Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 13, 2012
    68
    Guardians of Middle-earth just doesn't seem to have the lasting appeal it needs to, and it overcompensates for this by whitewashing itself with a thin coat of Tolkien paint. Don't get me wrong, it does a lot of things right, and it does several things brilliantly. Unfortunately, this is a genre that requires a healthy community, and it's hard to be optimistic about that here.
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    70
    While it doesn't dazzle, this game does offer something for everyone. For salty MOBA fans, here's the genre you love in a new, bantamweight shape. For anyone new to the genre, here's an easy chance to see what the fuss is about.
  3. Jan 10, 2013
    70
    If you are a League of Legends fan there is nothing here you haven't seen before. On the other hand, if you want to see what the fuss is about MOBA games, call some good friends and enjoy the thrilling competition that Guardians of Middle Earth can offer.
  4. Sep 24, 2013
    72
    This is a well thought out game with a huge amount of complexity. Unfortunately the steep learning curve means the ladder to the top looks almost impossible to climb when you first begin.
  5. As a Lord of the Rings property, this is disappointing. [Feb 2013, p.112]
  6. Jan 27, 2013
    60
    Guardians of Middle-earth is reminiscent of a different LotR-based game, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest. Its creators also took a popular gameplay mechanic, turned it into a mess, and then tried to bury their failure under a bunch of licensed characters and locations. Monolith was luckier in its endeavor than the late Pandemic Studios, because you can at least play Guardians of Middle-earth.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 6, 2012
    10
    Really great game, anyone who like MOBA type games, MUST try this one. Everything is there to have a good time or to go competitive. If you'veReally great game, anyone who like MOBA type games, MUST try this one. Everything is there to have a good time or to go competitive. If you've never tried MOBA games, this is a good opportunity to try it out, easy to learn. This is the best 15$ I've spent in a while! Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2012
    10
    Finally a great MOBA game for the console. Characters are varied and a lot of customization is available using the loadout system. TheFinally a great MOBA game for the console. Characters are varied and a lot of customization is available using the loadout system. The character balance is good and the developers are active and will correct anything that's out of balance.

    It's a steal for $15
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  3. Dec 6, 2012
    10
    One of the best gamne on console since a long time we just need more player and this will be an awesome game so everybody who is a fan ofOne of the best gamne on console since a long time we just need more player and this will be an awesome game so everybody who is a fan of Lol,HoN,DotA or Awesomenauts come play on ps3 and youMll have fun!!! Full Review »