Excerpt: Command the epic battles of Middle-earthTM from your living room couch in The Lord of the RingsTM, The Battle for Middle-earthTM II for the Xbox 360TM. The highly anticipated PC game will make its exclusive console debut when it ships in Summer 2006!
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II
3 June 2010
Excerpt: The real-time strategy genre isn’t exactly thriving on consoles and it’s a well known fact that this is most prominently to do with many developers struggling to conjure up a decent control system, one that is approachable opposed to finger twistingly complex.
Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2 Review
Xbox 360 achievements
19 August 2007
Conclusion: BFME2 is one of the best console adaptations of the RTS genre to date, despite a couple flaws including serious drops in frame rate at times. The control system, while not perfect, is a huge improvement over past attempts to bring the RTS genre to consoles and should serve to lay some good ground...
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II
25 March 2007
Excerpt: The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II is the sequel to the critically acclaimed RTS game The Lord of the Rings and gives Tolkien fans the chance to experience all that Middle-Earth was meant to be.
Summary: Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II will long be remembered as the first game to do real-time-strategy right on a console. RTS games (good ones, anyway) used to be pretty much PC exclusive because they required complicated control schemes to really work right.
Excerpt: Recently, I had the chance to get my hands on the final version of The Battle for Middle Earth II for Xbox 360. A lot of gamers were probably surprised to hear that this game was headed to the 360, because RTS games don’t have a very good record on the consoles.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Consoles and RTS have never represented a winning combination in the past. Command & Conquer and Warcraft were released for the original Playstation and Sega Saturn; even Startcraft somehow landed on the Nintendo 64 but sadly all of them were huge disappointments.