An action game set in the world of The Lord of the Rings between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor [$60] delivers a dark story of retribution. In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, you play as a ranger with wraith-like abilities by the name of Talion. It’s an open world video game that gives you the freedom to pursue side quests and roam around the world. You can create new characters and customize Talion as he starts his journey throughout Middle-earth by using a new system called the Nemesis System which remembers your interactions with specific types of characters you encounter in the game and adjusts the manner in which these characters will react to you throughout the game. Enemies will also develop as Talion interacts with them; for example, an Uruk who was thrown into a fire by Talion might want revenge on him for being burned and disfigured. Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC; Rated M for Mature.

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