Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Summary: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has critics praising its combat, visuals, story and most of all its nemesis system which allows for players to create rivalries with the orcs they have defeated
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There's plenty to see and do in Mordor when you're dead; all that's left, in the words of a wise old wandering wizard, is to decide what to do with the time that is given to you.
The tech specs are demanding, but this is the Middle-Earth game to rule them all.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's great action and dynamic enemies make both victory and defeat an amazing experience.
A far better game than many would've imagined, not just in terms of its action and Lord of the Rings authenticity – but in bringing a genuinely new idea to gaming.
By turning your every death into the start of a personal vendetta, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor makes you that much more invested in its open-world. The savage combat and satisfying stealth are just the means to exacting your ultimate revenge.
A challenging and fascinating adventure in emergent gameplay, but not without growing pains
Shadow of Mordor's political machinations and rambunctious action make it a cut above your everyday Lord of the Rings game.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor tells a good story but provides the tools to discover even better tales
An inventive and thoroughly enjoyable adventure that honors the legacy of its fiction while simultaneously expanding its boundaries.
This perfectly competent open-world game gets a heck of a lot more interesting when it throws an endless host of savage, dynamic AI enemies into the mix.