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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II

aka: A Gyűrűk Ura: Harc Középföldéért II, BFME2, Der Herr der Ringe: Die Schlacht um Mittelerde II, El Señor de los Anillos: la batalla por la Tierra Media II, Il Signore degli Anelli: La Battaglia per la Terra di Mezzo II, Le Seigneur des Anneaux: La Bataille pour la Terre du Milieu II, O Senhor dos Anéis: A Batalha pela Terra Média II, Pán Prstenů: Bitva o Středozem II, Ringarnas Herre: Slaget om Midgård II, Ringenes Herre: Kampen om Midgard II, Władca Pierścieni: Bitwa o Śródziemie II
Moby ID: 23582
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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II brings extensive changes compared to the original.

The storyline follows the lesser known story of the War of the North, which took place at the same time as the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The game makes use of the book license in addition to the existing license of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, which also results in some characters which were not seen in the films being present in this game. Also included are some original characters, like Gorkil and Drogoth. The campaigns are once again split to the Good and Evil, but instead of taking place on a meta-map, they are entirely linear in nature.

The game features six playable factions: Men of the West (combination of Gondor and Rohan from the first game), Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, Isengard, and Mordor. The base system has been completely overhauled, allowing for free-form construction around the map. Resources are still primarily gathered by farm-type structures, but they have to be built far from each other and on suitable terrain for optimal income. Some neutral buildings like beacons, taverns and shipyards can be captured by infantrymen, much like tech structures in the later Command & Conquer games. In addition to this, production structures (unlike farm-type ones) have to be manually upgraded to be able to train higher-tier units. More units are available per faction, new support powers can be selected in the Palantir, and custom heroes can be designed and trained in skirmish and multiplayer. Taking the One Ring (from a killed Gollum unit which can occasionally appear on a map) to a fortress will allow the player to train a Ring Hero - Galadriel for the Good factions or Sauron for the Evil factions, both heroes being more powerful than any other unit in the game.

A new game mode is introduced - the War of the Ring, which is available in singleplayer and multiplayer. The player chooses a meta-map scenario and the armies which will be present on it, after which the game is played in a turn-based fashion over the regions of Middle-earth, where players establish bases and task forces. Battles between opposing factions can be resolved automatically or by loading a usual real-time mode map and playing a modified skirmish match with starting units and/or structures which match the state on the turn-based map.


  • Властелин колец: Битва за Средиземье II - Russian spelling
  • เดอะลอร์ดออฟเดอะริงส์: แบทเทิลฟอร์มิดเดิลเอิร์ธ II - Thai spelling
  • 指环王: 中土战争 II - Simplified Chinese spelling
  • 魔戒:中土戰爭Ⅱ - Traditional Chinese spelling

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Published by
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
A Production of
  • Electronic Arts Los Angeles
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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.


  • 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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Game added by Corn Popper.

Xbox 360 added by nullnullnull.

Additional contributors: PCGamer77, Jeanne, Sciere, Kola256, Stratege, Spenot, Paulus18950, Patrick Bregger, Starbuck the Third, Plok, swyter.

Game added August 16th, 2006. Last modified December 2nd, 2023.