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Archive for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor Post Launch


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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor appears to have been quite a success.  Tons of people have been posting how amazing the game is.  I’ll use this post to link all sorts of Shadow of Mordor post launch stuff – Players sharing their experiences, things that people have made using/for the game, etc.

 

Awards:

GDC Game of the Year (And other awards): http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/winners/

GameSpot Overall, PS4, and Xbox One Game of the Year: http://www.gamespot.com/game-of-the-year/#top

Rock, Paper, Shotgun best action game: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/12/16/best-action-games-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor/

PlayStation LifeStyle Game of the Year: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/12/25/best-2014-game-awards-game-year-2014/#/slide/6

Joystiq Best Action Game: http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/03/joystiq-top-10-of-2014-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-yo/?ncid=rss_truncated

411mania Game of the Year: http://411mania.com/games/411-games-2014-year-end-awards-the-top-10-games-of-2014/

Giant Bomb Game of the Year: http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/giant-bomb-s-2014-game-of-the-year-awards-day-five/1100-5126/

Escapist Best Action Game: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/12789-The-Escapist-Game-of-the-Year-2014-Best-Movie-and-More.5

IGN Best PS4 Game: http://www.ign.com/lists/best-of-games-platform/ps4/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor

Dice Awards – 8 total awards: http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/6/7991149/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-snags-8-dice-awards-dragon-age-named

Many, many more.

 

Photo Mode:

Steam community: http://steamcommunity.com/app/241930/images/ (Especially this one: http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/534001598413538279/5BFC893F6C8AADDE2B7A50E3583AF4239E5A359C/)

Imgur: http://imgur.com/a/FDyLU#0 (Especially this one: http://i.imgur.com/3bzf2kS.jpg)

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/plzwbytfxm2l8r5bnle6.jpg

Bad Day in Mordor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BtMTk9NZ6Y

More Photo Mode videos: http://kotaku.com/violent-shadow-of-mordor-montages-are-tragic-pretty-1656155207

 

Reviews:

Yahtzee: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/9802-Shadow-of-Mordor-Review

Joystiq: http://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/26/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-review-my-precioussss/

IGN: http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/09/26/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-review

Destructoid video review (Max): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTGPwLQzF-M

 

Player Stories:

Gorfel the Wrestler: https://www.reddit.com/r/shadowofmordor/comments/2i2plh/rip_gorfel_the_wrestler_or_why_the_nemesis_system/

http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/2ie0rd/shadow_of_mordor_reignited_my_lifelong_passion/

 

Other:

Metal song: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound/9799-Shadow-of-Mordor-Music-Video?utm_source=latest&utm_medium=index_carousel&utm_campaign=all

Tips: http://kotaku.com/tips-for-playing-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-1640847458

Glitches: http://kotaku.com/glitches-make-shadow-of-mordors-orc-hunting-way-funnier-1641703801

Increase difficulty: http://kotaku.com/think-shadow-of-mordor-is-too-easy-try-these-out-1653394248

Me:SoM as a book cover: http://imgur.com/a/umNbm

October, 2014 PS4 best seller!: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/11/07/playstation-stores-top-sellers-october-2014/

Shadow of Mordor Metacritic


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With 28 reviews, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is currently sitting at an 85 Metacritic score!  Not bad for the first game that I’ve been a dev on!

http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor

Shadow of Mordor “Making Of”


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Monolith released a dev diary video:

Shadow of Mordor Live Action Trailer


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Monolith released a new Shadow of Mordor trailer.  This time, it’s a live action trailer!

Shadow of Mordor Story Trailers – Sauron’s Servants and Meet Ratbag


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Two new Shadow of Mordor story trailers!

 

Meet Ratbag:

 

Sauron’s Servants:

Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer – The Bright Lord


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We released another story trailer for Shadow of Mordor!  This one is about the wraith!

 

 

In an unprecedented move, we also pushed our release date forward to September 30, 2014!

 

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/25/5936401/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-launching-sept-30

Shadow of Mordor at E3


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Shadow of Mordor has been having an incredibly great showing at E3!  In fact, we have currently won or have been nominated for 22 awards!  Take a look at some of the videos below!  Don’t forget to vote for us for Game of Show (Links below)!

 

Gamespot 2014-06-11 (Recommended)

http://www.gamespot.com/videos/e3-2014-middle-earth-shadows-of-mordor-day-2-stage/2300-6419581/

 

IGN 2014-06-11 (Recommended)

 

PlayStation 2014-06-10

 

GameSpot 2014-06-10

http://www.gamespot.com/videos/e3-2014-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor/2300-6419458/

 

Don’t forget to vote for Shadow of Mordor for E3 Game of Show!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/11/e3-2014-whats-your-best-game-of-show

http://www.destructoid.com/vote-now-for-destructoid-s-e3-2014-community-choice-award–275782.phtml

 

As of right now, we’re number 5 on the GameSpot top 50 most anticipated games list:

http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot-fifty/

Shadow of Mordor E3 CG Trailer


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We released a CG trailer for E3 for Shadow of Mordor!

 

 

Be sure to check us out at E3!

Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer – Make Them Your Own


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Monolith released another story trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor:

 

 

Also, you can now pre-order on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/241930/

Shadow of Mordor – Weapons and Runes


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Another video for Shadow of Mordor.  This time, learn about weapons and runes!

 


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