Middle-Earth Shadow of War The sequel of the critically-acclaimed Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor - Winner of over 50 industry awards - arrives this august, continuing the original story of Tailon and Celebrimbor, who must now go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron. A Monumental Story Immerse yourself in the epic scale of Middle-Earth as you forge a new ring and siege epic fortresses to face the Dark Lord and Nazgul. Nemesis System Evolved Experience a richer and more personal world full of new enemy types, strong personalities and deeper stories - anyone you face can now evolve from a lowly soldier to mighty overlord.
Personal Nemesis or Ally. Turn Mordor against Sauron Go behind enemy lines and use strategy, cunning or brute force to conquer Sauron's fortresses and turn them against him. IN MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR, NOTHING WILL BE FORGOTTEN Forge Your Army Pre-order now and receive: Four Legendary Orc champions & Exclusive Sword of Dominion.
Monolith has something for everyone here, and just like Gollum with his ‘precious’, you’ll be hooked after a little taste of the power you can possess in Shadow of War.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War is bigger and better than its predecessor in almost every conceivable way. If you don't mind the repetition found in most open world games, there's a robust strategy layer here that combines with a great combat system to offer hours and hours of Orc slaying, army building fun.
Monolith Productions has an absolute sensational game in Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and while there will be some detractors, the story, and game as a whole, is a masterpiece of craftsmanship that would make J.R.R. Tolkien proud. It has quality development that takes everything fans know and love from the first game, and improves and expands on it making Shadow of War a game that could easily hold contention for "Game of the Year". It is a must have purchase for anyone that enjoys quality gameplay mechanics, beautiful visuals, stellar sound, and a story that holds its own in a lore that is highly protected by its fans all across the globe. In the world of The Lord of the Rings, Monolith Productions has become the one developer to rule them all.
A textbook example of how to make a great sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War takes the first game's template and expands upon it in a meaningful and interesting way. The result is a follow-up that's not only a lot bigger, but it's also a lot better. It talks the talk, and yes, it also Orcs the Orc.
Its storylines run the gamut from deftly handled through to daft, and ludicrous liberties are taken with Tolkien’s characters and lore...All the same, none of this matters because Shadow of War doubles down on everything that was already brilliant in Shadow of Mordor for a good 30-40 hours of stupidly absorbing stealth, action and warfare.
It's a shame the story is so strangely paced, but you hardly need it. Fortress Assaults are great set pieces, and there's a lot of fun to be had with the upgraded Nemesis System alone.
This core action and the complex systems that underpin it are fun enough to play around with that it's a real shame that so many issues exist around the edges of this package, because those issues eventually started to diminish my enjoyment of the game's good parts.
April 3, 2018
Middle Earth: Shadow of War is saying goodbye to microtransactions. Read more
October 26, 2017
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will publish four expansions up to May 2018. Watch video
September 19, 2017
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War presents its Nemesis system with an interactive trailer. Watch video
September 13, 2017
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War presents the Feral Tribe on a new video. Watch video