Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for PlayStation 3
PS3

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Nov 18, 2014
7.66
playscore
Average
592nd of 1270

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Monolith Productions
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.

Critic Reviews

7 Reviews
7.47
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.
Bengt LemneSep 27, 2014
But all is not sunshine in the world of Mordor and one thing that really disappointed us was the size of the sandbox world. ...Other issues we found are things Shadow of Mordor has in common with Assassin's Creed - the contextual actions aren't always great at anticipating your next move and what walls you can and cannot climb isn't always entirely clear. ...We mentioned the story and it is both enjoyable and captivating.
Mick FraserOct 06, 2014
Dark, compelling, and occasionally unflinchingly brutal, Shadow of Mordor is Lord of the Rings for grown-ups. It’s not just a good game based on an established franchise, but a fantastic game in its own right and one that deserves to be judged purely by its own merits, and not by what has come before.

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