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author: Hubert Sledziewski

Best Lord of the Rings Video Games - Editors' Choice

"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." In other words, we're looking at the best games set in the Lord of the Rings universe!

1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  1. Genre: TPP action game
  2. Year of release: 2014
  3. Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XOne
  4. Developer: Monolith Productions

And finally, there is – the one game set in the Lord of the Rings universe that could rule the rest. To my slight surprise, the editorial team chose Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Privately, I'd have this game at least three spots below, but I understand perfectly well what was driving the other voters. Monolith Productions studio has been extremely successful in combining stealth elements – somewhat borrowing them from the Assassin's Creedseries – with combat equaling the best slashers, with the excellent nemesis system, which made each player's experience a bit different and unique.

Obey your master! Image Source: Steam / Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. - The best games in the world of The Lord of the Rings – Editor's Choice – Document – 2022-09-18
Obey your master! Image Source: Steam / Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

As I mentioned on the occasion of Shadow of War, I completed the original game with big excitement. The plot, although it is quite average in my opinion, didn't prevent me from having a good time, often keeping me playing for longer than I'd intended. This was because of the awesome gameplay loop of this game, in a way driven by the aforementioned nemesis system.

MIDDLE: THE SHADOW OF THE MORDOR – HOW TO CHANGE FIELD OF VIEW

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordoru works well on modern PCs. The only real problem with the game is small FOV, which makes the game rather claustrophobic. Fortunately, there's a mod that lets you change that. A similar project was also developed for the second part of the series.

  1. FOV Fix for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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