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Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PlayStation 4

Model: 1000640755SKU: 5784602

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1362 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wait for it to go on sale.

    Posted
    Andersen
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    The interesting story is the only thing keeping this title alive. Boring button mashing combat, averagely ok graphics, and an odd enemy generating system.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Play on hard

    Posted
    Thebrightlord
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    On the highest difficulty the game becomes a real game in my veteran opinion. I've gone through more than half the game fairly easily on the highest difficulty, the challenge begins to happen when the nemesis system takes its effect and levels of your enemies to be able to give you a sense of a struggle. Especially when certain enemies are combine with captains with difficult counters to get past. The game will give you a great sense of accomplishment and achievement once you pass obstacles that took you more than 1 try and it feels even more rewarding knowing the game is on the highest difficulty, as if you've transcended into greatness or into a new form. This game goes above and beyond at some points. The so speeches do get bothersome at some points as some so drag out the speaks with long pauses or pondered pauses to spew illogical distorted sentences due to being drunk or just plain stupid. The auto pull up of some of the pick up items is also an annoying feature, but manageable as long as you don't pick them up in the middle of battle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    Tran
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    Broke my enemy's mind and made him my body guard. He can only say one phrase now. 10/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Came for the lore, stayed for the Nemesis System

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    Snaximaxi
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    The games is loads of fun running around killing Uruk and whatnot, but the real meat and potatoes to this game is the Nemesis System that weaves dangerous encounters across the landscape, making the world seem alive with enemies that want you dead. The story is so-so, it's really just a device to get players to new areas and fight other baddies. The Social Conquest Mode is great fun and has players invade each others fortress and take them over. There are micro transactions, but they aren't crucial to your experience in the solo or asynchronous multiplayer mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the first.

    Posted
    Jman
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    If you're a fan of Shadow of Mordor then you'll definitely enjoy Shadow of War. This sequel improves on the original in almost every single way. More locations, expanded Nemesis system, and multiple ways to customize your play style, with skill alterations, new equipment system, and gem slots. My only real criticisms are that the story is kinda generic and there isn't enough enemy variety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mordor is even more awesome when war is imminent.

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    bee4real
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    You know, there's been a change in gaming. The age of people fussing over sequels not being as good as the first of things can't apply to gaming. Shadow of War is further proof of that fact. It expands on everything that made Shadows of Mordor great, without overwhelming the player with a lot of foolishness. Every quest, whether it be a main quest or side quest, feels important. Gravitas that has the player really feeling like the world is closing in on them. The ork soldiers in this game are both hilarious and frightening. They ambush you whilst you're trying to move from one section of the map to another. They are each very tricky and have a set of weaknesses and strengths that players can use to turn situations to their favor. The recruitment system is great as well, giving the player the choice to utilize a new recruit to fight for them immediately, retreat to their base, or even spy on their current ork war chief and betray him when you attack. It's a really cool concept that provides all manner of treachery happening throughout the game. The music is fantastic as well. Chill-inducing soundtrack. The story it carries, in my opinion, could easily be made into a series for television that would rake in the dough. Combat feels great, with the execution attacks leaving foes with limbs and heads bouncing across the terrain. Other enemies flee in terror at the sight of their captain falling from player's blades. Very satisfying game. If you've played the Shadow of Mordor entry, you owe it to yourself to continue the story. This game is awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bigger, longer and better

    Posted
    AmbientEDGE
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    If you played Shadow of Mordor then you know what to expect. This game picks up immediately where that game left off and continues the story between Talion and Calibrimbor. The world is bigger, the nemesis system is more robust and the gameplay hits all the right albeit familiar notes. While not deal breaking for me some people might feel otherwise my issues. The rune system is gone and we're left with a gem system that isn't as varied. The graphics while still looking extremely good aren't as detailed as Mordor. The cutscenes also suffer degradation of quality over the previous game which is surprising since everything else is done so well. Fatal strikes and death blows in your enemies have been toned down and aren't nearly as visceral as the previous game. Despite it's shortcomings, Shadow of War is worth owning if you are a fan of the original.

    I would recommend this to a friend