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

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
82
4.0
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 Getting a new objective in the good campaign.
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 Main menu
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Different units have different weaknesses and strengths.

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

Christ Centered Game Reviews Windows Feb 15, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
XBox Front Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Play.tm Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Mar 03, 2006 83 out of 100 83
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2006 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Windows Apr, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpy Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Windows Mar 15, 2006 B 75
1UP Xbox 360 Jul 10, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Windows Mar 02, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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