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: Mostly Negative (845 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013
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Includes 7 items: Guardians of Middle-earth: The Company of Dwarves Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Warrior Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Striker Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Defender Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Tactician Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth: The Enchanter Bundle, Guardians of Middle-earth

 

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 53 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Terrible game. It feels like it was designed by someone that has never played a MOBA. The interface is horrible, the tutorial doesn't walk you through the basics of how to choose a champion. There are way too many active ability choices outside of hero selection. The heroes don't feel like they've ever seen a balance stick ever. The game is just bad, plain bad.
Posted: August 10
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
This game is alot like masturbating. Nobody is going to do it with you, and after you're done, you're left with an empty feeling inside.
Posted: July 5
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Slow gameplay, abandoned by community, akward controls, dull and monotonous skills. Not a great buy, which is the problem with this pile of burning rubber and steel that may have one day been a train wreck, you have to buy it. For £15 you are getting a freemium model similar to League of Legends, which is my isn't how games should work. You pay money upfront and then have to pay extra to be able to play more than 6 characters, out of which the only differences between them are voices and appearances, something else designed to drain your wallet.

Avoid at all costs; recommended alternatives?

Dota 2
Smite
League of Legends
SMNK
Strife
Anything except Dead Island Epidemic (A game which stole this game's business plan)
Posted: September 19
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
wow, so I pay for this game and every chracter I try to select takes me to the store to buy DLC WTF. This doesnt even touch on the abismal controles ♥♥♥♥y visuals and autrotious AI, I would rather drice rusty nails through hands then ever attempt at playing this pile of ♥♥♥♥ again.
Posted: June 21
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
First, I would like to tell you all the GoME is a game that may be full of bugs and some glitches, and maybe ridiculously overpriced for being a MOBA. But GoME is a lot more then your simple everyday MOBA. I would like to make a list of the pros, and cons of GoME.
Pros:
Has a new creep wave system that allows you (once high enough level) to summon trolls, treants, spider warriors, knights on horses, orcs, and many more.
Has a new tower defence system. But first, imagine this: You just got fed a bunch of people, and you are the bigest tank on the game, and you feel like pushing some towers. You walk up to one, and start attacking it, the first hit does nothing. The second hit does minimal damage, the third hit does more damage, the fourth hit does lots of damage, and before you know it, you tower wipes you out. So in conclusion, the tower stops all heavy pushers from speeding through the game, making it impossible to push without your creeps with you. And plus, once you get high enough level, you can upgrade your tower to start shooting rocks, doing double attacks, and much more.
Has tons of heroes you can play from ALL the LOTRO series. (NOTE THIS NEXT SENTENCE!!!!) YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR ANY OF THE HEROES, THEY ARE ALL FREE, AND CAN BE ACHIEVED WITH HARD WORK WITH LEVELING UP!
Has incredible looking spells, moves, ulties. Exampels: Gothmog can summon a meteor shower. Gandalf can summon a gaint bird of light shooting light orbs. Lugbol summons a fire dragon and completely looks awesome. And much more.
Has many different looking maps to play on, that makes each and every match special.
Has cool looking nuetrals, (Stone Orgers, Witches, etc)
Has two really awesome looking bosses on each side of the map.
Once you kill a nuetral, it will give you (And mabe your allies depending on the nuetral) a special boost for a period of time.
Has a nice looking layout.
Has a awesome survival mode, where you and your friends pick your favorite guardian, (or villian) and fight off creatures in series of waves. (AWESOME!)
Has really good player models.
Has a awesome ending for when you destroy the enemy Ancient.

Cons:
Is really horribely optimized.
Lacks players.
Is really overpriced. (It would be better is it were 0-10 bucks)
Has buges and glitches.
Doesnt have active devs.

And there you have it, all the pros and cons of GoME. I really do suggest buying this on PC. But it is much better on the PS3 or Xbox, and you will have like no wait time to find players. But, if you dont have either, and like PC better, then either buy the game, get gifted, scam someone off it, or just trade it, then be sure to call me and I will be sure to play with you. (Not to mention, that people have already made a group for poeple to play with other people of GoME, allowing you to play a full match of humans.)
Posted: August 25
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382 of 407 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 4
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