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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

How do you get past the dark riders in the shire?

Games Guru: The trick to getting past the riders is to throw rocks AWAY from the direction you wish to travel. When they go to investigate the noise from the rock, run and hide.

I’m stuck on the level where you play as Frodo, and Merry and Pippin get stuck in Old Man Willow in the Old Forest. Sam is sleeping right in front of you, but you’re not able to wake him up. I have tried throwing rocks at him, but that doesn’t work. If you attack Old Man Willow, he hurts your friends and you lose. I have been stuck on this part for years.

Games Guru: Beating Old Man Willow is a matter of survival, not victory. Do not try to attack Old Man Willow. Simply destroy the roots he shoots at you through the ground. Then dodge and defend yourself against his arms. Keep this up for a few minutes and Tom Bombadil will finish the fight for you.

I’m having a problem beating Old Man Willow in the beginning of the game. I tried your advice (for the PC game) of attacking the roots, but there is no way to damage them and I end up getting killed. I was wondering if I have to do something different for the PS2 version, or if you know what I’m doing wrong. Thanks!

Games Guru: I assume we’re talking about the Vivendi Universal game. Try running around. Old Man Willow will strike at you. When he does, dodge and hit his fists. After you have pulled this trick 10 times, Tom Bombadil will put Old Man Willow to sleep for you. Once he’s asleep, go after Old Man Willow’s lilies.

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20 Comments on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  1. Mr. Greenbacks // December 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm // Reply

    Is this for wii

  2. I can sneak past bone air return in Lord of the Rings Lego can I have some help

  3. i hate trying to get past the riders… ugh

  4. One Ring to rule them all, one Ring to find them.
    One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

  5. Hate that old tree 😦

  6. i have it for ps2

  7. great game, but Im stuck at the shire too.

  8. where is maggot’s farm on the xbox video game? Is it in Bywater? Urg! Help me.

  9. i’m stuck where you play as gandalf and have to fight the shadow fire/durin’s bane.

  10. tolkienmaster 20 // July 31, 2009 at 1:22 pm // Reply

    lol are you at in the mines with gimli, cause if you are i know how to get out.

  11. tolkienmaster 20 // July 29, 2009 at 1:59 pm // Reply

    but i have beat everything.

  12. tolkienmaster 20 // July 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm // Reply

    i am surprised how much trouble people have had with the black riders and in the old forrest. what really got me was in moria and at the very end trying to shoot down the nazgul.

    • master bomb // July 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm // Reply

      its easy just walk up the stairs to the throne thing and when the dragon comes close hold down the shoot button.

  13. i need help getin out of the passages i dont no how 2 open the door can you help me

  14. Tight Amar // July 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm // Reply

    I need help on the black knight part when you are Freddo or whatever his name is and you have to fight the guy with the horse.

  15. P.S.
    I have the game boy advance game.

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