This article is sponsored by NetEase Games. You have to walk slowly when making a game based on The Lord of the Rings because you are walking the dreams of the most passionate fan base in the world. Lord of the Rings: Rise to War – developed by NetEase, the studio behind EVE Echoes, Diablo Immortal, and a ton of other fabulous mobile games – is an all-new Middle-earth adventure that stays true to both the books and to that of Peter Jackson. shiny films. This brand new story? Hold on to your hats. The One Ring has resurfaced in the abandoned castle of Dol Guldur, and every race in Middle-earth is determined to claim it. Start a massive all-on-all war, involving Gondor, Rohan, Mordor, Isengard and a ton of other factions. And, of course, you. While playing in a gang or a community, depending on whether you are bad or nice, you must build your fortified colony, train your assorted soldiers, tempt commanders in your ranks and conquer the tiles around you. Each tile brings in resources, the hardest boxes rewarding the most. To get anywhere you need to keep expanding and investing loot into your colony to increase your military strength. It’s super stimulating and super fun. It’s also super authentic. NetEase has gone to great lengths to create character models, locations and more that are incredibly close to the aesthetic of movies. Even the map of Middle-earth has been recreated in great detail. Not only does the game allow you to recruit perfect 3D likenesses of Aragorn, Gimli, Saruman, and all the other major and minor characters from Peter Jackson’s books and films, it also lets you visit iconic locations like Minas Tirith. , Edoras and Barad -dur. Playing The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is about as close as it gets to traveling the page or screen and into the world that JRR Tolkien imagined and brought to cinematic life by Peter Jackson. To see it for yourself, download The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War for free from Google Play, Galaxy Store or the App Store.