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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Review

By BwwDtt | 11 January 2021
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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is the continuation of a large-scale third-person RPG in the Lord of the Rings' universe.

  • Nice graphics and great views of Middle-earth
  • Freeflow combat system
  • Sophisticated skill system
  • Fascinating storyline
  • Many side quests

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Description

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action/RPG game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The project is the sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The release took place in October 2017.

The events of the game "Middle-earth: Shadow of War" continue the first chapter's plot. It's set in the period between "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". In the continuation of the story of the tracker Talion and the ghost of Celebrimbor, they will have to penetrate the rear of the enemy army and turn the forces of Mordor against the Dark Lord himself. The player will have to fight with terrible and powerful opponents, including the Nazgul and even the Lord Sauron himself. Thanks to the nemesis' advanced system, the new adventure in the open world will be a unique gaming experience.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gameplay

The critical gameplay has been preserved from the last part. The player needs to travel through the open world, confront the Uruks, complete various tasks and tests, and progress through the storyline.

Improved Nemesis mechanic

The Middle-earth series of games is famous primarily for its "Nemesis" system.

Middle-Earth  Shadow of War Improved Nemesis mechanic
This mechanic creates unique biographies for each enemy and supporter.

In Shadows of War, the developers have refined the system available from the previous part, and now players will be able to get a unique experience. The progressive mechanics of nemesis will make every story exclusive because procedurally created enemies can remember every battle, which affects their personality, strengths and weaknesses. Another aspect of the gameplay is supporters, allowing developers to create and play completely new stories about loyalty and betrayal. As for the Nemesis system's improvements, it is also worth noting the changing landscapes of territories depending on who rules them.

Skill and equipment system

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has received an expanded skill system, which gives players even more variability in their preferred playstyles. Players can directly go on the attack, deal with enemies using stealth, and shoot them from afar.

Middle-Earth Shadow of War Skill and equipment system
Besides, each skill has two or more possible upgrades.

In terms of equipment, there is even more of it in Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The player will have to search Middle-earth in search of useful items and deal with the generals to get the best equipment. Also, you can improve existing weapons and armour using runes.

Visual component and setting

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War manages to immerse the player in the fantasy universe setting from the books of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Middle-Earth  Shadow of War Visual component and setting
Middle-Earth Shadow of War has perfectly designed surroundings with many beautiful views.

Many different structures and structures, diverse flora and fauna, high-quality lighting and great detail — all this creates a unique feeling of immersion in the world of Middle-earth. It is worth noting the elaboration of heroes and NPCs. The developers managed to thoroughly and efficiently reveal each of them. After you get acquainted with each of them, it's possible to explore their stories.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: AMD HD 7870, 2 GB / NVIDIA GTX 660, 2 GB
  • CPU: AMD FX-4350, 4.2 GHz / Intel Core i5-2300, 2.80 GHz
  • File Size: 70 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: AMD RX 480, 4 GB or RX580, 4GB / NVIDIA GTX 970, 4GB or GTX1060, 6GB
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz / Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz
  • File Size: 70 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 10 Creators Update