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

Critic Score User Score
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 You can capture outposts to get extra resources.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Treebeard and the ents can throw giant boulders. They are very effective against enemy buildings.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows You can create your own hero who can be recruited during the game. There are several different classes and races to choose from.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Battle in the dark and evil city of Minas Morgul.

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

IGN Windows Mar 02, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Windows Mar 06, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
JustPressPlay Windows Mar 16, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Gameguru Mania Windows Mar 13, 2006 85 out of 100 85
1UP Windows Mar 09, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2006 82 out of 100 82
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Mar 13, 2006 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de Xbox 360 Aug 03, 2006 78 out of 100 78
GameSpy Windows Mar 02, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
FZ Xbox 360 Jul 13, 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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