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Lord of the Rings Online Cost

How Much Does Lord of the Rings Online Cost?

average costMedium: $50 + $15 monthlyhigh costSpecial Edition: $60 + $15 monthly
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The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO) is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on the novel, The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien. The game was released commercially on April 24, 2007.

Typical costs:

  • The Lord of the Rings Online usually costs $50 at retail in the US, although it sells for $35 at Fry' and for $45 at Amazon[1] .
  • The Lord of the Rings Online Special Edition retails for $60. It comes with a Making Of DVD, soundtrack, map and an extra item (the "Glass of Aglarel") for an online character.
  • Players also need a subscription account. The retail edition comes with 30 days of online play included. Afterwards, subscriptions cost $15 a month or $143.40 a year, according to the Turbine Support Forums.
Related articles: World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, StarCraft, Matrix Online, Second Life

What should be included:
  • Operating System requirements: Windows XP or higher.
Additional costs:
  • Players need a fairly high end PC to play. The recommended configuration is a Pentium 4 2.8 GHz, a 128 MB graphics card, and a gigabyte of RAM.
  • The Prima Official Game Guide is available by Prima Games and retailers such as Amazon[2] for around $14. Previews of the chapters on character creation and other game tips are available for free at the Lord of the Rings Online site.
  • Gameplay also requires high-speed internet access.
Shopping for lord of the rings online:
  • The Lord of the Rings Online website lists featured retailers[3] .
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