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Fan remake of Battle For Middle-Earth in Unreal Engine 4 is incredible

Fans are using Unreal Engine 4 to re-create EA's RTS 'The Battle for Middle-Earth'

By Jak Connor | Feb 6, 2020 04:44 am CST (1 min, 10 secs reading time)

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan and enjoy real-time strategy games, then keep your eyes on this fan project as it's glorious.

The team at BFME REFORGED (Battle For Middle-Earth Reforged) has posted a new video showcasing their work on re-making the classic real-time strategy title in Unreal Engine 4. The above video reveals Isengard in all its glory, and as the commentator explains, "The fortress is initially made of stone and iron. However, and as Isengard grows in might, it can improve the fortress using its resources to make the it even more resilient to damage with the Obsidian Defence upgrade."

If you have never heard of Battle for Middle Earth it's an old real-time strategy title that was released back in 2004. Since then, EA has lost the rights to Lord of the Rings content and discontinued the BFME, and the sequel. At the moment, it's almost impossible to buy, unless you get second hand or pay a jacked-up price. BFME REFORGED doesn't have a release date yet, but the team is hard at work bringing the multiplayer over to Unreal Engine 4. For any more updates on BFME REFORGED, check back here.

Jak Connor


Jaks love for technology and more specifically PC gaming began at 10 years old, it was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on a old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of the typical FPS PC gamer, Jak enjoys the likes of a solid MMO, RPG, or a single-player linear story. More importantly, though, he holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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