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7.7 out of 10

Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II

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Overall 10

A side-story for the book/movie

Game Debate
18 October 2011
  • Excerpt: First I'd like to mention that I didn't play the first game in the Battle for Middle Earth series, therefore I don't know how the game has improved. Also, I am a fan of the Lord of the Rings series - I have played the Fellowship of the Ring, the Return of the King, LOTRO and this one.
  • Pros: Graphics for the time, Story, Old-style
  • Cons: Minor bugs
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Overall 8

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

Strategy Informer
9 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Sometimes its worthwhile flogging a dead horse, and EA games proves that they are expert floggers indeed with this latest release of the LOTR game that didn't quite manage to rule them all. You can't really blame them, they feel the potential oozing from the product like power from the one true ring.
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Overall 9

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

Just RPG
20 August 2007
  • Excerpt: The Lord of the Rings video games have become a popular franchise among gamers. Among EA’s Lord of the Rings -themed hits was The Battle for Middle-Earth , a PC RTS. The game was well received by gamers and critics, so it was destined for a sequel. That sequel was released in the form of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II , in the Spring of 2006.
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Good storytelling, average gameplay for teens-up.

Common Sense Media
8 August 2007
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this game contains many battles, but they are typically seen from a distance. There are campaigns for good and evil, and some characters can have repulsive looks and natures that may frighten young players. An online component allows players to challenge others over the Internet; Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for kids under 12.
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Overall 9
Gameplay 10

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

Gameguru Mania
14 June 2007
  • Excerpt: The Battle for Middle-earth II is the sequel to EA Games' real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings movies. Unlike to the first game, which mostly followed events from the movie, Battle for Middle-earth 2 takes us on a journey across the Northern realms of Middle-earth. Frodo is moving closer to Mount Doom and the massive armies of darkness begin their march towards the lands of the West.
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Overall 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 7
Sound 8

Expert Review

15 January 2007
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Those who own BFME II and have a strong interest in the LoTR and the story surrounding it should get a hold of Witch-king. Those who are interested in the multiplayer aspect and want a new faction to muck about with should look in to getting it. And those who have a passing interest in the setting, or have yet to pick up BFME II, should probably try elsewhere, as the experience offered by the game as a whole - not just the expansion - is barely above...
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Expert Review

28 November 2006

Expert Review

25 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: While it doesn’t break much new RTS ground in either story-telling or gameplay, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II proves to be an entertaining diversion for RTS fans. The Battle for Middle-Earth II showcases some of the best polish and most immersive visuals I’ve seen in a real-time strategy game, and it does so with reasonable system requirements.
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Overall 9

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

Game Over Online
30 March 2006
  • Excerpt: Stepping off the boat in the Grey Havens Before we begin, I have a couple of prejudices that should, I think, rightly skew how you read my review. I haven’t actually read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, for instance. I can’t tell you if certain places or units were in the books; the only Tolkien I’m familiar with is The Hobbit and what filtered into Peter Jackson’s movies. Neither have I played the original Battle for Middle-Earth .
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Battle for Middle Earth II

27 March 2006
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