J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers is a video game published by Interplay Productions. It is an adaptation of The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien, being the second volume in The Lord of the Rings. The game was released in 1992 for DOS, PC-98, and FM Towns. It is a sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I.
The gameplay is similar to that of the first game. The game is an RPG wherein the player controls multiple characters from the book. It uses a top-down perspective. The game takes place slightly before its predecessor ends: at the dark forest of Fangorn. The story splits into several journeys of different characters similar to the book, the game also switches between different controllable parties. The ultimate goal is to reach Mount Doom and destroy the One Ring, though this is never accomplished in-game as these final scenes were going to be in Volume III, which was never made.
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This version of The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers are summarized in the following table:
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