It’s time for video games to return to Middle-earth with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
This isn’t the whimsical and charming Middle-earth you’ve come to know and love, though. It’s a dark, fierce placed with action, vengeance, and good reviews. Let’s see what people are saying.
Joystiq – “What would have otherwise been a competent sandbox game with solid combat mechanics and an interesting twist on a known fantasy world is elevated by the Nemesis System. Shadow of Mordor is the strategic person’s action game.”
Hardcore Gamer – “Although it comes in the wake of dozens before it, Shadow of Mordor is the definitive Middle-earth experience. It smartly avoids trying to adapt already existing plot points, instead crafting its own unique story and overall experience.”
Games Radar – “By turning your every death into the start of a personal vendetta, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor makes you that much more invested in its open-world. The savage combat and satisfying stealth are just the means to exacting your ultimate revenge.”
Destructoid – “Ultimately, like many ambitious projects, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor doesn’t deliver on everything it sets out to do. Although Monolith’s heart is in the right place and the studio honors the lore, it doesn’t really add anything that’s worth seeing outside of some solid open world gameplay. It isn’t a bad game, it just feels far too repetitive for its own good.”
Okay, so mostly good reviews.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available on the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on September 30th.