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

Critic Score User Score
Windows
82
3.9
Xbox 360
77
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 The dwarfs must build mines to gather more resources.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Build walls to slow down attacking forces.
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 I have amassed a large army of goblins. Now is the time to strike at the enemy!

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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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2006 88 out of 100 88
XBox Front Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Oct 01, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Gameguru Mania Windows Mar 13, 2006 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Xbox 360 Aug 03, 2006 78 out of 100 78
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Aug 19, 2007 78 out of 100 78
Game Revolution Windows Mar 15, 2006 B 75
games xtreme Xbox 360 Aug 15, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
TTGamer Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60
3DAvenue Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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