The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Developer(s) EA Redwood Shores
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Lord of the Rings
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA November 5, 2003
EU November 14, 2003
Genre(s) Action, Hack and slash
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller, Game Boy Advance
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
GameIDs GKLD69, GKLE69, GKLJ13, GKLF69, GKLI69, GKLS69, GKLP69
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Return to Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King based on the epic final chapter of the The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Developed using the same digital assets as the films, The Return of the King recreates in stunning detail the final events of the War of the Ring. Become the heroes who determine the fate of Middle-earth as you traverse the haunted Paths of the Dead, defend Minas Tirith, and even play co-op multiplayer with a friend as you march against the impenetrable Black Gates of Mordor. The fate of Middle-earth is in your hands.



No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-14122 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0 Windows 10 AMD FX 8350 @ 4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 can play it but has video and also sound hiccups Vlad
4.0-1707 Debian Sid Intel Core i7-920 @ 2.67GHz ATI Radeon HD 5870 It is playable, but it is a bit laggy (70-100% and 20-30FPS) and sound (with HLE on ALSA) is crackling a lot. In game videos are rendered almost perfectly. Ralayax
4.0-4047 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @ 2.2GHz NVIDIA GeForce G210M Speed is like 50 to 90%. It drops hard when there explosions with tons of smoke. Minor glitches. It plays very well now. Drshaw
5.0-9 Windows 10 x64 Intel i5-3570k @ 3.4GHz Stock NVIDIA GTX 1070 Great, 100% speed with default settings on DX11, x4 internal resolution, no AA/AF Turnspit

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