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Command the armies of Good or instead serve under the Dark Lord Sauron in ...
on 27 December 2014
I believe LOTR: The Battle for Middle Earth was the very first PC game I ever played - and I'm still playing it now.
Command the armies of Good or instead serve under the Dark Lord Sauron in the in-game story campaign, that sticks impressively close to film trilogy. Indeed, players command armies at Helms Deep, defending the Deeping Wall from endless hordes of Urak-Hai, and then later defending the White City. The game, released in 2004, is a highly enjoyable RTS with some real strategy required on the part of the players - the 'Hard' difficulty AI is very satisfying.
The game is, inevitably, not flawless. The campaign is, overall, quite a breeze and many of the early missions can be completed in mere minutes without any real application of tactics. The graphics are, by today's standards, dismal - but you shouldn't let that distract you from what is, overall, a highly enjoyable, captivating game that stays truly loyal to Jackson's film trilogy.
Is it too late to try out this game? Not at all! The game runs on Windows 7 and I would highly recommend it for any RTS or LOTR fan.