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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor  



First footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


1:30 PM on 01.23.2014



My initial reaction after hearing about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and seeing this eight minutes or so of footage was that it's a shame Monolith didn't come with an original setting. Even if you aren't a diehard Tolkien fan, you'll quickly see what I mean.

Putting those source-material concerns aside, as an open-world action game, I like the look of this. I'm skeptical about the procedurally-generated enemies holding up long-term as those systems can be tricky to get right, but the combat looks like decent fun and ability to see the leadership structure of the orcs is a novel mechanic. In other words, I need more to go on.





Shadow of Mordor DLC goes hunting, vomiting photo


Dear devs, stop it with tutorials all the way through the game photo


Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks not so good on Xbox 360 and PS3 photo


Shadow of Mordor's first DLC has vomiting monsters photo


Dress up like the bad guy in this free Shadow of Mordor DLC photo


Shadow of Mordor: A visual tour of stabbing orcs in the face photo


Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system signals the true beginning of this generation photo


Shadow of Mordor Playthough - Here's a Graug-sized portion of gameplay photo


Want to watch a season pass trailer for a game that hasn't released yet? photo


Max's five reasons Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor kicks ass photo


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5:00 PM on 12.16.2014
Shadow of Mordor DLC goes hunting, vomiting

Monolith released Lord of the Hunt today, the first add-on pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Yeah, the $10 DLC has a lot of the stuff you'd expect: new nemeses, new challenges, and even some guy named Torvin the ...more



4:00 PM on 12.07.2014
Dear devs, stop it with tutorials all the way through the game

“THA'S HOW YOU RIDE A CARRRRRAGOR!" Yeah, thanks asshole. I've already done this like two dozen times. You might have noticed I rode up to your mission marker ON a Caragor. “WHEN UN' ORC IS DOWN, THA'S WHEN YOUR C...more



1:00 PM on 11.18.2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks not so good on Xbox 360 and PS3

I completely forgot Monolith was working on last-generation ports of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The studio delayed the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game to ... today. It's available for a full $59.99...more



9:45 AM on 10.30.2014
Shadow of Mordor's first DLC has vomiting monsters

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was reminiscent of a summer blockbuster, keeping me on seat's edge throughout, only to be virtually forgotten upon seeing the credits roll. But say you're still under its spell, well, perhaps Wa...more



5:00 PM on 10.21.2014
Dress up like the bad guy in this free Shadow of Mordor DLC

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2:00 PM on 10.16.2014
Shadow of Mordor: A visual tour of stabbing orcs in the face

Mordor may not have the most picturesque landscapes in Middle-earth, but that hasn't stopped Monolith from kitting out its new action game with a photo mode. The addition allows you to take dramatic shots of Talion stabbing U...more



4:00 PM on 10.06.2014
Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system signals the true beginning of this generation

It's bad enough dying a humiliating death at the hands of some random orc, but "Azdush the Dung Collector?" Really? He couldn't have been "Azdush the Shield Breaker" or "Azdush the Invincible?" I could have taken a bit of con...more



11:01 PM on 09.29.2014
Shadow of Mordor Playthough - Here's a Graug-sized portion of gameplay

[Note: I am currently in process of rendering and uploading all of the videos to the playlist. If you run out and want more, be sure to check back soon.] Max and I decided it would be a good idea to shoot a playthrough of th...more



12:45 PM on 09.29.2014
Want to watch a season pass trailer for a game that hasn't released yet?

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's doing mostly fine from the reviews that came out last week, but that doesn't mean that you will like it. How can you like a game if you haven't played it yet? You can't, plain and simple...more



6:30 PM on 09.26.2014
Max's five reasons Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor kicks ass

Like Max, I didn't know what to make of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor but taking a guarded approach has paid off -- the reviews are in and they're overwhelmingly positive. Nice surprise! Still not sure I'll rush out to grab the game at launch on Tuesday -- I've got my hands full, as I'm sure many of you will shortly -- but it's much higher on my to-play list after this week.more




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