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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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.
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.
I played 45h+ of this game, completing either main and side quests + DLCs. It captured me at the beginning, and kept me glued to the monitor until its very end. Controls are fluid, story nice, and all the threaten/killing/possess system of the enemies, adds something unique to the experience. I would totally recommend this.
Middle-Earth just wants the player to explore it like a playground. It is an amazing take on Middle-Earth. Shadow of Mordor paints the pictures that rest somewhere between bookends.
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