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

by Electronic Arts
Xbox 360
 Ages 12 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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  • The Middle-earth you have never seen brought to life on the Xbox 360! The unification of the book and film rights have unlocked a world of Middle-earth new races, places, heroes, and battles from the books and films are yours to command
  • Command the most epic battles of Middle-earth from your living room couch. Directly control and manage hundreds of units and engage in intense, action-packed real-time battles
  • Challenge friends online and battle it out via Xbox LIVE. The game features exclusive new multiplayer games including King of the Hill, Capture and Hold, and Hero versus Hero
  • First The Lord of the Rings strategy game for any console system and first game in The Lord of the Rings series for the Xbox 360
  • New and intuitive console-specific control scheme that makes it possible to experience and enjoy the strategy genre on the Xbox 360
  • Customize fortresses or choose to build anywhere! Craft your own landmark castle and create signature units including naval ships or Elven and Dwarven heroes
  • Hugo Weaving reprises his role as Lord Elrond lending his voice and likeness to the game. Weaving offers the game's overarching tone by guiding players in and out of each good and evil mission within the single player campaigns
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Release Date: 14 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,763 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

In a nutshell:
Real-time strategy games are not normally the sort of thing you see on a console but EA have pulled out all the stops to make The Battle for Middle-Earth II work on the Xbox 360, with easy to learn controls and mountains of online options.

The lowdown:
Although most real-time strategy games are designed around using a PC keyboard and mouse they usually never get to appear on a console. With this game you’d never have guessed there was ever a problem with just a few button presses allowing you to direct vast armies and construct huge castles and encampments. Although the game is set during the same time period as the movies the action is focused elsewhere in Middle-Earth, although there’s still plenty of familiar faces. Although it benefits more than most from a HDTV screen the only real problem with the game is a slightly short single player campaign, but that shouldn’t be enough to put you off this rare console strategy treat.

Most exciting moment:
The best way to play the game is undoubtedly online, with five all new and very different game modes. The capture the flag mode works particularly well and ensures that multiplayer games never drag on too long or get too defensive.

Since you ask:
The success of this game will not only influence EA’s decision to bring Command & Conquer 3 to the Xbox 360 but THQ are also considering console versions of their real-time strategy games Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and Company of Heroes.

The bottom line:
The first proper console based real-time strategy game for years.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The One RTS To Rule Them All 29 July 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
At last, a decent RTS on a console, halleluja,

The controller works really well once you get used to it.

The gameplay is simple, and anyone who's ever played a RTS knows the concept, Build a fortress, barracks etc, train an army, unleash hell. Each faction has 8 campaigns, and to complete all 16 should take a competent gamer around 16-20 hours.

Then there is online play, and Skirmish mode which adds to the longevity of the game.

The soundtrack is simply stunning, and everything youve come to expect from LOTR films and games.

The Graphics are pretty much the same as the PC version, in other words superb.

All in all a must have for an RTS fan, one minor gripe, I know some of you old school gamers love the mouse, me too, and the Xbox 360 supports most USB mice, so why oh why doesnt anybody implement this in their games?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EA have stopped online servers 9 Jan. 2012
By T.Heard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is one of the greatest RTS games available on console format, its up there with C&C and more recently Halo Wars. Unfortunately EA have now shut the online servers so there is no longer a multiplayer element which is a great shame as the online play was as much fun as the single player campaigns.

the single player campaigns will keep you engrossed for long enough with both a Good campaign and an Evil Campaign and then if you really do miss the online battles there is single player skirmish, which in my opinion are never as much fun but will give you a real test of combat.

This game deserves its 5* rating, graphic landscapes are amazing and you can choose between playing as one of many factions in Skirmish mode, each has its own charater armies to build, nothing better than sending in a cave troll to stomp on some Dwarves ;)

If you like this then also try Halo Wars which I also found to be a very good RTS (with online play I might add)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is what online gaming is all about 30 Nov. 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have played many RTS games in my time but always for the PC, dismissing all console RTS's especially after C&C Retaliation for the PS1. I bought this game on a whim, hearing that the control system had finally been mastered for a console. I was sceptical but they were correct. They have managed to pull it off it is by no means perfect a few more tweaks maybe but it has given a new skill to be mastered.

The single player is great giving you quick and easy instructions on how to play using the new controls. The controls seemed complicated when reading through the manual but the first level gives a perfect tutorial on how to get started without ever slowing the gameplay down. All of the missions are enjoyable, short but still offering plenty of replay value. You can play through both the good missions and the evil, both of them giving completely different levels and it really gets you thinking, as RTS's should.

The single player missions however seem like one big tutorial for you to take online and polish your skills and tactics.

The gameplay is great, with intuitive controls that really do work with a console, and being a next gen game the graphics are excellent some of the best I have seen in a strategy game and have created all of the characters and soldiers from the movie perfectly.

It is online however that this game really shines offering one of the finest Xbox Live experiences I have ever had. The graphics stay as good as the single player, which is odd for a lot of online games. It does take a few games to get into but once you have seen the speed of these games it will all become very natural.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GAME EVER!!!! 26 Oct. 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The title says it all!!! Full packed action and great storylines from both the evil and good forces. Also the maps are stunning! The great graphics combined with the unlimited barricades and armies to create just make this game one of the best ever!! Finally to top it all off, it includes the greatest of all maps such as minas tirith and helms deep, which make this game that ever so much moreperfect. I totally recommend this game for absolutely everyone who owns an xbox 360!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars finnaly a good rts for xbox 360 3 Jun. 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
i havent really played any good rts's for xbox but i then bought lotr:battle of middle earth 2. unlike many rts's on consoles such as the xbox this one had finally sorted out the selection links on the controller so its just a quick pull on the right trigger and a small tap on the a button.

you can command many different factions and units.

elves gondor knights and dwarves are the factions under the good side.

and uroki orcs ad coasers of umber are the factions under the bad side.

you can follow the bad or good campaign battleing your way through middle eart with hundreds of men at your command.

like most other rts's you have gain many resources before you master a massive army.buildings come under

resources,barracks,archery range,forge works,stables,blacksmith,tower,healing shrine, wall hub and castle.

you can build as many of these buildings as you want but only if you have got enough resources.

the graphics are pretty good for a rts and the amount of gameplay that comes with is good too.

with the powers tab on your palentier you can summon creatures,beings or buildings. note you can take to the skies with some beings.

seas can also be conquerd if you have a shipyard. you can build transporst,warships,beserkers and destroy ships in a shipyard.if a mission with buildings already placed on the map you can cpature them e.g watch towers and ship yards. this game is also xbox live enabled so you can take the fight to anyone around the globe. it also comes with the ability to download maps,pictures and themes obviously at a cost.

if you havent got xbox live and dont want to follow the campaign the go to skirmish and set up a small game agaisnt the computer.you can choose the difficulty of all 4 teams and what faction they are and what side their on e.g. all against all, 2 on 2 or 3 on 1.

overall this game is great but can become tedious!!!!!!!!
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Published 11 months ago by Helena
4.0 out of 5 stars delivered
The disc itself was mildly scratched, but, playable & downloadable to the harddrive. I'm excited to have LOTR BFME IInback XD
Published 12 months ago by DeclanMcNeilSpark
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable game, but sadly lacking in the PC extras
I'm generally a fan of all things related to Lord of the Rings so I would naturally love this game. I find the strategic element of the game frustrating, but in a good way as it... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Christopher Keddie
4.0 out of 5 stars As new
Good game , no damage on the case, disc like new get one if you like , I'm pleased with the game
Published 15 months ago by Christopher v john
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work on the xbox 360
i bought this game and even though it came really quick when i put in my 360 it says play dvd then tell me to insert disk into an xbox 360 console... Read more
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