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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 729 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slash 'Em Up Fun

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    Blozero
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    I was looking for an action adventure game to play during the holiday season. For a long time, I had my eye on Shadow of Mordor. I like the action of the game. It took me a few hours to get a feel for the game. The graphics are great. I am still playing so I am still trying to get a feel for the story line. As with most games these days, you can do side missions and digress from the main story. I like the slash and move tactic to eliminate foes. Therefore, the battle system works, especially when you are fighting 20 plus foes. It was a lot at first, but you learn tactics and gain abilities to help you eliminate them all. Leveling up your character is interesting and fun. You can use points to obtain various abilities that you can use in battle. Weapons are automatically drawn so you do not have to waste time doing that. You have the ability to climb walls, assassinate enemies from above, interrogate foes, threaten bosses, ride beasts, etc. I can see the comparison to the Assassin Creed series. I do like the fact that you eliminate one enemy, another one rises up. There seems to be a boss hierarchy system, so there is no shortage of these bosses to fight in the game. The game is fun, but it can get a bit repetitive at times. There are in-games challenges that you can complete for points that you can use to level up. I am half way through the game and though it is a bit repetitive, it can be fun. As I continue to progress in the game, perhaps the story will become more prevalent. If you like action/role playing games, then I do suggest that you give this one a chance. It was on sale for nearly $20 so the price is not bad at all. If you are a Gamer Club member, you will get a discount on the game. Also, this is the game of the year addition, so there are some extra missions that come along with it. I hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game marred by terrible ending

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    fivecatsclub
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    This game started off kind of slow for me, almost to the to the point that I thought I was going to regret the purchase. In fact, I took a long break from this game to play Arkham Knight. Honestly, I think my experience with that game enhanced my enjoyment of this one. Very quickly after returning to the game I was hooked! There is something very satisfying about going around and killing Uruks, especially the ones who have killed you. Speaking of which, one of the things I enjoyed most about this game was that there was a logic behind why your character, Talion, can die and come back stronger than before. But, on the flip side, there are consequences to dying: your enemies will be stronger as well. After spending many nights getting immersed in the story and leveling up Talion, I found myself very unsatisfied with the ending. ** MILD SPOILERS AHEAD ** You spend a lot of time developing abilities, none of which are used to beat the end boss. Instead, when the time comes, you just have to press whatever button on your controller corresponds to the one flashing on the screen. A couple of rounds of this and the boss is defeated, the story over. I was anticipating a hard fight, one in which I needed to use a combination of the special abilities I had spent hours and hours honing, only to be very let down. In spite of the lackluster ending, I'd still highly recommend the game for fans of LOTR or fans of this genre of game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid, medium paced game for LOTR fans

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    Drizztman55
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    As a big LOTR fan, I've wanted to play this game for a while now. This game is quite fun, but make sure to pay attention to all the things you can do at the start! I didn't and the combat got stale until I realized I was doing it wrong. It's maybe a little to slow for some, but I'm not too hard to please and ended up playing it for over 6 hours straight multiple times. If you enjoy some combo of open world stuff, assassians creed, and/or LOTR, this game is worth a shot for the prices you can find it for now. **Have not played DLC content yet**

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth checking out

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    Assau1tedPeanut
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    This is an open world game that sets you int he Lord of the Rings universe. It uses many mechanics invented in other series and isn't the most original game because of it, but does put those systems together well that make a good experience. It's worth noting that if you are an achievement hunter this game of the year addition has a separate set of achievements from original release and you can earn them again for this game if you want to. It's the only title on Xbox One that you can earn achievements for both versions of the game released on that same platform.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game for the LoTR Fan

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    StillAGeek
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you like the Batman games, this is a must have

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    TimboGoods
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    You dont have to be a Lord of the Rings fan to enjoy this game. Plays similar to the Batman Arkham series, and has some pretty cool power ups as you progress thru the game. There is also a cool, unique system with the enemies and how their soldiers are ranked, and how they battle each other to climb the ranks. Plenty of side missions and extra content in this Game of the Year edition to keep you busy. A great value, especially if you can get it on sale at a decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun LoTR adventure

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    MustangNights
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    When I first had bought this on PS4 I really enjoyed the game. When I decided to get an X1, I mostly had bought the X1 version for my girlfriend and since it was on clearance it was a good price. There is a lot to do in the game and you have the option of sticking to the missions or taking on the orcs before the missions that actually helps in the missions when they are already under your control. With the GotY version it comes with all content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    oh hi mark

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    quickattack
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    Dive right back into the Mushroom Kingdom for another classic gameplay experience with everyone's favorite characters, Mario and Luigi. Of course, Princess Peach has been kidnapped yet again by the malevolent Bowser, but the bros. have a new and gilded objective to complete: collect as many gold coins as humanly possible. Mushroom Kingdom glows with the light of mountains, caverns and sonic the hedgehogs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, if a bit repetitive

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    Pauly
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    A lot of fun, especially if you're a fan of the Rings universe. Lots of fan service here. The enemy tier system is interesting, if a little confusing at first. I recommend using a guide when starting out. Combat flows well and feels fluid but never lets you feel overpowered or overwhelmed. After awhile you'll feel you've done it all before but that doesn't take away from the fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice 3rd person Strategy

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    Thormchammer
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    I enjoy the in depth strategy of this game, and the method of eliminate the military commanders. It adds a new level of engagement into the game play. Further more, the concept that enemy AI commanders can level up from my folly, and then rank up with in the enemy army, leads to more strategy and engagement. Over all, I'm hooked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The version to get if you didn't play non-GOTY

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    jsvalmont
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    If you played the original version of this game (non-GOTY) and just wanted to play the DLC because you had long sold it, think again, you do not get to continue where you left off with your save game because this is considered a whole different game by your game system. Other than that this is AMAZING and was my favorite game that came out in 2014.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly addictive.

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    Thisisme
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    I have to say it took me a few tries to really get into this one and get the hang of it, but once I did I found it highly addictive if not somewhat repetitive. You can definitely sink some serious time into this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fun game.

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    ShadThaGod1738
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    Usually I would rent this type of game and power through it, but for 30 bucks and being gamers club unlocked I decided to buy it. Plus it's GotY version. Turns out that there's lots to do and you can out a lot of hours into this game. It's basically assassin's Creed in middle earth's mordor. Not necessarily a bad thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good game

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    MachJr
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    This is an updated version of a very good game - it comes with all available DLC contents . Some dialogs can be unnecessary, but this game’s plot is very interesting. Characters are very well built. Graphics and sound are great and playability is really good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game Even for Non LOTR Fans

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    VincentX
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    I'll be honest; I'm not a fan of Lord of the Rings; but I'm hooked on this game. It borrows the combat basics from the Batman games; but adds a layer of brutality that helps set it apart. It's a solid open world action game and worth picking up even for people that don't like Lord of the Rings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and addictive

    Posted
    Kevin
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    Graphics are great. Fight controls are easy enough to get started. But details and abilities will need to be successfully learned and earned to really excel later. I'm early in my progress and this is my first personal exposure to this type of game, but I think it has me hooked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition to Middle Earth's Lore

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    CRob
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    The Nemesis system really takes this game from good to great. Having a rival orc who calls you out and remembers your last encounter injects a lot of life into the world. Disappointing final bosses sour the experience a bit but the journey to the end is well worth taking

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game

    Posted
    AngieMD
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    Played a few times but I have enjoyed each time. I ordered online and it came quicker than expected which was great and one less thing for me to worry about! Great deal at the time as well. Worth the wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Fun Game

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    jomac006
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    Do you like the Batman Arkham games but thought to yourself, they could use more swords, well then I've got a game for you. Running off of the same engine the combat in this game is fast, frantic, and fun. You don't even have to be a LoTR fan to like this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun combat, shallow story

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    Mesmerize
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    There's some great things in this game like the combat and nemesis system. Unfortunately, the level design makes little sense, it's just one big map that you roam around picking up quests and killing things. Since so much of it is open roam, the story suffers.

    I would recommend this to a friend