'It is the Dominion of Men, the Age of Peace, but the roots of Evil run deep and always after a defeat and a respite the Shadow again seeks to assume some new form...The inevitable boredom of Men with that which is good, their quick satiety with peace, has already begun to make itself felt in Middle-earth and fostered another Evil, darker than the shadow that clouds the hearts of Men...The New Shadow has arisen. This is The Fourth Age: Total War!'
'The Fourth Age: Total War - The Dominion of Men' is a modification for 'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' (v1.6). Our aim with FA:TW was to accurately portray the lands and peoples of Middle-earth as we think they existed approximately three-and-a-half centuries into the Fourth Age. It is based on the works of Tolkien, and especially on his unfinished and abandoned sequel to 'The Lord of the Rings', entitled 'The New Shadow'. With an aim to staying true to the works and spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien's world of Middle-earth, whilst also aspiring to original creative excellence, 'The Fourth Age: Total War' is a must-have for anyone who loves the setting and peoples of Tolkien's mythic world.
"I['ve] played many games and many mods of the Total War series but your work is by far the best conversion and complete overhaul I have seen yet. The campaign is very immersive and motivating." (anumen, Moddb)
"Best Tolkien experience in Total War (or any other strategy game)." (Stark1.0, Moddb)
"Simply put, one of the most polished, well executed mod projects I have every played. The attention do detail in all aspects - graphics, music, lore, is almost unparalleled." (Pleistorus, Moddb)
"The attention to detail, faithfulness to original source material, amazing music, variety of factions, and fun replayability make this an awesome mod. Excellent work, folks!" (HighlandLaddie777, Moddb)
"Simply the best RTW mod. Amazing! The level of detail and painstaking attention to the lore of Middle Earth makes this mod a must for any LOTR fan!" (Rahonbass, Moddb)
"This is one of the best mods for any total war game. It's like a completely new game." (Balgeron, Moddb)
"A great, spectacular and just plainly refined mod. Fourth Age Total War oozes polish from every pore, with a lovingly detailed story, carefully and cleverly constructed gameplay mechanics, stunning visuals and incredible immersion...All in all, I would say there are no perfect mods, but Fourth Age Total War damn well comes close." (SuperTechmarine, Moddb)
The third and final patch for Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men is here! Patch 3.3: The End of the Beginning is the final instalment of the Fourth Age Total War mods, and the culmination of more than 10 years of work by hundreds of contributors.
This patch requires The Dominion of Men v3.0 and up. This patch is cumulative so you do NOT need to install 3.1 and/or 3.2 first. It is NOT savegame compatible.
1. Unzip the 33_The_End_of_the_Beginning.rar file to a location of your choice.
2. Copy the data folder inside into your .../bi/fatw folder.
3. When prompted, choose to overwrite all existing files and folders.
4. Start FATW: DoM in your usual way and enjoy!
The major addition in 3.3 is the host of new AoR and Levy units that are now available in various provinces across the map. The purpose of adding these units is to improve army composition and variety, as well as add some more flavour to parts of the map that were previously a bit bland. While most core unit rosters remain unchanged from 3.2, almost every faction has some new units available nearby, so early expansion in the right places will be richly rewarded.
A selection of the new units now available all across Middle-earth.
In addition to the new units there are also many balance changes, bug fixes, minor additions, and further polish. Just about every aspect of the mod from the strat map to the unit stats has been further refined and balanced.
For a full list of changes please see the patch notes included in the download.
It has been a long, and somewhat convoluted road to get to this point, the final release of Fourth Age Total War: The Dominion of Men for Rome Total War. We want to express our thanks to everyone who supported the mod, from passionate fans to dedicated contributors and everyone in between, it would not have been possible without you!
However, just because the mod is now finished does not mean that this is the end! The Fourth Age Total War community has already been working on several submods of various kinds, and we may be putting up some information about some of those before too long.
If you have any questions about installation or any other part of the mod then the FAQs thread should be your first stop.
Finally, if you are enjoying the mod and would like to support us a quick review or rating here on moddb would be very much appreciated. And if you know other Tolkien fans, or Total War fans, who you think would enjoy the mod please do spread the word around, we want as many people to enjoy it as possible!
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Highest Rated (10 agree) 10/10
I must say it was simply AMAZING. First off, I am a fan of all the Lord of the Rings books, and the Silmarillion, and have always wanted to see what happened afterwards. And with this mod for Rome: Total War, you can! You can even change history and not be 'accurate', because , hey! NOTHING HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE FOURTH AGE! Being able to fight and take cities without the feeling of: Oh, I am Macedon and I just took over Carthage...how historically accurate. You get the feeling…
Jan 31 2014 by Commander_Tacticus