Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for PC
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Sep 30, 2014
8.79
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Good
177th of 27408

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

Exploring an original story of vengeance and redemption, the game puts players in the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor -- moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him. Through the course of his personal vendetta, Talion uncovers the truth of the Spirit that compels him, learns the origins of the Rings of Power and ultimately confronts his true nemesis.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS: 64-bit: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 57 GB available space

Minimum

  • OS: 64-bit: Vista SP2, Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 44 GB available space

Gamer Reviews

41196 Reviews
9.06
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Apr 21, 2021

One of the best originally crafted ideas I have ever played, its extremely unique and cool in every aspect

Mar 23, 2021

good world design and combat but it gets repetative after a while

Feb 9, 2021
This is one of the finest games I have played. You feel like a medieval Hitman in the LOTR universe. It has solid gameplay similar to the Arkham series but the Generals are tougher and can be killed using a specific way only which makes you plan your conquest to take over a camp instead of just barging in head-on. The story is great with friendship and betrayals. The gem of this game is the random dialogues and opportunities the game creates using the Nemesis system. It was a new thing and it is done flawlessly in this game. If you play this game, then also play the sequel which completes the story of Talion and improves significantly on every other factor. The DLC is also good with a little different approach in combat but fun nonetheless.

Critic Reviews

19 Reviews
8.53
8.20
William MurphySep 26, 2014
Shadow of Mordor is a visually stunning, narratively compelling action RPG that had me enthralled from start to finish. This is how you make a non-canon story in Middle-earth feel like it belongs.... It’s violent, it’s addictive, and it controls like a dream. The camera oftentimes gets lost in the terrain, and sometimes Talion’s free running gets stuck on random objects, but minor quibbles aside… Shadow of Mordor is one polished experience.
Philip KollarSep 26, 2014
The gameplay foundation of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is very strong, which makes it all the more incredible that it's also the least exciting thing about the game. Most video games choose to either tell you a story or give you a world in which you can create your own stories; very rarely are these two paths mixed, and even more rarely with any success.
Leif JohnsonSep 29, 2014
It's a great system that punishes death by empowering the the orc who killed you, and it rewards victory through the satisfaction of revenge. And Shadow of Mordor brims with such stories. ...This endless dance of revenge and colorful characters with their own voiced personalities and memories of past encounters creates a story beyond the main narrative that lingers long after the memory Talion's troubles fade away. And that's but the surface of the system.

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