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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 1335 Ratings

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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: 53 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Oct 5, 2017
    100
    Everything about this game outdoes the first, and with the expanded Nemesis System, superb combat, and epic story, you'll be immersed for a long time.
  2. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is Lord of the Rings turned up to 11. Improving on nearly every idea from the original Shadow of Mordor game, it’s a gargantuan sequel in both size and scope.
  3. Oct 18, 2017
    90
    A sprawling action-filled epic adventure with a compelling story and a living, breathing world that creates real consequences for your actions and failures. Its post-game Shadow Wars content is understandably polarizing but that shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying the core experience.
  4. Oct 5, 2017
    83
    Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a good sequel to Shadow of Mordor. Fortress sieges are a nice introduction, but in the long run things could get a little bit repetitive.
  5. Oct 5, 2017
    80
    Shadow of War does stumble into a bit of a grind in the latter part of the game and the Chests system could be tuned much better. As it stands now, it's transparent in wanting you to open your wallet and buy a bit of Gold. Those issues are what keep Shadow of War from being an absolutely amazing game, instead of just a great one.
  6. Oct 10, 2017
    75
    The Nemesis system is the best part of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, but the rest of the game is overwhelmed with pointless grinding.
  7. 50
    The whole experience feels so utterly soulless it’s hard to really care about any of it. It feels like a game that has been carefully pieced together with every feature, bit of narrative and gameplay moment structured out of commercial desire, rather than any love or respect for the Lord of the Rings franchise. And as far as I'm concerned, for a game that's quite explicitly a Lord of the Rings game, that's a fail.

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  1. Oct 10, 2017
    10
    WTF Man, all people are absolutely stupid who whining and complaining about Microtransaction on games if they love games and enjoying games soWTF Man, all people are absolutely stupid who whining and complaining about Microtransaction on games if they love games and enjoying games so far.. just ignore it and don't bother pay Microtransactions if they don't like pay for anything that interesting them. SMH. this game is hell fantastic game ever i playing on my PS4 Pro.. graphic look great but not better than AC Origins. gameplay is great. Story is very interesting. i having alot fun playing this for 4 hours now. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2017
    10
    LOL my review was deleted because I called out all the ass hats giving this a 0.

    Behold! My 10/10 score has been restored! The game is
    LOL my review was deleted because I called out all the ass hats giving this a 0.

    Behold! My 10/10 score has been restored! The game is better than the first, the microtransactions are in the background and not forced at you, and you certainly do not need them to beat the game. People are just following the crowd. Play it for yourself before posting a 0 just for the sake of it.
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  3. Nov 9, 2019
    9
    El mejor combate con espada de la historia de los videojuegos. Me encanta....
  4. Oct 11, 2017
    4
    The game is very confusing you have to hold a two run but if you want to turn your camera you have to stop running then turn the camera thenThe game is very confusing you have to hold a two run but if you want to turn your camera you have to stop running then turn the camera then sprint again what the **** The health regen system is retarded and very confusing. And if you are in the middle of a Battle and your health is low you have to run and find an orc to drain to get your health back. This is a very bad game Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2017
    1
    This game is one half okay game, and one half infuriating grind. Once you beat the penultimate mission, suddenly the game forces you to repeatThis game is one half okay game, and one half infuriating grind. Once you beat the penultimate mission, suddenly the game forces you to repeat ALL your progress multiple times over (encouraging you yo purchase precious lootboxes on the way). Do not play this game as is. Wait until they realize the error of their ways and patch the second half of the game out.

    Also - fortresses are not nearly as cool as the trailer. IT's not fun, it's samey, and the AI is AWFUL.
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  6. Mar 24, 2018
    0
    Nobody should buy this game, it is dreadful. Endless battles that are equal to the previous one. Go spend your money on a game that's worthNobody should buy this game, it is dreadful. Endless battles that are equal to the previous one. Go spend your money on a game that's worth it: Horizon: Zero Dawn. And I actually bought a ps4 to get the sequel to Shadow of Mordor. It ain't worth it. Expand
  7. Oct 11, 2017
    0
    Поддерживаю бойкот !!!! Первая часть очень понравилась, но микро транзакции во второй убили наповал (((Поддерживаю бойкот !!!! Первая часть очень понравилась, но микро транзакции во второй убили наповал (((

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