The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO or LotRO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Windows set in J.R.R Tolkien's Middle-Earth universe. The game takes place during the time period of of The Lord of the Rings.

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth, the greatest fantasy world ever created, now brought to stunning life in The Lord of the Rings Online. LotRO brings you into the timeline of the events of The Lord of the Rings story, and sets you on a path that parallels the Fellowship of the Ring, aiding them on their journey to Mordor by performing tasks and deeds surrounding their path across Middle-earth.

You choose your character from four races and nine classes, inspired by famous characters from the books such as Bilbo Baggins, Gimli, Elrond and others. In your efforts against the Shadow growing in the East, you’ll meet all those extraordinary heroes, and many others, and be given tasks by them to support Frodo’s mission, quest, thing.

With a consistently updated storyline by way of installments called ‘books’, LotRO brings Middle-earth into vivid and spectacular detail. Hobbiton, the whole of The Shire, Bree, Weathertop, Rivendell, Mirkwood, the Mines of Moria, Lothlórien, and many other places may be traveled to. Beyond the lands you know, a world of adventure awaits.

Join millions of players in the world's largest fellowship of fans in a heroic force gathering on the edge of a blade to turn back the swelling shadow of the Dark Lord Sauron. A world of adventure, fellowship, and epic times is waiting for the best players around.