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 (1,144 reviews) - 22% of the 1,144 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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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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Mostly Negative (1,144 reviews)
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TrapGod
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
NO ONE is playing online anymore,and I strongly agree with all the other reviews screaming "Missed potential!"...It hurts to say so,but currently this game is total ♥♥♥♥ unless a miracle happens and the dev team is brought back from the dead to try and fix their sins,so it isn't worth buying!
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Guy LeDouche
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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Roo
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
steamdb says this is the lowest rated game in my library. I have no recollection of purchasing this, so I'm gonna assume I got it from a humble bundle. Apparently, it took less than an hour and a half to get all the cards, so thats good.
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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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422 of 456 people (93%) found this review helpful
45 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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191 of 213 people (90%) 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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206 of 240 people (86%) found this review helpful
62 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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116 of 126 people (92%) 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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223 of 275 people (81%) 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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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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149 of 178 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Do not buy this game. It was terrible on the consoles, and it did not improve on the PC. Since it started, I still cannot join a match with a full complement of other human players. Most of my games are against bots only. More to the point, DOTA 2 is superior in every way to this game, and that game is for free. I see no reason to spend money on this travesty of a MOBA.
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98 of 107 people (92%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2015
In all honesty this game should have been great, and a long time ago when it was first released this game was actually great. Released on the Consoles in 2012, this game was a well polished and much needed intorduction to the MOBA gameplay concept to console players.

The developers were fast and transparent. The community was alive and everyone was happy. Somehow the development team slowly changed from being fast and transparent to being non existent and deceitful..

It started with the release of one character, Snaga, he spelled the downfall of this glorious game. Somehow his release saw a magnitute of glitches and bugs which made the game unplayable, and until that point hadn't existed. Speed bugs, and gold mode bugs and everything imbetween.

The developers spent the next few months trying and failing to find a fix for the issues caused by Snaga's release. They released the remaining DLC characters and then went into hibernation mode.

This brings us to the PC release, a new Developer at the helm Zombie studios.. promises were made of fixing all the issues which plagued the Console release and and saw the once great community decimated.

Fast forward almost 2 years later and the PC game is a virtual graveyard. The game priced at 19.99 is unappealing to new gamers, and the gamers who already own it just flat out have no reason to play it. If you could write a book on missed potential GOME would be it.

The gameplay itself is really nice, the characters counter each other fairly well, no one character is super OP, the controls and movements are smooth. The learning curve isn't bad at all, and last but not least you can play as the well known Middle Earth characters.. With that said, I would avoid this game like the plague, if you already own it, idle those cards and remove it from your harddrive, if you don't own it, consider yourself lucky.
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211 of 279 people (76%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game is poo stain because it is.

I like the characters like the big fat ogre with sweaty nipples but that is irrelevant.

The queue times take longer than it takes to cook a small child on Mark 10 and I nearly fell asleep.

When I got ingame it put me into a 5 v 5 match with 4 bots on each team and some guy who spent a bajillion ungandan dollars on the game. He proceeded to wipe the floor with me like my mother did after I threw up in the kitchen.
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112 of 140 people (80%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
I would really like to give Guardians of MIddle-earth a decent review, but I am just unable to. I played the tutorial and two practice games against bots to get the hang of this moba type game, I felt ready to jump into a proper 5 on 5 pvp match after getting to grips with Gandalf and ripping the bots to shreds, so I queue up...estimated wait time, 1:20, that's not bad..... five minutes later, still waiting....

Check Steam Stats, 5 people are currently playing this game. Five. 5. Thats litterally half the amount of people needed to play an online game. The community here is dead. Stay away.
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