Pause game play, then hold L + R and press Y, Down, A, Up. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry.
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press A, Down, Y, Up. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry.
Add 1000 experience points:
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press A, Down(3). The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry.
Level 2 skills:
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press B, Right, B, Right. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry.
Level 4 skills:
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press Y, Up, Y, Up. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry.
Level 6 skills:
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press X, Left, X, Left. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry.
Level 8 skills:
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press A(2), Down(2). The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry.
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press Y, X, A, B. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry. Note: The game must be completed first before this code can be enabled.
Unlimited missile weapons:
Pause game play, then L + R and press X, B, A, Y. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry. Note: The game must be completed first before this code can be enabled.
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press X(2), B(2). The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry. Hold Y during battles to do devastating attacks. Note: The game must be completed first before this code can be enabled.
All combo upgrades:
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press Y, B, Y, B. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry. Note: The game must be completed first before this code can be enabled.
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press Y(2), A(2). The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry. Note: The game must be completed first before this code can be enabled.
Pause game play, then hold L + R and press Y, B, A, X. The sound of a sword will confirm correct code entry. Note: The game must be completed first before this code can be enabled.
Tower Of Orthanc level:
Successfully complete the game with any character at level 10.
Fangorn and Tower Of Orthanc background photos:
Successfully complete the Fangorn's Forest level with any character.
Rohan and Helm's Deep background photos:
Successfully complete the Plains of Rohan level with any character.
Fellowship Of The Ring background photos:
Successfully complete the Balin's Tomb level with any character.
John Rhys-Davis interview:
Play as Gimli and get him to level 5.
Orlando Bloom interview:
Play as Legolas and get him to level 5.
Viggo Mortenson interview:
Play as Aragorn and get him to level 5.
Play as Isildur:
Successfully complete the Tower Of Orthanc level with any character to unlock Isildur as a playable character on most levels. Once you play the Tower Of Orthanc level as Isildur, he will be available at level 10 for all levels of the game.
Hint: Defeating Lurtz:
When you get to the end of the Amon Hen mission, you will fight Lurtz. He will take out his bow and fire at you. Deflect the arrows, hide behind a statue, and use a projectile attack. Once he takes out his scimitar, try to get him to follow you to one of the statues. He will try to slash you, but his scimitar will go into the statue. While his scimitar is in the statue, fierce attack him as many times as possible. Another Uruk-Hai will try to help Lurtz kill you while his scimitar is stuck. Kill the Uruk-Hai while Lurtz is stuck.
Hint: Defeating the Orc Overseer riding the Warg:
Take care of the Wargs and riders that are present when the battle starts. The Wargs charge, but just step out of the way. Fierce Attack as they pass and stop. Soon, you will be facing just the Orc Overseer on his Warg, who deflects every arrow with his sword. Close attacks are similarly foiled by the Warg biting you, lifting you into the air, and the Overseer slashes at you. He also charges, and the Warg swerves to hit you, and succeeds virtually every time, so take care of him as soon as possible. The Overseer regularly calls another Orc and Warg into the battle. Dispatch it in the same way as the others, but try to stay close to the Overseer. When you kill the summoned Orc and Warg, the Overseer's Warg rears up. When it does, run in behind it and Fierce Attack the Orc. You can usually get three good hits on him this way. After the third hit, he will slash you -- go back and wait for the next Orc and Warg to be summoned. Dispatch them and wait for the Overseer's Warg to rear again. Repeat this three to four times to defeat him.
When you first encounter the Orc Overseer, he will have approximately four other Warg Riders with him. Dispatch these using any means necessary (projectile attacks work well), then get ready for the Overseer himself. Do not get too close or the Warg will bite you and the Orc riding it will slash you. Stay a safe distance away and the Overseer will charge. Parry the charge and you will receive little, if any, damage. Successfully parry a second charge and the Warg will back away and rear up on its hind legs. Move in and use any of the attack combinations to cause damage. Occasionally the Overseer will call in another Warg to help. Fire projectiles at this "helper" to eliminate it. Continue to parry the Overseer's charges. It will rear up after every second charge, at which time you can move in and eliminate him.
When you first see the Orc Overeseer, he will have about four other allies with him. These are easy to kill. Do so, and you will face the Orc Overseer. You cannot shoot him, because he deflects your arrows/axes, and you cannot attack him because his Warg will bite and lift you into the air for the Orc Overseer to slash. He will charge at you. Parry those attacks. After about two charges, he will rear his Warg. Instead of going behind at this point, shoot it with an axe/arrow. It will fall and whine. Then, move in and slash the overseer with fierce attacks, combos, etc. This takes about half of his life away. He will send in a warg ally, which is useful. Whenever you kill him, he will drop arrows or life. Repeat this process until you win.
Shoot his Warg when he rears up, then attack the Overseer while he is stunned.
You must first defeat the four other Warg Riders. To do this, dodge the charging Wargs. When they miss, they will stop. This is your chance to attack. When the Overseer charges, you cannot dodge because he swerves and hits you. You cannot hit him while charging -- he will just grab your leg and hit you. When fighting the Boss, wait in the water for him to lift up in the air. He will do this after three charges. After the third charge, run up to the middle area (but not up to him). Then, ready a throwing axe or bow. When he lifts in the air, fire. It will daze him. While he is dazed, run up and hit him with one or two fierce attacks. Do this several times to defeat him.
Hint: Defeating Trolls:
Run up to a Troll and use your fierce attack. When he is about to hit you, jump back. Continue this to defeat it.
When battling Trolls, first rush in and fierce attack. Depending on your character, you can get up to two attacks in (Aragon and Legolas). Then, jump back. This will put you out of the range of their clubs. This works well against the Cave Troll in Moria. but can fail against the two Forest Trolls in Fangorn because one will just throw logs.
Hint: Defeating strong Uruk Hai:
The strongest Uruk Hai have a sword, no armor, and have only white on their faces. Shooting them with arrows and setting them on fire works well.
Hint: Defeating enemies:
If you are having problems killing some of the Berserkers, Urk Hai, etc., try one of the following two tricks. First, let the archers target you then run. Have another enemy between you and the archer. The archer will now hit your opponent instead of you. Second, allow a Troll to spot you and have it come towards you. When it does, run on the other side of a group of enemies. The Troll will knock them out of the way so it can get to you. This can also be useful when you have to fight more than one Troll.
Hint: Amonhen: Secret area:
When you are near the place where you meet your friends again, just when you are going down the stairs you can see a bunch of vine covering a hole. Slash it to find a Tome for experience points.
Hint: Balin's Tomb: Defeating the Stone Troll:
Once you enter the mines of Moria, waves of trolls will file through the door. Fight these off until a short intermission starts and the Stone Troll appears. The best way to defeat him is to dodge his attacks and fire when you can. After the Stone Troll has taken some damage, another short intermission will begin. You will find yourself on a ledge lined with pillars between you and the Stone Troll. The troll now attacks with a chain. It only takes two to three hits to kill you. Hide behind the pillars when the troll swings his chain at you. You will see dust fly from the pillars when he hits it. Jump out and fire as many arrows as you can at him. There are more arrows to the far right of the ledge. Every now and then, a goblin will appear on the ledge. One fierce attack usually takes care of them.
At first you will just have to fight a group of Orcs. These should not be too difficult. Keep killing them until there is an intermission sequence in which the Stone Troll appears. If you are low on health, stay away from the Stone Troll and keep killing Orcs. Some of them will have green potions. When you have good health, wait until the Stone Troll finishes an attack, then go up to his stomach and keep using your fierce attack. Do not go away -- press the D-pad towards him so you do not get too far away and thus allow him to hit you. After awhile, you will see an intermission sequence where you have to go up on the ledge while he uses his chains. It is best to have Aragorn or Legolas on this stage because of this section. At first, kill the Orc to your left. Then, run back and forth across this ledge. When he uses his chains, he will miss you, then remain still for a moment. When this happens, you should be able to get about three arrows out on him. If you run low on arrows, the far right side of the ledge has some. If you run low on health, dodge the chains and wait until the second or third Orc attacks you. One of them will have a green potion.
Hint: Fangorn Forest: Defeating the Forest Trolls:
Rush in and fierce attack on of the Trolls. Depending on your character, you can get up to two attacks in (Aragon and Legolas). Then, jump back. This will put you out of the range of its clubs. Note: One will just throw logs. After killing one of the Trolls, your life will now probably be very low (in the red or yellow). Return the way you came, back down the hill to the point where the intermission sequence began. On one side, you will see a second passage. Go into the passage and fierce attack the vines. Note: If you do this before going into the Troll battle, the vines will not break. Enter the little room. It looks like the Trolls would be able to get you, but there is a wall. Break the chest to get a full heal. Use it, then go back and kill the second Troll.
Get in the middle of the two Trolls. When they swing at you, run out of the way. They will hit each other instead of you.
Hint: Fangorn Forest: Secret passageway:
Go through the forest until you get to the part where Goblins jump down on you from above. Kill them if desired, then look for two rocks that are together. Use your sword or axe to cut them down the middle to reveal a secret passageway.
Hint: Fangorn Forest: Ent:
Proceed through the level until you get to the part where you fight people in the water. Kill the archers, then the Orcs that pop out of the water. After that, walk a little way in the water. Watch the water to your right. If you are going in the correct direction, it will be on the right. Keep looking until you see a reflection of a tree. Look closely at it to see Treebeard's reflection.
At the beginning of the level, walk until you see a log. Go near it, but not next to it so that it changes the camera angle. You can see an Ent in the background.
At the very end of the level when the intermission sequence with Gandalf appears, before it turns into the film look closely and you will see many arms. Look even closer and you will see lots of Ents.
Hint: Gates Of Moria: Defeating The Watcher:
When facing the Boss, it does not matter who you are in this mission. Run into the water. The Watcher will raise its tentacles out of the water. Parry to block the tentacle's strikes. After being blocked, the tentacle will still remain out of the water. Chop it off. The Watcher will then leave the water. Use your arrows/throwing axes to hit it in the head region. Continue to block the strikes from the tentacles. After every tentacle you cut off, The Watcher will surface. He will usually die after about five well-placed arrows.
Block the Watcher's arm swing. Then, its arm will wiggle in the air. This your chance to attack it. Run up to the arm and use you fast attack to cut its arm off. Its head will appear out of the water for about five seconds. Before it goes back down, shoot an arrow (if playing as Legolas or Aragorn) or throw axes (if playing as Gimli) into the head. Do this repeatedly to defeat it.
Hint: Helm's Deep: The Breached Wall:
At the start, your chosen character will be shown closing the door, and you must protect it. There is a meter in the upper right corner of the screen. It is best to use Legolas for this level. At first, all you have to do is shoot down Orcs with explosives. Once they are hit, they will explode. Do not hit them close to the door. After awhile, regular Orcs and Uruk Hai will start entering and slashing at the wall. Try to explode the dynamite Orcs by the Orcs that run in. Destroy all of them, and also keep the suicidal Orcs back. If you have too many Orcs by the door, and the door has a lot of health, you can blow up a suicidal Orc by them -- it will kill them all. After a bit, a Troll will appear and try to hit door. You have to keep the exploding Orcs back also. Once the Troll is killed, and a couple more Orcs appear, a huge catapult will enter. Run up to it, and kill the Orcs guarding it. Then, hit it. It is best to use Elven Fury to hit it. You can hit it about four times, then you will have to go to the other side -- always check to see if you are actually doing damage.
Hint: Helm's Deep: Hornburg Courtyard battle:
Fight with Gimli, keying on killing the enemies attacking the gates. When Legolas/Aragorn cries for help, go to the highest level on the stairs and kill the Orcs. Stay on the wall, killing the Orcs up there. The wall's life will stay the same. Stay up there awhile after you kill the archers, then go down. If you stayed upstairs long enough, the Trolls will soon appear.
Hint: Helm's Deep: The Deeping Wall:
The easiest way to complete this level is to knock down the ladders. Only concentrate on the ladders on the right hand side and in the center, not the left. This is to avoid getting caught up in the killing fiasco. When you are only knocking down the ladders in the center and right hand side of the wall, you can go back and forth, hitting them down. Only kill the Orcs in your way, not the orcs killing the other men, but the ones killing you. Even if they are trying to attack you, just run away. The other men will take care of them. There is a quick and easy way to remember when it will end. It usually takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes to have the sequence with the Orc archers firing the arrows. Then, it takes another 30 seconds to 3 minutes for the catapult sequence to happen. After that, when you hear a single horn blowing, indicating that it will end.
Hint: Helm's Deep: The Deeping Wall: Easy "Excellent" kills:
To score easy "Excellent" kills, kick invaders off the wall in the same manner as you do the ladders. This is a fast and effective way to take care of the Uruk Hai.
Hint: Helm's Deep: The Deeping Wall: Forest Trolls:
At the last part of the Helm's Deep level, use the following steps to get the two Forest Trolls to appear so that you can complete the level. When you hear someone yell "Archers on the wall", go up the steps and shoot arrows at the other wall in the distance. Run up and down the wall to make sure you get them all.
Hint: Hornburg Courtyard: Extra help:
When Legolas or Aragorn cries out for help, depending which character you are and you have saved them, stay up there and fight off the Orcs. Notice that there are Rohan soldiers fighting along with you. When they die, and you get overwhelmed, return to the area where you saved your comrade. Then, go back to the area where you were fighting. There will be multiple Rohan soldiers fighting along side with you. This can be done more than once.
Hint: Plains Of Rohan: Extra time:
Use any character and save most of the people and kill as many Orcs as possible to get more time.
Hint: Tower Of Orthanc: Easy completion:
Use the Orc Bane and Bane Of Saruman moves repeatedly. When you are using them, no other monsters will attack and the arrows that archers fire will not hit you. If you continuously parry as soon as you finish one Bane move, then you will not be hit and can do another easily. This obviously does not work for the Trolls that you encounter in the last few levels, but they will not attack when you are performing this on another Orc or Uruk-Hai.
Hint: Weathertop: Defeating Ring Wraiths:
As Aragorn, the easiest way to kill the Ring wraiths is to knock them back against a wall. Then, keep fierce attacking them. Keep doing this to have a good chance of getting a "Perfect" each time. However, If you are knocked down you will lose your flame. If this happens, speed attack the fire.
Hint: Westfold: Do not explode the explosives:
In The Westfold level, you do not have to destroy the explosives as described by the Rohan soldier. You can leave all of the explosives alone. You only need to destroy the row of carts carrying the explosives at the end of the level.
Hint: Westfold: Easy experience:
When facing the Orc Overseer, you can keep killing the Warg riders for experience. Hit the Overseer four times so that his health is in the red, then continue to avoid his attacks by running in the water. Then, keep killing the Warg riders until you are satisfied and finally finish off the Overseer. This is a good way to level up a character who is at a low level.
Hint: Easy experience:
Note: This trick only works with Aragorn. At the start of each level, go to the options menu and change difficulty to hard. Kill one enemy, then return the difficulty back to easy.
Hint: Easy Perfects:
This trick is easiest when done with Legolas because of the way he moves. After you get to level 8, purchase Elrond's, Islidur's, or Balin's Judgment. Work on using it and getting very proficient with it. After mastering it, go to any level you want to get a Perfect on. This will not work every time, but if you can kill two enemies using the Judgment, you can usually get a perfect devastating sword. After you get this, go around killing as many enemies as possible, then repeat.
Hint: Easy "Excellent" rank:
When you can play levels over again, use this trick. It will take several attempts, depending on your skill. In all of the levels (excluding Weathertop, Amon Hen, Plains of Rohan, Breached Wall, and the Helms Deep), you can complete the level with an "Excellent" rank, just by killing one or two Orcs, and getting "Excellent". Kill a few Orcs at the beginning of the level (five or more), getting an "Excellent" rank. Then, run near to the end of the level. For example, in the Gates of Moria level kill off the first few Orcs with your Linked Move until the intermission sequence with the arrow and the Orc and Gimli. Then, run to the part where you need to kill the Watcher, and do not kill any Orcs on the way, unless you have to. No orcs will follow you to the Boss part after you have started it. Kill the Watcher. When your kills get counted, as you will see, you will have more "Excellent" kills.
Hint: Legolas: Extra damage:
Reach level 8 or above, then fire at the enemy. Wait a few seconds and it will die.
Hint: Putting out fires:
Many parts of the game will require you to put out a fire or save people in order to move on to the next area. Look for a barrel in the area of the fire. Smash it with a speed attack and water will flow out, extinguishing any fires it can.
Hint: Avoiding Warg charges:
To avoid a Warg charge, stand in the water.