Middle-earth: Shadow of War for PC
PC - Windows

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Oct 10, 2017

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About this game

Content Rating: Teen


Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 10 Creators Update
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz / Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD RX 480, 4 GB or RX580, 4GB / NVIDIA GTX 970, 4GB or GTX1060, 6GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: X64 required


  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update
  • Processor: AMD FX-4350, 4.2 GHz / Intel Core i5-2300, 2.80 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD HD 7870, 2 GB / NVIDIA GTX 660, 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: X64 required

Gamer Reviews

22391 Reviews
1 review
May 24, 2019

First, I gotta say this.

If you haven't played Shadow of Mordor, then I advise that you not play Shadow of War. Why? Cause Shadow of Mordor has everything that this game has.

However, if you have played the first game and still have that LoTR craving that needs a fix, then, by all means, play this game.

Shadow of War is basically like an expansion of the first game. It has a far more impressive Nemesis system, bigger worlds to explore, equipment sets and gems to strengthen your character and a stronghold defense/invade minigame.

However, it has its problems. And that problem is the constant grind. By act 4, you will be grinding for Legendary orcs to help defend your stronghold. I won't spoil anything from the main story. But let's just say that you will be doing this to achieve the true ending of the game.

If you have played the first game and if you can look past the somewhat pokemon-esque feel of collecting orcs, then Shadow of War is the game for you.


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Critic Reviews

19 Reviews
Leon HurleyOct 05, 2017
A huge Lord of the Rings experience that’s always enjoyable, although its scale leaves it straining at the seams at times.
Joe VargasOct 21, 2017
Philip KollarOct 05, 2017
Shadow of Mordor was unrefined but in a way that was ahead of its time. Playing it felt like glimpsing the future of big action games. Monolith’s attempts to build on that vision in Shadow of War are often successful, particularly where the deeper Nemesis System is concerned. But other pieces of this sequel feel undercooked, getting in the way of what should be a great time. Shadow of War provided plenty of fun in the 30 or 40 hours I’ve spent with it so far, but somehow this future seemed so much brighter in 2014.

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