Middle Earth Shadow Mordor Review for the Xbox 360

Middle Earth Shadow Mordor for the Xbox 360 was an experience a richer and more personal world full of new enemy types, stronger personalities and deeper stories – anyone you face can now evolve from a lowly soldier to a mighty overlord.

Middle Earth Shadow Mordor Review

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Middle Earth Shadow Mordor Review for the Xbox 360

I played the 360 version for a few hours and this is my assessment of it:


  • The combat is quite fun
  • The cutscenes look good (probably because they are copied across from next gen)
  • The nemesis system looked really cool. I’d already made a personal enemy within the first half hour.


  • The graphics are appalling. Textures don’t load, things look horribly unrealistic and it makes the game very unappealing. It looks like it could have been released 5 or 6 years ago, maybe more. Because the world of Mordor is so grey and dark, without finer detail it just makes the world look bland and boring.
  • It takes a long time to load anything. Whenever you pause to go to the menu it takes a while to load, and then when you come out of pause it takes a while to load. Going in and out of cutscenes takes ages to load as well. It really drags, especially when what it is loading looks awful anyway.
  • When characters are talking out of cutscenes, there is very rarely any lip movement.



Not impressed at all. I was not expecting it to look as good as the next gen version but honestly, I am not exaggerating when I say that the graphics are awful. I’m easy to please when it comes to these kinds of

games: give me an open world that looks great and gives me plenty to do and I’m happy, even if it isn’t visually the best, but this game is probably the worst looking game I’ve played.

This game is basically a money-grab for the developers who have clearly only put it out on last gen to make a bit more money but they’ve rushed it and have not made a game worth playing.

If you are looking at this game for the 360 or PS3 then seriously, do not waste your money. Get an Xbox One or PS4 and play it on one of those.

The developers should be ashamed of this game.

Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor Review for the Xbox 360 

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