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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.

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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 When you play evil, you finally get a chance to crush those pesky elves!
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows This game type is called "war of the ring". You have to conquer all of your enemies territories, and defending your own. Almost like in the old game classic Risk.
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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The Press Says

XBox Front Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2006 87 out of 100 87
ActionTrip Windows Mar 06, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Gameguru Mania Windows Mar 13, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Level Windows Apr, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Xbox 360 Jul 05, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Giery.eu Windows Mar 03, 2007 32 out of 40 80
Gamesmania Xbox 360 Aug 07, 2006 76 out of 100 76
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 2006 B 75
1UP Xbox 360 Jul 10, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jul 13, 2006 13 out of 20 65

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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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