E3 06: The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2 first look

Xbox 360: EA shows off what looks to be the first great console RTS

For some reason, PC strategy games rarely make the transition to consoles intact. From Syndicate to StarCraft, would-be armchair generals have had to stomach ports that either lost some functionality, looked like crap or both.

That doesn't appear to be the case with the 360 version of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2. Not only does this next-gen version let you control the same armies of orcs or elves that the PC version did, but the developers have apparently gone to great lengths to ensure that the game is just as deep as it would be with a keyboard and mouse.

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