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Unlock Four-Hit Combo For AragornPause the game and enter 8, 7, 6, 9.
Cheat modeNote: The following codes only work once you have finished the game. Start a mission, then press [Esc] to pause game play. Hold [Left Shift] + [Left Ctrl] + [Left Alt] and enter one of the following numbers on the [Keypad] to activate the corresponding cheat function.
Effect - Code
Restore health - 7755
Perfect mode - 5964
Always devastating - 6869
All upgrades - 8967
Unlimited missiles - 7795
Invincibility - 7578
Targeting mode - 9587
Quick startStart the game with the +forcemenu main command line parameter to start the game faster.
Palantir of Saruman levelSuccessfully complete the game by finishing the Crack Of Doom level.
Palantir of Sauron levelSuccessfully complete the game by finishing the Crack Of Doom level with a Gandalf, Sam, and either Gimili, Legolas, or Aragorn at level 10.
Successfully complete the gameYou can play with Faramir, Merry, Pippen. You can see Andy Serkis interview, Billy Boyd interview, David Menham, Dom Monaghan interview.
Hidden trailerAllow the game to idle at the main menu. After a few minutes, a new trailer for the game will play.
Black GateThere 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.
Black Gate: Defeating the NazgulWhen 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.
Cirith Ungol: Easy killsAs 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 the Orcs.
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 flame-tipped pikes.
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.
Crack Of Doom: Defeating GollumGollum 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 eat him.
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.
Escape from OsgiliathThis 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.
Escape From Osgiliath: Avoiding NazgulWhen the Nazgul arrives, hide under anything that you can get under. When the Nazgul's life meter appears, hide.
Escape From Osgiliath: Bypass big OrcAt the end of the level there is a giant Orc that stands between you and the exit. Instead of fighting it, 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.
Paths of the DeadThis 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 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 stop running.
Paths Of The Dead: Defeating the King Of The DeadWhen 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 Mountain".
After a while, 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 twice.
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.
Pelennor FieldsThe 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.
Road To IsengardAs 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.
Road To Isengard: Killing OrcsWhen you get to the part where you have to kill 65 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
Shelob's Lair: Easy experienceWhen 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.
Shelob's Lair: Easy Perfect modeTo 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.
Shelob's Lair: Defeating OrcsYou 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.
Shelob's Lair: Defeating ShelobTo 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.
Southern GateThis 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.
Southern Gate: Easy experienceComplete 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 of time.
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 points.
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.
Southern Gate: Defeating TrollsAs 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.
Southern Gate: Endless enemiesContrary 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 400 enemies.
Walls Of Minas Tirith: CourtyardThis 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, press Z to get a spear and throw it at them. They will die automatically. Once two hundred people are saved, the level will end.
Walls Of Minas Tirith: Siege towersDestroy 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
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.
Multi-player mode: Double killIn 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.
Defeating the Mountain KingWhen 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.
Legolas: Shoot two arrows at onceComplete 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.
Purchasing upgradesWhen 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.
Link movesLearn 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.
Restoring health at checkpointWhen 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.
Entering Perfect modeUse the following trick to enter Perfect mode very quickly without taking any damage. When surrounded by a group of enemies, rapidly press [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 Perfect mode.