It is now a little more than 12 years since Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: The Companions" was released in German cinemas. All three parts are among the most successful films of all time. In this LEGO offshoot, players immerse themselves in the fascinating world of Middle-earth and take on the roles of characters familiar from the books. Whether the wizard Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, Aragon, or one of the hobbits, all heroes can be controlled throughout the game. "LEGO - The Lord of the Rings" guides us through the most important events of the three films. Starting with the Battle of Mount Doom against Sauron, through the first steps of the Hobbits in the Shire, the defense of Helm's Gorge, the exploration of the mines of Moria and the Battle of Minas Tirith, the game takes us back to Mount Doom to destroy the Ring. Along the way, numerous enemies must be dismantled into their building blocks, tricky puzzles solved, and Lego blocks collected from which the player can build all kinds of things. Like all LEGO games, "LEGO - The Lord of the Rings" is a title with a very high recognition value. The controls are beginner-friendly, the atmosphere is lovingly designed, and Tolkien's story is staged beautifully. Even if enemies are killed, this happens very abstractly and fictional, because the enemies fall apart into their building blocks. So far, the game is one of the best received by the game testers at the Spieletester AG.