The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II Image
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 323 Ratings

Summary: Given a new agreement with The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises that grants EA the rights to develop games based on the books, in addition to a separate agreement that allows for games based on the New Line Cinema films The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II will introduce players to depths of the fiction never before explored by EA. With all new content from J.R.R. Tolkien's original fiction, delve deeper than ever before and engage in new battles that go beyond the award-winning movie trilogy. Wage war in the North and assume command of the most storied civilizations in all of Middle-earth history -- the Elven and Dwarven armies -- or fight on the side of Evil with heroes and creatures that have never been seen in The Lord of the Rings films. Defend or overtake never before seen lands such as Dol Guldur, The Misty Mountains, and Mirkwood as you unleash powerful new weapons and abilities - summon dragons, cause volcanoes to erupt, or bring down a cataclysmic lightning strike. But beware, with greater power comes greater adversity. Your enemies, commanded by a powerful new AI system, possess a greater tactical edge and more powerful spells. Will your armies have the fortitude to persevere? [Electronic Arts]
Rating: T
Official Site: http://www.ea.com/official/lordoftherings/thebattleformiddleearth/us/home.jsp
Developer: EA LA
Genre(s): Fantasy
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Fantasy Violence
License:Movie
Connectivity:Online
Online Modes:Competitive
Number of Online Players:8 Players Online
Cast Credit
Jeremy War Designer
Wes Eckhart Design Development Director
Mical Pedriana Audio Director & Script Writer
Mical Pedriana Audio Director & Script Writer
Jason Bender Lead Designer
Todd Owens Additional Design
Hugo Weaving Elrond (Voice)
Amer Ajami Associate Producer
Greg Black Designer
Amir Rahimi Associate Producer
Jasen Torres Designer
Ken Spencer Additional Design
Edward J. Moore III Designer
Adam McCarthy Lead Animator
Sean O'Hara Technical Art Director
Jill Donald Development Director
Martin Hoffesommer Lead Engineer
Michael Verdu Executive Producer
Matt J. Britton Art Director
Chris Corry Senior Development Director
Adam Hayes Designer
Jason Huck Additional Design
Scott Smith Designer
Mike Colonnese Lead Structure Artist
Richard Winn Taylor II Cinematics Director
Ofer Estline Engineering Development Director
Samuel Bass Designer
Michael Zimmerman Concept Artist
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