Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ - Game of the Year Edition

Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ - Game of the Year Edition

Warner Brothers Interactive



*** Nemesis Forge Update *** Forge your Nemesis and discover your greatest Ally in Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ now; continue their story October 10 in Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™. Nemesis Forge available only with purchase of Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ and Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ on Xbox One and subject at all times to the WB Terms of Service. Nemesis Forge is not available in Japan. Winner of over 50 "Best of 2014" Awards including Game of the Year, Best Action Game and Most Innovative Game. More Missions: The Lord of the Hunt, The Bright Lord Story More Challenges: Test of Power, Test of Speed, Test of Wisdom, Endless Challenge More Skins: The Dark Ranger, Captain of the Watch More Runes: Hidden Blade, Deadly Archer, Flame of Anor, Rising Storm More Warband Missions: Guardians of the Flaming Eye, The Berserks, The Skull Crushers, The Flesh Burners, The Blood Hunters

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One

Additional info

Published by
Warner Brothers Interactive

Release date

Approximate download size
36.26 GB

  • Age rating
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board

    Mature 17+

    Blood and Gore

    Intense Violence

Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Seizure warnings
Photosensitive seizure warning

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This games combat system is absolutely stunning, I havent been this pleased with any other game in a LONNGGG Time, especially when its $19? I highly recommend this game, i'm very picky when i play games but the combat/gore/graphics sit just right, and the multiple EXECUTIONS make it that much better. 5 stars all day! If this game had coop or multiplayer it would explode, its a hidden gem for sure - Houston

98 out of 98 people found this helpful.

Great Game

If you're a fan of LOTR and fighting mechanics similar to the Batman Arkham Series then you will enjoy this game.

79 out of 79 people found this helpful.

It's Good and Recommendable

Superb gameplay, innovative Nemesis System. Never have brutal finishers been more satisfying with excellent sound design and superior animations from swinging to parrying and everything in between. Surprisingly good and entertaining writing although somewhat forgettable story but doesn't necessarily detract from the overall experience.

92 out of 94 people found this helpful.

Very satisfying

It is a bit repetitive, but it's beautiful, the story and voice acting are great, and there's just something satisfying and cathartic about slaughtering orcs, uruks, and other beasts. Few games come close to the value you get here for $20.

148 out of 154 people found this helpful.


Take a few of the best parts of games like AC, TR. Also lots of originality. The Nemesis system is really cool! Enemies remember their previous battles with you. Maybe referring to a scar you've given him. Also mixed with some magic. You upgrade your powers and skills. Very good graphics, solid sound effects. Good replayability. Lots of fun! 4 & 1/2 stars.

172 out of 180 people found this helpful.

Challenging at first

Shadow of Mordor was challenging when I first played it. That was partially because I thought I could fight everything head on without using stealth. I was wrong. The Game of the Year Edition has enough content to keep you playing for 40+ hours. At least thats how long I played because I kept dying. But as soon as I unlocked the ability to take over the minds of my enemies and "wage war" it got much easier.

84 out of 87 people found this helpful.

Just plain awesomeness

I've enjoyed this game too much.....graphics and gameplay are just far out great.The only downfall is the dlc the bright lord,2 of the achievements are bugged and I have played it more than once and they still wont pop out.....a patch is in order to fix that someday.(UPDATE)So after a year dealing with these achievements not popping out I found out if you downloaded any add ons from the regular version it bugs those achievements and I had to start all over again and finally unlocked those achievements I needed,so if you have any add ons from the original version and you're playing this game of the year...delete them otherwise you'll go through the same thing I did.

140 out of 148 people found this helpful.


Great game, mobility along with the possession of enemies makes for good gameplay. Also love the shear Randomness of all enemies and bosses. (attitude along with attire and expression)

62 out of 64 people found this helpful.

so fun

gameplay is amazing the mechanics are easy to understand. outstanding graphics and voice acting the storyline keeps you entertained

94 out of 99 people found this helpful.


The story although not entirely canon, proves to still be both compelling and engaging. Incredible gameplay. I wasn't sure dismembering orcs in the most ruthless fashion could ever be so satisfying. Again,not in original series but whatever nod to Tolkiens great masterpiece is wholly appreciated. If you want bloody (albeit green) then look no further.

57 out of 59 people found this helpful.

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