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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.
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  1. Dec 7, 2014
    8
    I got this game for my xbox 360 since it looked awesome... and it is. If you can get pass the refresh rate at times (climbing walls with noI got this game for my xbox 360 since it looked awesome... and it is. If you can get pass the refresh rate at times (climbing walls with no definition once in a while) or be patient during loading you will like this game. The fights are thrilling, lots of combo and finishing moves and the action is fun. The developers could have adapted this game much better to a xbox 360 like Far Cry 4 but I guess they could not postpone the release any longer. Unlike many on this page, I'm glad its released on the 360 since not everyone have $400 to spend on a xbox one or PS4... I recommend this game... I'm hooked as well as my son... Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2014
    7
    I played this game for 50 hours on 360. Had a blast. If you can get this game cheap and have no intention of getting a next gen console youI played this game for 50 hours on 360. Had a blast. If you can get this game cheap and have no intention of getting a next gen console you will have a lot of fun despite the menu and graphics and other glitches which MAY get patched. To my own surprise I picked up a XBO in the recent Sales and got a copy of this on XBO for just 19.99 new (I also traded my 360 copy in for 3/4 of the price I paid for it) and on next Gen it's much better. The raw gameplay mechanics and so on are just rock solid and I personally really enjoyed them. The nemesis system does seem a little shallow, but is still a lot of fun. (I am only 15 hours into the next gen nemesis system however). The building blocks for this game are solid, really good license to. Just needs polish, more rewards for completing side missions (either discount to upgrade costs or unlocking skins etc) and I am looking forward to DLC / sequel. I will do a XBO review but think an 8 is a shoe in. 7 is a little overly generous for the 360 version but on the assumption you pay 25-20 or less I think most would agree with the logic. Expand
  3. Dec 9, 2014
    7
    I'm going to start with saying that, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a very FUN game. The gameplay is solid; you're either cutting throughI'm going to start with saying that, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a very FUN game. The gameplay is solid; you're either cutting through ranks of Uruks, or brainwashing them, and making them do your bidding. The story is gripping and you feel a true attachment to some of the characters. The most common problem with this game is the fact that it was intended as a Next-Gen release, and they ported it down to sell more copies. This becomes relevant in the atrocious load times and the hundreds of texture loading errors. Every time you enter a menu, you have to wait through a 30 second (at least) load time. When you switch menus, another 30 secs. Exiting. 30 seconds. The most tragic thing about this is the fact that you're constantly entering and exiting menus. If you're going to be buying this game, I recommend getting it on a next-gen console, or the PC. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2014
    3
    the only positive thing about this game is the combo moves. the graphics are terrible and they look like yore playing on a big back tv. ithe only positive thing about this game is the combo moves. the graphics are terrible and they look like yore playing on a big back tv. i played for 20 mins and i could no longer stomach the graphics. Expand
  5. Dec 7, 2014
    3
    Ok this is my second review; I've played the game for 12+ hours and this game is assassins creed on the ps2. It has stupid load times and isOk this is my second review; I've played the game for 12+ hours and this game is assassins creed on the ps2. It has stupid load times and is obviously not made for last gen. On the ps4 it's a completely different game. It's crisp, the load times are smoother, it just seems right. Think of it like Jerry O'Connell to his brother, or superman to bizarro superman... Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    2
    I played this game for....hmmm.....25 minutes! And it wasn't appealing at all. Bad textures, bad draw distance, bugs and clippings everywhereI played this game for....hmmm.....25 minutes! And it wasn't appealing at all. Bad textures, bad draw distance, bugs and clippings everywhere ... blah blah blah. This looks more like an old XBOX(R) game than a 360 game. I don't know what happens with the PS4 and XONE versions because I don't own one (and probably I won't since I prefer to give money to a good PC from now on). But I think the XBOX 360 -besides being outdated- could do far better than that. But the devs seemed lazy enough and they made a X360/PS3 game that does not -by any means- worth of 55 Euros!! Avoid. Expand
  7. Dec 13, 2014
    0
    This Game is a good game... on the PS4. There is no denying that this is a cash in as bad as a Mobile cash in to a great game, I'm notThis Game is a good game... on the PS4. There is no denying that this is a cash in as bad as a Mobile cash in to a great game, I'm not kidding! This Game is a mystery, how did it go through testing? I really want to like this game, I really do! I like the combat and the scenery, but that's it! The worst part of this game is the Slowdown, God The Slowdown! its basically unplayable if you have more than four enemies fighting you, and yes, i tested, you can't even have a caragor on the action because it turns into a Slide show! You thought Sonic Boom Had bad frame rate issues? Sonic Boom is 60fps compared to Shadow of Mordor, and that insult carries weight in the internet! Why is the Ps4 Version so much better/ I enjoy the Ps4 version, it's a really fun game because it was built up to be Next gen and was not downgrade because of this. Yes I bought the Xbox 360 And the ps3 version along with it, just to see if they were good. I turned them back in and I lost 40 dollars because game stop is game stop. Getting off track. The Sound is Good, WHEN IT WORKS! Coupled with the slowdown, The Sound reaches screeching lag that just feels like a chainsaw is RIPPING MY EAR OFF! WELL BETTER THAT CHAINSAW THAN THE SOUND IN THIS GAME! The Graphics, I've seen better, it doesn't matter. But it does matter when the Mouths of the FRICKING URUKS DON"T MOVE AT ALL! Why do you do this, Warner Bros? You never port straight from the next gen base, You build up from the beginning because it's a different console, You use the same concept and design, but made for the capabilities of the console, Not for a higher generation Console, Or YOU GET THIS SCORE! I know you want a profit, but look at the PS2 version of Sonic Unleashed. It's Horrible compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 version, But on its own it's a good game. That's because it was built up again for the PS2, and not a PS3 Version shoved into a PS2. Thats what this game is. Shoving a PS4 game down a ps3 slot and knowing it's not gonna work. The worst part about this? Coupled with the lack of animation, the texture Popups, The Slowdown, The sound and Every thing I could Possibly nitpick about this game? The Loading time. I didn't say that Right, wait a second... THE **** LOADING TIMES ARE WORSE THAN SONIC '06, CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE WORST GAMES EVER MADE! I PAUSE, 30 SECONDS, I UNPAUSE, 30 SECONDS, I KIll A CAPTAIN, TAKES ME TO THE MENU, 30 SECONDS, GET OUT OF THE MENU, 30 SECONDS, GET INTEL, GET IN THE MENU, 30 SECONDS, GET OUT, 30 SECONDS, CUT SCENE, 30 SECONDS, UPGRADES, 30 SECONDS, WEAPON ABILITIES, 30 SECONDS, EVERY SINGLE LOADING SCREEN COMBINED AND ADDED, YES I DID THE **** MATH, AVERAGES 28.34 SECONDS! I had High hopes for this game, the PS4 version fulfilled that, but this version almost made me turn them all in! But I kept the PS4 one, Because I like that one, But the other two pieces of **** crap can go die in a hole with Ride to Hell, Retribution. I am Axel Rodriguez, AND **** STAY AWAY FROM THIS GAME! Expand

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