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

30894 Reviews
NaN 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
Steve KnauerOct 18, 2017
Monolith knew it had something when they took the Nemesis System, made famous in Shadow of Mordor, and expanded it exponentially. The world has never seen so many diverse Uruk-hai.
Felix NovaOct 23, 2017
Providing thrilling gameplay, a flowing combat system, pleasing Tolkien landscape, challenging charismatic bosses, deeper story and a bigger end game mechanic to keep the player entertained for many many hours, today Middle Earth Shadow of War is one of the best games available in the third-person RPG-action genre.
Andy KellyOct 05, 2017
The nemesis system shines in this unwieldy, bloated, and occasionally magnificent fantasy epic.