Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an action/adventure with RPG elements based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium (The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings) and Peter Jackson’s film adaptations. It was released on October 10. 2017. The game’s score was composed by Garry Schyman who also created the music for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. His musical efforts can be also heard in the critically acclaimed BioShock series.
How to Download Middle-earth: Shadow of War
The game can be downloaded from Steam.
The Storyline of the Game
Shadow Of War is the exciting sequel to Shadow of Mordor. The game follows the protagonist Talion as he avenges his murdered wife and child. Talion is bonded with the spirit of Celebrimbor who is on the same path of fury. Celebrimbor created the Rings of Power popularly known from The Lord of The Rings. This story takes place before The Fellowship of The Ring but after The Hobbit.
The evil spirit of Sauron, the target of their vengeance, initially wanted order in the world through various alliances. One alliance the villain had was with Celebrimbor (at the time he was the greatest Elven craftsman) to create the Rings of Power. Sauron secretly had made a super ring that was the most powerful of them all. When the super ring was lost so was the majority of Sauron’s physical abilities.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay
The gameplay is similar to Shadow of Mordor so you can stealth enemies to even out the playing field before knuckling up with a group of enemies. Batman: Arkham Knight comes to mind in the hand-to-hand combat. The counter attack in Shadow of War is so flawless that engaging more than one enemy is made easier however stealth is highly recommended as the enemies fighting ability progresses throughout the game.
The developers packed the game filled with extras including conquering fortresses by building an army with brainwashed Uruks. The Uruk Captains have animated personalities. There are literally hours and hours of original hilarious encounters. The acting in the game is impressive and the cutscenes get very intense. Like when Talion and Celebrimbor square up with the seductive Shelob, they can’t fully trust her but they must work together despite her inherent evil. When you factor in all these extras alongside a thrilling soundtrack, Middle Earth: Shadow of War raises the bar for what a successful sequel should be.