Maximilian Eggl from High Score Reviews writes:
'The Lord of the Rings. A phrase so ingrained in pop-culture that it is something that almost everyone can relate to. It appeals to the lovers of books, film, music and games. I myself fall into the latter category, and have predictably played most of the LoTR themed games out there. I commanded huge armies in the Battle for Middle Earth series, shaped my own destiny in LoTR: Online, controlled Aragorn, Legolas et all in the move tie ins as well as conquered huge areas in the Third Age: Total War mod. Long story short, I love Lord of the Rings. However, recently I have found a certain lack of such games in my life.
Well, imagine my excitement when I discovered a new game, Lord of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor (from Monolith, the studio behind F.E.A.R), was on the horizon.'