You are Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate, keeping watch over Mordor which has remained undisturbed for ages. In the blink of an eye, everything is taken from you - your friends, your family, and even your own life. Resurrected by a vengeful spirit, you must now embark on a relentless vendetta against those who have wronged you. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle in Middle-earth. Set before the events of The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor explores what happened in the land of Mordor as Sauron prepared his armies for The War of the Ring. Dominate the Uruk soldiers of Sauron’s Army to build your own, using the power of the Wraith. Your power begets followers, willing or otherwise, and they will follow you or fall. Mordor’s wildlife has been forged in an unforgiving environment, ensuring only the strongest survive. Using the power of the Wraith, swift Caragors and mighty Graugs will become yours as well.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is the best Lord of the Rings game I’ve ever played. It’s that simple. It takes the gameplay of franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Arkham City, throws new gameplay wrinkles into the fold, and adds a good character to make your time in Middle-earth exciting. But it’s not all Hobbit stew and potatoes. Taking place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has you play as Talion, a ranger of Gondor that guards the Black Gate of Mordor. After he and his wife and child are killed by Sauron’s forces, Talion is revived with Wraith-like abilities from an Elven master smith who now occupies the same body. Together, you’ll grow in power, learn the story of this Elven... Read Review