From Strategyinformer.com: "It’s a rare thing among videogames to stay both faithful to such a rich universe as Tolkien’s, and also manage to weave a new story that’s got something for gamers to sink their teeth into. WB Games and Monolith feel a Ranger from Gondor stuck with duty on Mordor’s border is the perfect place.
We take the role of Talion, a Ranger that’s soon thrust into the harsh reality that Mordor and Sauron’s forces aren’t quite as dormant and broken as Gondor has been led to believe all these years. The opening moments of the game are, as you’d expect, a tutorial in the guise of introducing you to the Shadow of Mordor. We get a crash course in sneaking, basic combat and are then thrown into the open world of this pre-Lord of the Rings slice of Middle-Earth".