FAQ/Walkthrough by Hermitt

Version: 9.0 | Updated: 02/08/03 | Printable Version

FAQ/Walkthrough by Hermitt

E-Mail: hermitt@smirkingrevenge.com
Website: http://www.smirkingrevenge.com
Version: 9.0


February 08, 2003 - Updated the FAQ.
January  01, 2003 - Updated the FAQ.
December 21, 2002 - Updated the FAQ.
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-----1. CHARACTERS---------------------------------------------------------

Race - Man
Weapon of Choice - Sword
First Appearance - Mission 2: Weathertop
Specialty - Normal

Race - Elf
Weapon of Choice - Bow
First Appearance - Mission 3: Moria Gate
Specialty - Speed

Race - Dwarf
Weapon of Choice - Axe
First Appearance - Mission 3: Moria Gate
Specialty - Damage

-----2. ATTACKS------------------------------------------------------------

//Basic Attacks//
Speed Attack - X
Knock Down - C
Fierce Attack - T
Parry - S

//Strong Attacks//
Missile Attack - Hold L1, then press T
Jump Back - L2
Final Death Blow - R2

-----3. UPGRADES-----------------------------------------------------------

Triple Strike - X X X
Double Hack - T T
Shadow Strike - R2
Combat Kick - C
Sword Parry - S
Dunedain Bow - Hold L1, then press T

Rush Attack - X C
Rising Attack - X
Isildur's Swift Terror - X X T
Isildur's War Rush - X C R2
Ranger Fury - Hold T
Strength of the Stewards - Health Increase

Goblin Bane - S X R2
Charge Attack - X C
Isildur's Death Charge - X C T
Isildur's Gambit - X T X X
Rohan Bow - Missile Damage Increase
Strength of Isildur - Health Increase

Orc Bane - S X R2
Isildur's Deliverance - T X X T
Strength of Elendil - Health Increase
Wilderness Rage - Damage Increase
Master Swordsman - Damage Increase

Bane of Saruman - S X R2
Isildur's Judgment - T T C T
Strength of the Argonath - Health Increase
Wrath of Numenor - Damage Increase
Gondor Bow - Missile Damage Increase

Triple Strike - X X X
Double Hack - T T
Shadow Strike - R2
Combat Kick - C
Knife Parry - S
Mirkwood Longbow - Hold L1, the press T

Rush Attack - X C
Elrond's Swift Terror - X X T
Elrond's War Rush - X C R2
Elven Fury - Hold T
Force of Celeborn - Health Increase
Rivendell Longbow - Missile Damage Increase

Goblin Bane - S X R2
Rising Attack - X
Charging Attack - X C
Elrond's Death Charge - X C T
Elrond's Gambit - X T X X
Lothlorien Longbow - Missile Damage Increase

Orc Bane - S X R2
Elrond's Deliverance - T X X T
Dragonfire Arrows - Hold L1, then press T
Force of Galadriel - Health Increase
Gil-galad's Rage - Damage Increase

Bane of Saruman - S X R2
Elrond's Judgment - T T C T
Mithril Arrows - Hold L1, then press T
Elven Bow Mastery - Missile Damage Increase

Triple Strike - X X X
Double Hack - T T
Shadow Strike - R2
Axe Thrust - C
Axe Parry - S
Erebor Axes - Hold L1, then press T

Rush Attack - X C
Balin's Swift Terror - X X T
Balin's War Rush - X C R2
Dwarven Fury - Hold T
Might of Rock - Health Increase
Might of Iron - Health Increase

Goblin Bane - S X R2
Charge Attack - X C
Rising Attack - X
Balin's Death Charge - X C T
Balin's Gambit - X T X X
Rune of Protection - Health Increase

Orc Bane - S X R2
Balin's Deliverance - T X X T
Might of Balin - Health Increase
Might of Gloin - Health Increase
Moria Axes - Hold L1, the press T
Mountain Rage - Damage Increase

Bane of Saruman - S X R2
Balin's Judgment - T T C T
Might of Khazad-Dum - Health Increase
Wrath of Moria - Damage Increase
Misty Mountain Axes - Hold L1, then press T
Axe Mastery of Kings - Missile Damage Increase

-----5. TIPS---------------------------------------------------------------

//Tip 1: Best Upgrade//
The best upgrades in the game are Orc Bane, Goblin Bane, and Bane of
Saruman. They're the easiest to pull off since they start with a parry, and
they kill your opponent in one guaranteed attack.

//Tip 2: Arrows//
If you are Aragorn or Legolas, your enemies will meet their demise with
arrows. Even in close combat sometimes it's good to shoot arrows. This
won't work with Gimli because he takes too long to throw his axes. If
there's a huge group of enemies ganging up on you, when they're running,
pick some of them off with arrows.

//Tip 3: Gimli's Attack//
Gimli's attack does a lot of damage. If you're at a level that you just
can't beat, choose Gimli to pass it and then as you go further, upgrade
your other characters to replay that level.

//Tip 4: Perfects//
If you don't already know, you have to get 10 perfect kills to pass a level
with a perfect rating. The way to do this is to pull off some special
moves. Use the Swift Terror, Death Charge, or Gambit moves on a couple of
enemies and you will get perfect blade/axe/arrow. Kill as many enemies as
you can with it, but you'll still need to get it again to get all 10 kills.

-----6. WALKTHROUGH--------------------------------------------------------

//Mission 1: Prologue//
You're Isildur and since you have so much health, you can't really die.
This mission is just to get used to the controls and all that. Go ahead,
play around and attack the orcs and see what you can do.

//Mission 2: Weathertop//
This is pretty tricky for being the first real mission of the game. What
you need to do is go to the fire in the middle and attack it so that your
sword lights up. Now go to a ringwraith and fierce attack him and your
torch will burn him just like in the movie. Keep repeating this until all
seven are gone. It gets to be a routine, and thus easier to beat.

//Mission 3: Gates of Moria//
Just keep following the path and attacking each orc as they pop out of the
mountains. Once you get the orcs with the arrows, you need to eliminate the
ground orcs first and then attack the ones with bows with your missile
attack. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Keep going and when
you get to the water just go into it. If your like me you're thinking
you'll summon the Watcher in the Water, but he doesn't come out. Keep going
and some orcs will pop out of the lake. At the end of this stint there will
be about four firing orcs and a bunch of ground orcs. Just keep killing
until all the ground ones are gone, then attack the firing ones. Continue
your walk. BOOM! There he is. He looks intimidating, but he's easy.

-----Boss 1: The Watcher in the Water-----
Run up to where he is and don't worry about getting hit or anything. When
he raises his tentacles that means he's about to attack you. Parry the
tentacle and it will freeze; standing straight up. Hit it with X and it
will be hacked off. Now the main body of the beast will rise and wait until
it gets hit by your missile attack. Keep repeating this a few times and
he'll die soon.

//Mission 4: Balin's Tomb//
This scene is probably the most memorable of the whole movie. All you have
to do is destroy an endless bout of orcs. Your life meter doesn't suffer
too much if you have learned to parry-attack-parry-attack. After about five
minutes or so the cave troll will come busting through the door. This
brings us to another boss, although he's yet again easy if you know a

-----Boss 2: The Cave Troll-----
Run up to him and fierce attack him and then quickly jump back. If done
right, you should be out of his range. Do this about five times or so and
then the format changes. You're now up on the ledge trying to hit him, but
how? Use your missile attack. With Gimli this part is extremely hard and
takes forever, but with anyone else it's pretty simple. He's hitting the
chain, but after he does, he has to rest or something for a little while,
and that's when you nick him for about 3-4 arrows with Legolas or Aragorn,
and two axes with Gimli. Keep running back and forth and he'll be so slow
he won't hit you. When an orc jumps up it's ok if you get hit by a chain
once. Keep repeating this process for awhile and he'll be as good as gone.

//Mission 5: Amon Hen//
All this is is fun. Pretty much every Uruk-Hai you kill leaves a health
bottle after they die so you're virtually invincible. All you have to do is
take out 75 orcs before Boromir dies. Basically just devastate every
Uruk-Hai you see. Keep going, keep going. When you get to the bridge
there'll be a cutscene and you'll have to fight a few more. After you've
killed these just keep walking to the other side of the bridge and you'll
go to the next boss.

-----Boss 3: Lurtz-----
This is one mean Uruk-Hai and you don't want to upset him more. He shoots
flaming arrows faster than a mother so be carful. I would dispose of the
orc that's floating around the battle area before I'd shoot Lurtz. After
that guy is gone use your missile attack on Lurtz (again, Gimli makes it
harder). Afer about 5 hits he drops his bow and comes after you. The camera
changes so you can't see much. That sucks, but you can just hide behind a
pillar until he comes. This is pretty tricky right here. You have to kind
of run around a circle on the pole until he hits you. If it's done right
he'll hit his blade into the statue and you can get about three fierce
attacks with Legolas and Aragorn and two with Gimli. The orc that comes
down just needs to be ignored unless he's totally killing you in which case
I'd dispose of him.

//Mission 6: Fangorn Forest//
Ah, we're onto the second book now. This is really the first level that is
actually challenging if you've got the hang of the game. You'll have to cut
through some logs and trees to get through. Keep going until you get
ambushed. I would attack the non-shielded orcs first and then fierce attack
the ones with shields after. Keep going through the hollow log and this
crazy butcher will come along. You can't parry his attacks very well, so
keep your distance until he's just finished swinging his blade and then you
can speed attack him a few times and he'll fall down. Give him a good ole
death blow here. The rest of the level is pretty much a repeat of the first
ambush. But then you get attacked by a cave troll. Just use the same tactic
as the boss in Mission 4 and he'll be toast. Well yet again keep going and
killing any enemies. You'll get to a camp with a bunch of orcs. You can
sneak up so I'd shoot arrows with Legolas and just attack if I were Gimli
or Aragorn. After this you come to another troll, so just use the same
method as before for this one. There's some more ambushing and stuff, but
if you've leveled up you should be able to take them out. There's a lot of
these ambushes, but just hack through them. Now we're at the boss(?) of
this level: forest trolls.

-----Boss 4: Forest Trolls-----
These boys are pretty peeved as it seems. You'll have to use the same
tactic as the Mission 4 boss, but just make sure you can dodge the logs
he's throwing as well. Just take them one at a time and it should be very
easy. When you jump back they'll just throw a log and by the time is gets
to where you were you're already hitting them again. Very good strategy.

//Mission 7: Plains of Rohan//
This level is fun if you know what to do. The beginning is just you killing
some Uruk-Hai and then you move into the town, which is the same. Gandalf
will lead you into a small bar. Break the water bucket to free to people. A
guy will fall down. Just go up there and kill the Uruk-Hai before the life
meters of the villagers gets low. Keep traveling on, killing all the
enemies. Hurry up, though because the villagers get hurt. On the top of the
building you'll have to shoot a water bucket to get through and then kill
some more Uruk-Hai. Go into the building and make your way down into the
next battlefield. Kill the enemies here and then shoot the one up on the
stairs that's bothering the villagers. Break the wagon on the bridge and go
up to the last battle in the level. It's just a bunch of Uruk-Hai. Kill
them all before the villagers suffocate and then free them by hitting the
rubble outside of the door.

//Mission 8: The Westfold//
Saruman has put explosive devices all around Rohan. You must blow them up
without killing yourself. You have to use arrows up the wazoo, so Aragorn
or Legolas is your best choice. Just shoot everything with barrels in it
and make your way through. When the crazy guys with barrels on their backs
come running just shoot them before they get close - the barrels are
explosives. When a chain of these guys come you'll have to shoot them, but
keep moving closer or else they won't stop ever. This level is pretty easy
until you get to the last part of it, which is the lake between the wagons
of explosives. Kill everyone on the side you're on and then go into the
lake. Keep walking through it and killing every Uruk-Hai with barrels on
their backs. Once on the other side, kill everyone and then shoot an arrow
at the wagon. This causes a chain reaction.

//Mission 9: Gap of Rohan//
Possibly the smallest and easiest level of the whole game. If you're scared
of the huge Wargs, just let your teammates kill them for you. Go into the
next area and this is the whole level. The Wargs are just easy to kill.
Fake them out by turning right after they jump for you and then fierce
attack them. You'll fight four of these before the boss comes.

-----Boss 5: Warg Orcs-----
He's easy, but takes a long time to kill. The Warg he has will be able to
turn once, so the faking out will be harder. Just turn once and then turn
the other way again. His pattern is this: two charges and then he'll rear
up. When he's reared up you'll go in and fierce attack him. Every now and
then, one of his cronies will come in. There just like the ones at the
beginning, so kill them quickly. Arrows won't do anything so don't even
try. Just stick to the pattern.

//Mission 10: The Deeping Wall//
Helm's Deep is by far the toughest area, but if you've been upgrading your
character's defense and attack it shouldn't be hard. This level is pretty
easy in that you don't really need to fight except when necessary. All you
have to do is keep the ladders down. Just run back and forth, using your
Knock Down to push them off. The meter on top will let you know what
ladders are up when. Just manage the amount of orcs that get on your wall
for awhile and the level will come easy. It gets really hard near the very
end when the harder Uruk-Hai begin to climb up. You'll actually have to
attack them to get by. It's tricky, but you'll get the hang of it.

//Mission 11: Breached Wall//
This level is just freaking impossible with Legolas or Aragorn. Gimli is a
must until you can level up your other characters. The reason being is that
you'll take a lot of damage. The enemies just come endlessly. Try and
attack them before they get to your door, though. Make sure the door is
secure enough throughout the level. Try and make the guys with barrels blow
up away from the door, but if you need to blow them up by the door to
eliminate all the orcs there, go ahead. It's tedious and sometimes unfair,
but you'll eventually learn how to keep the enemies back by attacking them,
because they won't attack you. On another thought, this level seems to go
on forever as well. Just keep living with it until the big boy's toy comes
into play.

-----Boss 6: Catapult-----
It's hard to get close, but just try and kill all the archers before you
attack this beast. The catapult just needs to be broken through before they
break down the wall. Normally the enemies won't attack you while you're
hitting the catapult. Just keep fierce attacking it, because nothing else
will give it damage. There's three panels of it so when you take out one,
move to another. If you manage to take all the panels out before they get
the door down, you'll win this level.

//Mission 12: Hornbug Courtyard//
I love this level because it's just so chaotic and true to the books and
movies. The rain will smudge the camera and the angles are truly dramatic.
The level pretty much explains how to beat itself. When it tells you to
save Legolas or Aragorn, you save him. Go up the stairs and run through the
whole wall, ignoring enemies. Save your ally here. Go back down and save
the door from being too damaged. When Gimli or Aragorn tells yout that
archers are on the wall go back up to the wall and eliminate them with your
missile attack. There's a whole bunch, so just make your way through the
wall. When they're all gone you can just go back down and keep the wall
from being hit too much. This is important that you make sure it still has
more life than a speck. Two forest trolls will knock down the wall and
you'll have to kill them before they kill the wall. It's pretty easy with
Gimli because three fierce attacks takes them out. Just attack them before
they get close to the wall. You should be able to win this level pretty
easily if you have life enough to take on two trolls.

//Secret Mission: Tower of Orthanc//
Basically, I can't help much here. You just have to live with the constant
barage of enemies. I will say, however, that it is easiest with Gimli,
since he's so tough. Make sure you use plenty of Orc Bane moves, because
these will eliminate your enemies for sure. Towards the end it just gets
near impossible. Try and take it one enemy at a time or else it will become

-----6. CHEATS-------------------------------------------------------------

Interview with Peter Jackson
Interview with Elijah Wood
Interview with Ian McKellen
Making of the Video Game
Lord of the Rings Concept Art

Level 1 - Two Towers Production Photos
Level 5 - Interview with Viggo Mortensen
Level 10 - Secret Mission with Aragorn

Level 1 - Two Towers Production Photos
Level 5 - Interview with Orlando Bloom
Level 10 - Secret Mission with Legolas

Level 1 - Fellowship of the Ring Production Photos
Level 5 - Interview with John Rhys-Davies
Level 10 - Secret Mission with Gimli

Beat Secret Mission with Anyone - Secret Mission with Secret Character
Beat Secret Mission with Secret Character - Secret Codes

//How To//
To put the codes in, you need to get into a level and press pause. In this
pause menu, hold down L1, L2, R1, and R2 all at the same time. While still
holding these down, press in the code you want listed below in.

All Upgrades - You have every upgrade. T,C,T,C
Slow Motion - Your game moves in slow motion. T,C,X,S
Invulnerability - You don't take damage. T,S,X,C
Small Enemies - Your enemies are all smaller than you. T,T,X,X
Infinite Missiles - You have infinite arrows or axes. S,C,X,T

This FAQ (C) Copyright 2003 Jacob Kern. It may not be reproduced in any way
without permission from me.