Freely distributable Tolkien computer games

The Tolkien computer games pages always were and still are primarily intended for reference. Nevertheless, many people are naturally interested in downloading those free games which exist on the Internet. To that purpose, this page has been reorganized. It should be understood, however, that there are no local copies of most of these; only external links. I can in no way guarantee that all links are current and up to date. If you find any links that do not work, try again tomorrow and if they still do not work contact me so that I can try to fix them.

The systems for which the games are downloadable are noted in parentheses. In many cases it is possible to play games for another system than the one you have by means of an emulator.

Freeware/public domain games

Shareware games

Playable commercial demo

Non-playable commercial demo

Commercial games for which free scenarios exist

Previously commercial games which are now freely distributed

If there is no download copy of any of the following games for your particular machine, that is either because I have not been able to find it on the Internet or because free distribution of that version is not allowed.

Games with source code

Note: some of these are for older systems, such as Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum or Apple II, where BASIC source code was always "tokenized" to save memory. To convert these to other systems you may need special utilities and/or an emulator.

Freeware/shareware games that are not downloadable

The following games are probably freely distributable, but are not available on the Internet. This is either because I am unable to find them or because I am somewhat uncertain as to whether they really are free. If you can help with any of these, please contact me.

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