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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II (Windows)

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Windows version

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Title screen

Title screen

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Main menu

Main menu

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.

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 Or perhaps you want to create a villain?

Or perhaps you want to create a villain?

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Use workers to build new structures.

Use workers to build new structures.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Build walls to slow down attacking forces.

Build walls to slow down attacking forces.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows You can recruit some well-known heroes from the books and movies, such as Boromir, Aragorn and Gandalf.

You can recruit some well-known heroes from the books and movies, such as Boromir, Aragorn and Gandalf.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows In the process of building a base with the Mordor faction. I have just recruited some new orcs.

In the process of building a base with the Mordor faction. I have just recruited some new orcs.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Mumakils and the Witch King of Angmar are spreading death and destruction on the battlefield.

Mumakils and the Witch King of Angmar are spreading death and destruction on the battlefield.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Some of the special powers Mordor can use during a battle.

Some of the special powers Mordor can use during a battle.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows I have summoned a balrog, and the humans are trembling with fear!

I have summoned a balrog, and the humans are trembling with fear!

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Setting up a skirmish battle.

Setting up a skirmish battle.

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.

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 During a session of a "war of the ring game". Buildings can be built in the territories that are under your control.

During a session of a "war of the ring game". Buildings can be built in the territories that are under your control.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Different units have different weaknesses and strengths.

Different units have different weaknesses and strengths.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows The dwarfs must build mines to gather more resources.

The dwarfs must build mines to gather more resources.

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 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 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.

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 Treebeard and the ents can throw giant boulders. They are very effective against enemy buildings.

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 Galadriel using one of her special abilities, creating a tornado.

Galadriel using one of her special abilities, creating a tornado.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Battle in the dark and evil city of Minas Morgul.

Battle in the dark and evil city of Minas Morgul.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows If you play any of the two story-driven campaigns included in the game (there is a good and an evil one), the plot is told with pictures, cut-scenes, and voice-overs.

If you play any of the two story-driven campaigns included in the game (there is a good and an evil one), the plot is told with pictures, cut-scenes, and voice-overs.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Getting a new objective in the good campaign.

Getting a new objective in the good campaign.

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.

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!

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 A battle at sea

A battle at sea

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!

I have amassed a large army of goblins. Now is the time to strike at the enemy!

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows Zoomed in on the battle.

Zoomed in on the battle.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows In the process of destroying the Shire *evil laughter*.

In the process of destroying the Shire *evil laughter*.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II Windows You can capture outposts to get extra resources.

You can capture outposts to get extra resources.