The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-Earth II

February 27, 2007

After the success of the original Battle for Middle Earth RTS game, it was obvious that EA would make a sequel. Many people anticipated that it would be the same thing as the previous game, something that has sadly been associated with the EA brand name. Thankfully, those people were wrong. BFME II is not only an excellent sequel but a greatly enjoyable RTS based on the Lord of the Rings franchise.

Though it is undeniable that the Lord of the Rings books and movies were some of the best pieces of literature and film making, it was getting tiresome to play as the Fellowship of the Ring. In BFME II, players get to play as the other heroes/villains who lived during the War of the Ring. The game centers around these people and hardly on the Fellowship. In fact, they are only featured in one level during the Evil campaign, where you must kill all of them. Some characters, like SmA

Score: 5/5

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