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 (1,111 reviews) - 22% of the 1,111 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
Helpful customer reviews
53 of 68 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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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408 of 440 people (93%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
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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