Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition - Xbox One

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 6556125
  • Release Date: 05/10/2015
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence
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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (656 out of 682)

Product Details


  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Publisher: WB Games
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • 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 and The Skull Crushers 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

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 682 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun combat game!

    Posted
    smlopez91
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    It is not a new edgy game, but it uses a great system from other combat games such as "Assassin's creed, Batman, Ryse (son of Rom) as well as other games. It's an open world, go anywhere anytime with no loading screens, except starting missions. If you want to be surrounded by 30 plus Uruki at once this is the game you need to get. It isn't bogged down by the LOTR story line, it is a good story with a lot of killing. A good game to just have fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game

    Posted
    ChristopherSS
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Very much like Assassin's Creed as far as game play. Graphics are outstanding, and story line is very engaging. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    streight
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Such a good game which definitely helps break up the every day shooter. Would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game for the LoTR Fan

    Posted
    StillAGeek
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have returned to my younger, unmarried, child-free days by becoming completely immersed in this game. It is fun and challenging and definitely not for children! I can unleash my inner dark side by unleashing stealth attacks upon unsuspecting foes... and feel great about it. At times the XBox controls (left analog) are a little finicky, hence a 4/5 instead of a full 5. Very worthwhile and if you are a LoTR fan, you will enjoy some of the historical back story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I was hoping

    Posted
    ApeWild
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Maybe I should have done more research before purchasing this game. Shadow of Mordor is the reason I bought an Xbox One. However, I was disappointed to discover it follows the Arkham Asylum-esque battle systems we see so much anymore. That may make me biased in my review since i absolutely hate that system as it's always so slow and clunky but I failed to get very far into the game because of it. For fans of the fighting mechanics of the Batman games I would definitely recommend this. Anyone else I would say to give it a pass.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The complete version

    Posted
    Chujo
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The DLC campaigns that are now on the disc for this edition and add very interesting twists to the gameplay of Shadow of Mordor. Frankly, it would have been nice to have some of these elements in the main campaign, but this would have changed the game significantly, so its understandable that the developers didn't do this. The stories in these campaigns aren't deep, so lore fans may be disappointed. In addition there are challenging "Test of" modes that make you complete certain tasks within a time limit. I found these tests very compelling despite how long they took and how difficult they could be. I enjoyed mastering the techniques needed to do well. Others might find it frustrating. All together, I'm glad I picked up this version of Mordor with all the additional content, especially at the great price I got it from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game set in the world of Mordor

    Posted
    BobbyBlane
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Shadow of Mordor follows Talion as he seeks revenge on those who killed his family. The gameplay is a mix between the recent Batman series (free flow combat) and Assassin's Creed. The game does a great job of immersing you into the world of LOTR, and does a great job of telling a solid story. You won't quite find the combat up to Batman standards, but it is a lot of fun. The open world experience is really where the action stands out. There's plenty of quests to enjoy and with the game of the year edition, there's probably 40+ hours of content if you want to experience everything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Open World Orc Slayage

    Posted
    SerDannoRanAway
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    It is fun to sneak around, upgrade your character, and slaughter orcs as you go. As a huge LOTR fan, this game is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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