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Average Player Score Based on 492 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 492 ratings
  1. 10 (77)
  2. 9 (166)
  3. 8 (150)
  4. 7 (49)
  5. 6 (24)
  6. 5 (11)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (1)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:10

    So Satisfying!!!

    In the age where every other next-gen(especially PS4) game is a multi-player shooter or online only shoot fest, hack-n-slashes are hard to come by. After the awful disappointing unplayable constantly being logged out rel... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Review Score:4

    Pointless Action Fantasy

    I loved The Lord of the Rings as a teen. I read the books over and over and over again. Back then the internet barely existed and I certainly didn't have access to it so I'd sift through bookstores and libraries hunting ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Review Score:8

    Some of this & some of that

    • Middle Earth: Shadow Mordor will look familiar to you when you start playing specially if you have an experience with "Assassin Creed" and "Batman Arkham City" that because the game is a nice mix between both of them. ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    This game feels and plays the way you would imagine LOTR should play

    No doubt this game takes a familiar formula from other games like AC and Batman games. The truth is most game do this, why? Cause when a formula for a gameplay works, it can be use to create games that can use that form... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Overall, a frustrating amalgamation of less infuriating games.

    For the record, let me start by stating that I love the Batman Arkham games. They are fun and have tight controls. Occasionally, there might be an annoying hick-up within the combat or platforming, but it doesn't happen... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    So Satisfying!!!

    In the age where every other next-gen(especially PS4) game is a multi-player shooter or online only shoot fest, hack-n-slashes are hard to come by. After the awful disappointing unplayable constantly being logged out rel... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Arkham-Earth: Assassins of Mordor

    Shadow of Mordor is a game that combines the Assassin's Creed and Arkham series' gameplay in the world of Middle-Earth. This pretty much describes the game. Combat is the same as Arkham, while the rest of the game "shout... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Shadow Of Mordor

    We're fast approaching the onslaught of big titles hitting shelves later this month and in November and to kick off the month Monolith released their 'open world' action game Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. This Lord of ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Awesome game

    I picked up this game a few days ago, and I was very sceptic because I had read that it was very similar to Assassins creed.. And yes there are some huge similarities, but it works very well, and it fits the game 100%..T... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Good till you finish it.

    It's a good game, I'd totally recommend it. But since it has no multiplayer experience and the story is short, after you're done with that and after the collectables there's not much else to do.Doesn't make me wanna play... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Almost perfect

    This game was great on many levels: graphics, atmosphere, gameplay. The only downside is that the story is just ok and the side missions were stapled on top with no effort or storyline - a little bit like Watchdog. Got ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Sets the stage for open-world games, but falls short on narrative

    Shadow of Mordor is, at its essence, Assassin's Creed with Orcs. That's not a bad thing at all, mind you; the LOTR franchise is rich in its stories and its histories.SoM gives us a glimpse of what open worlds will be lik... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful