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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
82
3.9
Xbox 360
76
3.5
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Description

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II, the sequel to The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth, follows the lesser known story of the War of the North, which took place at the same time as the trilogy. EA makes use of Tolkien's other works, giving players with nearly all of the author's mythos.

In this game, the Good and Evil sides have been divided into races: you can now control Elves, Dwarves and Men of West (on the Good side) and Isengard, Mordor and the Goblins (on the Evil side) independently. Still of vital importance are the heroes. The game also allows you to make your own custom hero units - including role, appearance and powers. New to Battle for Middle Earth II are naval units and naval combat.

Screenshots

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows In the process of destroying the Shire *evil laughter*.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Setting up a skirmish battle.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows The disgusting Shelob is one of the "heroes" that can be recruited if you're playing with the goblin faction.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows If you come across Gollum, you can take the ring from him. With the ring in your possession, a very powerful hero becomes available for recruitment. Sauron if you are evil, Galadriel if you are good.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔戒:中土戰爭Ⅱ" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "Властелин колец: Битва за Средиземье 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "Władca Pierścieni: Bitwa o Śródziemie II" -- Polish title
  • "Le Seigneur des Anneaux: la Bataille pour la Terre du milieu 2" -- French title
  • "Der Herr der Ringe: Die Schlacht um Mittelerde II" -- German title
  • "A Gyűrűk Ura: Harc Középföldéért II" -- Hungarian title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Windows Mar 06, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
JustPressPlay Windows Mar 16, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Oct 01, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2010 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Windows Apr, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 02, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Mar 03, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Jul 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 2006 B 75
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Jul 14, 2006 C+ 58

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Trivia

Online Servers

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Windows version on 31st December 2010 and for Xbox 360 version on 11th January 2011.

Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2007 - #3 Game of the Year
  • Games for Windows Magazine
    • March 2007 - #7 Game of the Year
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 03/2007 – #2 Strategy Game in 2006 (Readers' Vote)

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