The Lord of the Rings Online is ranked #27 out of 127 tracked MMOs for player populations.



The Lord of the Rings Online is estimated to have 2,183,539 total players or subscribers.



The Lord of the Rings Online is estimated to have 103,718 players per day this month.

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The Lord of the Rings Online

  • by Standing Stone Games

The Lord of the Rings Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Microsoft Windows and OS X set in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, taking place during the time period of The Lord of the Rings. Developed by Turbine, Inc., the game launched in North America, Australia, Japan, and Europe in April 2007 as The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Players could create characters of four races and seven classes and adventure throughout the region of Eriador. In November 2008, Mines of Moria expansion was released, adding the region of Moria and two new playable classes. It was followed by the Siege of Mirkwood in December 2009. In 2010 the game underwent a shift from its original subscription-based payment model to being free-to-play, with a paid subscription and an in-game store. The game saw continued development, alternating between paid expansions and free updates, which added...

How Many People Play The Lord of the Rings Online?

We estimate that 103,718 people play per day, with a total player base of 2,183,539.

Game Data

  • Subscribers: 2,183,539
  • Daily Players: 103,718
  • Genres: RPG, Massively Multiplayer
  • Platforms: PC, macOS
  • Released: 2012-06-06

The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.

The Lord of the Rings Online Description

The Lord of the Rings Online is an MMORPG developed by Turbine, Inc.


The events of the game take place at the same time as the original novels. Time flows differently in each region of Middle-earth, but it does not differ much.

Each story arc resembles a different part of the plot and is distributed as DLC. In the first part, the players have to fight a fake king of Angmar. After that, the players set out to help the gnomes with freeing Moria from the Darkness. In the King's Allies add-on, the player goes south with Aragorn. The last expansion pack called The Strength of Sauron allows the players to visit Gondor.


The player firstly creates their own character. Five races are available for the players. Each race has its own advantages and disadvantages, so choose wisely. Nine classes are present in the game. Each of them drastically affects the gameplay.

Leveling the character up does not differ much from the other MMORPGs. The players explore the world, kill monsters, complete quests. There is an immense number of quests present in the game. The players gain the majority of experience from them.

The game features a craftsmanship system. There are seven crafts present in the game, each of which has three professions to choose from.

The game features only one hobby to take part in, and it is fishing. It is possible to fish in any water body. The fish can be eaten or placed as a trophy in the player's house.