Parents' Guide to

Guardians of Middle-earth

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Online multiplayer fantasy game with a focus on fighting.

Game PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2012
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Guardians of Middle-earth won't be for everyone. It's pretty complex, has a steep learning curve, and you'll likely be among the worst players on your team for quite a while until you've managed to earn better characters, more powerful gems, and additional commands. But while play is a bit lopsided at the start, you'll eventually reach a point where you're on more or less equal footing with most other players. Then it's all about strategy and teamwork, which is where this game shines. Deciding when and how to upgrade towers, which paths to attack, when to work in teams, and which characters make good pairs -- all of these tactical elements make for a deep and habit forming experience. Add in the developer's sharp and effective use of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy license -- dozens of characters from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings appear -- and you have a surprisingly satisfying and compelling strategy game.

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