a
fire spear at them, then shoot them with your arrows. Don't go close to 
them, they are deadly. Again, guard your allies well. Kill all three to
finish the level.

-----------------------
 - Path of the Hobbits
-----------------------

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Escape from Osgiliath
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is your first mission with Sam. The Path of the Hobbit is the 
hardest 
path of all. On the first mission, you have to escape from Osgiliath 
without being captured by the Nazgul. In the top corner, there's a bar 
that sometimes appears, if this fills red, then you lose the mission. 
The bar shows how close the Nazgul is, and how well he can see you.

There is only one path to go, so follow it. The left wall will explode, 
so
go through it and up the slope. A meter will appear in the top right 
corner, if this fills, you lose the mission. Carry on going, only 
fighting
Orcs if they get in your way, time is strict! Hiding under roofs will 
lower the meter, so if it gets dangerous, find a hiding place. 
Eventually,
you'll reach a ladder, climb down it, and your Nazgul meter will vanish.
Kill the archers and climb down the second ladder.
You'll be led into a battle, so wipe out the Orcs and continue up the 
stairs. Head up the second slope, through the arch, and up the ladder. 
Climb the steps, and hide under the tower. Head on and down the steps, 
where you'll hit a dead end. Climb the stairs and push the bell by 
pressing R1, this will bust open the door, so go back down and through 
the archway. Climb the stairs, run past the archers, past some more Orcs 
and continue on until you reach another ladder. 
Climb down it, kill the four Orcs and climb down the last ladder into 
the 
sewers. Kill the Troll, the archers and the Orcs, grab the potions and 
open the gate... well done! Mission complete!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shelob's Lair
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is the most terrifying mission of all, SPIDERS!!! On this level, 
there are several paths, but all lead to the same place eventually, so 
don't get upset if you hit a fork or something.
Head forwards first and turn left, then right, then left again. Head 
right, watching out for the spiders, and you'll hit a fork with two 
ways, 
forwards or backwards. Go forwards, then left, then left again. You 
should be at the point where there are two torches. Throw one at the 
spiders so they scatter, then continue through, throwing another torch 
at
the spider web. Mind the Orcs and go left through the tunnel. Carry on 
until you see another Orc gathering. Go up the slope to the right, kill 
the two guards and knock over the boulders. Go back down and burn the 
web
to get through. Here you'll meet Shelob, but don't worry, just carry on 
across the bridge. Throw both torches at the spiders to scatter them, 
then continue until you find some more baby spiders. Use the first torch 
to scatter them, then the second to burn the web. Follow the left wall 
around them and go through the web, up the passage to fight Shelob. But 
first, throw the torch onto the right set of spiders, then climb the 
slope, burn the web, then go back down. This time, use the left passage 
and scatter the next set of spiders. Now for the mother load... Shelob!
Sneak up behind her and give her a good old Orc Hewer. Now she'll chase 
you. Block her attacks, and attack her back. Sam'll poke her eye out 
when
you've done enough damage.
She'll climb up the wall and throw about ten midget-spiders at you, wipe 
them out, then keep on the move as Shelob will pounce on you. Attack her
while she's down then keep hitting her until Sam chops her leg off. 
Shelob goes beserk, and will run around in circles knocking you off your
feet. To avoid this, stand next to a wall so she can't hit you. When 
she's done, carry on pounding her until she runs away.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cirith Ungol
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Here, you have to kill 80 enemies to get to the tower, so go around 
throwing knives at them etc. until you're done. Go forward and kill the 
troll, then lower the drawbridge. Follow the passage until you get to 
another room with about 30 Orcs in it. Waste the lot of them then go 
through the double arch, up the stairs and cut the rope. The whole roof 
will collapse, killing the lot of them as well. You should now have 
about
80. If not, scout around. Go back to the room you were in before and 
lower that drawbridge, then climb the ladder. 
Kill the other Orcs, then topple the two barrels. Carry on and you'll 
hear
a rather cumbersome Orc shout "We're gettin' clobbered, pull out!" 
Follow 
them, and use the catapult/ballista to kill them all. Continue into the 
tower where you'll find Frodo, and another boss.
This guy is TOUGH. He's not hard, just tedious. First of all, throw a 
spear at him to break his shield, then another one to stun him. Do an 
Orc Hewer on him, then use R2 to blast a large amount of health from 
him. 
Carry on doing this to beat him.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Crack of Doom
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        ______
 ______|      |    X - Start Point
|____P_ X    P|    P - Potion
       |______| |--| - Area where rock breaks off (part 5)
         |----| 

This is the final and easiest level. You have to fight Gollum. He's not 
tough, just indestructable. There are six stages in the fight, as you 
have to knock him off the edge six times. To knock him off, get him to 
the edge, slash him until he's balancing, then press O to knock him. Of 
course, it's not that easy,you have to press R2 when he's hanging on to 
make him fall. A really clever trick is to stand near the edge and wait 
for him to jump at you. When he's off guard, knock him off.

1) Nothing special - knock him off.
2) Rocks begin to fall from the roof.
3) More rocks.
4) Lava spills all over the place - avoid it at all costs.
5) Large area of land collapses - smaller fighting field.
6) Lava, rocks etc. - one more hit and he's dead.
Well done!!! YOU'VE FINISHED THE GAME!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Palantir of Saruman
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

   ______
  /      \      
 /        \     
/    /\    \   X - Start Point
\    \/    /   P - Pick-up area
 \  P--P  /
  \__X___/

In order to play the Palantir of Saruman, you need to have beaten the 
Crack of Doom. It also needs to be completed to be able to complete the 
game a hundred percent. It is the second hardest level in the game, and 
is best played with Faramir or Aragorn as they have all-round skills. 
Either character has to be level 10 with every ability in order to stand 
a chance. The level consists of twenty floors, with a certain amount of 
enemies on each floor. To get to the next floor, you have to beat every 
enemy on the floor below. Every time you complete a floor, a red potion 
will appear. Every five floors you beat will result in 20 arrows.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
First floor      - 14 unshielded ghosts ... use swift attacks on them

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Second floor     - 14 unshielded uruks  ... use swift attacks / banes

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Third floor      -  7 unshielded ghosts ... use swift attacks on them
                 -  7 unshielded uruks  ... use swift attacks / banes 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fourth floor     -  7 ghost archers     ... use arrows or swift attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fifth floor      -  7 uruk longbowmen   ... use arrows or swift attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Sixth floor      -  5 ghost archers     ... use arrows or swift attacks
                 -  5 uruk longbowmen   ... use arrows or swift attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Seventh floor    -  6 shielded ghosts   ... fierce attacks, then swift 
                                            attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Eighth floor     -  6 shielded orcs     ... as above / banes

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Ninth  floor     -  4 shielded ghosts   ... fierce attacks, then swift 
                                            attacks
                 -  4 shielded orcs     ... as above / banes

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Tenth floor      -  6 unshielded ghosts ... use swift attacks on them
                 -  6 uruk longbowmen   ... use arrows or swift attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Eleventh floor   - 30 small spiders     ... use swift attacks on them
                 -  3 large spiders     ... use swift attacks on them

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Twelfth floor    -  5 uruk longbowmen   ... use arrows or swift attacks
                 -  6 shielded ghosts   ... use feirce, then swift 
attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Thirteenth floor -  5 ghost archers     ... use arrows or swift attacks
                 -  6 shielded orcs     ... use fierce, then swift 
attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fourteenth floor -  4 ghost archers     ... use arrows or fierce attacks
                 -  4 shielded ghosts   ... use fierce, then swift 
attacks
                 -  4 unshielded uruks  ... use swift attacks on these

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fifteenth floor  -  3 ghost archers     ... use arrows or swift attacks
                 -  5 shielded orcs     ... use fierce, then swift 
attacks
                 -  3 unshielded ghosts ... use swift attacks on these

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Sixteenth floor  -  5 ghost champions   ... use swift attacks on these

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Seventeenth floor-  5 orc champions     ... use fierce, then swift 
attacks

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Eighteenth floor -  2 small trolls      ... use arrows or swift attacks
                 -  2 medium trolls     ... use arrows or swift attacks
                 - 20 small spiders     ... use swift attacks on these

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Nineteenth floor -  3 small spiders     ... use swift attacks on these
                 -  3 shielded orcs     ... use fierce, then swift 
attacks
                 -  3 ghost champions   ... use swift attacks on these
                 -  1 large troll       ... use arrows on these

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Twentieth floor  -  3 small spiders     ... use swift attacks on these
                 -  3 shielded orcs     ... use fierce, then swift 
attacks
                 -  3 ghost champions   ... use swift attacks on these
                 -  3 ghost archers     ... use arrows or swift attacks
                 -  2 large trolls      ... use arrows on these

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Palantir of Sauron
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   ______
  /      \      
 /        \     
/    /\    \   X - Start Point
\    \/    /   P - Pick-up area
 \  P--P  /
  \__X___/

In order to play the Palantir of Sauron, you need to have completed the 
Crack of Doom and to have gotten Gandalf, Sam and either Aragorn, 
Legolas
or Gimli up to level 10. This is the last level you need to play in 
order
to get a 100% completion rating. It also is the hardest level in the 
game,
or in fact, any of the three LoTR games. It offers tons of experience as 
there are roughly three hundred enemies in total! Instead of having 
Ghosts, similar to the Palantir of Saruman, it has easterlings, who are 
harder to kill, as well as having really powerful champions. 

------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
First Floor       - 24 unshielded Orcs          - this is more difficult 
                                                  than the previous 
level,
                                                  but just parry and use
                                                  Orc Bane.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Second Floor      - 24 unshielded Easterlings   - use the same technique 
                                                  as above to succeed.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Third Floor       - 13 unshielded Orcs          - as above
                  - 13 unshielded Easterlings   - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fourth Floor      - 14 Orc archers              - try not to waste 
arrows,
                                                  run up to them and 
slash
                                                  the gits instead. 
Don't
                                                  forget to parry.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fifth Floor       - 14 Orc crossbowmen          - these have more 
powerful
                                                  arrows, so parry alot, 
                                                  use above technique to
                                                  kill them.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Sixth Floor       - 10 Orc archers              - as above
                  - 10 Orc crossbowmen          - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Seventh Floor     - 12 shielded Uruk-hai        - break thir shields 
                                                  carefully, avoid being
                                                  hit, and use banes 
alot!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Eighth Floor      - 12 shielded Easterlings     - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Ninth Floor       -  8 shielded Uruk-hai        - as above
                  -  8 shielded Easterlings     - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Tenth Floor       - 12 unshielded Orcs          - as above
                  - 12 Orc crossbowmen          - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Eleventh Floor    - 16 unshielded Easterlings   - as above
                  -  5 Orc archers              - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Twelfth Floor     - 10 Orc crossbowmen          - as above
                  - 12 shielded Uruk-hai        - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Thirteenth Floor  - 10 Orc archers              - as above
                  - 12 shielded Easterlings     - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fourteenth Floor  -  8 Orc archers              - as above
                  -  8 unshielded Easterlings   - as above
                  -  8 shielded Uruk-hai        - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Fifteenth Floor   -  6 Orc archers              - as above
                  -  8 unshielded Orcs          - as above
                  - 12 shielded Easterlings     - as above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Sixteenth Floor   -  6 Uruk-hai Champions       - as the hardest 
champions 
                                                  in the game, they can 
                                                  only be beaten after a 
                                                  couple of /\ attacks 
to
                                                  break their armor.
                                                  Use Helm's Hammer, 
then 
                                                  Swift Justice to kill.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Seventeenth Floor -  6 Easterling Champions     - use same technique as 
                                                  above
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Eighteenth Floor  -  4 Uruk-hai Champions       - as above
                  -  3 Easterling Champions     - as above
                  -  1 Medium Troll             - use either arrows or 
do 
                                                  a hit and run attack: 
                                                  attack him a couple of 
                                                  times, jump back, 
                                                  another attack etc.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Nineteenth Floor  -  6 Uruk-hai Champions       - as above
                     5 Easterling Champions     - as above
                     1 Large Troll              - use arrows, or risk a 
                                                  hit and run encounter.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Twentieth Floor   -  5 Orc archers              - as above
                  -  7 Uruk-hai Champions       - as above
                  -  6 Easterling Champions     - as above
                  -  2 Large Trolls             - as above

===========
 5. Extras
===========

----------------
 - Cheat Codes
----------------
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Before Completion
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

-->Aragorn + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Up, Square, Triangle, X.

-->Aragorn + restore arrows
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Triangle, Square, Square, Triangle.

-->Faramir + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Square, Triangle, Up, Square.

-->Faramir + restore arrows
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Triangle, Up, X, X.

-->Frodo + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Down, Triangle, Up, Down.

-->Frodo + restore daggers
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, O.

-->Gandalf + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press O, Triangle, Up, Down.

-->Gandalf + restore magic
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Triangle, Down, X, Square.

-->Gimli + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press O, O, Triangle, X.

-->Gimli + restore axes
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press O, O, O, X.

-->Legolas + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press X, Triangle, Up, X.

-->Legolas + restore arrows
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Down.

-->Merry + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Down, Down, Square, X.

-->Merry + restore daggers
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Square, O, O, Triangle.

-->Pippin + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Triangle, X, Square, X.

-->Pippin + restore daggers
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Up, O, Down, Square.

-->Sam + 1000 exp.
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Triangle, X, Down, X.

-->Sam + restore daggers
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press X, X, O, X.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
After completion
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NOTE: THESE WORK FOR ALL CHARACTERS

Restore Health
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press [], [], O, O

Perfect Mode
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press O, Down, /\, X

Always Devastating
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press /\, Up, /\, Down

All Upgrades
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Up, Down, /\, []

Infinite Missiles
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press [], [], Down, O

Invunerability
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press [], O, [], Up

Targetting Indicator Mode 
Hold L1+L2+R1+R2 and press Down, O, Up, []
When the enemy turns red, he is in attack mode.
When the enemy turns green, he is in defensive mode.

On the PS2 version, even though the Cheat Menu says Up, Down, you have 
to 
reverse the directional buttons, like I've done here, (so that would be 
Down, Up.)

--------------
 - Interviews
--------------
 
    2 3 4
   1  |__CC
  Sa  |  \ S
  W   K   H
  |   |   |
  12  |   11
  |   10  |
  8   |   9
  |   7   |
   \__|__/
    5 | 6

W - Path of the Wizard
K - Path of the King
H - Path of the Hobbits
Sa- Palantir of Saruman
S - Palantir of Sauron
CC- Cheat Codes
1 - Billy Boyd Interview - Pippin
2 - Dom Monaghan Interview - Merry
3 - Andy Serkis Interview - Gollum/Smeagol
4 - David Wenham Interview - Faramir
5 - Film Concept Art
6 - Hobbits on Gaming
7 - Game Concept Art
8 - Christopher Lee Interview - Saruman
9 - Sean Austin Interview - Sam
10- Film Production Still
11- Elijah Wood Interview - Frodo
12- Ian McKellen Interview - Gandalf

-----------------
 - Monster Guide
-----------------

This is where you can find out who you're up against and how tough they 
are...

~~~
Orc
~~~
These are you simple orcs. Bog standard easy to kill, with a weak 
attack.

~~~~
Uruk
~~~~
These are the big orcs which are almost as easy easy to kill. They have 
a
bigger amount of health, but can be easily dispatched.

~~~~~~~~
Uruk-hai
~~~~~~~~
You don't see these alot, but they are really just uruks with a more 
powerful attack. Again, use swift attacks.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shielded Orc
~~~~~~~~~~~~
These are just Orcs with spears and a shield. Press /\ first, then X to 
kill them easily.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shielded Uruk-hai
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These are just uruk-hai who've managed to scab a shield from somewhere. 
Press /\ first, then X to dispatch them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Orc Champions
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These are the fat blobby guys who have a hammer and a blunt sword. You 
can
recognise them by the green bar over their head. To kill them, you have 
to use /\ several times and then press X. When the green bar disappears, 
they die.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Uruk Champion
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These are the guys with the two large maces. They are more powerful than 
normal Uruks, but can be killed the same way as the Orc Champions.
NOTE - They have a really annoying charge attack which they use when you 
       try to get up.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Uruk-hai Champion
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These have long hooked swords. They are the most powerful champion in 
the 
game, except the trolls. They also use a charge attack, and can only be 
killed after breaking through a thick layer of armour.

~~~~~
Ghost
~~~~~
These are simple as hell. Just use X and they die. They have about the 
same amount of health as an Orc.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shielded Ghost
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These are just ghosts with a lance and a shield. Again, more powerful 
than
a normal ghost, use /\, then X to strike them down.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ghost Champion
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Similar to Orc champions, these do not wear armour, so you can dispatch 
them using speed attacks.

~~~~~~~~~~
Easterling
~~~~~~~~~~
These are the guys in the red/white gear. Their main weapon is a sword, 
which does pitiful amounts of damage. Use speed attacks or banes to 
dispatch them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Shielded Easterling
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These have long spears which really get up your nose. They are more 
powerful than normal Easterlings, and you need to break their shield 
before you can kill them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Easterling Champion
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These have two spears and a thick layer of armour which will require 
several fierce attacks to break. They are the most powerful breed of 
Easterlings, and their main move is to use a Bane on you which will 
knock
you off your feet.

~~~~~~~~~~~
Tiny Spider
~~~~~~~~~~~
These aren't really enemies, they just hurt you. They hang around in 
groups, and cannot be killed. To scatter them, throw a torch at them. 
They shouldn't cause too much trouble unless you run into them... 
literally.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Small Spiders
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These are the larger spiders that can hurt you real bad. They can easily 
be killed by using X, or you could press /\ then R2 to swifty destroy 
them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Large Spiders
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These can only be found on the Palantir of Saruman. They are the same as 
the small spiders, except they do more damage, have more health, and do
your head in even more!

~~~~~~~~~~
Small Troll
~~~~~~~~~~
These are human sized trolls that can only be found on the Palantirs. 
They have no armour, so shoot them, swift them etc. They still do 
damage, 
despite their size, but shouldn't be a problem.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Medium Troll
~~~~~~~~~~~~
These are more dangerous than the small trolls, so you best bet is to 
shoot them. They have no armour, but can bowl you over in a single shot.

~~~~~~~~~~~
Large Troll
~~~~~~~~~~~
These are a real pain. They do even more damage than the other two, they 
have more health, and can knock you over like a feather. Again, your 
best
bet is to shoot them.
NOTE - The troll family is a cumbersome race. When they swing their 
clubs 
       around, they kill their own troops too!

----------
 - Bosses
----------

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
King of the Dead
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The King of the Dead takes alot of hitting, but he can't fight for jack. 
First of all, He'll attack three times, which you can avoid by blocking 
with []. Then you can give him a quick Orc Hewer before blocking again. 
After another round of attacks, he'll sink into the ground. Take this 
chance to use Shadow Strike on him (R2).

He'll now summon four dead monsters, dispose of them and carry on. When 
his health gets into the yellow, he'll start blasting you with fog 
attacks. hide behind a rock and use your bow while he's recovering.

Every time he attacks now, he'll attack five times instead, then takes a 
break, attacks, then takes a break, attacks, then sinks into the ground. 
Following this pattern, he'll soon die.

~~~~~~~~~~
Witch King
~~~~~~~~~~
This boss is so easy. First of all, kill the two Mumakil, then head 
left,
charge up an arrow, and wait until he stays still. FIRE! It should, (if 
you have some decent arrows) knock about half his health off! Head right 
again, kill the Mumakil, and go left. Charge another arrow, and let 'er 
rip. He'll soon die.
NOTE - Don't worry about Merry and Eowyn, they have loads of health.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mouth of Sauron
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This guy's all talk (get it), he's not got a single ounce of skill in 
his
body. Before you start try to get hold of either Orc Hewer, Swift 
Justice or Helm's Hammer. Shield Cleaver, Lightning Strike and Dark 
Deliverance are useless. Then just pummel him with one of the three 
moves. If you do this, he shouldn't be able to get a move in. If you see
him crouching down, use a speed attack on him. If you don't, he'll jump 
up and knock you over. After a few hits, he'll die.

~~~~~~
Shelob
~~~~~~
This boss is the hardest boss in the game, because you are a Hobbit, and 
you have about as much strength as a dead rabbit.
Sneak up behind her and give her a good old Orc Hewer. Now she'll chase 
you. Block her attacks, and attack her back. Sam'll poke her eye out 
when
you've done enough damage.
She'll climb up the wall and throw about ten midget-spiders at you, wipe
them out, then keep on the move as Shelob will pounce on you. Attack her
while she's down then keep hitting her until Sam chops her leg off. 
Shelob goes beserk, and will run around in circles knocking you off your
feet. To avoid this, stand next to a wall so she can't hit you. When 
she's done, carry on pounding her until she runs away.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beserker (I think his name is Lurtzburg)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This guy is TOUGH. He's not hard, just tedious. First of all, throw a 
spear at him to break his shield, then another one to stun him. Do an 
Orc Hewer on him, then use R2 to blast a large amount of health from 
him. Carry on doing this to beat him.

~~~~~~
Gollum
~~~~~~
This is easy, you just have to knock him off the edge of the cliff and 
he'll lose some health. Do this six times and you win.
stand near the edge and wait for him to pounce. Move out the way, press 
X to knock him off his balance, and then use Final Judgement to knock 
him off. His only two attacks are a flying kick, and a swipe/punch kinda
thing.

----------
 - Others
----------
~~~~~~~
Mumakil
~~~~~~~
The Mumakil are the giant Elephants (there real name are Oliphants) that 
fire loads of arrows at you and stomp on you etc. They have three shield 
plates on their sides which hold a carriage full of arrow-firing orcs. 
To kill them, fire an arrow at the plates until they're all destroyed. 
Then fire another few arrows at the actual beast to blow it up.

~~~~~~~~~~~
Siege Tower
~~~~~~~~~~~
These aren't really enemies as such, they just blast large holes in the 
wall. They are only found in Minas Tirith - Top of the Wall, where they 
mount the wall and release shedloads of orcs onto the wall. To dispatch 
them, fire your bolts at them until they collapse. Alternatively, you 
could use the catapult and fire two cannonballs at them.

~~~~~~~~~~
Ringwraith
~~~~~~~~~~
Again, not really a boss, they just linger around on Black Gate trying 
to kill you. To dispose of them, throw a spear at them, then blast them 
with your arrows. If you run out of arrows, throw a spear at them and 
fight at close range. Only use this as a LAST resort, as each hit they 
throw can seriously damage you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Winged Wraith
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is only found in Gandalf's Minas Tirith mission. When the seige 
towers come to attack you, fire the catapult at the first one, use 
arrows on the second, and when you are about to fire the catapult at the
third one, the Wraith will come down and try to attack you. Use a couple
of bolts and he will fly off, breaking off a huge chunk of the wall at
the same time.

~~~
Dam
~~~
This is found on The Road to Isengard. The Ent will be trying to pull it
down so that the river will flood Isengard. You have to save the Ent by
shooting all of the archers that are shooting it. Don't worry, the Ent 
won't die, so you can take your time. Alternatively, you can shoot the 
dam yourself, which does small amounts of damage, but will still destroy
it.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Explosives Cart
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
These too are only found in Gandalf's mission. They are big trailers 
full
of wierd spiky looking things. To destroy it, shoot it! Easy enough. 
Keep your distance though, they make a big BANG!!! which will kill 
anyone
within range.

=========
 6. FAQs
=========

Q. Who are the secret characters?
A. Faramir, Pippin and Merry.

Q. How do you kill (boss name here)?
A. Look in the Walkthrough.

Q. How do you beat (level name here)?
A. Look at the Walkthrough.

Q. How do you use a Bane?
A. When an enemy attacks you, parry (square), then instantly press R2 to 
   kill him. (You need the correct abilities first.)

Q. Which Banes kill which enemies?
A. Orc Bane -------> Small Orcs / Goblins      
   Warrior Bane ---> Easterlings / Humans
   Bane of Sauron -> Uruk-hai / Large Orcs

Q. Which Bane do you use to kill a ghost?
A. There isn't a Bane for killing ghosts, spiders, bosses or champions.

Q. I keep attacking a champion, but he doesn't die, why not?
A. Try pressing /\ to break his shield/armour.

Q. How do you easily kill a champion with a Hobbit?
A. Use your Elven Cloak, stand behind him and press R2.

=================
 7. Thanks to...
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To me ... for writing this guide
To you ... for reading it
To EA ... for making this game

To blue_crotch for some great FAQ questions.
To Bruce Ridley for help on the targetting mode.
To Matt Ruelle for info on Faramir.

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 8. Legal Stuff
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This guide is copyrighted to Robert Jones. This guide may be used for 
private use, but it must NOT be published on a website unless you write 
to me asking for permission first.

Copyright 2003-2004 Robert Jones