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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.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II Windows Getting a new objective in the good campaign.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II Windows I have amassed a large army of goblins. Now is the time to strike at the enemy!
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 play any of the two story-driven campaigns included in the game (there is a good and an evil one), the plot is told with pictures, cut-scenes, and voice-overs.

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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
  • "Il Signore degli Anelli: La battaglia per la Terra di Mezzo II" -- Italian title
  • "Der Herr der Ringe: Die Schlacht um Mittelerde II" -- German title
  • "A Gyűrűk Ura: Harc Középföldéért II" -- Hungarian title

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Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Sep 17, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2010 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Windows Apr, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
Gamesmania.de Windows Apr 02, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Mar 02, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Jul 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Mar 03, 2006 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Xbox 360 Aug 03, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Gameslave UK Windows Apr 21, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75

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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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