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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Monolith Productions
Sep 29, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

91%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
85 / 100
Eurogamer
8 / 10
IGN
9.3 / 10
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.3 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Polygon
9.5 / 10

Review Summary

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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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Critic Reviews for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

The tech specs are demanding, but this is the Middle-Earth game to rule them all.

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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.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's great action and dynamic enemies make both victory and defeat an amazing experience.

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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.

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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.

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A challenging and fascinating adventure in emergent gameplay, but not without growing pains

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Shadow of Mordor's political machinations and rambunctious action make it a cut above your everyday Lord of the Rings game.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor tells a good story but provides the tools to discover even better tales

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