Hello there, I’m indie author and vlogger Garrett Robinson and this is Garrett’s Games. Welcome to my review of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, released this year by Monolith Productions.
First of all, a couple of things to know about me. I am the biggest Tolkien nerd I know. The Lord of the Rings is my favorite book. The Lord of the Rings movies are my favorite movies. I have read The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, The Book of Lost Tales and The Book of Unfinished Tales. If it’s Tolkien, I’ve probably read it. So I’m hardly able to be completely unbiased when it comes to Tolkien. As you will find out in this review, I enjoyed the crap out of this game. Will you enjoy it as much as I did if you don’t like Tolkien as much as I did? Perhaps not, but I do think you’ll enjoy the game regardless, and I’m going to make that case in the body of the review.