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RPG Deals: Witcher 3 and Shadow of Mordor up to 60% off


Dark fantasy time.
May 22
Need some RPG love this Memorial Day weekend? On PC, both Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have some impressive discounts at GMG. In the case of Mordor, the game is instantly 50% off, dropping from ... read
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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor's Game of the Year Edition trailer proves it lives up to its namesake


Horn tootin' at its finest
May 05
Less than one week after it was revealed, the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is on store shelves. It contains all released add-ons for the game, as is customary for these re-releases. Really, it... read
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Warner Bros. satire

Warner Bros.: How do we keep getting away with this shit?


Because Batman, duh!
May 01
Noting that 300,000 people and counting have already pre-ordered Batman: Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it can’t believe that it’s still able to get away with this shi... read
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Shadow of Mordor GOTY

Shadow of Mordor gets a Game of the Year Edition, because Warner Bros.


Orange you glad you waited?
Apr 29
Like clockwork, a Warner Bros. Interactive game has another Game of the Year Edition  --Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. This one comes seven months after the release of the base game, which had a $24.99 Season Pass.... read
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Bright Lord

Shadow of Mordor's newest DLC has you wearing rings and fighting Sauron


Yeah, THAT ring
Feb 24
Leagues of Uruks fell by your doing in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor -- just an unacceptable amount of dead orcs, really. Sure, that was gratifying in its own way, but a pile of orcs doesn't carry the same weight as someone... read
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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor DLC goes hunting, vomiting


Who wants More-dor?
Dec 16
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 ... read
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You have to graduate sometime
“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... read feature

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Promoted Blog

How Shadow of Mordor let me make my OWN story


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Nov 01
[Dtoid community blogger Genki-JAM shares an awesome story about his time with Shadow of Mordor's "Nemesis System", and holy shit do I want to play this game now! Warning: Minor spoilers below. Want to see your own stuff appe... read
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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor's first DLC has vomiting monsters


And other stuff too, I guess
Oct 30
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... read
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Shadow of Mordor DLC

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


Some Epic Runes, too
Oct 21
Monolith has released a free Power of Shadow DLC pack for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Most notably, it includes an alternate costume for Talion that resembles the Black Hand of Sauron... read
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Deals on Beyond Earth and Sunset Overdrive too
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Spot something good that we didn't see? Let us know and we'll add it! Post formatting is a work in progress... read feature

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Fun with photo mode!

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


And other horrible crimes
Oct 16
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... read
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Press X to kiss your wife
I was reading Weird Dad Andy Astruc's loving look at Shadow of Mordor's menus, which is basically praise for Mordor's Nemesis system. The same system left our own Nic Rowen giddy and, uh, shitfaced. N... read feature

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MAKE YOUR CHOICE
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... read feature

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We could kill these Orcs all day
[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... read feature

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Shadow of Mordor

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


I don't
Sep 29
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... read
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Where did he get that sword?
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. read feature

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One does not simply walk into Bore-dor
Developing a licensed game can be extremely difficult. Not only does Monolith Productions have the Lord of the Rings film series to honor with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but the developer also has to work in ma... read feature

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"Mordor? I hardly even know her!" -Steven Hansen
Destructoid is giving away a copy of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to one lucky reader! For a chance at the prize, just push the big blue button below and follow the instructions to earn entries. It's pretty simple! Of cours... read feature

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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor pushed back on Xbox 360 and PS3


Xbox One, PS4, and PC remain unchanged
Sep 09
Like a Balrog vanquished to the depths from whence it came, Warner Bros. took a good look at the legacy console adaptions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and declared "You shall not pass!" At least, not for a few more ... read
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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor's campaign digs into Middle-earth's past


Origins of the rings
Sep 01
[Writers Note: The original story was amended because of number of factual inaccuracies. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was confused by the original article.] It won't be long now until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mord... read
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Shadow of Mordor

Warner Bros. Interactive reveals Shadow of Mordor Season Pass


Sauron would support Season Passes
Aug 18
Warner Bros. Interactive has just confirmed to Destructoid that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be getting a Season Pass. Strangely enough no price has been announced, but here's what it will grant you: the "Guardian... read
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Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor looks good but is it Lord of the Rings?


No hobbits here, sir
Aug 12
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has gotten a lot of people excited because of its seemingly great combat and interesting reputation system but is it me, or does it just look like a generic dark fantasy game? I'll be honest, m... read
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Middle-earth

Engage in psychological warfare with Shadow of Mordor's Wraith


Dominate and terrorize, you hellion
Jul 31
You might've thought that Orcs were all fleshy and a good ol'-fashioned sword through the squishy parts would be enough to take care of them. False. Some might fall to the blade, but you'll need something decidedly more cere... read
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Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor shall not release on October 7 anymore


It's September 30 now
Jul 25
October is going to be ridiculously packed with high-profile videogames, so the news that Warner Bros. has decided to fast-track Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's release from October 7 to September 30 is certainly welcom... read
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Shadow of Mordor

New Shadow of Mordor trailer moves like a ghost, fights like a devil


Stabs like a Lord of the Rings character
Jun 05
We spend so much of our lives working. When I die, if there's some sort of afterlife, I want to just chill out. Make it look like a never-ending Corona commercial or something. Doesn't that sound nice? That's not a position ... read
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I couldn't kill this damned orc in Shadow of Mordor


Here's the bastard taunting me
May 29
Our first hands-on session with Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor had me going up against some orc bodyguards to take out their boss, a war chief. If you recall from my preview, there was one orc that escaped me. His name? ... read
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Voice cast for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor revealed


You know these folks
May 22
Upcoming game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be voiced by some of the best in the business. Troy Baker will voice lead character Talion, while Nolan North, Laura Bailey, Alastair Duncan, and Liam O'Brien hold down other ... read
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LEGO

LEGO The Hobbit now available


Watch this charming launch trailer
Apr 08
Warner Bros. has released LEGO: The Hobbit to retailers in North America today, with a European release coming on April 11. As one might expect, new marketing materials have been released for the game, including the abo... read
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Middle-earth

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor set for release on October 7


New trailer and pre-order bonuses revealed
Apr 02
It's been awhile since we last heard from Monolith's new action-adventure title set in Tolkien's fantasy universe. Now, WB Games has revealed the release date, and fans will get to experience Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor&nb... read






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