User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 102
  2. Negative: 14 out of 102
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  1. Apr 16, 2015
    0
    These ratings should be updated to reflect current changes and problems, support and stability are nearly 0 and the PvP system is and has been extremely broken and full of exploits.
  2. PatrickS
    Jan 18, 2010
    2
    The game itself remains a general failure. From the incredibly slow update procedure (does Turbine use snails to power it's servers?) to the "instancing" of small building (yes, you have a screen freeze to just walk into The Prancing Pony Inn)... MoM continues an already weak MMORPG framework. Yes, the terrain is pretty but the expansion doesn't augment this. The new races are The game itself remains a general failure. From the incredibly slow update procedure (does Turbine use snails to power it's servers?) to the "instancing" of small building (yes, you have a screen freeze to just walk into The Prancing Pony Inn)... MoM continues an already weak MMORPG framework. Yes, the terrain is pretty but the expansion doesn't augment this. The new races are nice to have, but the overall combat system, player customization, and "horsey-ness" remain a fatal flaw. For players who are used to the sophisticated tech trees and tremendously varied dungeon challenges of WoW, this is a step backwards. Having played MoM for several months know, it's clear why there are so few players, so few servers -- and why WoW continues to steamroll LOTRO as a game: it's just sluggish implementation from install to movement inside the world. Painful at times. Expand
  3. MarmT
    Nov 23, 2008
    4
    There's a lot of good stuff in MoM, like legendary weapons, new book quests, improvements to class traits, ability to advance your character further... The problem, for me, is that moria itself is bland. There are a few shining spots that are different from the norm, and that's nice, but it's not enough. Ultimately you're walking through cavernous stone halls over and There's a lot of good stuff in MoM, like legendary weapons, new book quests, improvements to class traits, ability to advance your character further... The problem, for me, is that moria itself is bland. There are a few shining spots that are different from the norm, and that's nice, but it's not enough. Ultimately you're walking through cavernous stone halls over and over again, with not enough changes to feel like you've been anywhere new. It just gets boring if there's no change in mobs/scenery, and doing quests is a real pain since it's difficult to navigate moria (because everything looks the same). Expand
  4. Aug 18, 2016
    4
    I've been a huge fan of this game and, frankly, I'd say that it's the best mmo I've played. However, you need to pay for absolutely everything in this game (even for the ability to ride a horse) and even if you buy a vip account you don't get access to all content! Turbine really killed all the pleasure of playing it.
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Moria is an evolutionary expansion in which Turbine has honed what it does best: storytelling, an enjoyable, constantly changing levelling curve, and atmosphere in big, rocky buckets.
  2. 90
    In the end, Mines of Moria proves that while innovation is nice, it plays second fiddle to vision.
  3. 87
    What is surprising is how much better Turbine has managed to make it this time around. Moria is wonderfully realized from top to bottom and, though the entry quest requires a bit of a grind, it's a thoroughly enjoyable experience.