Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
The best thing about playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is that it makes me feel over-the-top powerful without sacrificing the fear of defeat. It’s got great free-flowing combat and a good-sized, good-looking open world full of Lord of the Rings lore to find, but what makes it special is what’s going on in the background: an intriguing hierarchy of enemies that gives every victory and defeat extra meaning. A brief and shocking opening scene sets a dark and brutal tone as Talion, a former Ranger of Gondor, is ritually executed along with his family. Talion’s spirit is then bound to an amnesiac elf ghost and returned to Middle-earth for vengeance against Sauron’s forces. It’s a story that doesn’t make total sense for hardcore Tolkien scholars, but it’s well-acted. It makes decent use of Gollum, and there are a couple of memorable new characters – particularly Ratbag the comic-relief uruk, who guides you through the process of infiltrating the enemy army.
Minimum System Reqirements
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 or AMD Phenom II X4 965
RAM: 3 GB
OS: Windows 7/8/8.1 (64-bit only)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5850
Free Disk Space: 25GB