AusGamers has reviewed Lord of the Rings: War in the North and writes:
"Moreover, much like the Fellowship of the Ring that they aren’t part of, after some movie-star autograph hunting in Rivendell (which much like it’s cinematic counterpart does look pretty impressive) they set off in the opposite direction, north (hence the title), in search of one of Sauron’s top generals whose also looking to raise a formidable army of goblins, trolls, and orcs. This is apparently in addition to the huge collaborative armies Sauron is amassing as established in both the books and films. This means that unlike the books and films, both story and character development serve as occupational hazards to the core gameplay of slaying orcs, looting, and levelling. To put it simply, the narrative is just a little bit boring..."