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.
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Mostly Negative (1,105 reviews) - 22% of the 1,105 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
It's a terrible game. It was great on consoles, where it was made for, but the developers abandoned it hardcore.

I mean just go to their website, http://www.warnerbros.com/videogame/guardians-middle-earth

It says access denied. That's when you know it's denied. I'm not even sure why this game is on steam anymore.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
i played this game on ps3 and i loved it!! i still play it with great love but itsa pity the multiplayer is dead, but then again the controls are suitable and it can be fun; the pc game is light years away. the gameplay is bad with the controls and crap its just a horrid experience. then its sooooo laggy and when i played it i made sure i was the only one using the wifi and uninstalled everything i didnt need on my computer...DONT DO IT.

its a pity i cant reccomend it really
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
"Why play the best moba for free, when you could pay for the worst one?"

-Dunkey 2012
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Not even worth paying for MOBA without community
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
ermagerd gam is bad
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
587 of 635 people (92%) found this review helpful
232 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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361 of 414 people (87%) found this review helpful
280 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
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.
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209 of 235 people (89%) found this review helpful
13 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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127 of 140 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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238 of 292 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I´ve seen a lot of bad MOBAs, but this, this takes the cake. I see no reason to play this pay-to-win game when there are so many great MOBAs out there for free. I encountered heavy Lag issues when playing against other people, cant get heros without paying money (except a small starting pool) and even as a Lord of the Ring fan, i was dissapointed about the loveless implemetation of the chararcters. To sum it up: NOPE
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shadowdrinker_x
18.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
The game itself is well done. There are issues on console with connection stability, but on steam, the only issue is...no one plays it.
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scharf
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 17
stop selling it, he's already dead
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 15
Would've loved to play this game but there is no community! How can you play a MOBA when the games never start because no one plays it?!?
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rock3tz
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
Not on the level of DOTA.
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TurtleCake
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 7
This is just a Bad moba, go play HotS, Lol or Dota2
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