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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 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.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows If you play the evil campaign, you get to play as the "Voice of Sauron", and some other villains.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Zoomed in on the battle.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Use workers to build new structures.

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

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2006 88 out of 100 88
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Sep 17, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameguru Mania Windows Mar 13, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Level Windows Apr, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
ActionTrip Windows Mar 06, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Mar 03, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Pro-G Xbox 360 Jul 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameDaily Xbox 360 Jul 05, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Jul 05, 2006 3.5 out of 5 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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