The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth
Genre Strategy -> RTS
Today's Rank 239
USA
Date 2004-12-06
Publisher Electronic Arts
UK
Date 2004-12-10
Publisher Electronic Arts
North America Retail Box ArtExperience Middle-earth like never before in The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™, the first The Lord of the Rings game that puts you in command of a real-time, open world. Control the legendary heroes, massive armies, and epic campaigns of Middle-earth based upon all three films of The Lord of the Rings™ trilogy. From waging all-out combat among the vast forces of good and evil to controlling your favorite heroes and characters to managing the troops and resources of your side, the fate of a living, breathing Middle-earth is in your hands.Whether choosing to command the forces of good or evil, PC gamers are in complete control of the epic campaigns depicted in all three films of the trilogy. More than faceless units, every character in the game expresses real-time emotions that change depending on their situation—watch your swordsmen tremble with fear as they nerve themselves to face advancing Trolls and feel their exultation as they celebrate a hard-fought victory.Building on a highly advanced version of the acclaimed Sage 3D game engine first used in Command & Conquer™ Generals, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth allows you to command the forces of light or darkness in two separate campaigns. You’ll have to choose your forces wisely, since each army has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth offers a truly memorable entertainment experience: the first RTS game that brings an entire world to life.

Features:
Fight the epic, sweeping battles from the Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings™ film trilogy from a whole new perspective—as commander of hundreds of soldiers and creatures.
Control massive armies and interactive battlefields across the vast world of Middle-earth.
Lead the forces of good or evil by controlling one of four unique groups, from the Riders of Rohan to the forces of Sauron, each with its own playing style, resource management, and base-building techniques
Take command of strategic territories across a highly detailed, 3D map of Middle-earth and turn the tide in the battle to control The One Ring.
Forge new heroes, customize their abilities and powers, then lead them into battle where they’ll gain experience and rank in their quest for victory.
Watch your armies come to life as they express emotion—from anger to fear to triumph—when reacting to events and their surroundings.
Make smarter and faster decisions in the heat of battle with an all-new intuitive, streamlined interface that gives you contextual control of your forces and structures.
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