Numerous games have attempted to bring JRR Tolkein's Middle-earth to life, but it's a tall order and many have fallen short. Shadow of Mordor, however, strides beyond the usual film tie-ins and attempts to create a full-bodied, brand-new adventure in Tolkein's world.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place somewhere that most games fear to linger. Yes, the clue's in the title. Players take on the role of Talion, a Ranger slaughtered alongside his family at the Black Gate. Resurrected, he is bound to wander Mordor. But you can't expect a resurrected warrior to take is death lying down. Sharing a body with the Elvish Wraith, Celebrimbor, he seeks vengeance...
The game offers a mix of stealth and melee combat. Players will take on missions such as taking out uruk captains. They can move quietly and unseen, or tackle enemies head-on to enter Batman: Arkham style combat, rhythmically timing strikes and counter-moves to build up chains and initiate powerful executions. As you progress, you'll gain access to wraith-like powers and moves, such as teleportation.