The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Middle Earth is a real-time strategy video game developed by EA Los Angeles and published by EA Games. It was released for Microsoft Windows on December 6, 2004.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Middle Earth free game features basic elements of real-time strategies, enabling the player to build military bases and armies on-site. The buildings can only be constructed on the predefined plots. The plots span from farmhouses to splendid castles, with different slot arrangements. The player can also purchase the plots when they are owned by a force. The world is full of good and evil. The game is fictitiously set in western Middle-Earth, where people fight to defend their territory. There is a map on the screen. Armies and characters are seen on it moving. Important events are adjoined with some essential missions. Whilst carrying out these missions, the player is required to take control over nearby territories, and to build a base after killing everyone. If he gains control over territories, he is able to gain power point on each territory.
If the player selects good campaign, it follows the story of the movie of the same name, Lord of the Rings, enabling the player to follow traditional, scripted missions, from Moria to Lorien, the fight at Amon Hen, the Battle of the Hornburg, the Ents’ conquest of Isengard, the siege of Osgiliath, Sam’s search for Frodo in Shelob’s lair, the Battle of the Pelennor Fields and the Black Gate. If the player chooses evil campaign, it starts with Isengard’s betrayal and then goes on with Saruman’s conquest of Rohan and the deaths of Theoden and Eomer. After that, the campaign turns to Mordor’s assault on Gondor and ends with the devastation of Minas Tirith and outright victory for Sauron. Throughout playing the game, the player finds an alternative storyline to the book and film.
– Windows XP or Windows 2000
– 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon processor
– 256 MB RAM
– Nvidia GeForce2 or equivalent video card with 32 MB RAM
– DirectX 9.0b compatible sound card
– 4 GB available hard disk space