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 Middle-earth including Elves, Men of the West, the Rohirrim, Southrons and the Easterlings, and the evil forces under Mordor and Angmar. Bring to life all your favourite battles and stories from The Lord of the Rings on maps of real Middle-earth locations. From the keen archers of Lórien to the trolls of Mordor; the Rangers of the North to the dreaded giant Mûmakil – as many as 70 new units, with over a hundred new building graphics and wonders from the Middle-earth.
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 of civilization. When I attempt to play as Rohan, I only build the standard castle.
**Just a few recommendations....
I like the wargs, but they would even be better as warg riders. And some soundbytes for them would be nice.
A 'Heroes' overhaul? It would be nice to have all our favorite heroes and villains with behemoth stats.
Is there anyway to replace the villagers sprite for certain civilizations? It would be pretty neat to have 'orc workers' or at least 'slaves' for the evil civs.
sure, catapult and ballista towers are nice... But... Nothing is as awesome as a trebuchet tower.
I think a grey-colored cliff to go along with the brown would be really nice.
Foot-Nazgul? I was kinda hoping there would be a mounted version *and* a foot-version.
Tales of Middle earth is an amazing concept and even better mod. Although I was slightly disappointed that there wasn't quite as many unique units and buildings, I'm not going to complain because this is what I've been waiting for for years. Even though there's a couple problems and missing ideas that make it perfect, there's no excuse as to why the guys who modded this deserve anything LESS than a 10.
I love this game. I have always been a massive 'The Hobbit' fan and Lord of the Rings was just as good once I read that. Some may say I'm bias but I think the game is excellent. The characters actually match with the title of the mod, not just having random units fill in places a unit needs to be and the graphics for them are nothing short of amazing. The alliances are a stroke of genius. I wish that there were more dwarves but that's just my opinion and I understand most people prefer Mordor or Dol Guldûr. I have loved playing this mod and have whenever I have had the chance (Not much due to school). Any problems I have I have reported and most have been replied with the friendly 'Thanks for the support. We are now fixing this up.'. The aurthors have also gone out of their way to add in new units, buildings and styles of gameplay to make ToME just that little bit more interesting. They are awesome with accepting help and any new ideas they are informed are carefully considered. My thanks to the possibility of adding bridges, as well as other unique items. The support shown so far is encouraging and it pleases me that so many others agree on just how great this mod is. ToME will soon be on Age of Empires II HD for steam and hopefully a variation to The Forgotten Empires. I love this mod and encourage everyone to play it.