LOTR: The Battle for Middle Earth II

Real-time strategic game designed by Electronic Arts

7.1

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  • Category Strategy
  • License Trial version
  • Size 1.47 GB
  • Works under Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by EA

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II places you in the position of commander in some of the most epic battles from JRR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as a couple of encounters unique to the game.

The Lord of the Rings has long been seen as one of the most epic fantasy trilogies in the history of the genre. Set in JRR Tolkein's fully realised world of Middle Earth, the story tells of an epic struggle between good and evil, pivoting around the central story of one characters struggle to take a ring of power into the heart of enemy territory to destroy it.

Whilst the story itself is a very personal affair and focuses on a few characters and their actions throughout what is known as The War of the Ring, it takes the reader through some epic battles full of fantastical creatures and great heroes and villains.

Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II follows the books closely and draws it's visual style from Peter Jackson's live action film adaptations. It puts the player in the position of commander in two unique campaigns. The first campaign lets you control the forces of good through the battles that lead to the winning of the war. Some of these battles appear in the books and on the screen whilst some of them are lovingly created by the development team using information and lore from the books and films.

The second campaign puts you in control of the armies of evil and lets you attempt to change history and have the dark lord Sauron win out in the war. This is a great addition to the game as it lets you take control of units you'd never have a chance to normally and really lets you exorcise your inner evil overlord.

All in all the game plays much like any other traditional real time strategy. There is base building and resource gathering and you march your way to victory by assessing your enemies strengths and weaknesses and you win the day with intelligent tactical choices.

Whether you're a fan of the books and films or just a fan of RTS games, this is well worth a download.

Pros

  • Great Art Style
  • Epic Battles

Cons

  • Doesn't Add Much to the RTS Formula
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