Battle for Middle-earth I and II have been two glorious RTS titles by which the armies of Tolkien’s iconic fantasy setting vie for supremacy, with the help of hero items from the books and movies. The two video games got here out in 2004 and 2006 respectively, so they give the impression of being fairly drab by fashionable requirements however, due to their followers, mods at the moment are obtainable to carry each video games into the period of HD graphics.
Sadly, this stuff aren’t as much as me, but when they have been, BFME2 can be on our record of the best strategy games on PC.
The mods are basically mannequin packs, that includes each reworked and all-new unit and hero fashions. Battle for Middle-earth 1: HD version was launched on the finish of final month, whereas the sequel’s equal was first launched in December final yr, however remains to be being up to date – BFME2 received its patch 2.02 v7 launch simply yesterday, and likewise has a model to assist the favored Age of the Ring mod.
You can seize Battle for Middle-earth: HD version here, and Battle for Middle-earth II: HD version here. Installation seems simple – “merely obtain the file and run the installer,” the authors write. One catch: the unique video games aren’t obtainable any extra, digitally or in any other case, so you may need to dig out your outdated discs.
Original publishers EA have been pressured to change off the official servers on New Year’s Eve 2010 as a result of expiration of their Lord of the Rings videogame licence, however you may nonetheless play multiplayer video games of BFME 1, 2, and Rise of the Witch-King through the T3A: Online unofficial server. Best of all, the HD version mods are intercompatible, that means you should use them on-line even when your opponent does not have them put in.