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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About Return of Shadow with 1 comment by Radspakr on Mar 8th, 2015

Battle of the 9 Armies

Wait that's not right...
Well you get the idea.
The 9th faction will be Erebor, faction of the shaving adversed.

Erebor has been the faction I've wanted to release most but at the same time it has always been the faction with the largest workload.
Finally Erebor has started progressing enough to be released in the nearish future.

Erebor are a powerhouse infantry faction fielding a large number of strong infantry units for both attack and defence.
Familiar faces will make up the hero list like Gimli, Gloin, Dwalin and King Dain Ironfoot.
Via the spell store other dwarf heroes will also be making an appearance such as Thorin Oakenshield and his ill fated companions.

Breaking with tradition Erebor won't be coming alone they'll be released at the same time as the Strongholds.

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Installer/Uninstaller combo
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Installer/Uninstaller combo

Feb 5, 2015 Return of Shadow Installer Tool 0 comments

Uninstalls the old files. Installs Beta 0.2. Simply drop in the folder you extracted to and run.

Return of Shadow Beta 0.2
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Return of Shadow Beta 0.2

Feb 4, 2015 Return of Shadow Full Version 93 comments

Return of Shadow Beta 0.2 Adds the Rivendell faction to the mod. As well as a multitude of other changes. Balance changes for Dunland and Lorien. This...

Return of Shadow manual 0.2
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Return of Shadow manual 0.2

Feb 4, 2015 Return of Shadow Guides 1 comment

The updated manual for Beta 0.2 Containing updated information on all 7 factions.

Version 0.85
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Version 0.85

Feb 2, 2015 Middle Earth-Extended Edition Full Version 8 comments

Hello everyone, version 0.85 has been released. I Would like to thank all those who supported me during the last three years.

Immersive Middle Earth v 1.2 (INI file only)
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Immersive Middle Earth v 1.2 (INI file only)

Jan 9, 2015 Immersive Middle Earth Patch 0 comments

For those who already have the original Immersive Middle Earth files. Just replace the INI file with this one to get the benefits of the updated version...

Immersive Middle Earth v. 1.2
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Immersive Middle Earth v. 1.2

Jan 8, 2015 Immersive Middle Earth Full Version 4 comments

A combination of personal mods and other tweaks. Download this if you do not have any previous versions of this mod. Already includes all patches

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TheUnknownM Mar 11 2009, 12:02pm says:

i like this game to bad i dont have a super fast computer to have high quality :(

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qazila Aug 4 2007, 10:23am says:

yes i like this game. it's make are real story l.o.t.r. good job. :)

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vespo4 Apr 12 2008, 3:54pm replied:

u guys need to get new mods

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tonyboy Mar 15 2007, 9:01am says:

can i play that game??i'm new here!

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origamiairplane Dec 6 2006, 12:06pm says:

Hey there,

Are you still looking for voice actors? I've got plenty of experience of acting on video games having worked in the industry for years, and I'd be happy to lend a hand. Any accent.

Drop me an email.

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JO5HBR0WN Sep 28 2006, 1:18pm says:

This game is sooo much better then the second one, all they need is 2 more factions and BFME 2 is beat!

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7Azimuth Aug 14 2006, 11:36am says:

Battle for Middle-Earth my favourite strategy in real time!

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WolfenCrap Aug 11 2006, 12:58am says:

this game kikcs *** one of the best i ahve ever seen in my life i love the graphics and it was extremley addicting game i recomed it !!!! awsome :) two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!

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edd000 Jun 3 2006, 11:20am says:

Yep I Like it So Much!

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Naksu Mar 24 2006, 10:47am says:

It is goddam pwn game.

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Released Dec 4, 2004
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best game ever gondor rulez

Feb 23 2011, 11:51am by physco1

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