The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is played in a similar fashion to Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2. For those that have not played either of these, the Battlefront games offer wide open battlefields and the freedom to do whatever it takes to win the battle. Depending on the level you are playing, you begin by selecting either your class or your hero. After doing so you jump straight into the action and this is when the excitement begins. You can engage in melee combat, ranged combat and take control of other heroes and villains that are duking it out on the map.