South Park did an awesome LOTR episode once too, horrifying in that South Park way, but really good.
Oh, I started with TS1, now I play TS2 (you really don't want to get me started, unless you want to be a sim yourself. Ask Fr Chris!) and I find it mesmerising. There is a whole online world out there of downloads and enhancements...I have site again myself, actually. I'm not overly happy with the host, it seems slow loading to me, but it's a start.
But the game is on the PC, mostly. The console game is generally thought of as not worth it, same for DS or whatever other platform they are trying.
I have a spare copy of the base game if anyone is interested.