The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II for PC
PC - Windows

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II

Feb 28, 2006
1341st of 38508

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Developer: EA Los Angeles
Content Rating: Teen


This game manages to take the well-known mythology surrounding the story and focused on the war in the North between the elves, dwarves, goblins, and Mordor forces that is only touched upon in the book and is left out completely in the movies. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH II plays out much like the game of Risk in that players must move their armies around a board that is covered in territories. Players will find that this new battle between good and evil takes place on a much grander scale with six different factions combining to against the forces of Mordor.

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Jason OcampoMar 02, 2006
The Battle for Middle-earth II is certainly a better version of 2004's great strategy game. With that said, for all the things it does new or differently than before, some aspects feel a bit undercooked. Still, this is probably the best Lord of the Rings RTS available, and by encompassing the whole of Tolkien's mythology, it really lets you battle for all of Middle-earth this time around.
Dan AdamsMar 02, 2006
Battle for Middle-earth II is proof that EA was serious about getting back into the good graces of serious RTS fans. There's a lot to experience with this entry into the series including three new factions, a redesigned base building mode, some awesome new powers, terrific improvements to the engine, a tighter campaign mode, and both skirmish and War of the Ring.
Andy YoungMar 23, 2006
It could be argued that many RTS games have stuck to the age-old RTS formula because it works so well, but when other games have made such strides in new and interesting directions, it's hard to maintain that the old way is still the best way. However, EA has made it work very, very well. They've put more than enough bells and whistles in to make Battle for Middle-Earth II seem extremely fresh and, most importantly, a lot of fun.

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