This is a review of the game Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth. The characters and story are based on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies, which were based on the popular book, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. However, the game does have its own different scenarios. For example, in the book and the movie one of my favorite characters dies, but in the game he can survive. In the game you can play both as good and evil, with two factions on each side. Good has Gondor and Rohan; Evil has Eisengard and Mordor. The campaigns are very long, which makes for an enjoyable experience. Also the characters and game play are quite fun. In the campaign you don’t just stay as one person. It rotates between the different groups of people you can play, such as the Fellowship, Rohan, Gondor, and others. Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth is a real time strategy game. Real time means that everything has to be built up slowly, characters move at a regular pace, and battles can drag on for a long time. The strategy is that you really need to think about what you are doing; otherwise, the opponent can get you very quickly. The AI in the game, like most RTS games, is quite hard to beat. But the game also comes with a player-vs.-player multiplayer option. If you are a fan of either the book or the movie, chances are you will like this game.
-A game review by Super Searcher.