Based on the Lord of the Rings game built in Unreal Engine 5, this fan-made trailer is the Middle-earth RPG you’ve always wanted.
That’s not to say there aren’t any great Lord of the Rings games out there. I remember GameCube Movie Match being some of my favorite games as a kid, and I spent all summer playing MMOs in college. 2017’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and 2014’s Shadow of Mordor are the latest two adaptations that really let you explore many of the film’s iconic characters in incredible visual detail at the time locations, but you’re busy beheading orcs in those places where you really don’t have time to play in your surroundings.
In this montage of fan-made concept trailers made in Unreal Engine 5 (thanks, VG247 (opens in new tab)), we can explore in absolutely stunning clarity some of the most memorable locations in the books and movies: Hobbiton, Rivendell and the Tower of Mordor. Too bad it’s not true.You can see every artist included in the montage YouTube description (opens in new tab)but suffice it to say, none of them are franchises, so probably won’t release anything playable anytime soon.
Still, it was definitely a treat to see such a beautiful reinvention of the Tolkien universe while we wait for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Daedalic’s stealth-focused adaptation that was recently delayed by “months” planned launch time.
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