Pandemic spreads Lord of the Rings Conquest DLC

As a class-based, multiplayer-focused take on Tolkien's classic tomes, Pandemic Studios' The Lord of the Rings: Conquest relies heavily on a thriving community of regular players. To foster just that, the developer is looking to keep the Conquest experience fresh with the release today of new...

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As a class-based, multiplayer-focused take on Tolkien's classic tomes, Pandemic Studios' The Lord of the Rings: Conquest relies heavily on a thriving community of regular players. To foster just that, the developer is looking to keep the Conquest experience fresh with the release today of new downloadable content in the form of the Heroes & Maps Pack.

As the name implies, the pack is headlined by the inclusion of three new hero characters: the cranially cauliflowered Gothmog, the doomed Boromir, and the rarely combative Elven Maiden Arwen. The heroes can then be pitted against one another on two new maps for the game's one-on-one Hero Arena mode (previously added by way of a free downloadable content pack). The characters can also be used in the game's standard multiplayer modes, which will be bolstered by the addition of two new maps, one set during the Battle of the Last Alliance and another in the forests of Amon Hen.

The Heroes & Maps Pack arrives on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store today, where it will sell for $9.99 (800 Microsoft points). For more on Pandemic's latest, check out GameSpot's review of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest.

Discussion

46 comments
manray505
manray505

this game is awesome i played this at meh neibors house and its awesome i cant wait to get it on my birthday in a week and 2 days then im hoping for a ps3 and lotr conquest

musti208
musti208

This game is my fav 360 game and its way better than gears 2,halo3, halo wars,cod 5, fable,etc.... I could make a list of games that are way crap than lotr conquest(Not that lotr is any crap)!

GodDemon
GodDemon

Vodoo....at least this game is not as bugged as hell like Fable ii.

xIronMaydenx
xIronMaydenx

"shame its a really boring, unbalanced game, it ould have been so good, oh and the visuals are no better than star wars battlefront 2 on ps2" Yeah, I noticed that too. Also the absence of AI bots online really makes the battles seem small in scale. There were more onscreen characters in BF2. So really there were no improvements over the BF formula and actually some steps back. I expected more.

Darth_Pietrus
Darth_Pietrus

It could have been a really great game. It certainly had alot of potential. They made alot of stupid mistakes and tried to make it too different from battlefront. The should have left the battlefront outline but transform the star wars to the lord of the rings universe. I still like but only cause im a hardcore fan. They better make conquest 2 and this time improve it the way we like it. As for this DLC, I dont have internet so i cant download it. =( And anyways for three new heroes and 2 new maps, $10 is way too much.

bluefishhead
bluefishhead

shame its a really boring, unbalanced game, it ould have been so good, oh and the visuals are no better than star wars battlefront 2 on ps2

gobbo00
gobbo00

Shame it's dynasty warriors online, has the visuals too.

OverLord1228
OverLord1228

The game had so much potential its sad when games cant live up to their legacy. from killing heros in one hit to whoever strikes first in melee wins the entire fight this games NEEDS pacthes, new levels (for free),a chance to pick which hero(not every hero but every hero that has been in that level in the movies,a new type of mode?,if a hero dies then later in the level you can have a chance to play as him again. and just maybe the allowence of 6 hero's on the field at once (only 3 on one team the other team can have 3 as well)

eternity21
eternity21

Not really liked the game much compared to WoW.

thingta42
thingta42

Lord of the Rings conquest could of been soo much better. But insted they made the Melee Combat really Clunky' the Mages overpowered' And Making Rouges Able to One hit Hero's for me took out all the fun of the game. If they had Fixed all those Things i would of Stay playing the game past 1 day of Finishing of Campaign

Alex_09
Alex_09

I agree with IronMayden, but still, having Boromir (as great a character as he is), Ass-eye, and some lame chick that wasn't in the books is not going to save this game. I'd cut my losses, this game will have less people than Dark Messiah online in the next few months.

Vodoo
Vodoo

GodDemon.... Did you just say that Lord of the Rings: Conquest is better than Fable 2??!!! This game isn't even in the same realm as Fable 2, jfyi. Fable is a quality game in and out. A frying pan has more depth than Conquest does. I don't know about you, but I can't get into a game that can be beaten by using only 1 button.

xIronMaydenx
xIronMaydenx

wow. This game just came out and there already trying to sell you some DLC? This is getting ridiculous. That DLC should have been included in the game or given away for free, Just like the Soulcalibur IV downloadable Yoda/Darth Vadar characters for $5. This is a slippery slope and it's getting worse.

GodDemon
GodDemon

Enough! The game is good just see how many reviews that say good things about it there are. At amazon it's got 4/5 stars and at many other sites it has this too. Now I don't care about what an idiot critic says because there all bull I proved this when they diden't see a single bug in Fable II, or see how it was rushed. For some reason there forums are always under attack with: "This game is ****!" and "**** YOU LH!" Proving F2 is more hated than this. At least this has good reviews from people who brought it and that's what matters.

GodDemon
GodDemon

This is a good game, I'll play this any day over Fable II.

Supertramp20
Supertramp20

wow id much rather get the midnight club la pack and the cod waw map then this crap

Lyca
Lyca

Extreme LOTR fans will be milked for the 9.99 but they will still probably pay it! A good example of sorting a game out for free was CDProjekt's 'The Witcher' which they enhanced and added + 2 new adventures to dl for free!

cuddlesofwar
cuddlesofwar

This game is dreadful. Damn, got beat to it.

jenguando
jenguando

Completely ridiculous! Call of Duty World at War just got a map for free.That is a decent game.LOTR CONQUEST is abysmal.It would be better if they fixed LOTR and released it again for free dlc.

chancellor28
chancellor28

a group of friends and i bought this game, what a dissapointment.

DGonlag
DGonlag

It's too expensive. I bought the game for $60,-. There should be more free DLC like characters for that game.

dan-rofl-copter
dan-rofl-copter

Ney, that's too expensive for a map and some dudes or two

squidracerX
squidracerX

wow that's expensive... remember a day when cheat codes and unlockable characters were free in games? (Bill Clinton in NBA Jam would cost like $5 now-a-days)

bibliomaniac15
bibliomaniac15

Meh. ROTK continues to be the best action game for Lord of the Rings after almost six years.

SweetMusic
SweetMusic

2 maps and a couple of caracters for $10? No thanks. I'll get my $ worth with the Midnight Club: LA South Central DLC, and the map for that is FREE.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Yaaay another 10 bucks for a few measly maps and heroes.That shoulda been in there already.Now i'll definitely buy the game for sure even though it looks awful!

JoshiiWah
JoshiiWah

My friend rented this game and got every trophy, what a crazy kid! haha

Koi-Neon-X
Koi-Neon-X ranger

I'd still like to see a Lord Of The Ring's strategy game for the PS3. As for the current game I am still on the fence. Maybe I'll buy it when the price drops.

rbrownfi
rbrownfi

Way too expensive. The games isn't bad but I don't see paying 10 dollars for two maps and three characters. This should be priced along the lines of 3-5 dollars

ratavaquera
ratavaquera

"I remember when Pandemic was making good games, what happened?" its now part of EA Games, they used to be a good company, now EA is doing NFS, FIFA, etc crap every year...

mercman5
mercman5

Over priced but the game isn't that bad. I thought it was fun if you use an archer and just snipe.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

$10, and for content that comes out so soon after release, and for a bad game. No way

suntzu27
suntzu27

I dont understand BF:BC got a new game mode and a few new maps for free and it sold alot more copies then Conquest. So a game with little to no player base as it is wants those few players to pay more for a few new heroes and 2 new maps rofl good luck with that. Hopefully they get Battlefront 3 and it will make Pandemic remember wtf they are doing.

itachi100
itachi100

you want us to pay you MORE money for a terrible game so you can improve a game that is already released beyond horribly

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

800 MP? That's crazy! Considering the game isn't that good, they should be giving it out for free.

Rebelyell7
Rebelyell7

I remember when Pandemic was making good games, what happened?

Franko_3
Franko_3

A dlc that come this fast=paying for cut content from the full game. So cheap... I am not even sure the game is still alive on the pc

ecartman147
ecartman147

They should of atleast made it free since many people payed 60 bucks for the mediocre game. No way am I spending $10 more dollars on this piece of crap.

KOMBAYYN
KOMBAYYN

You can put out as much content as you want but you can't fix crappy. Pandemic blew a great opportunity here and while it is admirable that they are trying to make a bad situation better a better use of time might be to move on.

FirstDiscovery
FirstDiscovery

Oh how the mighty have fallen, keep churning out those mediocre games Pandemic!

Polybren
Polybren

As a class-based, multiplayer-focused take on Tolkien's classic tomes, Pandemic Studios' The Lord of the Rings: Conquest relies heavily on a thriving community of regular players. To foster just that, the developer is looking to keep the Conquest experience fresh with the release today of new downloadable content in the form of the Heroes & Maps Pack.

As the name implies, the pack is headlined by the inclusion of three new hero characters: the cranially cauliflowered Gothmog, the doomed Boromir, and the rarely combative Elven Maiden Arwen. The heroes can then be pitted against one another on two new maps for the game's one-on-one Hero Arena mode (previously added by way of a free downloadable content pack). The characters can also be used in the game's standard multiplayer modes, which will be bolstered by the addition of two new maps, one set during the Battle of the Last Alliance and another in the forests of Amon Hen.

The Heroes & Maps Pack arrives on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store today, where it will sell for $9.99 (800 Microsoft points). For more on Pandemic's latest, check out GameSpot's review of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest.