MIDDLE MURDER MAYHEM
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor – PS4 and XBOX ONE – £49.99 – www.game.co.uk THE last part of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy isn’t due out in cinemas until December – but if you’re hankering for a fix of Middle Earth, you’re in luck.
New video game Shadow of Mordor is set between the events of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings saga as you play ‘Talion’, a ranger tasked with guarding the Black Gate that serves as the entryway into Mordor.
It’s just a case of murdering your way across the landscape, and the visuals are truly breathtaking.
But the best thing about this game is the Nemesis system. If you fail to kill an orc captain, he’ll go off, rise in power and skill, then hunt you down and murder you. So be prepared for a tough time when it comes to epic, vengeful battles.