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  • Summary: Experience an epic open world brought to life by the Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal orc army in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominateExperience an epic open world brought to life by the Nemesis System. Forge a new Ring of Power, conquer Fortresses in massive battles and dominate Mordor with your personal orc army in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth. In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, nothing will be forgotten. Expand

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    Similar to the way Batman: Arkham City built on the foundation of Arkham Asylum, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is bigger and more ambitious in scope than Shadow of Mordor, with great results. The way it expands the Nemesis system with far greater variety and fortress sieges makes even better use of the stand-out generated characters, and its battles with memorable uruk captains remain challenging all the way through the campaign and into the clever asynchronous multiplayer beyond.
  2. Oct 5, 2017
    86
    It's better, bigger and more sophisticated than the predecessor almost everywhere - except for the controls and business model.
  3. Oct 23, 2017
    85
    Providing thrilling gameplay, a flowing combat system, pleasing Tolkien landscape, challenging charismatic bosses, deeper story and a bigger end game mechanic to keep the player entertained for many many hours, today Middle Earth Shadow of War is one of the best games available in the third-person RPG-action genre.
  4. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has everything that made Shadow of War great with improvements. It's a great sequel with tons of new content and great mechanics.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 30, 2017
    76
    Nemesis is a one-hit wonder of a mechanic. Everything else in Middle-earth is mediocre at best, but Nemesis makes it all worthwhile, since every playthrough is truly unique – a feature none of its triple-A competitors can offer. [Issue#225, p.38]
  6. Oct 16, 2017
    70
    Despite its “loose” treatment of established Tolkien Lore, Shadow of War manages to showcase once more why the Nemesis System is one of the greatest gaming innovations in recent memory. However, a title that manages to take the cancer that is microtransactions in a Single-Player game and metastasize it to the next level cannot, in all good conscience, be awarded a higher score than this.
  7. PC PowerPlay
    Dec 1, 2017
    60
    At times entertaining, but for the most part Shadow of War is an exercise in frustration and exploitation. [Issue#268, p.62]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 249
  1. Oct 10, 2017
    10
    Hello! Played a couple of hours and I want to say that the feeling is like that of Knight Arkham. Mechanics, gameplay, design and pumping areHello! Played a couple of hours and I want to say that the feeling is like that of Knight Arkham. Mechanics, gameplay, design and pumping are brought to the ideal. As a bunch of cool-put videos, ktt sensibly reveal the plot, many characters, in the game you feel the scale. Graphics at the level of the first part, which is not very pleasing, but on the ultra-
    settings The war is consistently showing 60 or more frames, which for such a-la slasher, very handy. If you thought about taking it or not, then boldly press the "buy" button and go to Mordor on the last trip of Taleon (I hope that this ring is enough to milk already).
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  2. Oct 15, 2017
    9
    I'm only an hour or so in the game and it is awesome. In my opinion the 0 reviews and calls to boycot the game because of micro transactions,I'm only an hour or so in the game and it is awesome. In my opinion the 0 reviews and calls to boycot the game because of micro transactions, is totally rediculous. The graphics are awesome and the game is so much better than the 1st. You could have given the game a bit more credit as an honest review is about pros and cons, but I suspect you haven't even played the game have you? I won't be doing a full review because of the limited time I have played. So, back to this work of art that grabbed me from the very first moment, not many games do that. Expand
  3. Jan 28, 2019
    8
    Shadow war продолжение мордора. Если вам понравилась боевка и система немезида, то это игра вам понравиться. Добавили кучу крепостей, теперьShadow war продолжение мордора. Если вам понравилась боевка и система немезида, то это игра вам понравиться. Добавили кучу крепостей, теперь можно вербовать капитанов и выбирать тактику по захвату. Теперь локации не 2, а 5 и каждая уникальная. Добавили драконов, теперь можно летать и все сжигать. Систему немезиду прокачали,теперь орки могут мстить за брата, унижать ломать мечи и т.д Добавили КУЧУ прокачки и шмоток. Не вижу смысла добавлять в эту игру орков за донат т.к они могут просто вас предать (то есть деньги на ветер) Сюжет очень интересный, а концовка намекает на продолжение. Ждем 3 части Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2017
    2
    A new masive open world game, beautiful graphics and sounds but in short terms all comes down with insane agresive microtansactionsA new masive open world game, beautiful graphics and sounds but in short terms all comes down with insane agresive microtansactions (specially in the late game), repetitive gameplay, and a story that does not motive; as result we have a bigger but boring and abusive game. Expand
  5. May 19, 2018
    0
    jogo bugado na primeira art 1 fiquei tendando pegar as pegadas e nao funcionou nada ate destralei no pc nao consegue arrumar esse bug eitao consenta
  6. Oct 16, 2017
    0
    Bad, its a bad game, takes away all brandish powers until like 6 missions in which is lame and useless making you do stupid tasks and unfunBad, its a bad game, takes away all brandish powers until like 6 missions in which is lame and useless making you do stupid tasks and unfun game feels more of a chore the an actual game. ITS GARBAGE Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2017
    0
    Loot boxes hid the game's true ending behind a gambling paywall.
    This is disgusting ina full priced game, let alone a single player game.
    Loot boxes hid the game's true ending behind a gambling paywall.
    This is disgusting ina full priced game, let alone a single player game.

    Play the 1st one instead!
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