• 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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17 comments by ToME-Team on Dec 21st, 2013

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

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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.

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

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Tales of Middle-Earth

Tales of Middle-Earth

Dec 15, 2012 Full Version 127 comments

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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nelsonmax Sep 1 2013, 8:35pm says:

Is to be launched a new expansion for Age of Empires 2 HD, called "The Forgotten".

it is also possible to create modifications to the steam

my question is:

1) predente you use this new version to the lord of the rings?

It would be great to use it
will improve a lot the game - (age2 Hd)

who knows
Maybe you have an idea to make Uruk-hai spearmen in the style of the Inca civilization (The Forgotten Expansion), putting long spears. Would be very cool.

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Venerion Aug 31 2013, 6:58am says:

Hi I have a question again.. is it normal that when I play Numenor I can only build the Temple to the Valar, whenever I chose Elendili or king's men?

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Venerion Aug 26 2013, 3:41am says:


I really enjoy playing this mod! it is really well done guys! While waiting for the actual TOME campaigns, I am just playing the AOK and AOE campaigns, still nice! I just had a few questions..

1) Is it normal that after having searched the "Dwarven architecture" with Eregion and Lindon you can not build any castles anymore, and that castles are not able to shoot arrows anymore? It is a bit of a pity, because they really look very nice!

2) I love the castles and walls in every civilizazion, they fit so much the design of each civilization! However, for the elves and humans, I think the castles look a bit too small compared to the walls, would there be a way so add another level of rocks under their castle, to make them reach the height of the walls? or maybe lower the walls a bit?

Thank you for your nice work, and hope these questions will not offend you..

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ToME-Team Sep 30 2013, 12:52am replied:

Yes, that Dwarven Stonework Castle problem is definitely a bug. We have fixed that. :)

Opinion on the wall height is divided, but we really want to introduce a sense of grandeur particularly for the Elven architecture. However, you will be pleased to know that we have all-new walls for Rivendell (along with new building looks) which are suitably lower in height!

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Mongolranger Aug 18 2013, 5:58pm says:

I don't wish to rush you, but I truly hope you are porting this to the HD steam release.
I am patiently waiting.

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ToME-Team Sep 30 2013, 12:52am replied:

We have plans, yes. :)

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kingofthedead94 Aug 10 2013, 5:09pm says:

I followed the instructions in the readme file for this mod when installing, and I installed the c-patch before I installed the mod. the problem is that when I start a skirmish game, all the textures are the vanilla aoe 2 textures. none of them are textures from this mod. do you know how to fix this problem?

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MpelPanos Aug 8 2013, 11:41am says:

Is there a camaign based on the movies?

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ryanpfc123 Aug 6 2013, 3:27pm says:

Does this mod work on the Steam HD edition of the game? I am having issues with installing it currently and was wondering if anybody could help me. Whenever I download the file, and select the location, it comes up with an error saying that it could not find the location. I am trying to install it into the Steam apps > common > Age2HD folder.
I guess the question is where do I install the mod to, if it is possible to do so on the Steam HD edition of the game?
Thanks! :)

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ToME-Team Aug 7 2013, 7:45am replied:

The mod was released before HD, so no, you can't use the installer to install it over there (except maybe by manually copying over the installed files to the right locations).

That said, porting to HD is on the cards for ToME. Keep watching!

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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…

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