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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

This is what modern action RPG games should be like, except for a few details

Raymond Bakker
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Raymond Bakker
Monday, October 23, 2017 | 13:00 GMT
13 min.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 13:00 GMT
Raymond Bakker
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Raymond Bakker


Released earlier this month on October 10th, action adventure role-playing game Middle-Earth: Shadow of War enters the market just before the holiday season in which several other triple A titles will be released. Does the game live up to its hype and the fans' expectations?

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the direct sequel to the 2014 hit game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and as a result continues the previous game's narrative set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies.

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In the game players once again play as ranger Talion and spirit elf lord Celebrimbor, who shares Talion's body as they forge a new Ring of Power to take on Sauron, the chief lieutenant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
The good
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Large variety of skills that can change your play style
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Great soundtrack
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Nemesis System adds variety and brings countless hours of fun
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Combat is just as enjoyable as its predecessor
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Great storytelling
The bad
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Small user interface quirks
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Includes lootboxes
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PC version needs a field of view slider
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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Monolith Productions
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Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4
Release date
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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This comment has been removed. Well written review, may consider getting it during Steam sale.

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This comment has been removed. I have over 40 hours in the game now and still loving every moment.

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Raymond Bakker
Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
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