Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 6558018
  • Release Date: 05/10/2015
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence
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Overview

What's Included


  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1089 out of 1117)

Product Details


  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Publisher: WB Games
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 05/10/2015

Synopsis


You are Talion, Ranger of the Black Gate. For what seems like eons, you have guarded the entrance to Mordor, keeping watch over Sauron's undisturbed dwelling place with relative uneventfulness. But in the blink of an eye, everything you hold dear is snatched from your grasp. Your family, your friends — even your very life is taken from you in one fell swoop that leaves your soul desolate and filled with an eternal rage. Resurrected by an unforgiving spirit, you have one purpose to your life, one thing that keeps your heart pumping and your mind from giving in to the relentless grief — vengeance. Prepare yourself to embark on a dogged vendetta that calls upon you to fight your way through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit who compels you. This epic tale of revenge and redemption transforms you into the most feared force in the land — the Shadow of Mordor.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron's return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player's actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion's personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis. This Game of the Year Edition includes a host of Story and Warband Missions, Challenge modes, Runes, Skins and more to enhance your Shadow of Mordor experience.

Features


Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Game of the Year Edition includes game, additional story missions, challenge modes, Runes, Skins and more

Expand your gameplay with The Lord of the Hunt and The Bright Lord Story Missions and Guardians of the Flaming Eye, The Berserks, The Skull Crushers, The Flesh Burners and The Blood Hunters Warband Missions

Showcase your skills in the Test of Power, Test of Speed, Test of Wisdom and Endless challenge modes, and enjoy a new look with The Dark Ranger and Captain of the Watch skins

Enhance your experience with the Hidden Blade, Deadly Archer, Flame of Anor and Rising Storm runes

Middle-earth

Dive into a new chronicle, set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in an epic tale of revenge and redemption with this Game of the Year Edition

Become the resurrected Ranger of the Black Gate, Talion, on a relentless vendetta against those who ruthlessly took everything — your friends, family and even your very life — from you

Fight to discover the truth of the vengeful spirit who resurrected you as you uncover the origins of the Rings of Power

Build your legend, develop your powers and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron — your ability to exploit weaknesses and fears in your enemies is your greatest weapon to dismantle Sauron's forces from within

Unleash the other-worldly Power of the Wraith to master powerful skills and weaponry, then inflict brutal and deadly combos as you harness the Spirit of vengeance

The Nemesis System affects how the stats, appearance and personality of each nemesis are different for every player — no one else will have an exact same nemesis, as the game generates unique, dynamically created enemies

Turn your foes against one another by forcing them to assassinate, terrorize, sacrifice or spy as you bend Mordor to your will

Defeat your enemies to earn rune rewards that help you advance your skills and abilities and upgrade to more powerful weaponry

Battle against three types of Uruk, including Warchiefs, Captains and Grunts, as you progress through the action-packed landscape of Mordor

Winner of more than 40 "Best of 2014" awards, including Game of the Year, Best Action Game and Most Innovative Game



Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun action, adventure and fantasy title

    Posted
    SilentNova
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    While this does not hold true to the original series of Lord of the Rings, it does well at diving deeper into its imaginative lore. Making this fun fantasy realm that you can play in. Outside of that it does have this Assassin's Creed style of gameplay. Running and jumping all over the place, while you either stealth kill or fight your enemies head on. The gameplay itself is fairly fluid and the graphics despite this being an uspcale of the previous gen releases are pretty good. Plus it has more RPG mechanics added into it with the leveling up and skill board that you can dive into. This follows the movies as once again Wargs cannot talk. Also the elf speech and so on. Tolkien does not dive into those separate languages so much in his books and the Wargs said some horrible things in human tongue. It is definitely on the violent said as heads will fly. Not really a lot of blood, but definitely a lot of decapitations. For me this has been a nitty gritty blast with a fantasy world that I know fairly well. The gameplay is easy to get used to and I get to run down my enemies in various ways while searching high and low for little power ups and upgrades.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Nice Surprise

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    ConsoleGamer
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    Shadow of Mordor is a pretty good game for fans and non-fans alike, and it also has one the best innovations of this gaming generation. The gameplay is a really nice blend of the Batman: Arkham series (Free-Flow combat, light stealth) with some Assassin's Creed (climbing and traversal). If you're a fan of those games, you'll love this. What sets this game apart, however, is the Nemesis system. The ability to have an on-going, procedural antagonistic relationship with the villains is just such brilliant addition, and it adds a significant amount replayabilty to an otherwise pretty standard framework. However, the story is only serviceable, and the scope is unfortunately limited. This is a very thin revenge story stretched over 30-plus hours of game, and while the developers did their best to vary up the environments, this game is still entirely set in Mordor. It gets a bit dull after a while and could've benefited from seeing some of the wider Middle-Earth. This product includes the base game and all of the DLC. Interestingly, the Trophy/Achievement information is considered separate from the standard version. So, if you're hunting for Platinums or Gamer Score, but you already played Shadow of Mordor, maybe give this package a look.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor Game Of The Year Ed

    Posted
    whl2
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    I will list my findings and experience: 1.This is not an actual RPG game, it have RPG elements but aside a skill tree and exp bar there its not much from it. 2. The stealth mechanics are pretty basic, just pass over the enemies quick enough for it perception bar not to turn red and you'll be fine. 3. Story wise not the best narrative, if you like a strong story driven game, go somewhere else. 4. The Battle mechanics feels like a refined version of what WB did with Batman Arkham Origins (which its a good thing). 5. Sometimes the camera get stuck at walls in the middle of a fight, specially if you try to climb over a structure. 6. I feel they needed to polish more the parkour/climbing elements, sometimes i get stuck on ropes or if I want the character to jump in a certain direction the response does not reflect what I'm trying to do. Despite all of this the game feels fun and its fun to play so I'm still giving my 4 stars, also to have all the DLC content avaliable its a great bonus, in term of difficulty this is no dark souls but you will die 1 or 2 times in each session witch is nice, that way I have the sensation of challenge from the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Experience

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    HPOWNER1
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    Fantastic game! I absolutely loved my time with Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. I earned the platinum trophy playing daily for a week (approx. 34 hours.) The story is good and written so that anyone with even casual knowledge of the Lord of the Rings trilogy will have an easy time following it. The combat is where this game really shines, it is an adaptation of the combat style used in WB's Arkham games. The finishing moves are gory and really add a flourish to ending a difficult foe. The Nemesis System makes combat very exciting, as you never know when a past adversary will make a return to exact revenge. The world adapts to your actions and you can hear guards talking of your past exploits when you sneak around a camp and captains will reference things you did in past battles when facing them a second time. Very immersive. The Game of the Year edition adds both DLC packs and all available character skins. I haven't played the DLC yet, but I've read it is very similar to the main game, fleshing out a couple of the side stories. Fans of third person action games will love this. Fans of Lord of the Rings will love this. Fans of good games will probably love it too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Complete edition of great game, with one big flaw

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    Etcee
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    Shadows of Mordor is a great game. It takes the very responsive and empowering combat system from the Batman Arkham series (another WB interactive property) and transplants it into an orc-slaying wonderland. The Nemesis system is second to none and should be implemented into other games immediately. Being able to forge rivalries and revenge with NPCs that other games treat as cannon fodder adds a lot of unique depth and fun. Like with Arkham, the game was released and then offered a constant trickle of DLC offerings, so having all that content in one place for one price cant be beat. Here's the really unfortunate part. This game CAN NOT use existing save files from the copy of Shadows of Mordor you might already own. This seems crazy to me. "Game of the Year" editions are nothing new, and when I popped it in and found out I'd have to start over it just about killed my interest in playing it. So would I recommend this game? Yes, if you've never played it before or are trying it on a new system. No if you've already got a save file with runes and progress that you want to continue, cause it's a clean slate in these lands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not What I Imagined, But Far Better

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    Mars
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    Perhaps I didn't have my expectations as high as I should have, but this game has exceeded them in every possible way. I've played for a total of 12 hours so far, and I've only completed 10% of the story. Though the main quest may not take very long, if my game progress is anything to go by, there is obviously plenty to do in Mordor. The stealth is probably the most enjoyable factor for me. I love how you never run out of enemies. You can clear an entire area of Uruk, only to have another hoard walk by seconds later. There is always chaos around you (in a tasteful way) - Uruks fighting each other, trolls rampaging, caragors invading enemy camps causing hysteria that works to your benefit, etc. If anything would take away a star from my rating, it would probably be the story. Not the best I've seen. Not bad, just maybe mediocre. Still, I love the game too much to take away from the rating for that. Excellent excellent game. Highly recommended! Also, thanks Best Buy! Got this for an extremely low price for a limited-time-only sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun button masher

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    phil
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    I really enjoyed this game. It was a fun button masher with not much strategy needed. I really liked how the enemy uruks gain rank when they kill you and they become harder to kill the next time you fight them. Whenever you find a captain or warchief they always have some comment to make about the last time you fought them. I enjoyed the way the game is set up, you can go do story missions, or side missions whenever you want. they have all of the items labeled on the map. You just mark the quest you want to do and it'll show up in the world view and show you how far you are from the start point of that quest. You just go there and start the quest, if you didn't play the game for a month, you could pick it up and continue without having to remember where you needed to go or what you need to do. If you like a god of war style button masher, then you'll probably enjoy this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best ps4 action adventure game out

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    Tippy
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    This game is way beyond different from any game i played it does feel like batman mixed with assassin creed but a totally different gameplay the combat system is amazing at first it will take time getting use to but once you do you will be jumping flying running teleporting everywhere the nemesis system also where the game shines its basically if you die in the game by somebody the person that kills you will get promoted and stronger and will jump rank like captain to war chief they also remember everything so far i been playing for 20 hrs it says and i havent heard them say the same thing yet and graphics for a 2014 game makes this game look better then most games out now best ps4 game if you see this game cheap buy it even if its on the shelf for 40 its really worth the price and you wont be disappointed once you pop the cd in your ps4

    I would recommend this to a friend


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