20 Games Like The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth()



Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-Earth II: The Rise of the Witch-King expands the universe Tolkien created. This expansion pack to the fan favorite game series lets you command the rise of evil in Middle-earth while experiencing the epic battles that took place before the films.

Become the leader of an evil faction and lead an invasion of the peaceful kingdom of Arnor, home of Aragorn's ancestors.
To fully experience the evil side of Middle-earth, gamers can now play as the all new Angmar faction in skirmish, multiplayer, and War of the Ring modes.

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Play as Evil characters in a brand new, ‘Evil’ campaign. Battle through scenarios after Frodo failed to destroy the One Ring; it’s good to be bad! Battle online, with up to 16 players in instant action mode or 2-players in a co-op campaign or offline with 2-4 players* in split-screen. Local multiplayer — split-screen with up to 4 players competitively or 2 player co-op

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Combining the deep tactical elements of turn-based strategy games with the rapid gameplay of real-time strategy, Rise of Nations puts you in command of one of 18 civilizations over the course of thousands of years of history.

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Bannermen is a real-time strategy (RTS) game, developed by the Swedish studio Pathos Interactive. The game will test your abilities as a battle commander where the main tasks consist of base building, resource management and battling enemy armies.

The game takes place in a semi-fantasy medieval world that has been brutally damaged due to decades of war, starvation and natural disasters. The people are in desperate need of a powerful leader that can unite the kingdom. Many tribes claim their right, but there is only room for one banner in the kingdom capital.

Command your troops through the war-ridden land, place your banner and let no one stand in your way to fame and glory!

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Stronghold is a historic real-time strategy game developed by Firefly Studios. While the game focuses primarily on conquest and expansion through military pursuits, Stronghold does provide space for economic strategy and development: there is both an economic and a military campaign to be played and both are discussed in the game manual. The game takes place in Medieval Britain around the time of AD 1066, though, since there is sometimes no time limit, scenarios can continue to hundreds of years beyond this date.

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Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos is an RTS made by Blizzard Entertainment. Take control of either the Humans, the Orcs, the Night Elves or the Undead, all with different unit types and heroes with unique abilities.Play the story driven single player campaign, go online to play default- or custom maps against people around the world or create your own maps with the map creation tool.

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Like its predecessor, players take the role of a dungeon keeper, building and defending an underground dungeon from the would-be heroes that invade it, as well as from other keepers. In the game's campaign mode, the player is charged with recovering the portal gems from each area in order to open a portal to the surface.

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Rise of Legends is a real-time strategy game released in 2006 and a spin off of Rise of Nations. While it reuses many concepts from it's predecessor, it is not a historical game, but instead set in a fantasy universe with three entirely different factions.

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Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is the first strategy game from Warcraft series developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The Orcish hordes are summoned through the dark portal to the peaceful human Kingdom of Azeroth. When the two races met each other, terrible war has began. Only one race can dominate the land.

Player can choose to play for Humans or Orcs. There are 12 scenarios for both sites with mostly single objective: to destroy the enemies. You have to mine gold and wood and produce buildings and soldiers.

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Prepare to be enchanted by a world where the choices you make and the paths you choose shape your destiny. Recapture the deep sense of exploration, the joy of a pulsating adventure, and the thrill of leading your own band of companions across a new fantasy realm and into the depths of monster-infested dungeons in search of lost treasures and ancient mysteries.

So gather your party, venture forth, and embrace adventure as you delve into a realm of wonder, nostalgia, and the excitement of classic RPGs with Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity!

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Take control of a powerful civilization. Lead them through 1000 years of the Middle Ages to riches and greatness. Will you Intimidate the world into following you by using military force? Rule the world with honor and nobility by using commerce and diplomacy? Or Underhandedly seize power through conspiracy, deception and regicide? There are many paths to power, there can only be one ruler!

Features:

* Travel through time as your civilization evolves from the Dark Age to the Imperial Age

* Construct a rich and thriving empire by trading with allies

* Control and lead military forces with tactical commands

* Go into battle at the side of famous heroes such as Joan of Arc, Barbarossa or William Wallace

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Defend yourself against Barbarians attacking your settlement, watch the Chariot race in Circus Maximus within the spectacular empire building strategy game

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Warcraft 2 is a successor of the popular Warcraft real-time strategy game. The game contains many improvements over the previous version in graphics, sounds and playability. The Multiplayer was also greatly improved allowing up to 8 players in the marvelous multiplayer skirmish.

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Set during the rule of the late Roman Republic and the early Roman Empire, Rome: Total War is a real-time tactics and turn-based strategy game that takes place across Europe, North Africa and the Near East. The player assumes control of one of three Roman families with eight other factions playable outside the main campaign. The main goal of the campaign is to become emperor of Rome by conquering fifty provinces with the support of the people before capturing Rome itself although a short campaign is also available wherein success depends on besting other factions in a race to seize control of 15 provinces.

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Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

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This single player scenario features Reginlief, the Valkyrie hero from the main campaign. She must lead her village to find and destroy all the passages from the underworld. This scenario will not be available in the shipped version of the game.

Your Civilization has survived through the Ages of Empires and Kings. Now with Age of Mythology you'll engage your Human Civilization in the ultimate challenge against the gods, Mythological Creatures and Heroes of Ancient Mythology.

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Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia is a turn-based strategy game developed by Jon Van Caneghem through New World Computing originally released for Microsoft Windows by the 3DO Company in 1999. Its ports to several computer and console systems followed in 1999-2000. It is the third installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. The player can choose to play through seven different campaigns telling the story, or play in a scenario against computer or human opponents.
The gameplay is very similar to its predecessors in that the player controls a number of heroes that command an army of creatures inspired by myth and legend. The gameplay is divided into two parts, tactical overland exploration and a turn based combat system. The player creates an army by spending resources at one of the eight town types in the game. The hero will progress in experience by engaging in combat with enemy heroes and monsters. The conditions for victory vary depending on the map, including conquest of all enemies and towns, collection of a certain amount of a resource, or finding the grail artifact.

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A unique combination of colossal real-time battles and an addictive turn-based sandbox campaign game of statecraft, politics and empire building, Total War: WARHAMMER will deliver hundreds of hours of absorbing gameplay.

What is more, this title will go on to combine with two further standalone instalments and additional content packs to create the largest Total War experience ever. An epic trilogy of titles that will redefine fantasy strategy gaming.

This is the dawn of a new era. Total War: WARHAMMER brings to life a world of legendary heroes, towering monsters, flying creatures, storms of magical power and regiments of nightmarish warriors.

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You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of a legendary order of guardians. With the return of mankind's ancient foe and the kingdom engulfed in civil war, you have been chosen by fate to unite the shattered lands and slay the archdemon once and for all.

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Fantasy Wars is a classic turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. The project is based on The Engine from developer SkyFallen Entertainment and combines 3D graphics, classical gameplay and a smart plot that tells about the bloody and destructive war in a world where Human kingdoms, Orc barrens, underground fortresses of Dwarves and magic Elven forests exist side by side.

The game consists of three connected campaigns with an integral storyline. In each of them you, as a leader of one of the races, will create a powerful army, improve the combat skills of your soldiers, search for magic artifacts and use crushing spells.

Special Features
Hexagonal battles in the 3D environment
Great variety of tactical possibilities
Original storyline
Vivid heroes that reveal their character during the game
More than 70 units and 9 types of armies
Advanced system of upgrading units
Multiplayer mode (LAN, Internet, Hotseat)

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