Using the Lord Of The Rings movie license, The Battle for Middle-earth is a Real-Time Strategy game based upon both the renown literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson. Players are given control of enormous armies in the many of the epic battles depicted in the film. From waging all-out combat among the vast forces of good and evil to controlling your favorite heroes and characters to managing the troops.

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The Age of the Ring team is proud to present our second official release: the Golden Wood! This release features a brand new faction, the Elves of Lothlórien, as well as additions to our original 4 factions.

To play, please download and run the file below:
AotR Version 2.0 Installer
Note that AotR is based on the 2.02 community patch, and requires its installation to play.

For an exhaustive changelog of additions, please visit:

Play online

AotR is designed to play online using T3A:Online. To play AotR online, please refer to the T3A:Online website and follow the instructions.

Join our community on Discord!

Want to organize your online games other AotR fans? Join our Community Discord here:

Join our community on Revora!

Want to make suggestions or talk to other AotR fans? Join our community forums here.

What is next?

The Dwarves of Erebor.

Known issues
- Campaigns don't work
- War of the Ring doesn't work
- Gundabad Berserker Create-A-Captain doesn't have a Leap power animation
- Buggy AI on various maps.
- Most new units don't have new voice lines recorded
- The Great Goblin's Antiquarian ability sometimes doesn't work

If you find bugs, please report them in the AotR Bug Reports forum.

Our wonderful patrons
Chris the Pirate guy
Rafael Borges
Luuk Splithof
Callous Allan of XC
Morgul Orc
Simon he
Max Neal
Pedro Mateus
Đăng Quang Trương

Core team
RiderOfRohan - Mod Emperor, lead coder, visual artist
DúnedainRanger76 - Mod Chieftain, lead mapper, coder, sound artist, visual artist, FX gaffer
Mathijs - mod SULTAN, lead visual artist, idea guy

Mod team
MattTheLegoman - Mapper, visual artist
njm1983 – Mapper
tomasz_exe – Mapper
Pasidon – Mapper
Fredius - Campaign Scripter
vengefulnoob – Coder
FG15 – Coder

Saruman - Lead tester

Voice actors
Ryan Antoine - Knights of Dol Amroth
Patrick Seymour - Axemen of Lossarnach
Joel Nisbet - Variags of Khand
Robert Benjamin - Royal Guards

NOTE: The above voices were part of The Dwarf Holds. If you are the author and wish to see your work removed, please contact the AotR mod team.

Stevie Haiku - Idrial
Connor Moakes – Clansmen of Lamedon
Jonathan Bullock – Prince Imrahil, Golfimbul, Rumil, Orophin and Celeborn
Josh Williams – Lothlórien Announcer

Special thanks
Robnkarla for his camera scripts
Gnanw for his main menu APTs

Extra special thanks to Nertea for allowing us to use his The Dwarf Holds assets and Ruudy for letting us use his Tactics assets. Thanks to the 2.02 team for their excellent community patch, as well as to, our BFME modding home under the Revora Creative Network.

Age of the Ring Version 2.0: The Golden Wood

Thanks and have fun,
The Age of the Ring Team

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New SAGE Engine Modding discord server for LODR BFME and C&C games:

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Testing this in 1.06 patch

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I want to know how I can install this game on a windows 8 laptop. How do I do so?

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I wrote this and now made an account, please message me if you can let me know how and where I can download the game

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Hi. I'm looking for someone who went to Eastern University in 2005. You sat on your laptop around lunchtime (could have been dinner-time) near the dining hall. We used to talk. I think you created mods or custom maps for Battle for Middle Earth, and I think you worked at McDonalds. If you get this message please reach out to me. My name is Eric Martin. I want to catch back up with you and have forgotten your name to look you up. Thanks.

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I struggled to solve the problems with this mod,I read and maybe a vanilla issue to my work.From the pictures I like very many factions.I hope I go because I love this mod.Sorry for bad english.

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I've created a new subreddit for BFME players,modders etc to discuss the game.
Looking for new people to join and chat and help me build up a community.
Tell your friends.
Join The Battle.

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I demand a remake of this game

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Is the Multiplayer still active for this game?

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Has anyone done a mod that includes the Balrog's CUT ability that was shown in the demo? He picks up a single soldier and roasts him. Is this is any mod at all?

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Not yet, you might be lucky with the BFME Classics Edition though..

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