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Test Chamber – Shadow Of Mordor: The Bright Lord
on February 26, 2015 at 04:40 PM
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was a favorite game for many of our editors in 2014, so the news that the final DLC would star the elf Celebrimbor had a lot of excited. This final DLC pack, entitled The Bright Lord, finally released this week, and we wasted no time in checking it out. Jeff Cork, Tim Turi...
Game Informer Editors' Top Ten Games From 2014
on January 12, 2015 at 06:47 PM
This year was a divisive year for gaming. One gamer's biggest disappointment was another's game of the year. Even so, there were plenty of reasons to fill up your gaming hard drives this year, and you can see this diversity of gaming tastes in our editor top ten list from the end of the year...
Which Game Should You Buy On Black Friday?
on November 24, 2014 at 05:30 PM
The biggest shopping days of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – are coming up. This year has given us a variety of great games to choose from, and we’ve created this helpful list to help you decide which game is right for you. This is by no means a complete list of every good...
5 Open-World Franchises That Should Steal Shadow Of Mordor's Nemesis System
on October 02, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Open-world games are more popular than ever, and while we're still seeing some of the best the genre has to offer, there's always room for improvement. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor may not be the largest sandbox around, but it makes up for it in spades with the intriguing nemesis system. This...
November 18: Welcome To The New Release Battleground
on September 15, 2014 at 04:03 PM
Back in April, I penned a story about the biggest day of the gaming year: October 7 . At the time, that date featured a clash of titans, including Dragon Age: Inquisition, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Alien: Isolation. As you probably know, a few things have changed. Since then, Dragon Age: Inquisition...
Opinion – There's No Shortage Of New IP On The Way
on June 26, 2014 at 06:28 PM
Complaining about a lack of new IP is a favorite pastime of gamers, and the undercooked launch lineups of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One served up plenty to gripe about. If you're still bemoaning the industry's lack of new IP, however, it's time to find something else to whine about;...
October 7: Circle It On Your Calendar
on April 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM
In March, we put together a list of days when multiple major titles went head-to-head , vying for your hard-earned money. You know those days because your wallet winces in pain, especially if your choice of games is “all of them.” October 7, 2014, is shaping up to be another one of those...
The Secret Behind Shadow Of Mordor's Rhythmic Combat
on November 29, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Few game studios have a dedicated composer working within their walls. Senior composer Nathan Grigg has worked alongside director of audio Brian Pamintuan at Monolith Productions for over a decade and their collaborative work style is readily apparent in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The demo of the...
Crafting The Black Lands: The Art Of Shadow Of Mordor
on November 27, 2013 at 02:00 PM
In The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mordor is a land so corrupt with evil that few even dare speak its name. The Dark Lord Sauron dwells behind its Black Gates, building up power to conquer Middle-earth. The Mordor we revealed in our cover story of Monolith Production’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor...
What Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor Means For Monolith
on November 25, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Starting in 1997 with a game called Blood, Monolith Productions has focused on first-person experiences but has amassed an incredibly varied game catalogue. Everything from anime-inspired mech combat to bringing the world of The Matrix online, the path of Monolith Productions is unpredictable. Their...
Fallen Fantasy – The Orcs Of Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor
on November 22, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Shying away from traditional fantasy elements may seem like a strange approach to a game set in Middle-earth, but director of design Michael de Plater and lead writer Christian Cantamessa are building a more grounded and historically-inspired take on Tolkien's world. Your main adversaries in Middle...
Exploring Shadow Of Mordor's Place In Middle-earth
on November 20, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Update: Shortly after publishing this story filled with conjecture about the events of Middle-earth around the time Shadow of Mordor takes place, the official Twitter account for the game revealed that the game begins "...the night Sauron returns to Mordor." This revelation adds exciting new...
Freedom In Mordor: Middle-earth's Next-Level Sandbox
on November 18, 2013 at 02:00 PM
After decades working on sports and strategy games, Michael de Plater is leading the effort to put players in to the land of Mordor. As the director of design, de Plater is pulling from his experience focusing on gameplay systems to create the ultimate sandbox world for fans of Middle-earth. While visiting...
Wraith And Ranger: Shadow Of Mordor's Talion
on November 15, 2013 at 03:20 PM
In Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series, Aragorn and the other Rangers of the North - along with their counterparts in Gondor - have a mysterious and alluring quality. These scouts live off the land and steer clear of the civilizations they silently protect. On the opposite end of Tolkien's good...
Creating The Story Of Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor
on November 13, 2013 at 02:00 PM
The cover story for the December issue of Game Informer features the gigantic new action game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, you can read about all aspects of the game by checking out the digital version of the magazine . Instead of basing the game on the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit trilogies, Monolith...
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