Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a game that succeeds in its ability to blend its inspirations with brand new twists. If you’re debating with yourself on whether or not to purchase Shadow of Mordor, consider if you liked any these games and the ideas that they represent. Chances are if you’re a fan of at least a couple of these games, you’ll enjoy Shadow of Mordor as well.
Batman: Arkham City
Because You Like Combo-Based Combat
The Arkham series is known for its combat system that is easy to learn but difficult to perfect. The combo system rewards players who want to blindly smash their controller buttons with the sense that they’re doing well, but those who master the system can make it out of a fight with a large group of enemies without a scratch. No matter how you play, you still feel like a badass Batman.
Shadow of Mordor uses a similar combo system to Arkham, though it has you slicing and dicing through hordes of Uruks instead of beating down petty criminals. The game rewards you for mastering the art of the blade with stylish takedowns and seamless encounters, to the point where battling a group of 50 enemies plays on the screen like a work of (gory) art. Arkham‘s combat makes you really feel like a caped crusader. Shadow of Mordor‘s combat make you feel like a harbinger of death.