A shadow grows over Middle-earth as the greatest armies of the Third Age prepare for the coming battle. Take up arms in the clash over Middle-earth as the most powerful heroes and villains from the greatest fantasy epic of all time.
User reviews:
Recent:
Negative (27 reviews) - 7% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (1,131 reviews) - 22% of the 1,131 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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Buy Guardians of Middle-earth Mithril Edition

Includes 7 items: Guardians of Middle-earth, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Company of Dwarves Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Defender Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Enchanter Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Striker Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Tactician Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Warrior Bundle

 

About This Game

A shadow grows over Middle-earth as the greatest armies of the Third Age prepare for the coming battle. Take up arms in the clash over Middle-earth as the most powerful heroes and villains from the greatest fantasy epic of all time.

Guardians of Middle-earth delivers an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in Middle-earth! Play with friends to bring up to 10 players together in strategic five versus five competitive multiplayer battle arenas in this epic setting. Call upon legendary heroes and villains from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit as you form memorable alliances in this truly groundbreaking MOBA experience!

Key Features:

  • Enter the fray in epic 5v5 engagements with live players or AI combatants
  • Fight as over 36 iconic guardians from Middle-earth — each with different strengths and abilities to develop and master. Now available with 36 all new alternate skins!
  • Purchase items and buffs between matches using in-game currency earned through combat
  • Track victories and defeats at any time through stat and leaderboard systems
  • Coordinate with allies using in-game voice communication for a uniquely social Multiplayer Online Battle Arena experience

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 32-bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz | AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS | AMD Radeon 3850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6950 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported
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Recent:
Negative (27 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (1,131 reviews)
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KNFW
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
Give my money back!!!!!
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Selvalis
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Overall not a fun expirience, draws heavily from book lore so alienates fans of the films, gameplay is lacking, and the price is not justified at all
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DJ Raptor
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.
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( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is pure garbage. Stay away. Not worth it at all even for hardcore LOTR's fans.
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INKØ
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Dog poop... lol... can't say much else...
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( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
waste of moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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comp9
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Quick review to help others avoid a bad purchase (there is no option to simply "not recommend" without reviewing):
There is no active playerbase for this game. Whether it is on sale or not DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! You are much better off playing Dota 2 or LoL. They need to make this game free to play if they want more players, even then I don't know if enough people would play for it to be worthwhile.
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Hatty! #SGE<3
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Dead game, no players. Don't waste your money.
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]TF2[ Ace
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
stay away from this turd. no one ever online. i love lotr and this wasnt great, its buggy too and if you ever express any disliking in the duscutions you get banned in chat. i bought this on sale for 4 quid and i had my eyes took out
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Swaglord69
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I know it says that I have played for 21 hours but that text is a bunch of lies! I started the game, played it for 10 minutes tops, thought it was ♥♥♥♥ and then closed it... Or so I thought..... while I was playing another game (Yes I was playing a steam game) It kept rolling in the hours for some reason!!?

But for short.. Didn't like it.
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Dr. Rockzo
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
- Launch game for first time..
- Attempts to install Raptr Maleware
- Nope.avi the ♥♥♥♥♥ out of installation
- Attempt to join a game... I wait 5 mins no players.

Community is DEAD, But I suppose the menu music is nice.

2/10 - Would laugh at again....
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Mightyelk
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
If you want to experience the most expensive tutorial in your life buy Mithril Edition.
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Magickiin
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Just no..
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James
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
Cannot stand these kind of games. 2/15
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AntiMole
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
All this game did was bring disrespect to the lands of Middle Earth.
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Shoodyman
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
Just play Dota 2, it's free and so, so much better.
This game is so basic and barebones I can't believe they ripped me off to pay $20 for this piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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Ghost ^^
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
♥♥♥♥... Game....
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Vєℓσcιту
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
Not a bad paid moba, however it died rather quickly.
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HeadShot
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Oh yea, LotR as MOBA! Or should I say oh no?

+ : its lotr, you can be gandalf, trading cards, 3v3 and 5v5, singleplayer (like with bots), new features (upgrading towers, barracks, there are some shrines), gamepad supp

- : no peeps playing, expensive, laggy, no shop, free tp, spamming spells, earing gold is hard(no peeps and you get a little gold with bots)

I'd say 5/10, and NO if it isnt on sale and you want trading cards... Would not gandalf again
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Lex Lethal
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
It was a good game when it first came out but the community is dead as of right now. No point in buying it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
105 of 110 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Dead game, no players. Don't waste your money.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Quick review to help others avoid a bad purchase (there is no option to simply "not recommend" without reviewing):
There is no active playerbase for this game. Whether it is on sale or not DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! You are much better off playing Dota 2 or LoL. They need to make this game free to play if they want more players, even then I don't know if enough people would play for it to be worthwhile.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
If you want to experience the most expensive tutorial in your life buy Mithril Edition.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
- Launch game for first time..
- Attempts to install Raptr Maleware
- Nope.avi the ♥♥♥♥♥ out of installation
- Attempt to join a game... I wait 5 mins no players.

Community is DEAD, But I suppose the menu music is nice.

2/10 - Would laugh at again....
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
I know it says that I have played for 21 hours but that text is a bunch of lies! I started the game, played it for 10 minutes tops, thought it was ♥♥♥♥ and then closed it... Or so I thought..... while I was playing another game (Yes I was playing a steam game) It kept rolling in the hours for some reason!!?

But for short.. Didn't like it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
stay away from this turd. no one ever online. i love lotr and this wasnt great, its buggy too and if you ever express any disliking in the duscutions you get banned in chat. i bought this on sale for 4 quid and i had my eyes took out
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
waste of moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Overall not a fun expirience, draws heavily from book lore so alienates fans of the films, gameplay is lacking, and the price is not justified at all
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.Nope.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
85 of 90 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
It was a good game when it first came out but the community is dead as of right now. No point in buying it.
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Oh yea, LotR as MOBA! Or should I say oh no?

+ : its lotr, you can be gandalf, trading cards, 3v3 and 5v5, singleplayer (like with bots), new features (upgrading towers, barracks, there are some shrines), gamepad supp

- : no peeps playing, expensive, laggy, no shop, free tp, spamming spells, earing gold is hard(no peeps and you get a little gold with bots)

I'd say 5/10, and NO if it isnt on sale and you want trading cards... Would not gandalf again
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Just play Dota 2, it's free and so, so much better.
This game is so basic and barebones I can't believe they ripped me off to pay $20 for this piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
All this game did was bring disrespect to the lands of Middle Earth.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Cannot stand these kind of games. 2/15
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
♥♥♥♥... Game....
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
186 of 208 people (89%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
Multiplayer is dead. You can play only in training and tutorial.
3/10
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60 of 71 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Pro:
Single & Multiplayer
Cards & achieves
LotR

Con:
FREAKING EXPENSIVE - $88.69 for the full bundle? WTF!?!

Push:
Mid level system specs
Game is dead ... not a deal breaker but not a good sign


Overall:
5/10 +1 single/multi player, +1 LotR, -3 excessive price for a dead game = 4/10

If your happy with your MOBA, pass.
If your looking for a new MOBA, pass
If your looking for a LotR MOBA, pass
If your looking for a nearly dead LotR MOBA and this is on sale for 90% off ... give it a try.

I'm sorry the base game should be FTP with the additional content being under $10 (vs $17). There is no demo so you can see if it works for you or if your going to find other players. If it went FTP at least you could grab some buddies and have fun. But given the base game price, it's just too much of a gamble that you'll like it when there are other comparable games for less / free on steam. Shame since this had so much potential, just a bad price model.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
416 of 450 people (92%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2014
10/10 It Exists -IGN

Tired of plain old fully functioning sensible MOBAs with strong controls and some form of accessibility?
Tired of boring old precise mouse movements without a hint of unnecessary acceleration?
Are you bored of tooltips with a solid explanation of the skill in question?
Would you rather have cameras that don't pan in a sensible fashion and move when you point your mouse at the minimap?
Do you despise interesting and well-thought-out character and skill design?
Do you really love it when you just paid money for a broken-down version of the Ferrari you could have tried out for free across the street?

If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned questions, then this game is for you!
Features Include:
-Broken Mouse Precision
-Generic, Messily-Constructed Tooltips
-Awkward Camera Movement That Basically Forces You To Lock To Your Character
-Characters Which Come From The Lord of the Rings Lore (well thank goodness)
-Like Most Excellent Established MOBAs, It's FREE! (with the payment of $20 + Additional Cost If You Want To Have The Full Content Without Hours of Playtime)

If you're anything like me, you love the Lord of the Rings Franchise and the mechanics of MOBA gameplay.

And you'll love this ga-

I can't.

I just.

I-

Please kill me.
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