With this small article we're starting a brand new section of "the best mods for Good Old Games".
In this short reviews we will take a closer look at some of the best, the biggest and the most fun mods that have been created for games that are available in the GOG.com's games catalogue. For the first mod spotlight we decided to look at Stronghold and The Lord of the Rings™ mod. Jump in and check out our testers' (Skreczi and Paczyk) opinions on this fan modification. We'll try to post similar mod spotlights from time to time, so if you have any comments or recommendations let us know!
Today we have something for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's work. Believe it or not, with this mod you can change the Medieval settings of Stronghold into the fantasy world of the Middle-Earth! Below you'll find Skreczi's and Paczyk's opinions on The Lord of the Rings™ mod for Stronghold.
Skreczi: For the love of Valar! It is one of the most awesome mods I've ever seen! Just imagine how incredible it would be to play Stronghold with the music, movie clips and detailed history of Middle Earth. And not only Third Age -- this mod has it all!
The creators of this pack took the effort to recreate battles from the Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, Lost Tales, Lays of Beleriand, Lost Road and History of Middle Earth. Defend or attack Amon Sul, Dale, Caras Galadhon, Cirith Ungol, Gondolin, Isengard or even Minas Tirith! When I launched this mod for the first time I was impressed by almost everything - from the intro, music and maps to briefings and missions themselves.
The only downsides to the mod are the limitations of Stronghold itself -- we don't have new units, textures or graphics. However, what we do have is more than enough not only for a J.R.R. Tolkien fan but for any Stronghold fanatic! So don't wait any longer; take that quest and lead the forces of good or evil into battle, and experience for yourself 65,000 years of Middle Earth history.
Paczyk: Epic win! What else can I say? This mod is made so professionally with such attention to detail that for a minute there I just couldn't believe that this is just a game modification not an official expansion! Why are you still reading this?! Go take a castle or something!
You can download the mod on Stronghold Heaven fan site.
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