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

Tactics meet Tolkien in this endlessly enjoyable strategy game

You can recruit famous heroes, like Gandalf or Sauron, equipped with devastating special attacks; conjure a magical monster (or two) smack dab in the middle of your enemy's base; bolster your defense by hiding in a natural landscape feature like Isengard; or even gain the One Ring and all its power by capturing the wild card Gollum. When you consider that all this and more can be done with six different races, each with its own distinct look and feel, the strategic possibilities start to seem endless. One match in BFME II can honestly feel completely different from the last and next.

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DescriptionThe only thing better than hacking orcs to pieces? Commanding an army of screaming, blood-crazed elves to do it for you.
PlatformPC, Xbox 360
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Release date28 February 2006 (US), 3 March 2006 (UK)