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.
User reviews: Very Positive (25,624 reviews) - 93% of the 25,624 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

Coming to SteamOS/Linux

Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ will be available on SteamOS and Linux in Spring 2015.

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
Helpful customer reviews
330 of 445 people (74%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
├Honest Review┤
Review is based on current state of game.

Game Pros
• Smooth Gameplay
• Skill tree/upgrades
• Tons of enemies
• Enemies have progression depending on their skill
• Gives a solid 20 hours of story gameplay
• Beautiful map design and artwork
• Solid balance between stealth and action

Game Cons
• Anticlimactic "Big" battles
• Controls can feel weird at times
• Repetative
• No motive to continue story. You get to a point where you just kill a bunch of enemies then stop playing

Relateable Games
• Batman
• Assasins Creed

Conclusion
Shadow of Mordor is like the child of Batman Arkham Asylum, and Assasins Creed. If you like fighting hordes of enemies, and look cool while doing it, get this game for sure. No doubt. Although the story can be boring at times, it'll be compensated with a execution attacks, and the satisfaction of destorying a group of 50 orcs all by yourself.

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74 of 87 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

I separated this review into few parts mentioning the most significant aspects which influenced the rating I gave this game.

Ø Combat
Shadow of Mordor offers fighting system like Batman, not hard when you get used to it and when you get enough skill points it makes you invincible. Running around and fighting everything at once while drinking coffee as I heard is not exact, but it's close to it after overcoming first obstacles. Some players won't appretiate this, but I think for many as myself it's good enough so I don't see it as a minus for this game.

+ World
The game also offers not large open world, but what I liked about it most, is that you can walk or climb to every imaginable part of it, and really exploit enviroment, for example hide before Uruks by hanging from a pier or roof. Also every part of the world, every place, has its history and every creature, person, even flower has some info you can discover and if you are interested to read about it. For example who is The Black hand of Sauron or what and where is Barad Nurn and much more about it.

- Story
The main storyline of the game is interesting, but short and not much complex. It's quick, few cutscenes and the game focuses mainly on your actions, which some players may appretiate. If you are fan of LOTR you might find it remarkable, but not deep enough.

+ The Nemesis System
This is really unique and really perfectly made. Uruk leaders of Sauron's army must be the best warriors, so they fight to take the leadership. One uruk murders his superior and can get promoted on to his position, and this all is influenced by player. Every uruk leader has his own unique name, randomly generated visuals, rank (depends on how long he's in the system), strenghts and weaknesses (which can be revealed by interrogating another uruks), relations with other leaders (bodyguards) and fighting styles. All this is admirably made.

+ Side missions
10 rather challenging tasks for each of Talion's weapons (dagger, sword, bow) and 24 slave rescue missions are entertaining and alongside with collecting artefacts and pieces of The Lord of Light puzzle gives you points, which can be spent on improving weapons (by opening rune slots) and stats (hp, focus, arrows).

9/10

Overall I really enjoyed this game and I can say this game really deserves GOTY award.
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163 of 226 people (72%) found this review helpful
108 people found this review funny
70.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2015
Ill make your decision about this game easy, just answer this questionaire.

1-Feel ripped off by WB for Batman?
2-Like the Assassins Creed Series?
3-Enjoy the Middle-Earth Stories?
4-Do you like a game with over the top grotesque Graphics?
5-A good story in a game?
6-RPG like elements in a game?
7-Have steam installed?

If you answered yes to any 2 of the above
Why have you not bought this earlier click the add to cart button now.
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
57.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
Batman traded his cowl for swords, and the Arkham thugs are cosplaying as orcs.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
55.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
I waited 'till I played a few hours before posting this review. I find myself coming back to this game every few weeks since I bought it almost a year ago. It's the best hack & slash game I've got and I've got a few. Very satisfying and the game mechanics couldn't be better. If they could do this with Battman and the Assassin's Creed series......well.....your social life would be ruined and you wouldn't give a damn. The gameplay is so smooth you realy feel like you're in the middle of things. It's realy amazing and it runs fine on older pc's. If other gaming companies would implement this type of fighting in their games.....every gamer's wet dream. The mechanics would be great for a lot of Marvell Super heroes games. I'm wondering why they're not out there. I would play each and every one of them and I know for sure that all you serious gamers out there would be dying to join in.

Shadow of Mordor's fighting mechanics should be a standard for these kind of games today. There's nothing bettter out there at this moment. Very good game and worth your time and money.
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