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 0 comments by Radspakr on Apr 20th, 2015

New website and forums

I recently announced my split from T3A and Revora that had hosted my mods for the last 9 years.
Moving to my own site and forums over at
A new site was created for the move with the ROS theme and information on the factions and features of Return of Shadow.
A new forum has been created with places for discussing the mod, showcasing updates and for LOTR and general discussions.

You can catch up on the newest screenshots and get the latest information.

Part of my recent changes comes news on an upcoming change for Return of Shadow.
I'm currently working on an alternative version of the Beta 0.21 download with a new installer and launcher that will greatly streamline things with simple installation.

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Installer/Uninstaller combo
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Installer/Uninstaller combo

Feb 5, 2015 Return of Shadow Installer Tool 1 comment

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 104 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 10 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...

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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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ITORMENTBUNNIES Dec 2 2004, 3:40pm says:

mmm yet another reason to buy the game :D.(not that i wouldn't have anyways.)

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Sharth Nov 21 2004, 1:36pm says:

GOTY Ed. anyone?

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smurfbizkit Nov 9 2004, 1:37am says:

B4ME should be going gold within a couple of weeks.

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deankrause Oct 24 2004, 8:23pm says:

Release date is December 6... just too far away!

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BlackKnight Oct 11 2004, 9:44pm says:

I am so geting this game

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TheDebonairNomad Oct 6 2004, 8:01am says:

/*Me Converts Arrows to Orc Heads

:devil: Muwahahahahahaha

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briguy992 Sep 26 2004, 5:10pm says:

I'm with DTD on this one ;D

/me wants!

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Dragon_77 Sep 26 2004, 1:45pm says:

/me kills for it

You saw nothing!!!

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e-labs.ecion Sep 26 2004, 1:22am says:

yeah I can't wait for it to be released.. I didn't know that u could actually mod for that engine though.. just imagine the possibilities :-D

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hammy-bob Sep 26 2004, 1:19am says:

:D looks like it will be a lot of fun

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Released Dec 4, 2004
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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

best game ever gondor rulez

Feb 23 2011, 11:51am by physco1

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