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:
Very Negative (30 reviews) - 16% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Negative (1,138 reviews) - 22% of the 1,138 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
Customer reviews
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Very Negative (30 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (1,138 reviews)
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LUMPY
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
It was better than the star wars holiday special.
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Firelizard44
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Pure waste of money just play Smite is 5 times better
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Zanval
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
This game is multiplayer-only and has zero online players.
=> It's dead, jim.
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Gigilum
( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I wish this game was continually being worked on to get players back into it. Community is dead but I love LOTR and its a shame that all of the games that seem to be worthwhile stop being maintained and then the community leaves. Just like BFME :(
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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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bearwilson
( 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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Valyrian
( 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! #SGE1Liga<3
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Dead game, no players. Don't waste your money.
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Pishflaps
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
108 of 114 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 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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16 of 16 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
11 of 12 people (92%) 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
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 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....
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
waste of moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Pure waste of money just play Smite is 5 times better
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
It was better than the star wars holiday special.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
This game is multiplayer-only and has zero online players.
=> It's dead, jim.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 5 people (60%) 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
7 of 7 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
♥♥♥♥... Game....
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Cannot stand these kind of games. 2/15
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
90 of 95 people (95%) 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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