The Third Age: Total War Mod Review

My review of the Medieval II “Third Age” mod is now live at GameSpy.

Attempts to bring the rich lore of the Lord of the Rings universe into the video game space have been about as successful as asking a hobbit to cut back to just five meals per day. Struggling under the weight of expectations and movie tie-ins, these games have left those desperate to explore Tolkien’s engrossing world disappointed at best.


While triple A publishers have struggled to wrangle the license into an enjoyable gaming experience, it’s taken a devoted team of modders to do what these publishers could not, and the result is the mightily impressive The Third Age – Total War modification…Continue