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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Xbox 360

Model: 1000381335SKU: 3119003

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 199 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition to the LOTR Universe

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    Assassino37
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    I'm sure you heard it before but if you enjoy the gameplay in Assassins Creed and the Batman games you will probably enjoy this. Not only is it a ton of fun but it follows an interesting story that takes place in Mordor which is a lesser explored area of the universe. Although it's an original story, It has plenty of information (much like the animus in AC) that tells you all about the history of the darker side of middle-earth which is a wonderful change. The best feature about the game is the Nemesis system without a doubt. It really adds a truly unique element to the game and really adds to the overall very rich and lively world of Mordor. Unlike other games where the world progresses through you, in this game the place feels alive and like it's really happening around you, regardless if you had anything to do with it. Because of this system and the ever changing world, it autosaves constantly with no option to re-load. There is also no difficulty setting. At times it can feel easy but other times it can prove to be a challenge if you don't play your cards right. If you die, you don't lose progress however the world will change accordingly. The orc that killed you gets promoted and the rest of the them fight amongst themselves attacking each other, getting killed or getting stronger. Because of the constant autosaving, there IS quite a bid of loading. It takes a few extra seconds to go from the pause/map/skill menus and back to the game. I suppose that's the only downside but not worrying about saving and losing progress leaves you to simply enjoy the game rather than worry about reloading games to try to progress.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Epic game, despite a few bugs

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    ancientgamer68

    Excellent mix of Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, and the combat of the Arkham games, all set in the lore of Tolkien's Middle Earth. I had the initial problem of my 360 not recognizing my pre-order codes, but a patch fixed that and I had no problem with the initial install. Some of the cutscenes begin and then just go black which is a little frustrating. I love the "Nemesis" system of Orcs that defeat you and remember how you hurt them in previous battles. Not sure why some think this is short, unless they are only playing the story missions...I have 35 hours of gameplay in and I am only at 24% completion. I personally like The War in the North better as an overall game because it has a larger variety of environments, enemies, and gameplay options. Overall though Shadows of Mordor is an impressive game for any 360 owner or fan of the Lord of the Rings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game... if you can get it installed

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    acejavelin
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    The 360 version of this game is broken, and not in a good way... You cannot install this game if you are logged into Xbox Live, it will fail if you even get the option, you have to log out, install the game and log back in to actually play it. The game play is very laggy with lots of disk access even after installing both discs, and sometimes the auto-save feature seems to fail and not save correctly. These issues do not seem to effect the PS4 or Xbox One versions though. All that being said, the game is fun to play and quite beautiful visually, and he controls are not difficult, and the enemy "remember" feature is pretty cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Game Poor Development

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    Colby
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    The design of the game itself is great. Very close to an assassins creed style of game but with some additional elements that make the game much more enjoyable. That being said the port over to the xbox 360 from the original design for the next gen is extremely poor. The load times from the start menu to normal game play take 5 to 10 seconds and the cut scenes rarely complete without having to reload. I have heard the next gen consoles all address the issue of load times and degraded graphics but on the xbox 360 the game is sub par. Recommend that you either buy the game for the next gen or skip it all together.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun

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    MBnPhoenix
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    The gameplay is amazing and there are many ways to encounter and kill orcs. The skill ups and special ability features really make the game fun because unlocking new ways to kill orcs is always satisfying as is mad controlling them. You can roam around as you please, and choose which order to complete your quests. A bit confusing at first but once you get the hang of it it's not hard to learn the ropes. The biggest downside is that loading times are pretty slow and the textures struggle to load.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, but not what I expected

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    compuser
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    The game is a lot of fun and the story line is very. Cool. I do expect with any game to be ale to choose what level I want to. Play at which does not appear to be the case with this game. I am a casu al gamer that likes to keep things simple and this game you have to get good at otherwise you do die a lot. Still worth it to me as I am a huge LOTR fan and this game fills the need there. I would say that this is the first decent LOTR themed game for adults. The Lego games are also good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Violent, but not too bad

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    Megacolon
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    I was a bit worried about the violence level of this game, but my daughter is a LOTR fanatic. Based on other reviews and feedback from friends I decided she could handle it for her 15th birthday, and after watching her play it seems tame compared to my expectations. She absolutely loves the game, and the rest of us are hypnotized watching her play. I would probably drop the rating to "T" personally, but maybe our family is just desensitized...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    decent game

    Posted
    socal44
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    Not a big fan of lord of the rings but took a chance on it. I was pleasantly surprised the story is decent and game play is pretty straightforward. Upgrades add abilities and some enemies drop bonuses. That being said enemies regenerate, ex clear out a patrol wait a minute and the patrol comes down the road again. Clear a "base" leave the immediate area come back and it's fully manned. Overall its worth playing even if you're not into LotR

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game but needs lot of memory

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    CheapskateTraveller
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    Good story if you like back story of Middle Earth. Had to buy a flash drive for xbox 360 so could load game onto platform. 1st disc loads game onto platform. 2nd disc is for game play. Once setup , worked fine but this was probably for Xbox one and made to work on 360. I will read back of boxes closer now. But is good game if you like sword fighting. Kind of like Assassins Creed set in Middle Earth slasher/fighting type combat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Too Dark

    Posted
    PCGames
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    Gameplay...similar to many games of it's genre, nothing to set it apart. Environment is too dark. I understand realism, but I also understand impossible to discern. We have too much of the latter here. I should not have to adjust the settings on my TV to make the game visible. Not a terrible game, follows the story great, that's why I bought it. It earned back one star for putting me closer to living the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its like "The Force Unleashed" of LOTR's

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    Electromaniatic
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    I am not a fan of Lord of the rings, but I do enjoy a good game and found this to be nice. I've watched the movies and the story is definatly bizarre, but fun. The only thing regarding the movie is just the character you play, the ring, and the setting; everything else is different, but you get awesome powers, decent control scheme, and wicked power ups. Its a new take on an evergrowing franchise, just like FU. (LOL!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't play on 360

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    Melodyofurdemise
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    bought as a gift for a friend, it wouldn't play...no matter what we tried. Then we tried to exchange it for the PS3 version and Best Buy didn't want to let us do it. They didn't want to let us return it at all. I'd purchased this as a black Friday deal and returned it a week later. They also made us pay the difference from the sale price. Really not fair since it's the company's fault the game wouldn't play.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Storyline

    Posted
    Jakeyunk
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    This game is one of the better games I have played. It not only has a great storyline but the game is unique to every player. Along with the main storyline there are side missions that allow you to increase in power and gain abilities. One of my favorite parts of the game is the wraith ability that Talion has, it gives the player a new way to plan his attack instead of just going in head on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game we've played in ages

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    Fivecats
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    This game controls like Assassin's and Arkham, but way improved. We love it. Once we started we didn't play anything else until we completed this one...all the challenges are excellent (except for those horrid Ghul Matrons) and the missions are engaging. Anyone that likes the Assassin's series will find this to be a step up in controls and smoothness. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great deal

    Posted
    hockeymom
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    Excellent pricing deal on Xbox 360 games, purchased during the holiday season. Best Buy is easy to order from online, fast delivery service, and your order comes packaged well. Great way to do your holiday shopping or anytime shopping. Great pricing, easy ordering, and fast delivery . What more could you want. Thanks Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great graphics

    Posted
    Fredomoftruth
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    Let me start out by saying that im not a huge fan of this game. I thought it would be more rpg. More able to interact with the world. This is more assassins creed wuth orcs. Open world but its just "slash, slash, kill, kill" With a main quest, and side quests. The graphics are awesome and i love the ability to stealth kill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hubby has been playing nonstop

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    TheJolyLifeBlog
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    My husband has been rooted to my bed and chair while playing this game. I would say that means that he loves it. Wonder when I will get him off of it to help with some cleaning LOL. But anyhow great game, awesome graphics and its keeping the kids busy just watching him play so gives me time to get things done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you like assassins creed you will like this.

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    LuisA
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    Bought this game for myself and if you are an assassins creed fan you will like this game. Set in middle earth ( think lord of the ring or the hobbit) graphics are great and the game play is as smooth as any other..I like the skill tree as well it works out well and lends balance to the game and your play style..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great button smasher

    Posted
    Kyle
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    Lots of side missions, graphics are pretty good got it for the 360, you have to button smash a lot during fights, enemies can put up a challenge to kill sometimes and it can make it easier ahead of time if you find out their strength and weakness before you attempt to go against them. Overall fun game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    kaleco
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    The gameplay is fun and the nemesis system is intriguing, but these don't make up for how shoddy the game is on Xbox 360. You'll find yourself dreading to use any menus since they take so long to load and the graphics are outlandish. Standing next to a building for a minute and its textures never loaded.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend