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  • Summary: RETINA DISPLAY 3D GRAPHICS!!

    From deep within the dark lands of Mordor, Sauron's power grows. Protect Middle-earth from his advancing ranks in The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense!

    Position your Heroes - Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas and more - and deploy ally units such as Elven
    Archers or Hobbits to defend strongholds from relentless waves of attacking enemy forces.

    Upgrade your Heroes to specialize them in one of four categories: speed, attack, range and skill. In Story Mode, play through 18 levels set in 7 unique 3D environments with story elements based on all three films in the trilogy. Or opt for Challenge Mode, where you'll face endless waves of attackers until you’ve run out of Battle Hit Points.

    Try to best your high score in each environment! The battle for Middle-earth has begun -- stand and defend against the evil of the Dark Lord Sauron.

    - Strategic Defense-style gameplay with expertly crafted 3D environments based on story elements from all three films in the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, such as Saruman's Tower of Orthanc and The Black Gate of Mordor.

    GAME CENTER ACHIEVEMENTS Collect 20 achievement-based Trophies to unlock certain characters and environments

    2 GAMEPLAY STORY MODES: STORY and CHALLENGE

    STORY MODE: A total of 18 levels set in 7 environments

    CHALLENGE MODE: Cycle through 7 environments, defending against wave after wave of attackers, until all your Battle Hit Points have been exhausted

    - Position Heroes (towers) such as Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli, and Arwen; and deploy ally units such as Elven Archers, Gondorian Soldiers, Riders of Rohan, and the entire Fellowship of the Ring, including Frodo, Samwise, Merry, Pippin and Boromir.

    - Heroes can use special attacks to cause more enemy damage

    - Set blockades to create chokepoints for waves of invaders

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    It's a fun Apple Gamecenter-compatible game that trades in tower defense conventions for something more suited to the game's chosen theme. Real care and love for the LOTR franchise can be seen throughout the app, and that translates into a fun experience overall.
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    75
    LOTR: Middle-earth Defense offers an innovative approach to tower defense and a solid action-RPG experience.
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    75
    A good, accessible tower defense game that newcomers will enjoy.
  4. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    Though dressed in full Lord of the Rings regalia, Middle-earth defense is an entry-level tower defence game that hits the basics, but doesn't reach any new heights.
  5. Feb 17, 2011
    60
    Despite a fast update to enable full iDevice support, The Lord of the Rings: Middle-earth Defense still lacks in a few key areas, obscuring an otherwise competent tower-defense title.
  6. Feb 17, 2011
    25
    Both the worst LotR game and one of the worst tower defense games I have ever played.
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