Still quite restrictive in linear for the most part
creators ID, Amazon
9 December 2013
Summary: a real-time strategy Lord of the rings experience with slightly better graphics than the first and a little bit more leeway and movement and strategy of the game play with your armies still quite restrictive in linear for the most part
Summary: Overall, this is a good game and a vast improvement over the first BFME. The inclusion of the dwarves and elves as races makes the skirmish mode more interesting. There were a couple of things that were disappointments. First of all, I have to say that the graphics, even when set on ultra high were very disappointing and EA made no effort to improve them since the last game. The graphics where blocky and the characters' faces were all blurred out.
Fun game, but full of bugs and not supported by EA
JDawg "JDawg", Amazon
16 September 2007
Summary: Okay, let me start off by saying that this game can be fun...but, there are huge problems in it. There are so many bugs in the game. It constantly crashes on me if I play for a decent amount of time. Also, there are too many other bugs in the game to list. I've contacted EA and they just ignore me and everyone else who complains about it. There's not even any plan to release another patch for the game.
Summary: Just and add on, it's battle for middle earth 2 only you can play as angmar. a few extra option to customize the appearance your heroes but no new powers. Same game new campaign, buy this if you're hardcore about these games.
Summary: this game could have been so much better, this game is SO umbalanced. the new faction Angmar is easily the most powerful faction in the game next to the drawrves which makes me so mad because, this is a pretty good game other than these problems, the other problem is the worst AI known to man, (next to superman 64) it will completely ignore your units and go for your resource buildings (espicialy on brutal) maybe...
Insanely hard campaign highlights a mediocre expansion
.... "..................", Amazon
28 December 2006
Summary: BFM 2: Rise of the Witch-King is an expansion pack of mixed emotions on my part. This expansion focuses on the Witch King's rise to power just when everyone thought EA had covered all of middle earth. I get this game for christmas and begin to start the single player campaign. The first mission is alright in which you have to win over the trolls and the black numenoreans (evil men).
Summary: Since the conclusion of the magnificant Lord of the rings film trilogy, those of us who are fans of this fictional world have to turn to whatever sources we can to enjoy it. Well, there's the books and movies of course, but we do crave other things, such as high quality video games. EA, who has had a stellar record with creating great video games based on this universe, now brings us thier latest adventure, (takes deep breath) The lord of the rings: The battle for middle...
Summary: First of all, this game has great graphics. Some of the creatures and units in the game look real cool. Also, this game has the longest title I have ever seen for any game in gaming history. Try to say "The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle Earth II, Rise of the Witch King" over and over ten times has fast you can and see what happens. This game had the potential to be a great game. But something is definitely missing in this game.
Conclusion: Don't get me wrong this is a nice game and highly polished. But it is a poor mans version of the Total War franchise. Two parts to the game the Battle mode and the Strategic part thats a little like risk.