GameZone: "Overall, Monolith has done an incredible job with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It remains faithful to Tolkien’s lore but isn’t a slave to it. There’s a lot of depth to the gameplay, the combat is incredible, and after 30 hours put into the game, I still want to keep playing. I just wish combat wasn’t taken out of your control when it should have mattered most. I’m curious to see where the future take Shadow of Mordor. For now, it’s impossible to not have a blast playing this game. Any fan of Lord of the Rings, Assassin’s Creed or Arkham City should give Shadow of Mordor a go."