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Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Monolith Productions
Oct 10, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
No Recommendation
PC Gamer
73 / 100
IGN
9 / 10
Easy Allies
3.5 / 5
GamesRadar+
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
9.5 / 10
Polygon
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
7 / 10
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Official Shadow of War Announce Trailer


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Critic Reviews for Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

A greatly expanded and improved action game let down by a dreadful story.

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The nemesis system shines in this unwieldy, bloated, and occasionally magnificent fantasy epic.

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Similar to the way Batman: Arkham City built on the foundation of Arkham Asylum, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is bigger and more ambitious in scope than Shadow of Mordor, with great results. The way it expands the Nemesis system with far greater variety and fortress sieges makes even better use of the stand-out generated characters, and its battles with memorable uruk captains remain challenging all the way through the campaign and into the clever asynchronous multiplayer beyond.

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A huge Lord of the Rings experience that's always enjoyable, although its scale leaves it straining at the seams at times.

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You are a merciless tornado of ruin touching down in an unforgiving world of battle and domination, and embracing that unfettered power is a joy

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If you can get past the microtransactions, Shadow Wars seems set to provide a much meatier extended playtime than Shadow of Mordor ever offered. But more than anything, that's my biggest disappointment with Middle-earth: Shadow of War: Everything about it seems to come with a caveat, some small annoyance or two that you need to dig past to get to the still-very-fun game underneath. The Nemesis System is still a wonder that has yet to be replicated. The movement and combat are thrilling.

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The follow-up to Shadow of Mordor is bigger in scope, but not always better than its predecessor.

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OpenCritic Coverage

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The November Additions to PlayStation Now Have Been Announced

The November Additions to PlayStation Now Have Been Announced

Sony has announced that Persona 5, Hollow Knight, and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War are coming to PlayStation Now in November

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War's Definitive Edition is now available

Middle-earth: Shadow of War's Definitive Edition is now available



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Middle-earth: Shadow of War demo introduces you to the game

Middle-earth: Shadow of War demo introduces you to the game



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