Warner Brothers Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Gold Edition

Last updated: January 16, 2024

Warner Brothers Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Gold Edition

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Overall Take

For PS4 combat games, it doesn't get better than Warner Brothers "Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Gold Edition," and the gold version includes a season pass. One of the best things about this game is that it notes moves you haven't executed and coaches you through completing them, helping you become a better player. You may find that play gets repetitive over time, though.

In our analysis of 160 expert reviews, the Warner Brothers Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War Gold Edition placed 6th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – winner of over 50 industry awards – arrives this August, continuing the original story of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must now go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the dark lord, Sauron. Immerse yourself in the epic war for Middle-earth as you confront the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraith’s. Forge a Ring of Power to dominate your enemies and command your followers as you experience a unique, personal story brought to life by the award-winning Nemesis System.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Adds much more depth to its predecessor, Shadow of Mordor. Gold edition includes season pass. Nemesis system is vastly improved.
The movement and combat are thrilling.
The game smartly recognizes moves you haven't used, and optionally reminds you how to complete them to further grow your potential as an engine of ruthless efficiency

What experts didn't like

Final section of the game is a letdown. Quests can get repetitive. Players are less than thrilled with the constant microtransaction prompts.
But other pieces of this sequel feel undercooked, getting in the way of what should be a great time.
If there's a flaw, it's that enemies are often profoundly stupid, not seeing your stealth approach from only yards away, or blindly charging past an explosive barrel as you aim your detonating hammer throw.

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