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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor / PlayStation 4
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editor score 8.7
user score 9.2
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Release Date

09/30/2014

Genre

Action-Adventure

Themes

Fantasy

Developer

Monolith Productions, Inc.

Publisher

WB Games

Overview

Overlooking a battle at the Black Gate

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open-world, third-person action-adventure by Monolith Productions, set in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings universe. The game is set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, just as Sauron begins to return to his former strength and search for the One Ring. At this point in history, Mordor is a dangerous place, but not yet a barren wasteland; plants and animals live there, as well as a small population of humans.

 

Story

Talion and his wraith buddy versus orcs

The player takes control of a ranger named Talion, who along with his family is killed by servants of Sauron. However, Talion is brought back to life, his spirit now tied to a wraith who bears a mysterious connection to him, and has its own motives. The story follows Talion's journey into Mordor to exact revenge for his family's murder, aided by the wraith's spectral powers.

 

Gameplay

Talion's connection to the wraith gives him several supernatural powers, including the ability to possess enemies and control them for a period of time; this can be used to kill other enemies or just spy on them. Another ability, called Shadow Strike, lets the player teleport to a distant enemy's location.

The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Among Shadow of Mordor's notable features is the Nemesis System. With this mechanic, certain enemies and characters Talion meets are unique, with their own names and roles in society. Nemeses remember Talion's actions, which can affect later events.

System Requirements

MinimumRecommended
OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8 64-bit: Win 7, Win 8
Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
Memory: 3 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon HD 7950
DirectX: Version 11 Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection Broadband Internet connection

Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

40 GB available space

Links

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