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What do the experts make of Lords of the Rings Online? scoops the world excusive review of new MMORPG

16/04/07 - Gamers across the globe can now find out what the experts think about the eagerly-anticipated Lord of the Rings Online MMORPG thanks to the WORLD EXCLUSIVE first review on

Find out what they make of Turbine's epic recreation of Tolkien's world, in a comprehensive 1500 word review which is online right now. Breaking down all the key elements of the game from community features to the visuals and sound, can it really take on World of Warcraft? Find out more now at!

The site has scooped this exclusive review of Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar ahead of its online and print rivals, thanks to its 26 year heritage as Europe's longest serving source of video games news and reviews.

Having launched as a magazine in 1981, Computer and Video Games (CVG) switched to the internet in 2004, and features a wealth of news, reviews and features updated daily, as well as the very best of Future's UK games magazines, including Edge, PC Gamer and PC Zone.

John Houlihan Development Editor of, said:

"Shadows of Angmar seems destined to become the next big MMORPG contender. The game has a compelling and utterly authentic game world based on the most popular fantasy universe of all-time. LOTRO presents a stunning and evocative world of Tolkien magic to explore."

"Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar is a worthy recipient of our very first CVG Elite award for games which score over 9/10 on review, placing it at the very pinnacle of its genre. A CVG Elite award is the mark of a true classic, rewarding gaming excellence and along with our CVG Most Wanted award, is designed to acknowledge the very best in gaming"

"As Europe's longest-serving source of games news, reviews and previews we've got big plans to continue the development of CVG - now in its 26th year."

Check out the world exclusive review of Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar now at


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