Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2
One Week Left for LOTR: BFME 2 Online Achievements
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Your precious achievements are in peril of disappearing into the hot fires of Mount Doom next week as the Xbox Live servers for Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 2 are set to close one week from today, January 11th. Once the servers officially go offline, the game's already sparse 705 Gamerscore will drop drastically as the following achievements become unachievable:

Be sure to find yourself a copy and visit the game's Achievement Trading Thread to find a boosting partner so you can get the achievements before they are gone for good. You needs them!


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Comment #1 by UltimateBane32
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:03:48 PM
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Comment #2 by Infomouse
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:04:54 PM
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EA are also closing down the servers to:
• FIFA 07
• FIFA 08 *
• FIFA 09 *
• FIFA Street 3 *
• Fight Night Round 3
• Madden NFL 09
• NBA LIVE 09 *
• NCAA March Madness 08 *
• NCAA Basketball 09 *
• NCAA Football 07
• NCAA Football 08 *
• NCAA Football 09 *
• NFL Head Coach 09 *
• NHL 08 *
• NHL 09 *
• Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 *
• UEFA EURO 2008 *
All will be closing on February 8th 2011.

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Comment #3 by ChaosPhoenix7
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:08:04 PM
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I hate how EA's been doing this recently. Not even because of the achievements, but mostly because I don't buy the new sports games every year and now I have five or six useless games (they're not fun offline anymore) that Gamestop pays less than a dollar for...

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Comment #4 by Infection Ftw
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:09:07 PM
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Just a note the Roadmap of LOTR is incorrect. It says 9 instead of 13. And for the Rank 20 lower/higher you just need a minimum of 20. For the 20 lower it only counts when you destruct your buildings, quiting doesn't. Also the 10 wins can sometimes glitch but if you dashboard or get a few more wins with switching host you'll get it. Same with the 10 losses a row. Can be boosted for both players in like 3-4 hours.

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Comment #5 by Frank_The_Bison
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:10:03 PM
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I hate how EA does this. I don't play sport games but I do know they are much more fun to play online with other people rather than by yourself.

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Comment #6 by EDDS
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:10:27 PM
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this was one of my all time fav games.

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Comment #8 by SuperWoody64
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:12:03 PM
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Ea you suck. As does this game I hear.

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Comment #9 by Yunder
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:19:01 PM
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My precious!! EA can't takez my precious!!!

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Comment #10 by totallykyle101
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:19:40 PM
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I only bought this yesterday so I better get online xD

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Comment #11 by l.maciver
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:19:49 PM
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WOW, another game sent to EA's offline list.

Even more WOW this lasted 4 and a half years yet LoTR Conquest lasted a year.

#3, thats a large list, wonder how many games are left now?

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Comment #12 by SatNiteEduardo
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:27:31 PM
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I am no technical expert but I think EA should be forced by MS to patch their games to allow for peer to peer when they close down their servers. Even if it only allows for some game modes or some achievements its better than nothing.

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Comment #13 by Joewayer
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:28:37 PM
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I can't wait for the blowback when they try to close servers for games where people paid ten bucks to access with used copies. Sock away some legal fees, EA. I'm pretty sure you'll need them.

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Comment #14 by Dr Popodopolus
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:34:23 PM
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#12 is on to something.

But seriously..

Anything Pre 09 can go for all I care but FIFA 09 is still an excellent game, sucks to see that go, I am quite pissed off actually.

I think FNR3 is 1000 offline which is OK I uppose as I might grab that one day for a quid.

I would advise anyone who hasn't done the easy 1250 on FIFA street 3 to do so before the servers close.. well because it's an easy 1250 but if memory serves me correctly then the DLC still costs.

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Comment #15 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:35:12 PM
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This was a freaking awesome game. - i so hope they are working on a third game ?! - any one know?
- Now that i have remembered this game - i really want to play this game again - although 705G's was always a bit crap. LOTR War In tHE north is gonna be crazzzy!!!

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Comment #16 by The Pants Party [STAFF]
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 05:48:46 PM
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#2: That was my next order of business after this. (Didn't want to lump them together since this one is a week and the rest are a month.)

That announcement is up now. :)

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Comment #17 by ThreeManager6
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 06:26:05 PM
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That is why they should simply get rid of online achievements in the first place. Create a separate reward system for online games, but keep achievements offline only.

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Comment #18 by dementedlullaby
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 06:35:03 PM
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Upsetting but expected. I'm more surprised it took this long.

The rank based achieves are pretty terrible if I remember correctly. We could really use a new LotR based RTS now. All the PC ones are old with no community and with this shutting down it's over man =[.

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Comment #19 by The Dark Wyvern
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 06:57:17 PM
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This was annoying when they did it for Conquest. I played a bit of the single-player and then decided hey, this could be fun offline. But noo, had to close down your game. It's like buying a game, and then snapping it in half.

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Comment #20 by NerfTurbo
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 07:04:29 PM
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Be prompt on getting the Dead Space 2 achievements. And good luck to those who are going to play it.

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Comment #21 by Son of Kyuss
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 07:10:02 PM
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There are no MP achievements (could possibly be the secret achievements but I'm guessing those are story-related) in Dead Space 2

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Comment #22 by cheevo360
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 07:19:05 PM
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Excuse Me!! Excuse Me!! Excuse Me!! people listen don't cry over EA for games get server down as well include online achievements because I realise EA explain while ago it is cos not much players play them anymore as well EA got lots new games on way and very difficult to organise every online games to make sure players ok and leaderboards and whatever online stuffs. People no need be upset over it, it is part of videogames companys to do it because EA got so many games this why plus players not enough on some games though.

Anyway I don't care about those games list because sports and strategy games isn't my game to kind of lol

So don't worry people there plenty upcoming EA games for Xbox 360 and accept online achievements no more on those games list server downs :)

Good luck people for get Lord of the Rings week before next week cheers xx

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Comment #23 by JGar77
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 07:50:40 PM
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I got all the online achievements save "The Hobbit and the Troll" and "Try a tutorial." These two were impossible at the time of my online run-through; I could not get ranked, and nobody with such a high rank was playing anymore.

I guess I'll resolve not to get those two achievements, just like I couldn't finish 1 vs 100 in time. The gs for this game was 705, so it was a bid of an oddity to begin with.

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Comment #24 by Son of Kyuss
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 07:55:47 PM
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You know the leaderboards were reset in December right? they are obtainable now until the servers close of course.

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Comment #25 by Nagasami
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 08:06:23 PM
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Ya i bet its very difficult to keep all the games organize when they are making so MUCH money. They are greedy bastard, thats the main reason why they are closing the servers. Even if not alot of people play them then still should have a limit of whatever so a small amount can play them. What's the point of making a game for both offline and online and sell it to the customer then later say "oh too bad, we no longer offer online experiences so go buy new game". Its their thirst for money, its wrong.

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Comment #26 by abstinentcrayon
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 08:17:02 PM
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I will 'lol' when I see people with online achievements for those games after the close of their servers.

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Comment #27 by oysterboy13
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 08:48:11 PM
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this is exactly why online achievements suck.

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Comment #28 by brownstar ninja
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:36:38 PM
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ya online achieves can go to hell (although i have met some very nice people) along with EA and the rest of the companies that charge for the online mode like in UFC or tiger woods...F-Q

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Comment #29 by D4B0MB1N4T10N
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 01:31:42 AM
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@12: It really isnt fair to those who have the games and wish to play online/get those achievements.

once they are down, it renders any appropriate achievements unobtainable, which isnt the point to achievements in the first place. how can they just simply take that away?

they should release a patch to allow peer-to-peer, or simply when u sign on and download the update for the game, it auto-unlocks any of the online achievements that you could no longer get. seems cheap, like free achievements, but its not fair to not let people get them either.

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Comment #30 by ONI recon 111
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 01:41:35 AM
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They could have atleast given people a couple of months warning, 1 week isn't exactly fair, i don't think i've got many of the online achievements for this game but i can't play on it for atleast two weeks because of exams. Same thing happened with LOTR Conquest :(

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Comment #31 by Thrall51906
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 02:58:16 AM
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man fuck EA this is a crappy deal isnt it?

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Comment #32 by roza
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 03:16:16 AM
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of for fuck sake! I havent even been able to play this game for ages seeing as I lent it to a friend who's had the game for OVER A FUCKING YEAR! They'd better not close servers! I havet even been able to play BFME online AT-ALL! and without online I'm pretty sure the game is pretty redundant. I can understand all of their sporting games seein as everyone who gives a crap about em buys the newest as soon as its released but BFME is a good game (even offline) and RTS' are really fun online (Age of Empires, Halo Wars etc) EA had better make up for this somehow, you let yourself down with MoH already dont lose what little respect people have left for you!

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Comment #33 by vaughny_69
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 03:31:07 AM
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@22 did you take a breath at all whilst you were typing that message?

On topic - This is fucking bullshit! This is by far the only good rts game on 360, and now theyre taking it off! And there's not even a new bfme game to replace it :o This was one of my favourite games to play with mates :(

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Comment #34 by Agent00047
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 05:32:26 AM
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Not very good for customer relationship, EA!!

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Comment #35 by Mister Spraggsy
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 06:15:17 AM
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Im with you, me and my mates would play this if we had some time to kill.
I can understand all the FIFA games etc but BFME is a real good fun game to play with your mates.

Well Done EA, and i dont surpose there is evan a new one on the way.

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Comment #36 by cheevo360
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 08:35:20 AM
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Hey I understand some of you disagreed me but remember too much games is hard to do all in one day each every days anyway. I don't care about online achievements and online games they not important to me. All publishers and deveoplers should do achievements like Call of Duty 4 and MW 2 that you earns while in online matches not earns achievements from gamerscore so it is good part of show online games better this what COD and other games usually did anyway I think better single player only for achievements in gamerscores because they closed down online games when they want and old games either also not much players go on they can't accept though hehe, I just play them when I like and break away from single player sometime. When I feel up to get some achievements for online then I do lol

hehehe I look forward next EA Games is DEAD SPACE 2 in 3 weeks cannot wait!!! I knew many people excite about Dead Space 2 :)

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Comment #37 by KashThePriest
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 09:43:09 AM
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I don't get why '09 games are getting taken down, they're only 2 years old

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Comment #38 by kfitz9
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 10:13:41 AM
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FUCK EA, they are souless bastards,

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Comment #39 by cheevo360
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 10:34:44 AM
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#37 is because not much players on there as well EA got too many games so hard do everything in day in every days plus money for also reasons all those reasons not only that money reason anyway

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Comment #40 by cheevo360
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 10:37:50 AM
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But yes EA bastards but I can understand their reasons to server downs, I dont like game companys for money reasons but other reasons of course I understand why that like if you work any jobs then you will understand why something cannot or can do in while you work that for example smiliar things :D

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Comment #41 by Opiate42
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 11:26:27 AM
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@ 21 Ooooh!! I hope you're right! Itching for DS2 and online achievements are evil to begin with and ones for any EA games already have a death clock ticking before they even ship.

As for the rest, well I'm glad I don't like sports games LOL!

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Comment #42 by TurnerVII
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 12:34:20 PM
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Woah this is a real shame i was planning on repurchasing this in a few weeks after i accidently destroyed my disc.. Superb game and it does not deserve this

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Comment #43 by WnxLogan
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 12:43:54 PM
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I would have bought this at some point, but since the servers are closing I won't bother.

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Comment #44 by Bullhorse
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 01:08:01 PM
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achievements... my precious...

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Comment #45 by NerfTurbo
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 02:33:39 PM
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@21 I realised after reading the achievements list(Dead Space 2) that there might not be online achievements and kind of regret making my initial post prior to checking the list. By the looks of the list they should all be single player, but who knows if they will add DLC with multiplayer-only achievements.

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Comment #46 by JGar77
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 03:23:31 PM
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@24 no, I had no idea! Maybe I will go for them after all.

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Comment #47 by Erwo the Elder
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 03:45:06 PM
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And this is exactly why online achievements are bs! They are going to run into trouble when they start shutting down the servers people payed to play on. Unless they state up front how long the server will be active. That would be good to know on any game. And the idea that it really costs them anything is also bs. It is already in place, it would actually cost them more to shut them down. Really they are just a ridiculous company giving us inferior games, Medal of Honor anyone!!!

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Comment #48 by x352x pH
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:33:25 AM
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@36, learn english?

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Comment #49 by ANIMAL NL
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:00:24 AM
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Am I the only one that likes to get mp achievements?
Especially for shooters I think online achievements are great to work on.
I always feel I "achieved" more by beating someone on my own skill level than beating some bad AI.

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Comment #50 by wacko3.16
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 12:13:56 PM
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I dont see how EA keep getting away with this .... I have only just got Tiger Woods 09 and the only other one I have is 08 .. so no online golf for me. Sucks.

Ubisoft and Microsoft have as big a catalogue of games so why is it only EA that does this for fun? I can appecaite one or two that NO ONE plays but come on FIFA street 3 is the anti FIFA (I hate FIFA btw) and theyre removing it? Naff off. Either get a Fifa Street 4 out or smeg off WEA you money grabbing sons a bitches.

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Comment #51 by cj993
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 08:43:05 AM
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Noooooo I finally was gettin back into the game and I'm too late

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Comment #52 by sphinx84
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 01:36:17 PM
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What a load of s**t, I had this when it first came out and got through it all, or so I thought. I recently checked my 'games completed' and it doesn't show up, because I never lost 10 times in a row, can't finish it and get the credit for completing it when I actually have. Negative achievements suck and shouldn't count towards game completion!!!

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Comment #53 by IDudeIDaryl
Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 06:46:40 PM
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Thats so dumb ive only just started playing this game again and was wondering why i couldnt find a game!

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Comment #54 by Purified666
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 10:27:28 AM
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well that kinda su*** i just bought the game, ive been looking for it a while now and accidantly came across it (i liked it on pc so i had to have it on xbox) and now im reading this, bummer...

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Comment #55 by MetalheadMatt69
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 03:10:15 PM
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For the rest of eternity I am stuck with a grand total of 995g on Madden 06 because of those EA motherfucking sacks of shit.

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Comment #56 by theLOTRwarriorrivendale
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 11:34:04 PM
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you motha fucken piece of shit why did yall stop the online for the LOTR BFME 2 Ive waited too fucken long to get this game and play online now your telling me i cant now this company is a low class bullshit ass one BITCHIZZZ fucken hate yall for this it was my favorite game

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EA Los Angeles
Electronic Arts


US July 06, 2006
Europe July 14, 2006

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
ESRB: Teen
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