Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.
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Very Positive (621 reviews) - 91% of the 621 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (28,474 reviews) - 92% of the 28,474 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 30, 2014

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Reviews

“AMAZING”
9.3/10 – IGN

“Revolutionary”
5/5 – Joystiq

“Remarkable”
4.5/5 – VideoGamer

About This Game

Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit: Vista SP2, Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 44 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon HD 7950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 57 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10.3
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB Nvidia 650M or later, AMD 7xxx series or later and Intel Iris Pro.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 67 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Keyboard & Multi-button Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10.4
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB Nvidia 780MX, AMD D700 or R9 295X
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 67 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Gamepad
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit / SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA 640 or better with driver version 352.21 or later
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 47 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: AMD and Intel cards are NOT supported. If you wish to play the game using an AMD graphics card, you should update your graphics driver to version Catalyst 15.7 or higher. You should be able to run the game without experiencing stability issues or graphical glitches, but you may still experience poor performance.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit / SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB NVIDIA 9xx series card or better with driver version 352.21 or later
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 47 GB available space
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Very Positive (621 reviews)
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Pelé Marreta!
( 41.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
BEST GAME EVER!
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NickGR
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
It's Batman: Arkham Something but in the Lord of the Rings setting! 'nough said!
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AncestralColt
( 46.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Great game for 20-30 hours gets old after a while but cool story and fun combat worth a buy on a sale. Takes about 30-35 hours to 100% of you do not ♥♥♥♥ around so the game is not to big.
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poisonsoup
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
the resolution is the only problem of this game.
set the video setting to borderless if your screen resolution is not supported.

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Crinis
( 50.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Still one of the best action games I have ever played especially with the Nemesis system
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Absolute Madman
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Legitimately some of the best, if not the best, gameplay I have ever seen in a game. The plot is a bit dry, but that does little to get in the way of how much of a masterpiece the gameplay is.
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Can't Even Moving
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Very addictive game, holy
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[крв☭] Chellovack
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
GAMERS! Allow me to present you...

URUK-HAI: Gotta Brand Them All

The first part of the game you train yourself to handle all manners of Sauron's cronies with 3 distinct tools: Your sword, Your broken sword and Your bow. Wield these with master-stroke capabilities, you will be deemed the unbeatable pokem- I mean Uruk-Hai/Orcs/Caragors/All manner of wild untamed creatures master.

  • Sword: If you do not fancy sneaky-beaky procedure to dispatch a horde of these creatures, your chance to die will increased greatly, but there is where fun is. You, as a trainer are equipped with an array of head chopping, heart stabbing, gut spewing and many more abilities to counter their onslaught for your pink-skin guts. Do lots of combos and you will be rewarded with wide choices of insta-killing skills to satisfy your bloodlust.

  • Broken-sword: I know what you are thinking, "Why would I bring a broken weapon to a slaughterfest?". Well, you could still stab their craniums and slit their throats with it like a dagger, thats right a DAGGER! No dagger is as badass as a broken sword treated like a dagger! Oh look some Uruks having a cooking up some smores around their campfire, NOPE! Use your brutalize skill on one of the poor sod in front of their comrades and watch them drop their half-cooked marshmellows and flee in terror as you repeatedly stab him in each and every part of their vital organs.

  • Bow: So, trainer, you are the center of attention of a blood hungry horde and tired of some cowardly Uruks throwing spears at you and breaking your combo? Fret not, enter the Matrix and you will have a vision of everything that tries to kill you. With this you will be able to spot ranged cowards and dispatch them in slowww-motioooon. And what is that? The campfire is not burning hot enough for their marshmellows? Shoot the campfire and it will burn as bright as the sun and the Uruks will not need anymore heat for the rest of their living life.


"But what about this training creatures I heard?"

This is where the fun really gets funner. As you battle throughout the blooddrench lands, you will find yourself encountering Captains and Warchiefs(Tougher and deadlier than captains). These guys have varied strength and weaknesses for you to be aware of and to exploit. They control the horde groups around them as well. In the 2nd half part of the game, your wraith companion will allow you to brand them and bend to your will afterwards.

Brand the captains once you had weaken them in combat and you will see and help them rise through the ranks. Troublesome Warchief with a handful of captains of bodyguards? No problem, brand them and the warchief wont see 3 axes coming from behind them. Once the chief had been defeated, your pokem- damn it, branded captains will take their place as a warchief.

So what are you waiting for? RULE MIDDLE-EARTH, BRAND THEM ALL!
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GenericUser
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
7.8/10 too many orcs
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Cruzific
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Combines combat from the Batman: Arkham series and stealth mechanics of Assassin's Creed. Love this game and the story so far. I have yet to finish this game, but with 10 hours in, I have barely scratched the surface with this one. I was late to the party but the purchase was well worth it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
46 of 60 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Outstanding, Mindblowing, Amazing!

Man this game... its so good. I mean i have played alot of games but this one dude. Its perfection, it has this awesome story, great fighting, and graphics.

Im not really the RPG gamer but this game got me hooked right away, mainly because of the great graphics and story but also how well this game plays. + It has a great stealth mode.
Another good thing with this game is that its very good optimized, look at me! I got a laptop with i5, 6gb ram, intel hd graphics 4400 and this game runs really good. And no not at the lowest graphics.

This game is absolutely a game that everyone should try and buy. I totally recomend it, It offers so much and also you can get the game pretty cheap now includng all the DLC's.

The combat system really reminds me of the Batman games = awesome combat mode. This game just got it right with everything!

Questions:

Is it a long game? If you are going to finish everytihng it easily takes 100+ hours.

If I can only buy this on steam is it worth the full price? A BIG yes, one of the best games i bought this year.

How is the upgrading system? Its very cool and easy to understand!

1 - 10? A BIG FREAKING 10! Go get it now! <3
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Some of the better (if not the best) video games featured within Tolkien's legendarium are surprisingly the ones which take an auxiliary part during the timeline of the LOTR trilogy. Shadow of Mordor is no exception. It boasts an impressive map (divided in two zones), filled with details and areas to explore. The size of the map may not be as large as other open-world video games, but the excellent combat system which can be sprinkled with stealth sections, totally makes up for it. This is not a game that gets boring after the first few hours and I'm sure that along with it's DLC, it is worth buying it. Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor manages to fill the gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, while providing a fun game even for new Tolkien fans, as it features plenty of lore of it's own and a natural difficulty scale. It goes without saying that it is a gorgeous game at maxed-out detailling, though you will need a powerful system and 6GBs of VRAM for the best textures. It fully deserves the Game of the Year awards it has received from several publications.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
This game is absolutely amazing! I loved being able to help an orc rise to the top of the army and then have his minions turn on him. I did have a glitch where one orc kept coming back to life more powerful after killing him. By the tenth time I ran into him, he had a bag over his face and was quite upset about it.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Linux Review:

I'll make this one quick because everyone already knows how great this game is.
GOTY for good reason, I'm finding the story to be surprisingly relaxing and the world open enough to allow for some exploration, though limited compared to most sandbox games. As hack and slash as this is, you can really take your time and enjoy it! The A.I, density of NPC placement, and excellent side missions combined with cut-scenes and cinematics make for plenty to do and it's quite fun to side track into just playing with the Orc A.I and seeing what they will do to try and catch you when you don't have long to play.

The Stealth is excellent and swordplay deep enough to warrant more hours than required to complete the actual story. To compliment this, the dark army and warchief system allows for limitless hours as you hunt down and eliminate the various ranks posted within the Shadow of Mordor. The only complaint that I have seen is that things get repetitive after some time, but I found that is more of player perspective as I found countless ways to experiment in sneaking, killing, maiming, ganking, and exploding my enemies. I still haven\'t even finished the story. The last thing I will mention is the outstanding in game camera that provides excellent screenshotting fun as well. My friends and I have a ton of fun sharing them with each other.

This was another excellent job by FERAL and they are to be commended for their support.
I had no issues to speak of running this game on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Intel/Nvidia.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
We swears, to serve the master of the Precious. We will swear on… on the Precious! 10/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Warning: playing this game if a massive Tolkien fan may give you an aneurysm.

Otherwise, I give the game credit for basically spacing itself out well, not going too insane with forced content, the Nemesis system is pretty fun if you're willing to die on occasion, and it continues to change up how to make itself difficult without nullifying your skillset the whole game long. This is a pretty solid if not amazing title that is definitely worth playing, and the Bright Lord DLC is a wonderful capstone to your skills at the end.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This game is one of my favorite for a reason, The combat is amazing and the orcs haves different personalities which I love, some of them can chase you all over Mordor just to kill you, some of them wants to eat you, some of them wants to torture you, some of them wants to kill you over and over again, some of them just wants to fight you because they're bored.
The story isnt that long so I recommended you to buy the dlc's they're great and gives you the full story that you want like the bright lord, fun and challenging and you get to fight Sauron.
Its almost like Assassin's creed but better.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Batman meets Assassin's Creed combined with a bit of Game of Thrones all set in the world of Lord of the Rings.

That is a condensed summary of what you might expect in terms of quality, the combat system, and the power struggles that you will have to deal with in this game.

I truly enjoyed it and it is very well made, but the true highlight for me was the in-game camera pause function allowing you to freeze time in the midst of combat (or otherwise) and move the camera around as you please allowing you to get the best screenshots possible.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
It's fun.
If you like this type of beat-em-up (or whatever) style game then pick up the GOTY edition during the holiday or summer sale. Some advice for fun: Just do the main quest line until after you get to the second area and gain the ability to mind control orcs.

I beat the main campaign at around 37 hours having done almost all of the side quests and messed around for a good while just killing and/or marking orcs for fun. It controls well.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
A really fun game, gameplay is similar to the assassin's creed series, but it just seems more fun than that. The enemy captain / nemesis system is amazing and adds depth and flavour to the game (♥♥♥♥ The Poet).

There's a lot of lore and backstory in the game, and even if some of it isn't canon, it's still a treat for any LoTR fan.

Main campaign is about 25 to 30 hours long and there's 2 other shorter campaigns you can play. 2 NPC's and the uruk captains stand out, every other character is kinda forgettable. Overall a good game that's worth getting on a sale.
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