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A year after being delisted, Lego: Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are back on Steam

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It's been just over a year since Lego: Lord of the Rings (opens in new tab) and Lego: The Hobbit (opens in new tab) disappeared from Steam (opens in new tab). While no reasons were given at the time, it was likely a licensing issue, with the official Warner Bros response being fairly unspecific. But as spotted by Kotaku (opens in new tab), it's time to put your hanky away: they're back.

Both games' reappearance hasn't been formally announced or even alluded to by the publisher, but if you've been desperate to get a hold of them there's no better time than now, I guess, since licensed games have a long history of disappearing (opens in new tab)from storefronts. All associated DLC is back, too.

Are they worth it? Lego: Lord of the Rings fared pretty well when we reviewed it back in 2012. "Travellers Tales have stuck to their formula, but luckily the source material is so iconic, and the tribute so thorough, it barely matters," Ben Griffin wrote (opens in new tab).

Hopefully it's not another Deadpool, which disappeared (opens in new tab) from Steam, and then returned (opens in new tab), only to disappear again.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.