- Take control of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most famous characters from The Lord of the Rings. Gameplay alternates between frantic melee combat and archery with Boromir, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas; stealth and puzzle solving with Gollum; and monster combat with Treebeard. Players switch between characters at different junctures of the story allowing for the most authentic depiction of the narrative. The contrast between these gameplay modes, combined with the greatest story ever written, imbues the game with a unique depth.
- Fight along side other members of the Fellowship. Players work in conjunction with computer-controlled party members to overcome obstacles, complete quests, and destroy the enemy.
- Environmental Puzzles – Players must solve puzzles that challenge their mind and skill.
- Cooperative Multiplayer. The Treason of Isengard will feature cooperative play for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Cooperative play will allow two players to play simultaneously on one game machine.
- Xbox Live! functionality enables the player to download new content and characters.