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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - PlayStation 3-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 173 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Game but PS3 version sucks

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    machonair
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    So after reading about this game a lot and seeing the videos and all the game play reviews etc, i was really excited to get my hands on this for Thanksgiving. So I start to play and during the very initial cut scenes, I notice a lag/delay between video and audio. Then when the tutorial starts, I switch screens which one needs to do often when equipping items, or just viewing the orc hierarchy or just getting intelligence etc, the screen would black out as if it is processing and after a few annoying tens of seconds, finally the screen would render. I thought this was probably a one off event. But as I kept playing, it continued to happen. SO I reboot the PS3 and start over. Same problem. Several restarts later, I finally google it up and realize that many PS3 owners are facing similar issues. So I finally raise a ticket with WB Games Support and all they had me do was to clean out my game data to get some more disk space. They closed the ticket, but i reopened it as the problem continues to exist. At the end of the day I think the root cause is some poor game design implementation. I do not know first hand if other console versions suffer from the same problem, but this is definitely a deal breaker. I am surprised that none of the Best Buy purchasers mentioned this in their reviews. Overall gameplay is nice. I really wanted to play this game so I am eating the hardship for now. I do not know if there will be any patch or update to resolve this but if you can bare this the game is good. The graphics is OK. The story line is not great and the action can get repetitive. Buying a PS4 was out of budget so i settled for getting this version.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'd get it on PS4 or Xbone if I were you.

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    Johnny92
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    This game is fantastic. Just great gameplay, especially the combat, super addictive. The Uruk Hierarchy system is really neat as well, getting to know each orc that you hunt adds a lot of satisfaction to the slaying of them, especially when that orc has been labeled your "Nemesis" as a result of multiple stand-offs. The story is somewhat interesting, but you'll find your self ignoring it much of the time. The game is really short if you just play through the story, and the ending is so abrupt that it's painful, and there really isn't a final boss at all, just the hammering of a single button for ten seconds, then a cutscene, then the game is over. Ka-pow. The game is great though despite those things, and I highly recommend it, BUT I do NOT recommend you play this game on PS3 or Xbox 360. If you do, just know in advance that the game will be glitchy, glitchy, glitchy. Not all the time, mind you, but certainly glitchy enough to get in the way of your having fun. It might take 20 seconds to load the pause screen at times, the cutscenes before 'Uruk Duels' look like your old VeggieTales VHSs on fast-forward and sometimes the game will just run painfully slow and the sound will cut in and out, as if you were trying to play Titanfall on Windows 98. They just didn't put much work into the 'Last-Gen' ports at all, it seems. Maybe it'll get patched, I don't know (Really, I have no idea if patches could fix it or not. Not a techy at all.), but if I were you I wouldn't bother getting it on PS3 or Xbox 360, if you're planning to upgrade soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Really fun game, but needs a lot of work

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    dubbed
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    The game is actually really fun, but I'm not sure it's finished. Half of the cut scenes show a few seconds then go black then a few more seconds then go black. Sometimes you get caught out of the boundaries and can't get back in. Some of the actual good cutscenes are too quiet to hear because of stupid drumming music. The worst, most annoying thing is when you interogate someone, half of the time it plays that music and constant grunting over and over again until you quit the game and start back over. Despite all of those things the game mechanics and ideas are good. The best part is that whenever someone kills you, they get promoted and grow stronger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great time distraction

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    techspaz
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    I bought this game at first for someone as a Christmas gift but then decided to get a second copy for myself as the game play seemed interesting. So far I have not been let down but I'm only about 15 hours into the game and seem to be running around doing the side adventures more than the main story line. The only complaints I have are the relative load times from the different screens are a bit long but the graphics are great. The text in the story is a bit small to read and I have not figured out if there is a way to make it larger. I expect if you like Assassin Creed type of games you will also enjoy this as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very choppy game

    Posted
    Possum
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    Unfortunately this game is almost unplayable at times. I am in contact with WB games about it. The sound cuts out & the frame rate will drop out during battle sequences giving you a lagged out feel. My son watched me play it and said that if he had bought that game he would have thrown it across his apartment. Very frustating. I was expecting way more. This game is incredible on the new systems but to me it seems like they never should have put it out on the ps3.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Even for a novice gamer, this is a must buy

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    nrussell28
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    I'm not a hardcore gamer by any definition, but this game was not only accessible in terms of controls and storyline, but it actually delivered on the promise of a game that would mesh well with other elements of Tolkien's legendarium. While some liberties were taken, the spirit of Middle-Earth shines through. Granted, some portions of the plot were slightly cliched, overwrought, or just downright silly; but even given all of those shortcomings, I still haven't played a game that comes close to the standard set here in many years, both in terms of mechanics and enjoyment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    great game badly made for ps3

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    bestbuycustomer
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    I played for a couple hours and found myself bother by the graphics in this ps3 version after waiting long weeks for this to be release on the ps3 after ps4 version was release. I was disappointed at that time due to me not owning a ps4. So i feel this was badly worked on the ps3 version as it seems they did not take advantage of how much ps3 can offer in graphics. It feels like a ps2 version instead. it felt rushed on the delivery date and feels that developers didn't take ps3 version seriously. Overall it is a great game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Beware of the Glitch

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    JKRam
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    Overall it seems like it would be a fun game. However this was poorly done for the PS3. I won't delve into the graphics but rather the game play. There has not been a time yet I have played where there has not been some glitching or rough and jerky cut scenes or battles. I have been stuck on a wall and could not get free. I have had multiple Uruk's floating at the same time. I would avoid this game based on its lack of smooth playability on the PS3.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game, but . . .

    Posted
    Gabe77
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    I think that the story is great, but I am bias to the LOTR. I think that the graphics are good, and that the style of game play is reasonable, but the load time and buffering is terrible. Even as soon as the first screen loads the graphics come in really choppy. I have a 500gb console with a lot of space so I know it is not my system. This game is just not meant for this system. If you want this game, I suggest buying it for the PS4--unless you do not mind choppy graphics and slow load time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but challenging game

    Posted
    David
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    Game does have a couple glitches and one of the redeemable codes didn't work for two days. But the code was excepted finally and game requires restart on occasions. Overall the game is great loading time takes a while unfortunately but small price to pay great graphics and game play. Most frustrating was the instruction manual or lack of instructions on a complicated game. Also writing on screen during game is unusually small and i have a 32 inch TV. Should have used larger lettering or font.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible port of a great game

    Posted
    Tony
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    Shadow of Mordor is a great next gen game that's terrible in current gen. The framerate is terrible. The screen tears with fast movement. The games has 30 second loading times EVERY time you pause the game. The graphics look like old PS2 games which is unacceptable by today's standards. Look up any comparison video on Youtube and you'll see what I mean. If you really want the game to play great, get it for Xbox One or PS4. Skip out on the PS3/Xbox 360 versions. You'll be glad you did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's fun but...

    Posted
    sushibar7
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    Good game, great graphics and details yada yada. If I'd known what the game play was like before buying this i would have got the new Assassin's Creed instead. Pretty much the same game with a few tweaks and different characters. Because this game is set in Mordor of Middle Earth the entire scenery is very bleak and lacks any real color. Lots of grey, black, and red, not much else. Game is still fun but like i said, you're pretty much buying Assassin's Creed Middle Earth edition.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DONT GET THIS VERSION!

    Posted
    Tony
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    The PS3 version of this awesome game is stripped down to the bones from its next gen version. Just look up any video comparing footage from this version to the PS4 version and you'll see it immediately. The rough dirt trail looks like paper and the stone walls look like cardboard walls. Pausing is seamless going back in the game of the PS4 version but you have to wait forever in this version. Would I recommend this game? Yes. But only on PS4.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4.5 - Great game

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    MasterWayne
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    This game is great, but it's not perfect! This game has a great story that goes well somewhere between the hobbit and the Lord of the rings trilogy. It's not your typical button masher. It's not your typical RPG. It's almost a new genre of its own. It's about 12-20 hrs of middle earth fun. It looks like it's going to be one of the best games of 2014 to come out on the PS4. If you're reading this review you can stop now and go ahead and buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Misti
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    I didn't look online prior to buying this,But the game glitches Extremely bad, I was only able to play a few minutes at any given time it kept me stuck,Nothing ever updated as far as my progress, nor would it let me collect anything I needed, Maybe just a bad disk with corrupted files, The graphics are not all that great, was not impressed at all. Tossed it in the trash .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad Graphics

    Posted
    Scooby1856
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    This game is a lot of fun, but do not get it on the ps3. There are way to many gliches and the graphic are really bad. Sometimes when you are walking around the scenery doesnt load right and it looks like a game in process. The game was made only for the new generation consoles and it should stay that way. I would recommend this game, but only for new generation console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good Action Game

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    dcWinchester
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    Shadows of Mordor is a Good action game. It is similar in the play style of Assassins Creed and Batman Arkham games. It has a cool story line. If you like Lord of the Rings and like to roam around hacking up orcs and uruks then you'll enjoy the game. Sound and Graphics are great. Did notice a glitch every now and then with a orc or uruk floating in the air when fighting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst games ever

    Posted
    somaobi
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    This is for the PS3 version, only! This game just doesn't work. Apparently, this is a known issue for the PS3 version, which makes me wonder why it was released in the first place. I'd be fine if there was no Nemesis system and the game still functioned, but I couldn't even get through the prologue without the game freezing completely. Don't buy on old gen systems!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent story, fun implementation

    Posted
    Telnath
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and dynamics of the game engine. My only frustration was the fact that while I could affect the game world on a small, temporary scale it would eventually reset itself arbitrarily. The sense of accomplishment is diminished when enemies reappear out of nowhere in an area that has already been 'cleared'.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Open World Game

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    DefenderAce
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    Great game. Very in-depth and involved. A few glitches and sound problems, but nothing that can't be fixed with a patch. Can be equated to a mix between the Assassins Creed games and Batman: Arkham games. Fighting style is that of Batman, but open-world exploration and parkour like movement style is like Assassins Creed. All around GREAT game.

    I would recommend this to a friend