Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Reviews Summary

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

Rating Summary

Based on 101 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

Based on 101 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Aug 28, 2017
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9.3 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2017

In conclusion, Shadow of Mordor is the best LOTR game I have played in a long time, it reaches the expectations and although some are very critic on the similarity with the assassin's creed system, I have to say I really enjoyed playing this epic game full of emotion, adrenaline and a soundtrack that will blow up your mind. The challenge of completing the campaing 100% will make you spend hours of fun, as the secondary missions are very attractive and challenging but keeping a balance that makes them achievable for any player investing a moderate quantity of time, it is not just a game that incudes high definition graphics and sound quality, but much more than that.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2017

Middle-Earth: Shadow or Morder successfully delivers an experience that you will enjoy from start to finish. The hours will just fly by as you fight through the detailed land of Mordor. The Nemesis system and Uruk Hierarchy in Saurons Army is something fresh and will keep you entertained throughout the experience. It’s a shame the story couldn’t have been a bit longer. The game is so much fun to play that it’s a real let down when you get to the end of it so soon. This game is a must buy for anyone who is a fan of fantasy hack and slash RPGs. Regardless of your knowledge of the Lord of the Rings franchise you will find your self hooked to this game.

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Apr 28, 2015

From the get go you are introduced to Talion, a Ranger of Gondor as well as Captain of the Black Gate. Who is in the midst of training his son Dirhael and gives you the chance to learn some basic combat moves.

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Mar 10, 2015

Shadow of Mordor is a beautiful game with some sick combat that's geuinely fun. The gameplay is the real star of this show and it's one worth getting at full price.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 23, 2014

As a gamer you owe it to yourself to experience Shadow of Mordor if not for anything else other than the Nemesis system because playing a single-player game never made you feel less alone.

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Dec 15, 2014

The sandbox nature of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is what makes it such a great game.

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8.8 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is the biggest "pleasant surprise" of 2014. A solid side-story from an established universe with spot-on gameplay makes this a surprise contender for one of the year's best games.

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8 / 10
Dec 3, 2014

Shadow of Mordor shows that the Tolkien licence still has a lot of life in it yet. It falls short a little in that some of the aspects feel like they don't quite live up to what they promised, but this is a great first step for a brand new IP. Hopefully this won't be the last we see of Talion.

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Unscored
Oct 31, 2014

Shadow of Mordor more than qualifies as being one of the most polished and entertaining games to ever bear the Tolkien namesake.

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