Lord of The Rings: Return to Moria

January 7 2024

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is a survival RPG, which released in October 2023. Up to 10 players can join forces to survive, craft, build and explore the iconic, sprawling mines. 

This one flew under the radar for a lot of gamers, due to the fact it was released on the epic game store and on PlayStation 5. It’s worth noting that it’s expected to release this year on Xbox, so don’t panic too much if you have missed out. 

Set after the events of Return of the King, Gimli decides to go back and re-open the Mines of Moria, which you may remember from the Fellowship of the Ring. You play as one of the dwarfs who have come to help Gimli get into the mines and mine its riches, only for you to get trapped inside tasked with the job of getting out alive! 

Like every other survival game, you are required to build and craft your way out. There is a twist though, you will also need to leverage your building ability to get to higher or lower ground, whilst avoiding the horde or orcs who show up at night. 

Although slow to start, once you get past the initial tutorial stage the game starts to pick up and is a lot of fun. I played solo but I can see this being better with friends. 

As always though, if you want a full breakdown check out my video below.