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

  • Miniature Middle-earth at your fingertips
  • Epic, addictive multiplayer
  • Surprisingly complex strategy
  • Unsurprisingly complex controls
  • Short and stingy single-player
  • Telling units apart

Because how can you resist a game that not only enables you to pit hobbits against dragons on a regular basis, but also gives you the tools necessary to concoct a crazy strategy in which the little guys actually win? Whether you're a fan of the property, a real-time strategy buff, an Xbox Live warrior, or some combination of the three, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Need more proof? Click the Movies tab above and watch actual game footage of all the splendor and destruction that makes BFME II so satisfying.

More Info

Release date: Feb 28 2006 - PC
Jul 05 2006 - Xbox 360 (US)
Mar 03 2006 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Published by: EA GAMES
Developed by: Electronic Arts
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Fantasy Violence
PEGI Rating:


  • Crazyrabbit - August 19, 2009 4:05 a.m.

    I have the game it's really fun and addicting. It makes you think and just mesmerize the landscape around you.Plus the army building and base defending never gets old. It's kinda like Halo Wars (which i also have) but lets you have more people...but they die it may not be as hard and epic as the Legendary mode in Halo series it still a force to be reckoned with. :)
  • GamingDude571 - April 28, 2009 11:42 p.m.

    Hmm, like what bungie did with Halo wars.Could be alright but I think I'll pass.Oh and I apoligize but.....First(God just murdered a kitten)

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