GamePro Magazine’s May issue features their Reader’s Choices for 2002 including what should come as no surprise to anyone The Two Towers by EA Games for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. While it seems that every time someone says “Best” and “Action” in the same sentence they are speaking directly of EA’s beautiful rendition of the second installment of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings. With rankings like this now, one can only imagine what EA has in store for us for Return of the King.
Other fantasy games didn’t do so bad themselves with one of my all time favorites The Legend of Zelda: The Link to the Past coming in Second for Best Handheld Game, and Blizzard’s WarCraft III coming in as the Best PC Game of the year. GamePro ranked the top Adventure Games of the year naming Grand Theft Auto: Vice City number one, Resident Evil O number two, and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outkast Third.
Overall I can’t wait to see what the next wave of Tolkien Games will bring. Will Middle-earth Online and War of the Ring battle it out for PC Game of the Year? Will Black Label Games next book game best EA’s strong running film franchise?
Only time can tell, but I can tell you one thing for sure, it’s gonna be a good year. What about you? What are you looking forward to in this new season of Tolkien based Games? Drop us an e-mail to Havens@TheOneRing.net and tell us what you think!