Rated 8 out of 10 by Lovestoblow INSIDE MORDOR
Alright for the first time I think ever, you are entirely inside of Mordor. I don't mean you visit for a mission, you start off there and stay there. From the second the game starts you are surrounded by enemies at all times and on all sides Its a ton of fun, it does have similaritys to Assassins Creed II but man it's pretty darn different to me. The fighting mechanics are not 100% perfect but I would give it a 90 out of 100. The graphics aren't bad by any means but except for the close ups nothing blows you away. Though its so much fun and you don't really know where the story is going, plus you have all these awesome powers from the Wraith, Gollum makes an appearance. If you need a new game to really light that spark; if you are a Assassins Creed Fan or a LOTR or if you like adventure games period, give this a shot. I'm big Tolkien nerd and I really enjoyed Assassins Creed II, III and IV so this peaked my interest greatly; I have not been disappointed yet.
Rated 9 out of 10 by tythemanz Best game for ps4 so far
I have bought so many ps4 games waiting for a decent game. Well here is one that exceeds my expectations easily. Everything is done well, the fighting isn't too hard or clunky, the graphics are really good, and good story to sum it up. As the game was getting toward the end it got a smidge boring, but still ended very very well. The game was not overhyped or even over marketed to us. Just let the game speak for its self.
Rated 9 out of 10 by GoodAgg12 One Of, If Not The Best Game This Gen So Far.
Just hopping into the new generation of consoles, I was eager to test my new hardware. My PS4 came with Destiny, and I was interested in this title since its launch. After beating the main story and completing many of the side quests, I can say with much confidence that this is a great game to push people into getting new consoles. The combat and stealth is great and the free-running is fun. The best thing about the game though is the nemesis system. It adds a new and fresh idea to a game that is already fun to play. This is what separates Shadow of Mordor from any other game that has come out in the past years. The game looks and plays great and that is all I could ask for. Sometimes the map can feel too big and empty, but a run in with a group of Uruk followed by a pack of caragors will definitely take your mind off that. Overall, my roommates and I enjoyed our main time with this game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Monster45 Amazing
The best part of this game is the bad a** combat system. The slow motion executions are what kept me on this game for hours. along with the instant screenshots. I actually thought this game was going to be a lot more difficult but it does have its frustrating moments, otherwise its pretty easy. The trophies are not too hard to get either, which is good if your someone whos never gotten a a platinum trophy (like me).
Rated 10 out of 10 by SpaceCat Just amazing !
This game has everything a good game would need , graphics , sound , dialogues , story , mechanics and it has a really amazing feature that if you lose a fight with a orc he actually levels up and he will always have the scars that you gave him ... The game is inspired by Batman ( the fighting of batman arkham asylum/city ) Assassins creed ( the player movements ) and lord of the rings ( the story )
Rated 6 out of 10 by Nubtubz This game is plain boring after a while.
So at first, I really enjoyed this game. The movements were similar to Assassin's Creed, and that was good for me, because I love Assassin's Creed. The story mode is good in the beginning, but then you start to realize later on that it's all the same thing. You just keep killing the Veteran Warchiefs and other Warchiefs and it's all the same exact situation the entire time. You get a variety of moves but most of them aren't even that cool, and you end up doing one or two moves that you find the most effective. I don't know, maybe I'm just being bitter. I loved this game at first, but as you progress, it just gets insanely boring. I'd recommend checking gameplay first before buying.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Awarbore95 A Beautiful Combination of Gameplay and Story.
A Picked this up on day one and still have yet to put it down.I kno im not that far into the story yet but I feel like I have done so much and it never gets boring or tedious I simply crave to explore more and more. The Mixture of the Tower Synchronization mechanic of Assassins Creed Makes it easy to travel between long distances to get from Mission to Mission, How ever with such beautiful scenery and graphics you will want to traverse Mordor and see The Darkened lands along with the still lush fields before Sauron lays his hands upon them. The Batman Arkham Style Combat Does this Game well. Its perfect for this world since you would never fight an Orc or Uruk in One on One Combat They Will attempt to maul you and MASSES. It makes the combat smooth and willing to slash through Horde after Horde especially when there's a chance of running into the Captains in different camps. I believe this game will have so much play time and WORTH EVERY MINUTE to 100% complete this game with every side mission and Collectibles to find. I cannot wait to play more of a brilliant game like Shadow of Mordor
Rated 7 out of 10 by Fanar Orc Beheadings Galore.
The captain system used in Shadow of Mordor makes for a fresh and exciting visit to Middle Earth. Anyone who hasn't seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy may find the story confusing and uninteresting, but fans of the movies will find many parts of the story compelling. Combat in Shadows of Mordor felt rewarding and each orc head that flew across the screen brought a small sense of satisfaction. However, fighting the constant horde of orcs was the only thing the game had going for it as exploration and character progression lacked any real excitement. Weapon runes were a neat idea that fell flat with nothing noticeable being added to combat. The environment went from gray rocks to gray rocks with grass on them and left nothing memorable for players to take away.
Rated 8 out of 10 by yahiko Just wow
These game was amazing to play at first but starts to dwindle near the end. The story really could have used more work, but thinking the end hints at something big. Where it really shines though is the gameplay, it is what you want assassin's creed to be like. Far smoother and far far less glitchy. The sites and sounds are amazing and breath taking at times. The nemesis system is really a marvel and would be awesome if it was adapted into other games, which it really should be. Being defeated and seeing the one who defeated you improve based on how you fought is awesome, seeing them get body modification depending on how you wounded them, FREAKING AMAZING. After finishing the story and the weapon side quest however you are over powered and will rarely find a challenge in the game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SoogieBear22 Best Game on PS4 Console today!
I Have NEVER wrote a review buuut.. I was not going to preorder this but it was a spur of the moment buy. I happened to get it pre-ordered the day before release and only because I got a GameStop Credit Card that same day and It was the last copy for the preorder. The Bonus Content I got was not that great but I am SO happy that I ended up getting this game because I myself AM NOT a LOTR fan, but this game is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! This game can go on for hours and hours. And you pretty much can make anything mold to what you want through manipulation within the gameplay. There is so much strategy to this game and I DO NOT suggest this to casual gamers. This is for gamers with gaming experience. The execution moves are so cool looking and is not for a younger audience. I HANDS DOWN suggest this to ages 17+ BRAVO, This game WILL get game of the year!