What can I play it on? PC
What’s the payment model? Free-to-play, with purchasable DLC and optional subscription
Few fictional worlds are as perfect for the MMO treatment as Tolkein’s Middle-earth. Sure, Frodo’s adventure was thrilling, but we all know we could have one equally as exciting if we had the chance.
You get to choose between being a Human, Elf, Dwarf or Hobbit before you drop into Middle-earth and explore the locations you know and love with an intimacy that no other Lord of the Rings game has allowed.
You can expect to find the usual World of Warcraft style of questing here, alongside crafting mechanics and the ability to purchase and set up a home. Overall, it’s a pretty standard MMORPG in terms of mechanics, but its setting really helps it stand out.
Though the game is free-to-play, there are expansions available for purchase which add to the game’s story and introduce new items and mechanics. Even better for Tolkien fans: the storylines follow in line with the books.