Genre: Action, Adventure
Developer: Monolith Productions
Publisher: WB Games
Release Date: Sep 30, 2014
Available Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
Analogous to the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor goes beyond the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien to etch itself rightfully between the events of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”. It successfully crutches on what can be considered as faithful to the source material without being belligerent with the ways it creates something new. With excellent combat, exciting and smooth traversal, and meaningful upgrades, this is a sleeper hit that’s possibly “Game of the Year”.