Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.Read full description
Base game: Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™
Season Pass: Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ - Season Pass
Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.
The Season Pass includes:
Exclusive ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Orc Warband mission:
Players will face Sauron’s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Rising Flame rune.
Early access to the ‘Trials of War’ challenge series:
Players will test their skills against select legions of Sauron’s forces in this series of challenge modes and build their legend as gamers post their best score on the Challenge Leaderboard.
All new story missions with hours of gameplay:
Lord of the Hunt – Hunt the wild beasts of Mordor as player’s discover hidden lairs, earn unique runes, and face off against powerful monsters.
The Bright Lord – Play as Celebrimbor, the great Elven smith of the Second Age, and battle against Sauron and the might of his forces.
Access to future content:
Including runes, skins, and additional future add-on content.
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR © 2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Monolith. In association with WingNut Films. © 2014 New Line Productions, Inc. © The Saul Zaentz Company. MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR, THE HOBBIT, and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
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This game has a lot of good things in it, specially if you are a Lord of the Rings fan. Having the story about Middle Earth being expanded felt good. The combat in the game is very similar to the Batman games where it locks to the animation at the press of the button, which I liked, although sometimes it felt to easy, just taking fights against 20 orcs at a time felt awesome but since the block prompt appears every time you get attacked it just takes some of the accomplishment in winning those fights. Which to some might not matter, since a big part of the game is constant fight against the Captains etc (Nemesis system) and they do bump the difficulty (sometimes). Overall it's a great game, apart from the difficulty level not being the best for me and some bugs (getting inside walls and having to quick travel out). I strongly recommend it and can't wait for the sequel
The gameplay feels a lot like Assassin Creed with a bit of Batman thrown in. But the combat, which is the most important part of this game is done very well. It feels very satisfying to play and kill Uruks. Controls are solid, and at least with a keyboard and mouse I didn't have to change anything from the default controls. The game beginning is very engaging, but it slows down soon afterwards especially once you get stuck in the side quests, which are not very fun. The main story though is certainly fun, and towards the end it gets even better. The voice acting is top notch, especially for the Bright Lord. The cinematic are done very well and fit well with the game. The game maps are quite small so you will be doing a lot of fighting in the same areas. So it might get a bit repetitive after a few hours into the map. However, the game is paced very well and the frequent unlocks will introduce new concepts and keep things fresh somewhat throughout the game. I get 144+ FPS on my GTX 1080 and i7 4790K, so the game is very well optimised for PC. I think its important to note that from start to end I did not see a single bug or glitch anywhere. Only in the DLC, I saw a minor sound glitch that fixed itself in about 5 seconds. It took me about 30 hours to get everything 100% in the DLC and the main game. Considering I got this at a sale, I feel that I definately got my money's worth. I would highly rate this game even at full price. At the discount it goes to, its almost a steal.
I completed most of the sub missions and collectibles in the game. Much as I can say, this is a very good game. And I definitely recommend this game especially if you love the LOTR Series. The only thing that I hate about this game is the ending part. Overall 9/10..
The story of Shadow of Mordor begins at the Black Gates, located in the Sea of Nurnen, one of the few localities that still continues to resist controlling the forces of Sauron's evil. In a conversation with the Queen of the Kingdom, she gives us a message very simple and straightforward: "Find an orc leader, make him a warchief and all his soldiers will be yours". So, through these words, I could clearly see that one of my main goals in the game was to infiltrate the territory of Sauron and command an army of orcs, able to help me complete my mission of revenge. The design of the characters is often confusing and unrealistic, especially when it comes to the human characters. On the other hand the orcs are quite detailed. The scenarios are very beautiful and wide. It is very rich of characters, creatures, rich fauna and mutaas catacombs , Debris and encampments. Gameplay Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a mix of various games (Soul Reaver, Batman Arkham and Assassin's Creed), and it has no problem in showing that it mimics them quite well, taking a few different and own steps. Reminiscent of Assassin's Creed, especially in how they can climb most walls and structures, as well as being able to ride mounted on some beasts. As far as combat is concerned, it is divided into three strands, stealth, free fighting and bow with arrow. Depending on the button they carry or how close they approach the enemy, Talion can jump into the direct attack, use his dagger to kill by shedding or shoot arrows in the distance.
Take the best of Assassin's Creed (stealth and parkour), and instead of the kind of boring fights of the franchise add the combat system for the Batman Arkham series. Now, add a new gameplay feature called "Nemesis" in which you'll have to understand how an army evolves and how to use it for your own good. Picture all that in the Lord of the Rings universe and you'll get a good preview of what Shadow of Mordor is, an outstanding game made for those who love Tolkien's books but also for those who just want to play great games. Probably one of the best open world games out there. Not the best story, but when it comes to gameplay it's almost unbeatable.
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