• Play from the Fall of Beleriand to the Great Years and the War of the Ring.
  • Choose from one of 18 unique factions.
    • Guide the wise and fair elves - Lindon, Rivendell, Mirkwood, Eregion, and Lothlórien.
    • Fall under the sway of the Shadow with Angmar, Mordor, Isengard, Dol Guldur, or Minas Morgûl.
    • Place your hope in the Men of the West with Arnor, Gondor, and fabled Númenor of old.
    • Ride with the Native Men of Rohan, Rhovanion, Harad, Umbar, or Rhûn.
  • Battle on new random maps based on real Middle-earth locations.
  • Research countless new technologies and decide the path of your race with faction choices. Will you ally with the Rohirrim as Isengard, or fall and become a Vassal of Mordor. The choices are yours.
  • Forge alliances to supplement your armies with soldiers from other regions, or even call for the aid of Dwarves and Hobbits.
  • Enjoy the rich world of Middle-earth as presented by one of the largest graphical modification ever produced for Age of Kings. Over a hundred buildings have been designed, including wonders based on famous Middle-earth landmarks like Orthanc, Barad-dûr, The Golden Hall, or Elrond's Homely House. Likewise, nearly 70 new unit graphics have been added, including almost thirty all new units to appear for the very first time in ToME.
  • Create that LotR campaign you always had in mind or play online against a friend! Designed to function in multiplayer, singleplayer, and scenario design.
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Hey Tolkien fanboys (and fangirls),

Make sure to check out the new showcase screenshots for the full version of Tales of Middle Earth, coming soon! featuring Harad, Rivendell, and Rhun, just 3 of the 18 civilizations available in this Tolkien inspired mod for Age of Empires II

New Screenshots!

Full version improvements over the beta will include:
• All new Rohan/Rhovanion buildings
• All new Harad buildings
• All new Rhun buildings
• All new Rivendell buildings
• Additional variations for some civ's buildings.
• Dozens of new units, as well as over a hundred new unit graphics added since the beta.
• Individual graphics for each unit line based on race or civ.
• Heroes, new technologies, and super units at the wonder.
• All terrains, cliffs, and forests have been reskinned.
• Over a hundred new editor objects/buildings/units.
• New gameplay features like dwarven mines and tax collectors
• In depth balance changes and revamped technologies based on beta release feedback.

New Screenshots!

A release date still has not been set, but we are getting close! So keep an eye out for more screenshots and updates.

New Screenshots!

First Release!

First Release!

2 years ago News 45 comments

Tales of Middle-Earth mod is available for download! Go ahead, jump right into Middle-earth.

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Tales of Middle Earth (ToME) is the first ever fully playable total conversion for AoK based on the works of J.R.R Tolkien. Featuring full 18 realms of...

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Guest Jul 22 2014 says:

Dear tome team. If there was only 2 requests I could make,they would be to add ents and smaug. Smaug can balrogsrogs fire attack, but be bigger than balrog.entsents can be about the size of trolls, and use the textures from trees to make the sprites. If you could add these two features i would love you forever.

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ToME-Team Aug 10 2014 replied:

Both requests have been fulfilled! We have Ents and Smaug available in the next version! :D

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rogat100 Jul 8 2014 says:

I have the error "Cannot locate the CD-ROM"
please help, I don't know what to do

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Maximilian_I Jul 11 2014 replied:

Click on the "downloads" tab underneath where it says "Tales of Middle-Earth
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors mod | Released Dec 14, 2012"
Then click on "Tales of Middle-Earth" underneath the displayed alphabet. Then click on the big red button that says "Download NOW!" in white text. Then wait for a few seconds and it should begin to download. If it doesn't click on the "download TalesOfMiddleEarthSetup.2.zip" link. If that doesn't work click "mirror" and click one of the big red download arrow buttons that appear next to the 'mirrors'.

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R3B3LCAUSE Jul 2 2014 says:

Is it possible to have this and the Forgotten Empires mod installed at the same time?

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Maximilian_I Jul 3 2014 replied:

"We are releasing for regular AoE2 at first, but we plan to port it to HD too right after that." - ToME-Team, May 18 2014, 2:30am.

So no, not currently (maybe if you manually move the files across).

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

Excellent game. Units are have amazing detail. I don't like the design of the Elven buildings but hey, that's just opinion. I haven't noticed any glaring glitches. **Just a few problems... After opening the game a few times, it stopped playing 'Lord of the Rings main theme' and replaced it with the standard medley. I suppose that if I reinstalled it, it would work just fine but I'm far too lazy. I noticed that Rohan, as an AI, will build the Hornburg rather than the standard castle for that type…

Dec 30 2012 by Black__Mesa

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