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  • Summary: Fight your way through Mordor and reveal 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 story of Middle-earth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 8, 2014
    95
    Shadow of Mordor is the single best Lord of the Rings adaptation to date, and one of the very best third-person action games in many years.
  2. And now, there are two types of gamers, if we're talking about The Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, "Those who have play The Shadow of Mordor and those who are going to."
  3. Nov 1, 2014
    90
    Solid action wrapped in a fascinating simulated Orc society. [Nov 2014, p.52]
  4. Sep 29, 2014
    85
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a very well crafted adventure that will keep you hooked for hours on end.
  5. Oct 6, 2014
    85
    Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a strong foray into the Tolkien universe, backed up by popular combat from other major action series, with its own free-running style to boot.
  6. Oct 13, 2014
    80
    At first glance, this is "only" some Assassin's Creed game from the Lord of the Rings world. When you look at it again you see an immersive action RPG relying on fun and fancy combats that are plentiful here. Tolkien is still waiting for that proverbial game that would find them and in the darkness bind them, however, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is close to it.
  7. Oct 7, 2014
    70
    A highly polished and generally entertaining romp, but it's missing a vital spark to bring everything together.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 285
  1. Oct 11, 2014
    10
    Graphics - 10/10
    Gameplay - 10/10
    Story - 10/10 - Overall - 10/10 EPIC!! This is Middle-Earth game that we need!! Combat system is so
    Graphics - 10/10
    Gameplay - 10/10
    Story - 10/10
    - Overall - 10/10

    EPIC!! This is Middle-Earth game that we need!! Combat system is so cool and to play with Wraith Powers is more cool!!!
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  2. Dec 3, 2014
    10
    This game is insanely good much,much better than I thought it would be.The graphics are the best I have ever seen.The feeling you get whenThis game is insanely good much,much better than I thought it would be.The graphics are the best I have ever seen.The feeling you get when you kill an orc at this game is pure ecstasy.I believe that Shadow of Mordor is the clear winner for the title of 2014 best game.If you dont play it I pity you mortals. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2014
    10
    Its good to see that studios like this still feel the need to take a risk and innovate.. What we all figured would be some sort of gimmick isIts good to see that studios like this still feel the need to take a risk and innovate.. What we all figured would be some sort of gimmick is actually an incredible system that works behind the scenes even when you think it isn't.. Follow the in game story yes, but make your own story using the nemesis system and your suddenly in a whole new world!! Graphics are what you expect nowadays from a AAA title along with the sound.. The gameplay has the best elements with almost assassins creed style assassination manoeuvres.. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2014
    9
    Repost of my Steam review:

    I absolutely love this game. A mashup of the best parts of the Assassin's Creed and Arkham games, it's one of
    Repost of my Steam review:

    I absolutely love this game. A mashup of the best parts of the Assassin's Creed and Arkham games, it's one of the most exciting and engaging titles I've experienced in years. Believe me, I haven't done all-night play sessions in a very long time, and SoM has kept me up late multiple nights in a row. Aside from the awe-inspiring graphics, the smooth and intuitive combat system, and yes, the technical issues, it has that one, intangible factor that all games strive to offer but few actually do: Playability. And boy, SoM has it in heaps. Excuse me while I fire it up yet again. There are uruks that need killing.
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  5. Oct 27, 2014
    8
    Shadow of Mordor really captures the heart and soul of Middle-Earth and the Lord of the Rings as a whole. The gameplay is a combination ofShadow of Mordor really captures the heart and soul of Middle-Earth and the Lord of the Rings as a whole. The gameplay is a combination of sandbox and AC type-of-gameplay. The storyline is solid and magnificent, the villains and characters are truly well fleshed out, sidequests are fun to play as well and it's well optimized on PC for a 2014 game, if I can say that.
    A must have for the fans of the franchise and not just for them.
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  6. Oct 2, 2014
    7
    After playing this game on pc, I can easily say it is a great game but there is alot of bugs and stupid systems Like the controls it is justAfter playing this game on pc, I can easily say it is a great game but there is alot of bugs and stupid systems Like the controls it is just horrible, I find my self smashing the space bar to sprint but half of the time it dose not work,

    The story is just above par, It didn't really make me feel any connection to the Tolkien at all and i didn't want to know what was going to happen next, I just kept at it cause it is part of the lord of the rings universe.

    The game-play is great. Combat is smooth and fluid the whole open world is stunning and run great on my system for a PC port the game runs perfect could not ask for a better job, Now and then the textures get messed up but still nothing too bad to complain and make a big fuss about.

    If your looking for a open world game with great combat and not too arsed about story middle-earth is the game for you, You will have hours of fun taking Orcs body parts off
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  7. Oct 13, 2014
    0
    Classic AAA moneygrabber.
    Exteremely repetitive gameplay gets old after 1 hours, crappy storytelling. Horrible and boring combat. Doesnt
    Classic AAA moneygrabber.
    Exteremely repetitive gameplay gets old after 1 hours, crappy storytelling. Horrible and boring combat. Doesnt worth more than 10 bucks.
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