The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria™

4.4
Great for Beginners
Recommend this Game
The only survival crafting game set in the Fourth Age of Middle-earth™, the iconic fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria follows the Dwarves as they embark on a new adventure to reclaim their legendary home of Moria beneath the Misty Mountains. Players will join forces to survive, craft, build and explore the iconic, sprawling mines. Courageous expeditioners will need to be vigilant as mysterious dangers await.
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Reclaim the Dwarven homeland of Moria

Summoned to the Misty Mountains by Lord Gimli Lockbearer, players take control of a company of Dwarves tasked to reclaim the lost spoils from the Dwarven homeland of Moria—known as Khazad-dûm or Dwarrowdelf—in the depths below their very feet. Their quest will require fortitude, delving deep into the Mines of Moria to recover its treasures.
Set in a procedurally generated Dwarven realm of Moria, no two adventures will be alike, and every expedition is traversable either solo or online with companions. Players can mine to craft greater gear and resources, but beware mining makes noise, and noise created in the quiet deep threatens to awaken the dangers below: where there’s clatter, there’s combat. Excavate the mysteries of three legendary mountains, extract precious metals, scrape to survive, and battle unspeakable forces to learn the secret of the Shadow that lurks within.

Key Game Features:

-Feel the Fellowship: Experience the Fellowship of the Dwarves like never before, with the rich lore of the iconic fantasy world from J.R.R. Tolkien interwoven into the very fabric of The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.
-Survive the Dark: To survive the treacherous Mines of Moria players must conserve resources, hunt and gather for food and manage their sleep, temperature and noise levels. Utilize dynamic light systems for safety and to blaze a path further into the darkness. Battle unspeakable evils and survive hordes of monstrous Orcs in visceral combat, while uncovering the secret of the Shadow that looms within the mountain.
-Base Building: Find solace from the darkness. Reveal and clear new locations to create architecture on a grand scale. Get creative and construct bases from scratch or build upon the existing environment. Beware the evils which seek to destroy Dwarven progress.
-Rebuild and Reshape Moria: Restore the long-lost ancient kingdom of Khazad-dûm to its former glory, recovering Dwarven landmarks as the story progresses. Resurrect old mines and refire their forges to yield their untouched resources.
-Explore: Delve into the depths of the Mines of Moria. Procedurally generated environments are abundant with resources and fraught with mystery and danger, providing a unique experience each and every time.
-Co-op Multiplayer: Adventure alone or band together with friends in online cooperative multiplayer with up to eight players.
-Craft Dwarven Tools, Weapons and More: Craft and loot legendary Dwarven armor, tools, weapons and structures. Rebuild ancient forges to strengthen, repair and enchant gear. Upgrade and unlock new technologies and fantastical machines.
- Uncover Magic Artifacts: Discover ancient magic items including swords that glow when Orcs are near, maps of long-dormant Mithril veins, books with forgotten crafting plans and amulets that give strength or wisdom.
-Mine Ore and Jewels: Establish mines to unearth deposits of precious resources such as iron, gold, and quartz; and fantastical materials such as Mithril. Access crafting stations and forges to convert ore to ingots and upgrade gear. But be prepared, mining is loud and can awaken what lurks in the darkness.
-Comprehensive Dwarf Builder: Players become part of Dwarven Legend as they create their own Dwarf in the custom character creator. Dwarves can be customized in a variety of ways to create a unique Dwarven identity. Then, during gameplay, players can find and craft armor and weapons to further enhance their unique style.
Ⓒ 2022 Free Range Games. All rights reserved. Free Range Games and the Free Range Games logo are trademarks or service marks of Free Range Games.
Ⓒ 2022 North Beach Games and associated logos and names are trademarks of Open Door Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved.

Available Achievements

Decked Out
20 XP
We're Gonna Need More Mugs
100 XP
Guarded from Despair
30 XP
Covered Head to Toe
20 XP
Suit Up
10 XP

Epic Player Ratings

Captured from players in the Epic Games ecosystem.
4.4
This game is
Great for Beginners
This game is
Highly Recommended
This game is
Extremely Fun
This game has
Amazing Storytelling
This game has
Amazing Characters
This game is
Relaxing

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria™ Ratings & Reviews

  • 17%
    Critics Recommend
  • 56
    Top Critic Average
  • Weak
    OpenCritic Rating
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CGMagazine
by Matt Keith
7.5 / 10
Return to Moria, from Free Range Games, is a fun experience for fans of survival titles and Lord of the Rings. It takes some of the better systems from the genre and marries them to the lore and setting of Moria, the result of which is a world that fans can be excited about.
TheSixthAxis
by Steve C
6 / 10
Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria has the potential to be a challenging and enjoyable multiplayer experience. The loop of mining, crafting, and exploring is a satisfying one when overwhelming hordes of goblins aren't haranguing you. There doesn't seem to be any real optimisation for solo players so I'd probably stay clear unless you can get a band of dwarves together to brave the darkness of the mines.
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The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria™ System Requirements

Minimum

Recommended

OS versionWindows 10/11 64-bit
OS versionWindows 10/11 64-bit
CPUIntel® Core i5 (Quad Core or better)
CPUIntel® Core™ i7 (6 Core or better)
Memory8 GB
Memory16 GB
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
GPUNVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060
DirectXDirectX 12
DirectXDirectX 12
StorageSSD Recommended
StorageSSD Recommended
Additional NotesInstall Size 20GB
Login Accounts Required
Epic ID
Languages Supported
  • Audio: N/A
  • Text: French, Italian, English, German, Spanish (Spain), Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Portuguese (Brazil)
Ⓒ2023 Middle-earth Enterprises. All rights reserved. "Moria", "Middle-Earth" and "The Lord of the Rings" and the names of the characters, events, items, and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC under license to Open Door Entertainment, LLC dba North Beach Games.