OS: 7, 8, 10
Version: v 1.03
The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-Earth – real-time strategy with an unusual approach to the construction of buildings. You cannot build objects anywhere here. Construction is allowed in specially designated areas inside the citadels. They are called villages, outposts and camps. Barracks, smithies, etc. are set up near the main tower. Guard towers and secret exits are built around the perimeter. Structures cannot be repaired during fights if they take damage.
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth allows you to command the armies of Rohan, Gondor, Isengard and Mordor. The plot, with slight deviations, follows more of Peter Jackson’s films than the original books of John Tolkien. The campaign is divided into 2 parts – Good and Evil. The user will visit Helm’s Deep, the Mori mines, Hornburg, Minas Tirith and other iconic places.
During the battle, the only resource available in the game is accumulated – gold. You can speed up its production by capturing special points on the map. Farms and sawmills also accelerate the flow of coins. Troops are stamped for command points. Fighters and buildings are pumped over time and become more effective.
The user is given control of not only ordinary units, but also familiar heroes. There are Saruman, Gandalf, Lurz, Faramir, Aragorn, Eowyn, Gimli, Legolas, Theoden, Boromir, Eomer, Frodo, Merry, Sam, Pippin, Gollum and others. Among the troops there are infantry, cavalry, archers, battering rams, ballistae. In addition, the developers brought in the Ents, Nazguls, trolls, and eagles. You can use magic in battles. Spells are bought for points that are awarded for completing tasks.