So where do you go once you've made two hit Star Wars games that let you run around and be a Stormtrooper? For Pandemic, once you've done Star Wars: Battlefront, there is only one franchise that even compares. Only Tolkien is dearer to the hearts of nerds around the world, so why not make a game where you can kill hobbits?
Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action/adventure game with two storylines – one good and one evil. The good guys get to defend Minas Tirith, holding out long enough for the army of Rohan to ride in and save the day. The bad guys sack the Shire, whacking Bagginses and Tooks as the darkness spreads.