developer: Monolith Productions
publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for PC, PS4 and etc. is an action game set in the world of the Lord of the Rings. The game was developed by an experienced Monolith Productions studio which team has created No One Lives Forever series and the first two versions of F.E.A.R.
The player portrays Talion - an experienced scout, whose family is murdered by Sauron’s unquestioning supporter. A moment later, he also says goodbye to life but it is not the end of the story. Instead, the ancient Spirit of Vengeance resurrects him and gives him Wraith’s powers. Talion decides to go to Mordor and eliminates all who contributed to the tragedy. During the campaign, the player is able to discover the truth about the creature which helped him back to the world of the living and learn the history of the creation of the Lord of the Rings. The game puts a lot of emphasis on the story and the decisions made by the players led to serious consequences in the latter parts of the story.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for PC, PS4 and etc. is an action game where the players can observe action from the camera placed behind the character. The game is concentrate mainly on battles with numerous enemies using extensive fighting mechanics based on a system taken from Arkham series. The strong point of the project is an artificial intelligence. Every opponent is a separate character, who has its own personality, rank, strong and weak points. A special system tracks all decisions and fights and then based on it, shapes the attitude of the enemies towards the player. During the development of the campaign, the enemies learn the player’s tactics and some of them can even develop a desire for revenge to the hero and try to take revenge on him.
For fans of the game, an additional advantage is the fact that during the production of the game, the authors have cooperated with the people from Middle-earth Enterprises and Weta Workshop - special effects studio. It helps to fits the game into the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien while staying true to the style of the cinema saga.
PC / Windows
- Recommended: Core i7 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB (GeForce GTX 670 or better), 40 GB HDD, Windows 7/8 64-bit