The Lord Of The Rings: The Return
Of The King
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|+1000 experience points (once only)||Gimli
||Circle(2), Triangle, X
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Gandalf
||Circle, Triangle, Up, Down
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Merry
||Down(2), Square, X
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Frodo
||Down, Triangle, Up, Down
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Faramir
||Square, Triangle, Up, Square
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Aragorn
||Up, Square, Triangle, X
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Sam
||Triangle, X, Down, X
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Pippin
||Triangle, X, Square, X
|+1000 experience points (once only)||Legolas
||X, Triangle, Up, X
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Merry
||Circle, Down, Square, Square
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Aragorn
||Circle, Triangle, X, Triangle
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Sam
||Circle, X, Circle, Triangle
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Gandalf
||Down, Triangle, X, Triangle
|Toggle Level 2 Skills ||Pippin
||Down, X, Down, Up
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Legolas
||Square(2), Circle, Square
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Gimli
||Up, Circle, Square(2)
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Frodo
||Triangle, Up, Down, Circle
|Toggle Level 2 Skills||Faramir
||X, Square, X, Down
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Legolas
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Aragorn
||Down, Square, Circle, Square
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Merry
||Square, X, Circle, Down
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Sam
||Up, Down, Square, X
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Gimli
||Triangle, Square, Down, Up
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Frodo
||Triangle, Up, Circle, Down
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Gandalf
||Triangle, Up, Square, X
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Pippin
|Toggle Level 4 Skills||Faramir
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Gimli
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Merry
||Square, Circle(2), Triangle
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Pippin
||Up, Circle, Down, Square
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Gandalf
||Triangle, Down, X, Square
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Aragorn
||Triangle, Squar(2), Triangle
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Faramir
||Triangle, Up, X(2)
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Legolas
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Frodo
|Restore Missiles (once only)||Sam
||X(2), Circle, X|
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Gandalf
||Down, X, Triangle, Down
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Aragorn
||Square, Down, Circle, Up
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Frodo
||Square, Down, Triangle, Square
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Faramir
||Square, Triangle, Up, Triangle
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Legolas
||Square, Triangle(2), Circle
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Sam
||Square, X, Circle, Square
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Gimli
||Up, Square, Circle, Square
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Pippin
||Up(2), Square, Circle
|Toggle 3 Hit Combo||Merry
||Triangle, X, Up, Triangle
|Unlock Secret Character (once only)||Frodo
|Toggle co-op experience share||Any
|Toggle co-op health share||Any
||Triangle, Up, Square(2)
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Pippin
||Circle, Triangle, Circle, Triangle
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Aragorn
||Circle, Triangle, Square, Square
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Legolas
||Down, Circle, Up, Down
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Merry
||Down(2), Square, Triangle
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Sam
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Frodo
||Down(2), X, Triangle
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Gimli
||Down, Triangle, Down, Square
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Gandalf
||Triangle(2), X, Up
|Toggle Level 6 Skills||Faramir
||Triangle, X, Down, Circle
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Frodo
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Sam
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Faramir
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Gandalf
||Circle, Square, Down, Down
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Merry
||Down, Triangle, X, Square
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Legolas
||Square, Up(2), Down
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Pippin
||Square, Up(2), Circle
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Aragorn
||Up, Square, Triangle, Up
|Toggle Level 8 Skills||Gimli
||X, Circle, Down, Square
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Frodo
||Down, Square, Down, Circle
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Gandalf
||Down, Triangle, Up, Circle
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Merry
||Square, X, Square(2)|
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Sam
||Up, Down, Triangle(2)
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Aragorn
||Up, Square, Triangle, Down
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Gimli
||Triangle, Square, Up, X
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Legolas
||X, Circle, Triangle, Square
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Faramir
||X, Square, Up, X
|Toggle 4 Hit Combo||Pippin
||X(2), Down, Circle
|Unlock all Actor Interviews (once only)
||n/a||X, Square, X, Up
|Unlock Secret Character (once only)||Frodo
||Circle, Square(2), X
|Unlock Secret Character (once only)||Pippin
||Triangle, Circle, Square, Down
|Unlock Secret Character (once only)||Merry
||X, Down(2), X|
|Unlock Secret Character (once only)||Faramir
|Toggle Special Abilities||Gimli
||Circle, Square, X, Circle
|Toggle Special Abilities||Aragorn
||Down, Circle, Triangle(2)
|Toggle Special Abilities||Pippin
||Square, X, Circle, Triangle
|Toggle Special Abilities||Sam
||Up, Circle, X, Circle
|Toggle Special Abilities||Gandalf
||Up, Down, Triangle, Circle
|Toggle Special Abilities||Faramir
||Up, Square, Circle, Up
|Toggle Special Abilities||Merry
||Up, Triangle, Circle(2)
|Toggle Special Abilities||Legolas
||Triangle, Circle, X, Circle
|Toggle Special Abilities||Frodo
||Triangle, X, Down, X
|Infinite co-op respawns||Any
||Circle, Square, Up, Circle
|All upgrades (must have completed game)
||Any||Up, Down, Triangle, Square
|Always Devasting (must have completed game)
||Any||Triangle, Up, Triangle, Down
|Infinite Missiles (must have completed game)
||Any||Square(2), Down, Circle
|Invulnerable (must have completed game)
||Any||Square, Circle, Square, Up
|Perfect Mode (must have completed game)
||Any||Circle, Down, Triangle, X
|Enemy Debug Mode (must have completed game)
||Any||Down, Circle, Up, Square
|Restore Health (must have completed game)
Palantir of Saruman level:
Successfully complete the game by finishing the Crack
Of Doom level.
Palantir of Sauron level:
Successfully complete the game then train all characters
to over level 10. Note: Minas Tirith: The Courtyard or Palantir
Of Saruman levels are good places to train your characters to
level 10 and above.
Play as Faramir:
Successfully complete the game.
Play as Merry:
Successfully complete the game.
Play as Pippen:
Successfully complete the game.
Andy Serkis interview:
Successfully complete the game.
Billy Boyd interview:
Successfully complete the game.
David Menham interview:
Successfully complete the game.
Dom Monaghan interview:
Successfully complete the game.
Easy combo attacks:
You can use the Right Analog-stick to do quick
combo attacks. Right Analog-stick Up and Right Analog-stick
Down work very well on any creature that has a shield.
Allow the game to idle at the "Press Start"
screen. After a few minutes, a new trailer for the game will play.
Hint: Black Gate:
There are two checkpoints in this level, but it is
still difficult. First, you will have to defeat a big, black caped
enemy. He is very easy to defeat if you use fierce attacks. Then,
you must defeat six fat Orcs with green health bars above their
heads. As they approach, you will have to fight many Orcs and
protect your friends. Their health bar will be at the top of the
screen. When it gets low, go to them and help them kill the Orcs.
When you stand next to your friend, he will glow and get health.
Make sure you stay next to him to get his health up. After three
big Orcs are destroyed, the Orcs will attack ou from three different
directions. Keep helping your friends and killing Orcs. Once you
have killed all six fat Orcs, you will reach a checkpoint. Three
Nazgul will appear. Kill them by shooting your ranged weapon (arrows
or axes). Once all three of them are killed, the level will end.
Hint: Black Gate: Defeating the Nazgul:
When you get near the end of the Black Gate level,
you will face three Nazgul warriors. The best way to defeat them
is use the flaming spears. Alternately, play as Legolas at level
15 and use the Mithril Arrows with the Double Shot.
Get your character's strongest arrows or axes and fire them at
the Ringwraiths. It will require nine arrows or axes.
Use Aragorn's upgrade to light the Nazgul on fire. It kills them
quickly. Throw a flaming spear at one, and they will charge at
you. By doing this, you only have to fight one at a time.
When playing as Gandalf, turn on your shield and go straight to
the middle of the Nazgul. Start using Flames Of Aneron. Use it
about three or four times and the Nazgul will be dead or have
very little health remaining and easily killed by sword or ranged
When playing as Legolas, use arrows. When playing as Gandalf,
use magic. When playing as Gimli, use axes. However if you are
Aragorn, use your own variety of ranged combat and hand-to-hand
the Cheat Master.
Hint: Cirith Ungol: Easy kills:
As Sam, wait for someone to knock over another Orc
then run up and quickly kill him. Eliminate them one by one and
eventually get up to the Boss. An easy way to kill him is to keep
throwing pikes at him. Make sure time does not run out while fighting
When you are fighting the hordes of Uruk-Hai at the bottom of
the staircase leading to the Boss, look for the vats of lava.
Use your invisibility move to sneak up on it. When you think the
Uruks are close, press Action to spill the vats, killing
all the Uruks. If there are any that remain standing, use the
This level does not have any checkpoints, but has many Orcs. Take
Sam through the level and destroy eighty Orcs. After killing them,
you will have to fight a fat Orc. Use fierce attacks to kill him,
then hit the catapult to kill off the Orcs. Remember to look for
buckets of fire to knock down to kill the Orcs. Also, when you
reach bridges that you must pull down, put them down when Orcs
are underneath to kill them.
When you get to a point where you have to climb a ladder, do so,
then, defeat a few Orcs. You will see two barrels with blue rings
around them. Press Action and the barrels will roll down
and kill Orcs. Note: If you want the kills to be Excellent, you
must kill a few Orcs before rolling the barrels.
As you fight your way through the level you will reach a circular
room with lots of Orcs. Use Sam's special ability to become invisible.
Immediately take a right and you will see some stairs. Fight your
way to the top where you will see a rope leading to a chandler
hidden in the shadows. Press Action to cut the rope, killing
all the Orcs below. This will help get a large amount of the 80
Hint: Cirith Ungol: Defeating the Boss:
Stun him with a spear after you have destroyed his
shield. The health bar will appear again. Then, attack him as
long as possible. If the health bar disappears again, run away
until he is going to take a new shield. Destroy the shield, stun,
attack, run and repeat until he is dead.
Hint: Crack Of Doom: Defeating Gollum:
When you knock Gollum off the cliff and he is hanging
there, press R2 (or the kill move button). He will fall
which does damage.
Gollum is not effected by swords. You must parry and push him
towards the edge. Once you do so, he should lose his balance and
start to fall. He will try to climb back up. At this time, stab
his hands with your killing move. It will take awhile to defeat
Go to the edge near the top of the screen and repeatedly parry
as Gollum attacks until he steps back, goes into in an upright
position, and shakes his head at the sky. When he does this, stop
parrying and move out of the way. He will jump to where you were
on the edge. Repeatedly do a speed attack until he starts flailing.
Then, do a fierce attack and when he is hanging on the edge, stab
him with the killing move. Repeatedly do this until he dies.
You tend to take less damage using Speed Attacks against enemies,
as opposed to Fierce Attacks. A lot of times their swords will
hit yours since it is moving so fast, thereby doing little damage.
Continually Speed Attack Gollum and aim him toward the edge. Use
Speed Attacks until he begins to teeter on the edge, then use
your Fierce Attack. This will send him hanging on the edge; use
the Killing Move to send him plummeting. Watch out -- he will
be back. Also, you cannot fall off the platform, but fortunately
Gollum can. If you try to fall, you run in place against the edge,
as if there is an invisible wall there. hen Gollum sits in one
place and does a strange shrieking noise, he is getting ready
to attack Frodo. He will either strike you with Fierce Attacks
that you can Parry, or a flying leap that will knock you over
no matter what. You will notice that he alternates these attacks.
Dodge out of his way, then go after him with your attacks.
Run around until Gollum follows you. Then, run to the edge. Gollum
will look up, then move. Execute the Orc Hewer move. He will be
hanging on the edge. Stab him and he will fall off and die.
Hint: Escape from Osgiliath:
This level is played by Sam. You will meet many Orcs
that are your height. Frodo will help you in some battles. When
you reach a roof, you will have to find shelter so the Nazgul
does not catch Frodo and the Ring. This will happen twice in the
level. When it happens and you find shelter, stay there until
the red meter has gone all the way down. When you get near the
end, you will have to fight an Orc with a green health bar above
him. Parry his attacks, then strike with fierce attacks. Once
his shield is broken, the battle will go much faster. Open the
gate to your escape.
Kill all the Orc archers at the end first. There will be a single
big Orc that actually can be defeated with a hobbit. Hold back
your throwing knife until you have it behind your hobbit's head
before releasing it. It will break his armor (you will see it
fall off). Then, repeat the move using two or three more knives
at full power to kill him.
Enable the "Play as Faramir" code. This level will be
easier because his fierce attack is very strong, and he is faster.
You can also use him in other levels such as Shelob's Lair and
Hint: Escape From Osgiliath: Avoiding Nazgul:
When the Nazgul arrives, hide under anything that you
can get under. When the Nazgul's life meter appears, hide.
Hint: Escape From Osgiliath: Bypass big
At the end of the level there is a giant Orc that stands
between you and the exit. Instead of fighting it, hold L1
+ R1 to use Sam's special ability and become invisible.
Then, run up and turn the crank that opens the gate. If you need
health, do the same thing and grab the health. This is much faster
than fighting the Orc. As long as you get out of the door you
will still complete the level, no matter how many enemies remain.
When fighting the Orc with the health bar at the end of the level,
press L1 + R1 to make Sam invisible. Then, sneak
up directly behind the Orc and press R1 to stab him in
the back. This will kill him instantly.
When you get to the giant Orc at the end of the level, start throwing
your swords at it. It will slowly walk toward you. When it gets
far away from the gate, run past it, go to the switch, and quickly
pull it. You may have to knock some small Orcs down. Run through
the gate to complete the level. You can do this trick when you
are low on health. However, you will lose a chance to get some
When you reach the end of the level, you will be in a sewer. A
few small Orcs will be there, and you can easily kill them. You
will then encounter a fat Orc with a health bar above his head.
Use the following tactics to avoid killing him. You can put on
your invisibility cloak and pull down the gate; you can take the
health and pull down the gate; or, if playing co-op, have one
player repeatedly press [Parry] while the other lowers
the gate. After lowering the gate, walk out to complete the level.
Hint: Escape From Osgiliath: Defeating
Orc in sewer:
To defeat the big Orc in the sewer in Sam's first level,
hold R2 + R1 + L1 + L2 to do the secret
ability and become invisible. Quickly sneak behind him while invisible.
Then, press R2 to do a killing move. If this does not work,
make sure you are behind him and you are not invisible. If you
are weak, turn invisible before you attack, to the right and get
the red health potion.
When you can barely see the big Orc in the sewer, hold L1
then hold X until you can see the sword behind Sam's head.
Then, release X and fire. Do this about four or five times
until he is dead.
To kill the big Orc near the end, break his armor. You can either
pull back your ranged weapon as far as it can and release it on
him; or when playing as Faramir at level 9 or higher, have him
use Helm's Hammer. It will also break his armor. Note: Use Faramir
on every level repeatedly to get his level up to 20 or so. Use
him on Bosses such as Shelob or the King of the Dead, and their
health will go down rapidly.
Hint: Escape From Osgilath: Easy experience:
After first completing the game, enable the "Perfect
mode", "Invincibility", and "Unlimited missiles"
codes. Use any character in the level. Get to the part where you
have to push down the bell. On your way up, you should see the
Nazgul through the small hole in the wall, and again in a larger
hole. Aim and fire away at it. If you miss, try again as you will
have unlimited ranged attacks. Hold down (pull back your arrow/staff/dagger
etc.) before you shoot to get range. If you have Perfect mode,
you should get 2000 experience points.
When you get to the part where you have to push the bell down,
go to the window first and use your ranged weapon to hit the Nazgul
every time it flies by. You can hit it as many times as desired,
as long as you have ammunition. Every time you hit it, you will
receive 2,000 experience points. At the bottom before the bell,
leave the Orcs and when you run out of daggers, go down and kill
an Orc to get more.
Adam R. Coker.
Hint: Escape from Osgiliath: Saving time:
In co-op mode, have one person climb the ladder and
shoot Orcs from a distance. The Nazgul meter does not appear until
both characters are up. It is now easier to get to cover under
Hint: Minas Tirith Courtyard: Easy completion:
Stand off in a corner and keep blocking. No one will
hurt you, or be able to. The Trolls are too far away; just leave
them alone. Eventually, the 200 civilians will get through. It
will just take longer.
Hint: Minas Tirith: Top of the wall:
After you destroy the fourth tower, go down one set
of stairs, then go back up. Go to the top of the tower. Pick up
the objects on top of the tower. They will give you more experience.
Hint: Paths Of The Dead:
This level may be played as either Aragorn, Legolas,
or Gimli. During the level you will meet multiple dead enemies.
You can easily kill them with fierce attacks, especially the ones
without shields. When you reach the blue fog, your character will
move slowly. Be aware of enemies in the blue fog. The last battle
is on a long bridge on which you will have to kill 35 opponents.
After completing the last battle the level will end and you will
unlock The King Of The Dead level.
After you defeat the King of the Dead, you have to run back through
the level as the whole place comes down on your head. When you
get to the white mists that really slow you down, try facing the
opposite direction and press L2 to jump backwards. This
lets you get through the mist faster.
After you defeat the King Of The Dead and must run through the
mist, most characters will die when the second groups of rocks
fall. To get past this, enable the "Play as Faramir"
code. He is faster than the other three characters. Note: Do not
If you get lost while escaping the level, find the rats and follow
them. They will lead you to the end.
When you defeat the King Of The Dead, you have to go through blue
fog. An easy way to get through the fog qucikly without being
smashed is by using the speed attack when you have the four hit
combo on. You will take steps twice as fast.
When fighting the King Of The Dead with Aragorn, it is easiest
to kill him using the speed attack. Not only can this do a lot
of damage fast, but this move will even block some of the King's
attacks when you are facing him toe to toe.
Hint: Paths Of The Dead: Defeating the
King Of The Dead:
When fighting the King Of The Dead, always approach
him when you see the green/yellow/red bar above him (depending
on how much damage you inflict on him) and parry first. In the
beginning he will attack three times (usually with a green bar
above him), four times (usually with a yellow bar above him),
and five times (usually when a red bar is above him). Timing is
also a factor. As a rule, you want him to have a yellow or red
damage bar above him by the time he summons "Winds Of The
After awhile, the king will set up to use his "Wind Of The
Mountain" attack. You will start behind a rock on the very
right side of the level. If you go immediately, you can make it
to the other rock to the left without taking damage. When the
king pauses to recharge, step out from behind the rock. Then,
pour on the ranged attack. If you hurry, you can get five shots
off each time. If done correctly, you can take out a quarter of
his life each time he tries to set up the wind attack. If you
have any skill, he will not be able to use his wind more than
When fighting the King Of The Dead and he goes into his wind attacks
during that time that your are positioned behind a rock, between
attacks, jump out, then fire your range attack repeatedly. Make
sure you get behind the rock again before the wind starts. This
is most effective when playing as Legolas, as he can fire faster
than Gimli or Aragorn. This will prevent you from fighting the
dead champions (the dead soldiers with the green bar above their
head) later, which saves time and life.
When the King Of The Dead sends out his little minions, run all
the way back to where the cliff is located. Once his men appear,
they will not see you. Take out your bow and shoot one. He will
start to run towards you. Fight him, then repeat. Note: A similar
strategy also works at Shelob's Lair.
When playing in co-op mode, have the strongest character fight
him while the other person shoots their ranged weapon from a distance.
This will quickly wear down his health.
Play as Faramir. Shoot him with the orange . It helps to get Strength
Of Stone to make your health stronger.
Hint: Pelennor Fields:
The battle will start with killing sixty Orcs and warriors.
Once that is done, you will have to defeat an Oliphaunts. Use
the catapults at the top of the hill, and if that does not destroy
it, you can finish it off with your ranged weapon. After it is
destroyed, quickly run down the hill to the battle field. Do not
kill any Orcs or warriors, as you will not have time. Get to the
other hill and go to the top of it. Another Oliphaunt will appear.
Do the same thing as done to the other one. Once it is destroyed,
go to the end of the hill where the Nazgul is located. Shoot your
ranged weapons at it until it goes away. Another Oliphaunt will
appear, and you must destroy it. Make sure you are on the right
side where the Oliphaunt is. Keep repeating this process until
the Nazgul is destroyed to end the level.
When at Pelennor Fields, there will be approximately four Oliphaunts
(after the sixty Orcs are killed). The first one will come on
the side that you are already on. The next one is on the other
side. Go down the path provided to the other side. Note: Do not
kill any Orcs or warriors. Once you get to the other side, destroy
that Oliphaunt. The next one is also on that side. You will know
that you are at the correct location if when the Oliphaunt enters,
it fires arrows. It will not do this if you are on the wrong side.
As for the Nazgul, it should appear two times before it starts
taking damage. Fend it off the first two times on the side that
you are already on. After the first time an Oliphaunt should also
appear on that side. Then, for the second time, the same thing
should happen. Finally, go to the other side. The Nazgul will
appear vulnerable to ranged attacks. Note: It may go away on the
third time; just stay on that side.
On your first trip through, play as Legolas. His archery skill
is useful and allows you to become familiar with the level with
minimum damage. When taken to the cliff top at the checkpoint,
charge to the left to a Mumakil that is going by. Parry for a
few seconds, as there are quite a lot of arrows coming in. Take
the Mumakil down. Run down the ramp to your right, and wait for
the enemy army to pass out of sight. Rush across in as straight
a line as you can to the other ramp, ignoring any enemies that
come at you. Once you are up the ramp, run to the right. Your
companions will usually keep any other Orcs/Easterlings behind
you busy, but be on your guard. The Mumakil moves slowly, so you
will have time to dispatch a few annoying enemies before it reaches
the other end. Once the Mumakil is down, rush to your left as
far as you can before the intermission sequence begins. The Witch
King is swooping down over Eowyn and Merry. Continue left and
use combos and/or Fierce Attacks to bring down the charging Easterling
then run as far as you can to the edge of the platform. Shoot
frequently, charging when you can, at the Fell Beast. If you are
lucky, and your companions keep enemies busy behind you, you can
kill the Fell Beast in one session.
Hint: Road To Isengard:
As Gandalf, you will encounter many Uruk-Hai. You will
easily kill them with your attacks. When you reach the part where
Ents are killing Orcs, you will join the battle and must wait
until 75 Uruk-Hai are dead. After this, your journey will continue.
When you reach to group bunch of towers, destroy all of them by
shooting your ranged weapon at the explosives under the towers.
Once they are destroyed, you will keep going on until the end.
At the end you must help destroy the wall that is blocking the
water from coming out and wiping out all of Isengard. Kill any
Orc that approaches by the Ent and let him break the wall. Once
he does this, you will have finished the level.
Hint: Road To Isengard: Killing Orcs:
When you get to the part where you have to kill 75
Orcs, there is a small crack that you can hide in while the three
Ents kill all the Orcs. There are some that will stop at the opening
where the Orcs appear. You can just kill with your ranged attacks.
When you get to the part where you have to kill 75 Orcs, stay
on the ridge and let the ents kill them then move on.
Hint: Shelob's Lair: Easy experience:
When you get to the part where Sam says "I can't
get by this", fight all the Orcs. Once you have finished,
go to the top of the ridge where you push off the rocks. Push
the rock and the Orcs will be there, giving you more experience.
Hint: Shelob's Lair: Easy Perfect mode:
To get perfect mode easily, use speed attacks repeatedly
on the little spiders. This will raise your Perfect meter quickly
while in a pack of the spiders.
Hint: Shelob's Lair: Defeating Shelob:
When fighting Shelob, be aware that she can deal a
lot of damage to you. To defeat her, use Square (parry)
to deflect her attacks. Then at the correct moment, hit her with
your speed attacks. When you cut off one of her legs, she goes
on a big rampage. Use R2 (jump back) to back off her rampage.
Note: This also works in co-operative mode.
To easily defeat Shelob, make sure that you have the move "Poison
Blade" before entering this level. Charge the move up when
Shelob backs away, then strike when she approaches. This will
make the battle go much faster.
Use Legolas and run directly up to Shelob. Start using your speed
attack. She will turn around, but keep slashing. Her health will
When the battle starts, Shelob is preoccupied with Frodo, so you
can get a free hit on her. Use this to your advantage and attack
with the Orc Hewer combo, This is recommended, as using a 4-hit
combo will end up with you damaged. She will start hitting you
three times in a row. Parry those hits, then respond with a simple
Speed combo. Do not bother with other combos (even Orc Hewer),
because trading blows with Shelob is tricky; she will strike quickly
then pause, but the lull is only long enough to get a very quick
combo in. Orc Hewer is slower to develop. Keep trading hits (remember
to parry as well) then, after enough damage, you will succeed
in putting out one of Shelob's eyes. Shelob will crawl up the
wall and summon some spiders. They will drop from the sky. When
you see one of them flying down, go to where it will land and
start using Final Judgement to kill it. Then, run to one of the
walls. If one of the spiders does not follow you, use a ranged
attack to get its attention. Then, on the spider, use a Fierce
attack, then the Death move to kill it. Repeat this with all of
the spiders. Do this quickly, as if you take too long Shelob will
jump from the wall and you will need to deal with her and the
other spiders as well. When Shelob jumps down, she will be flat
for a few seconds; use another Speed combo. Then, she will trade
blows with you again. If you do not damage her enough, she will
call more spiders. Damage her quickly. If you hurt her enough,
you will cut off half of her leg. She will then run around her
lair and try to run you over. You cannot parry this; run away.
She will then call more spiders. Repeat the same process. She
will then trade blows with you; repeat again. Repeat this entire
process until she is dead.
Hint: Shelob's Lair: Defeating spiders:
To kill a spider easily, press Triangle to flip
it over then press R1 to stab.
Press Triangle to knock the spider over, then press R2
to kill them. This is useful when fighting Shelob.
Hint: Shelob's Lair: Defeating Orcs:
You can defeat a lot of the Orcs before you enter the
next area. For example, after you burn the spider web and go through
it, you will see an Orc meeting at the end of the tunnel. Go back
to the torches and pick one up. Even though you cannot see far
ahead, throw it in that direction. Amazingly, you will strike
every time. You can clear up the room before you even enter it.
Just throw the torch and you will hear the "hit" sound.
This will also work with the archers in the left tunnel ahead.
Fire will be useful if you use it to clear your way ahead, even
if you cannot see your enemy. It seems that Sam has great aim.
Jose Antonio Hasbun.
Hint: Southern Gate:
This level is not too difficult. A Troll will be at
the start the level. Kill him using fierce attacks and your ranged
weapons. Once he is dead, kill some Orcs and make your way to
the catapults. The two on the left side will shoot toward the
gate to create a bridge for you. Once you shoot them, go across
the bridge to the ladder leading you up towards the top of the
gate. A Troll is waiting for you there. Kill him, then an elephant
will appear. Kill it by shooting at the top part of it. You will
know that you have destroyed it when it explodes. Open the gate
after the elephant. Orcs will block you from getting out. Destroy
them by dumping the coal over their heads. Go back down once they
are destroyed and get out of there before more Orcs arrives. The
level ends when you go through the gate.
At the very beginning of the level, when you walk up to the gate
a Troll will drop down. In co-op mode, have one person near the
pikes and have the other player walk up the gate. When the troll
comes down, have the person by the pikes press Action and
throw the pike at the Troll. It will be killed automatically.
This helps save health.
Hint: Southern Gate: Easy experience:
Complete all the tasks until you have the gate open.
Do not go through the gate. Just fight all the creatures you can
as they keep respawning. Try to use combos to get into Perfect
mode then most of the enemies are worth 300 experience points.
When you cannot fight anymore, leave. Some small creatures give
out red health potions, allowing you to fight for a long period
As soon as you step on the drawbridge, you are ambushed by Orcs
and a Troll. Quickly run from the Troll and shoot the catapults.
Once this is done, do not go up on top of the gate. Kill all the
surrounding Orcs. Travel down as far as you can from the catapults
(not towards the gate). Once you have gone as far as you can,
turn and run left. When you cannot go left anymore, there should
be an area where Orcs are appearing. Keep killing them with arrows
before they reach you, and they will eventually stop. Then travel
to the right until you see another area where they are appear
from. Destroy them all here until they stop. Then, travel to the
right some more and do the same thing. In all, there should be
four different Orc spawning locations. When they stop coming from
all of these, they will no longer appear.
If you have already completed the game, you can go to the Southern
Gate level with a character that has a low level (for example,
Merry). When you are fighting the Orcs, stay there and keep fighting
them as much as needed. When your health gets low, use the "Health"
command and restore it.
At the end of the level after you have opened the gate, do not
use the pots to kill the extra Orcs. Instead, go down and fight
them by hand. By doing this you will gain about 2,000 more experience
Let the Troll jump off. Throw a spear at it. Hopefully you will
have every Bane. If you do, keep using them and you will rank
up the Perfects. It takes about ten minutes for the Orcs to die
down. Once all of them are dead, fire all catapults. Then, go
up to where the Troll is located. Use a Bane, then quickly kill
the Troll while still in Perfect mode. Use the same approach with
the Mumakil. Pull open the gate. Then, use another Bane, and pour
the vats of oil over onto the Orcs. Run through the gate. You
should gain about three levels if you are at a high level.
This level can get you a lot of experience points, since there
are so many enemies. With the larger kind of enemies (not troll)
press X(3), then when they are in mid-air, press Triangle.
Note: This was done with Aragon and Faramir.
Hint: Southern Gate: Defeating Trolls:
As soon as you step on the drawbridge, a giant Troll
will appear. Go back a few steps and pick up the spear. Throw
it at the Troll and it will die instantly.
Use the following trick to defeat the Troll at the top of the
walkway. When you run up the ladder, do not go up all the way
on the platform with the Troll. Stand behind the small wall and
use a ranged attack. The Troll cannot reach you, though he will
swing at you. The Orcs and other enemies cannot get past him and
also cannot hurt you. It takes a few shot to bring down the Troll,
but you will not be injured.
Hint: Southern Gate: Endless enemies:
Contrary to popular belief there is not an endless
supply of enemies in this level. Although it may seem like the
Orcs will not stop appearing, there are actually about 300 to
Hint: Southern Gate: Easy experience:
To get your character to level up, play the Southern
Gate level repeatedly.
Hint: Walls Of Minas Tirith: Courtyard:
When playing as Gandalf and you have his lightning
attack and see a pack of Orcs coming at you, press Triangle
to charge your lightning attack. Wait until they get close enough,
then release Triangle. This attack will knock down the
Orcs and put you into Perfect mode. Do this multiple times until
you have completed the level.
This level is difficult if you have not completed the game. You
have to keep fighting with Gandalf until you have saved two hundred
people. The level will start with twenty already safe, but many
Orcs will try to kill the free people. Trolls will appear during
the end of the level. To kill them, get a spear and throw it at
them. They will die automatically. Once two hundred people are
saved, the level will end.
Hint: Walls Of Minas Tirith: Siege towers:
Destroy the first siege tower with the catapult near
the middle of the wall. It requires two hits to topple. For the
second tower that rolls over to the far right, you can just use
your projectiles to take it out. Keep firing at it in order to
bring it down.
When you have destroyed the third siege tower, go to the fourth
one and kill all the Orcs that are in there until you cannot see
any more. Then, shoot down the siege tower with your arrows. Once
that is done, go to the men that are guarding the stairs. Walk
down there to complete the level.
Hint: Walls Of Minas Tirith: Kicking ladders:
On the north wall, when you are near a ladder push
it down by pressing Circle. Then, press R1 near
it and you will slide down the rope and will be able to kick down
the other ladders. Then, press R1 to go back up all the
Hint: Walls Of Minas Tirith: Defeating
This trick requires a lot of patience. After taking
out all of the siege towers (including the Boss one), finish off
all of the Orcs and wait for a Nazgul to approach. Once you have
him locked, shoot it with your ranged attack. Keep doing this
until it dies and you will get a lot of points. You can also kill
it easier by using Legolas and his double arrow attack.
Hint: Walls Of Minas Tirith: Extra experience:
Complete Minis Tirith top of the wall, but instead
of going straight down the stairs to the courtyard, go up the
tower to the left of the stairs. At the top are approximately
seven pickups that will give you an extra 1000 experience points.
At the part where the siege towers are approaching, use the catapult
to destroy the first and third ones. On the third tower. the Nazgul
will come up and swoop. When he does this, use your ranged attacks
to kill it. This will block the way to the other tower. Press
R1 to swing down the rope, go across the ledge, knock over
the other ladder, climb up the rope, and go to the other tower.
Once you have knocked the tower over, go to the front and go up
the stairs to the top of the watchtower. There will be seven Elven-stones
there, giving you 1,000 experience points each. Then, go back
down the stairs and down to the courtyard to end the level.
Adam R. Coker.
Hint: Multi-player mode: Double kill:
In co-operative multi-player mode, if one player you
starts to do a Bane (Orc, Warrior, or Sauron's Bane), attack the
enemy that the other player is using the Bane on to get two kills.
Note: The other player will get a Perfect while you will get either
a Fair, Good, or Excellent.
Hint: Killing enemies:
A great way to kill a vast amount of enemies is to
use the speed attack as much as possible while moving frequently.
For example, when surrounded by Orcs, rapidly press X while
moving around to knock enemies to the ground, kill them, and enter
into Perfect mode faster. This is a great strategy to prevent
back attacks and when you are greatly outnumbered.
Hint: Defeating Orcs with wooden shields:
Either hit them with the flaming spears or press L1
and hold X until your bow is curving.
Hint: Gandalf: Special move:
If you are having trouble completing some of the levels
featuring Gandalf, try using his shield special move. While are
playing as Gandalf, press L1 + R1 to trigger the
shield into action. This blocks you from a wide range of attacks,
including arrows. You can also move wile using it, however just
like Sam's special move it will slow Gandalf down. You can upgrade
this shield (as well as Sam's cloak) to last longer and be stronger.
Note: This may not block all physical attacks or ranged attacks
(for example, an Ent stepping on Gandalf, a troll falling on Gandalf,
or a catapulted rock hitting Gandalf).
Hint: Legolas: Shoot two arrows at once:
Complete the game 100% and get Arrows Of The Valar
with Legolas. You will now be able to fire two arrows at once
as Legolas, killing any two Orcs at the same time.
Legolas Greenleaf, Son of Thranduil, Prince of Mirkwood.
Hint: Sam: Special move:
Use the following trick if you are having trouble killing
the fat Orcs in levels such as Escape From Osilgiath and Cirith
Ungol. While you are Sam, you can use a special cloaking move
that allows you to become invisible for a short amount of time.
You can activate this cloak by pressing L1 + R1
while standing still. While you have the cloak on, you can use
an instant killing move that is very effective against any Orc,
including the fat ones. However, you must use this while you are
close to the Orc that you are trying to kill. Sam is very slow
while he has the cloak on, and it may run out of energy before
you get to your target. With the cloak on, get behind the enemy
that you are attempting to kill, then press R1. The Orc
will die instantly, but you will become visible afterwards --
use it wisely. Note: This move does not work on the boss Orc at
the end of the Cirith Ungol level, when you are trying to get
Frodo out of the tower.
Hint: Outnumbered battles:
Do not be a hero. When outnumbered, immediately press
X(3) for speed attacks, then when you have some room, press
Triangle(2) to use a fierce combo or perform your special
moves. Do this enough times and you will enter Perfect mode.
Hint: Defeating the Mountain King:
When fighting the Mountain King, play as Gimli. Parry
until he stops attacking you, then speed attack him three times.
Throwing axes at him has no effect.
Philip Karl Pelkey.
Hint: Defeating champions:
When up against Orc, Dead, Easterling, or any other
champion, the easiest way to defeat them is to take advantage
of corners. Rush, parry, and attack the champion back into a corner.
Continue with Fierce Attacks. The champion will not be able to
go anywhere, and will not have enough room to regain balance when
knocked over. Hack away at them, and do not stop. This is especially
useful in the King of the Dead level, when the third Bone Wall
appears towards the end, after the mist. Three champions emerge
after the initial battle. Attract one into the corner back behind
and to your right, and hack away. Do this with all three, and
you will save time and health.
To break the champions' armor, charge your arrows to the maximum.
When playing as Sam and you have to fight enemies with green health
bars, use your special ability, move behind them, then use the
killing move. This does not work on Bossesm but can save you if
you are low on health.
Hint: Purchasing upgrades:
When you have the option to purchase new skills, make
sure you get the skill that allows you longer life, then purchase
skills for the entire team starting at level 2 and working up
to level 8 first.
When purchasing upgrades, always try to get all of the level upgrades
before purchasing the higher level attacks. This is because some
attacks require certain level 2 attacks (for example, Ranger Fury).
Hint: Link moves:
Learn how to "Link Move" (any special move
that requires you to parry first then followed by the combo move).
It will immediately place you in Perfect mode.
Hint: Use spears multiple times:
When you pick up a spear and throw it at an enemy,
stand over them and press R1 to pull it back out and throw
it at another enemy. Note: Once the spear hits the enemy, you
only have a few seconds to perform this maneuver. It will work
as long as the enemy has not disappeared.
Hint: Restoring health at checkpoint:
When you return to a checkpoint and your life is low,
find an enemy and let him kill you. When asked you if you want
to try again, answer "Yes". You will start off where
you were with full health.
Hint: Easy experience:
Use the following trick to level up the hobbits. After
Palantir of Sauron or Saruman is unlocked, choose one of them
in cooperative mode. Select two of the hobbits, then enable the
"Invincibility" and "Perfect mode" codes.
At the end of the level, both characters should have gained two
to three levels.
Hint: Entering Perfect mode:
Use the following trick to enter Perfect mode very
quickly without taking any damage. When surrounded by a group
of enemies, rapidly press Square (Parry) to block all incoming
attacks. As you block, your special meter rises very quickly,
bringing you to Perfect mode. You can now quickly take out all
nearby enemies while racking up the perfects. This is very useful
in Pelennor Fields.
An easy way to get to Perfect mode is to use Orc Bane, Bane Of
Saruman, or Warrior Bane.
To get perfect mode, use Orc Hewer many times. You will soon enter
Rapidly press L1 + R1 with Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas,
or Faramir (as a special ability). After a red glow appears, attack
an Orc or two. You should get Perfect mode very quickly.
Hint: Knock Orcs off ladder:
Charge up by holding Triangle. When you see
an Orc, release Traingle. You will see the Orc falling
off the ladder.
Glitch: Invisible Sam:
After you complete the game, play as someone else besides
Sam. You will not see Sam when you save Frodo after the spider
Glitch: Invisible character:
Complete the game and play as a character who you are
not meant to play that mission (for example, playing as Legolas
on Cirith Ungol). In the intermission sequences, your character
will remain where you left him and not do what the default character
would have done. This is most notable in The Tower of Cirith Ungol
level, where in the final intermission sequence you will see a
sword flying around by Frodo's head on its own and Sam's voice
coming out of nowhere; and The Southern Gate level where in the
final intermission sequence you can see Aragorn and Legolas running
into the battle and your character just stays in the gate.
Glitch: Black Gate: Aragorn holding nothing:
When you kill the third fat Orc, shoot arrows. When
the intermission sequence appears, you will see Aragorn holding
Glitch: Black Gate: Endless battle:
In the Black Gate level, your main objective is to
kill six of the tough "champion" enemies with life bars.
Go through the battle as usual, killing the first five "champions"
that enter the arena while keeping your fellowshipmates alive.
When the sixth champion comes up the hill (should be a tall Uruk
wielding two large maces), he will usually stop his charge and
stand to one side, waiting for you to attack. If you leave him
alone, he will not attack you or any member of the fellowship.
No more champion monsters will appear while he is there. You are
now free to attack on the seemingly infinite flow of enemies to
your heart's content. Do not let your allies get swarmed.
Glitch: Minas Tirith: Courtyard: Move with
ranged attack activated:
Complete the level with your ranged attack on. You
will see Gandalf running through the door with his staff glowing.
Also, defeat the King of the Dead with your ranged attack. You
will see Aragorn running out holding his bow.
Glitch: Southern Gate: Flaming weapons:
This trick requires a character with Ranger Fury or
something similar. You will also need to have the Southern Gate
level unlocked for co-op mode. Start a co-op game and play the
Southern Gate level. You can play most of it as usual. Once you
have almost completed the level and are about to go through the
gate, have one player hold Triangle (to charge their weapon),
but not let go. Then, have the other player run through the gates.
When the end of level intermission sequence appears, the first
player will still have a flaming weapon.
Glitch: Tower of Cirith Ungol: Ghost character:
Complete the game and play as someone other than Sam
on the Tower of Cirith Ungol level. Once you defeat the Boss Orc
at the end of the level, stand in the middle of the room that
you face him in, on the patch of floor that is boarded up. In
the following intermission sequence you will see your character
flying over a hole in the floor and an Uruk passing through him.
Glitch: Orc's sword falls out of its hand:
When playing as Aragon or Faramir, use Orc Bane. Sometimes
you can see the sword fall out of its hand.
Glitch: Aragorn with bow and sword:
When fighting the King Of The Dead as Aragorn, kill
him with your bow. When the intermission sequence after you defeat
him starts, you will see Aragorn carrying his bow and sword at
the same, in the same hand.
Glitch: Floating sword:
Successfully complete the game. Then, play the level
where Sam has to save Frodo from the tower of Orcs with Legolas
at level 7 or higher. After you face the Orc champion at the end,
you will see Frodo. Next to him will be a floating sword.
Sam Wise The Brave.
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