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The Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle-Earth II - The Rise Of The Witch King (Expansion pack)

Released on 01 December 2006

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

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After more than a thousand years of peace, a dark tide has risen in Middle-earth. The Witch-king is gathering a massive army of evil minions in the land of Angmar. His aim: to wage war against the Men of Middle-earth and avenge Sauron's defeat at the Battle of the Last Alliance. In this first expansion pack to The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II, take control of the forces of Angmar in the first major war of The Third Age. With everything a player could want from an expansion pack-a new single player campaign, an enhanced Create-A-Hero feature, a new faction, and much more-you now have more control than ever in your battle for Middle-earth.
  • Every feature in The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II has been expanded, from a new single player campaign to new units for each of the original game's six factions.
  • Explore a never-before-seen period of Middle-earth history. Witness the Witch-king's rise to power and Angmar's invasion of the great kingdom of Arnor-a story only glimpsed at in the books and never visualized in the movies.
  • Innovative new units bring a higher level of strategy to the battlefield. Scout the enemy, assess the situation, then use the Thrall Master to summon entire hordes to fight your foes, or enlist the Sorcerer to cast devastating spells using the souls of his acolytes as currency.
  • Adapt your strategies to face challenging new campaign missions, featuring Control Point, Competition, King of the Hill, and Hold Out mission types.
  • The innovative hero creation tool reaches a new level of depth and strategy with the Create-A-Hero Cost system and new hero assets.
  • Play an enhanced and expanded War of the Ring mode, including new army persistence-the units you build up in Battle Phase skirmishes carry over onto the Living World map, allowing you to deploy them to other territories across Middle-earth.

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 Average rating (12 reviews)

 MORE MAYHEM IN MIDDLE EARTH!

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THE RISE OF THE WITCH-KING.

THE RISE OF THE WITCH-KING is the first expansion pack to the best-selling PC war game, THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH II.

So just what is new? Well, for starters, there is another faction to play or fight against - Angmar. This is the land of the mighty Witch-King of the title, a dark and frozen nation to the north of Middle Earth. Angmar units, rather unsurprisingly considering the wintry terrain, usually combine ice with their weapons to deal greater damage to their enemies! They include the Dark Rangers, massive Snow Trolls and the powerful spell-casting Sorcerers, who suck the very life-force from targeted foes!

Furthermore, all five existing factions also receive new units such as Wild Axe throwers (Isengard), Haradrim Lancers (Mordor), and Lindon Horse Archers for the Elves. Rather than just being for cosmetic purposes, these troops do actually add to the strategic game play and are good at countering most enemy units on the battlefield. In addition, the Dwarves gain an extra Hero character and there are two more for the forces of Mordor.

The fun Create A Hero tool has been revised and expanded to now include powerful Troll characters who can be fitted out with a vast array of armour and weaponry!

One aspect of the game that has been significantly improved is the computer AI, although it was already very good anyway. Now enemy attacks are much more co-ordinated, often using combined troop types and coming from several different directions at once. They are also more inclined to capture strategically important objectives (such as the resource-supplying Watch Towers) and even on the easiest levels the computer proves to be a very prudent and challenging opponent!

Even The War Of The Ring Mode has been tweaked and since the map now covers Angmar too, there are 52 territories to conquer. Several new rules have been introduced to make movement and construction more realistic, while the updated AI ensures that the computer will no longer willingly fight "lost" battles when it is seriously outnumbered, but will retreat in order to build up more forces.

Often expansion packs are simple cash-ins and missed opportunities, although gladly THE RISE OF THE WITCH-KING is neither. Anybody who enjoys THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE EARTH II will find this great value and I have no hesitation in recommending it!

 The One To Rule Them All

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Brilliant. I thought that Battle For Middle Earth 2 was perfection... until this came out. The new faction is brilliant, you can happily spend an hour or two fiddling around with the new 'Create A Hero' options and the game play is as addictive as ever. A must buy for fans of the series.

 Good game

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This is a very good game and is just as fun as the first BFME II but this one adds much more units and heroes into the game. I was a little disappointed with the Angmar faction and the new create-a-troll hero as both of these turned out to be disappointing in game play, these were also the features I was most looking forward to on the game. However, I would still recommend this game to those who injoyed the BFME II. By the way, you can still install this game to a collector's edition.

 Extraordinary

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This EXTRAORDINARY strategy game contains magic, war, creatures, special features, great grafics, music from the movies etc. Its an astonishing game that could travel you to the world of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

 Great Game

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Battle For Middle Earth 2 Was A Great Game.... Graphics and Game Play Was Awsome...im going to store to buy Rise Of The Witch King.... Hope Its Even Better Then BFME2.

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Rating12+ (PEGI)
Minimum RequirementsRequires The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II to play.