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
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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Lord of the Hunt is an average addition to the main story, which revolves around Torvin and Talion hunting great beasts, essentially buffed versions of monsters you fought in the main game. However, the real gem is The Bright Lord DLC. An epic battle between Celebrimbor and Sauron, during the Second Age, nothing more, nothing less. Though fairly barebones, this DLC provides the fan service of one cinematic boss fight against Sauron, to make up for the disappointing Quick Time Event conclusion of the main campaign. Of course you can’t just challenge the Dark Lord of Mordor to a 1v1, you must Brand each of the 5 new Legendary War Chiefs ruling Mordor, then march your army of Orcs into battle. The difficulty has been increased, as you no longer have use of your Ranger abilities, and the War Chiefs power levels can now reach 25, where they have no vulnerabilities. Even though new combat mechanics have been added thanks to use of The One Ring, these fights are a good challenge. In addition, Test of the Ring challenges are added as side-missions to increase your One Rings power. The preamble has little story, can become repetitive, and often relies on controlled AI to do a lot of the work, but is thankfully short. The final boss fight is the main attraction people purchased the DLC for, and delivers exactly what fans want. The fight is thrilling, and takes quite a while thanks to Sauron throwing a spanner in the works.
Average plot, average game play with nothing new to offer. Sure, it is a decent time waster but only if you want to go hardcore on the skill tree.Get the season pass to enjoy this game more than its main stand.
The Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Season Pass includes three new story missions, early access to the ‘Trials of War’ challenge mode, new runes and skins, and future unannounced content. It is priced at $24.99. ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Mission: In this mission you face Sauron’s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Wolf's Head rune. He's really easy to beat and it doesn't add any new story elements. ‘Trials of War’ challenge series: It just makes easier to build up a score for the leaderboards. Lord of the Hunt and The Bright Lord aren't released yet, The game is great, but this DLC is expensive and lacking in content. I would buy it for less money.
As it happens with many Lord of the Rings games, they dont usually do justice to the actual backstory, but in this case that doesn't matter, the story only gets in your orc-murdering ways. Where this game truly shines is in the gameplay and graphic aspects, with an intense and flexible combat system and a skill tree in which progression seems real. The extra missions included in the season pass are another bonus.
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