The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II (Xbox 360)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II (Xbox 360)

AKA: Battle for Middle Earth 2 - Genre: Strategy - Real-Time - Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA) - Developer(s): Electronic Arts Los Angeles - Age Ratin...

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Review of "The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II (Xbox 360)"

published 26/03/2012 | DaveTheRave94
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Pro very playable, immerses you in Tolkein's Middle-Earth, advanced base-building, custom heroes
Cons model skins can be shiny and cartoony, on a console it does not shine as brightly as on PC
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"A beautiful and exciting romp through Tolkein's creation"

In my opinion the greatest strength of this game lies in the skirmish mode. Here you can create the battles that you dreamed of while watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy, with inticate and exciting base building and area based resource gathering , these battles can be vast engagements between whatever armies and races you choose and are often extremely enjoyable and thoroughly replayable. However, the story line is also enjoyable (even if it does take liberties plot-wise) and provides an interesting insight into the war in the North that is so often ignored by the films and unexplored in the book trilogy.

Features that are new include:
- custom base building as opposed to the more rigid system in Battle for Middle Earth 1
- customisable heroes (including powers and spells to use on the battle field)
- new races including Elves, Dwarves and Goblins
- capturable buildings that provide bonuses
- new palantir ablilities
- war of the ring mode that acts as a turn based campaign mode where you control a faction as it storms across Middle Earth fighting skirmishes as it does so
- larger/more units

Overall I feel that this game is fantastic, with excellent graphics, playablity and re-playablilty. Although this game comes highly recommended from me, I would love to be able to mod to remove some of the more glaring mistakes that EA (as flippin usual) made/could not be bothered to iron out.

But yeah, a great game - one of my favourites anyway.

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  • Spottydog11 published 26/03/2012
    I think a lot more info is needed x
  • dbuk2000 published 26/03/2012
    wasnt as big a fan of this
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AKA: Battle for Middle Earth 2 - Genre: Strategy - Real-Time - Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA) - Developer(s): Electronic Arts Los Angeles - Age Rating: 12+

Product Details

Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA)

Developer: Electronic Arts Los Angeles

Release Date: 14th July 2006

Age: 12+

Genre: Strategy

Sub Genre: Real-Time

Theme: Fantasy/Medieval; Film License

Max Number of Players Offline: 1 Player

Max Number of Players Online: 4 Player

Format: DVD-ROM

Platform: Xbox 360

Aka: Battle for Middle Earth 2

EAN: 5030930050528

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