Middle Earth BigUnlocks at level 2 or with the Mega Maps Pack
Created by Saruman (all)
Went public on 3/23/2013
Number of ratings: 561
Average rating: 4.1515 / 5
264 territories, 104 bonuses, 8 distribution modes
|Welcome to middle earth !
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1.12 Version Patch :
-> Focus on cities of importance (Minas Tirith, Barad Dur, Isengard, Helm's Deep)
-> Focus on the Minas Tirith Battle (Pelennor, Pelargir, boats, ...)
-> Some paths through the mountains are more difficult to cross (Moria, Mount Dolmed, Paths of the dead)
-> South Mirkwood is cut in two as it was a large territory.
-> Angband replaced by frozen encampment
-> Bonus modifications (for some it is due to new territories)
1.14 Version Patch :
-> RIVERS AND BRIDGES !
-> New territories for Northmen (Laketown, Dale, City of Wine)
-> New stronghold for ents (Entmoot place)
-> New territories in Vales of Anduin
-> Quest bonuses (with 0 in basic map)
1.15 and 1.16 Version Patch :
-> Many bonus and superbonus changes
-> New scenarios
Review by Niclas0611 on 5/7/2013.
Great map, lots of hidden tracks and paths!
Review by _Ninja_ on 6/6/2013.
just like the real lord of the rings map and even more that isnt in the movie. i can see you did research and if you barely tried i congradulate you XD. p.s. I LOVE THIS MAP FOR MULTIPLAYER WITH 4 PEOPLE. i also think you should make smaller scales of it in certain places. CONTINUE TO MAKE GREAT MAPS!
Review by retribution on 5/31/2013.
this map is really interesting. reminds me of the good ol lord of the rings map, very well done based on strategic importance of land, and symbolic meanings.
Review by Church on 4/20/2013.
Amazing and fun
Review by Adm.Lee on 6/12/2013.
i love this map! thanks for awesome map
Review by Archer on 7/19/2013.
I absolutely love the Middle-Earth concept, but this map is a bit complex for my taste. Just a bit, though!
Review by WorldlyBaton51 on 10/15/2013.
Great strategic map well thought out
Review by chris_swiss on 10/5/2013.
many nice little cities and pearls
Review by Ryangamer on 9/23/2013.
Review by [REGL] Firehawk on 10/18/2013.
Review by Batu on 4/30/2013.
THIS MAP IS AWESOME
Review by Rogue_Shroom on 10/31/2013.
Very good and territory names seem accurate and certainly add to the game
Review by orionaux on 7/23/2014.
Only played on a team game, which can make bonuses hard to get.
Review by Dogjaw on 10/26/2013.
Good stuff. LOTR.
Review by Koceey on 5/5/2014.
Nice and good for strategies! One of my favourites.
Review by Prime on 1/28/2014.
Very enjoyable map. Will definitely be one of my favorites.
Review by Ysayell1 on 4/22/2015.
Solid map. Can't say I love it, it's not exactly easy on the eyes, there's some questionable balance with the choke points heavily favoring some areas and some super bonuses being all but irrelevant since you cannot achieve them until you've basically already won, but it does play pretty well in team games. The city-within-territory bit is a nice touch for keeping those little hold outs. Do wish there was a little more focus on the cities of importance.
Review by tracy on 3/31/2013.
Review by The Mighty h'Erik on 4/30/2013.
Review by HyperionKnight on 11/5/2013.
Great roleplaying map
Review by 0liH on 12/31/2014.
Great map and very true to Tolkein's work
Review by ironhalo on 1/5/2015.
exellent for team play
Review by Vatsug on 5/9/2015.
A lovely, well-balanced map. Awesome to play for 2v2, 3v3, 2v2v2, 2v2v2v2 and 3v3v3. A map with several points of huge strategic value, which leads to intense battles and a heart-rate you won't survive long with. I suggest using full city distribution in your templates. It's the map I've played the most and likely the map I will play the most.
Review by Nathan on 5/27/2015.
This may be my favorite map of Middle Earth. You have done a great job incorporating many of the important (but unvisited) locations as one-off bonuses. You also lay out chokepoints in a very strategic manner, but most of the board is open for back-and-forth battles. This makes it crucial to secure what defensible bonuses one can and to concentrate on slowly building one's forces. Caution, rather than boldness, wins the day in this incarnation of Middle Earth.
Review by Tyson Stevens on 6/12/2015.
Very fun to use for "chase" games.
Review by Commander9786 on 6/25/2015.
This map had me on the edge of my seat!!! However, the APT reward for Rhovanian is a bit too steep (in my opinion). capturing it provided an early-game advantage that made the win easy.
Review by Petty Officer Peepers on 9/19/2015.
Had an enjoyable game. The territory layouts were interesting and provided a lot of options for strategy. Detailed enough for the casual Tolkien fan but not so much so that a player with limited knowledge of the realm wouldn't be overwhelmed by the new territories. One of my favorite maps.
Review by Darkenvy on 11/8/2013.
Review by DanWL on 10/19/2016.
Good Middle Earth map.
Review by Vön Schëfflër on 9/2/2013.
I got fucked, but it was fun.
Review by DaSwagginPanda on 4/17/2014.
Review by El Asesino on 5/5/2014.
This is a very interesting map.
Review by Sam Matney on 6/21/2014.
Review by antimatterfish on 9/5/2014.
awesome map, lots of cool things to do! Also bonus points for LotR <3
Review by Thomas on 10/29/2014.
Great map i love Lord of the Rings too so it deserves 5
Review by Trajan on 10/24/2015.
Awesome. I love the theme
Review by dwarfsbeard on 11/4/2015.
This map is awesome to play on. It is incredibly accurate to the middle earth lore and world.
Review by Morgan Barnes on 11/11/2015.
Review by psykkoman on 11/22/2015.
Enjoyable and challenging map. It is recommended to pick territories manually, as starting position is very important and bonuses differ in their value much. Which is not flaw, Middle Earth rewards smart development, instead of over aggresive behaviour. I would recommend playing here for beginners also, because map itself is helpful in understanding principles of play.
Review by Arsteel on 12/16/2015.
I think that mordor should have a slightly bigger bonus. 6 or 7.
Review by LazarGalic on 1/3/2016.
Review by Elessar on 1/22/2016.
Really love it! Very good job. It's like the true middle earth !
Review by warhawk on 3/8/2016.
tight completion makes this a challanging map
Review by ChocoTaco on 1/8/2014.
Review by Simont on 7/17/2013.
Very good GODE GODE GODE
Review by Wiseneiwski on 8/21/2013.
Review by rainbowloff13 on 11/26/2013.
Such A DOG!!
Review by VaporWolf [FROG] on 7/17/2014.
I like it <3
Review by Marakus Coldslayer on 6/27/2016.
This was very cool. The Easterlings were very powerful from the beginning. Luckily, they were on my team.
Review by 'vander on 7/14/2016.
Really liked the detail and the place names and the mountains. Mordor fell last, but it did fall!!
Review by Unifel on 9/16/2016.
Review by Andalorium on 12/17/2016.
Love the map, a little rough but still good, and fun.
Review by Federal Republic of Deutsch-franzosische on 7/4/2013.
Better detail for geography of the map
Review by YellowEwan on 1/23/2015.
Review by BigTitsandAFatAss on 2/23/2015.
Review by Rogue Nikolai Krogius on 3/31/2015.
Review by robiw2 on 4/6/2015.
I like it bro!!! ;D
Review by Tjockkorv on 4/24/2015.
Nice, but hard...
Review by TheCondescendingSeal on 5/16/2015.
Review by Coco on 7/15/2015.
Review by L0N3GUNM4N on 8/4/2015.
Great action in a FFA scenario!
Review by TheCatGuy on 8/25/2015.
Review by yoman1 on 9/19/2015.
Amazing and fun for building empires.
Review by DoctorD on 10/28/2015.
It fucking sucked dick
Review by Ben Monk on 11/11/2015.
Review by AlphaPwNz on 12/6/2015.
Review by Yakahiro on 4/12/2016.
Review by Jazz on 11/10/2014.
Review by Lightning on 4/8/2015.
why has this map been "nerfed"? liked it a lot more with the higher bonuses.
Review by OTPM on 12/3/2014.
Review by sheep1987 on 1/23/2015.
Review by Wayne Conway on 9/2/2015.
played as the hobbits. there is no way to get any traction at all. way too many surrounding troops, and not near enough troops generated. it takes 10 turns just to be able to take one territory, which doesn't provide any more troops, and then you are completely vunerable.
also the allience system is completley opaque. it is very difficult to determine who anyone is, and what there role should be.
Review by lasabasballsweg on 4/20/2015.
Review by [WM] Gnuffone on 8/1/2013.
Review by Solis Empire on 4/7/2013.
Review by AnalLee on 4/19/2013.
Review by ANDRECO on 7/20/2013.
Review by robber364 on 5/30/2013.
Review by 16chaben on 4/16/2013.
This map is terrible. You can't ever get it to zoom to the right level.