Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 18+

Action game set in Tolkien's fantasy world is ultraviolent.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 47 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

It's not that bad

This game is pretty bloody but it has good messages.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 14+

Amazing game!

I played a little myself before letting my daughter play and it's super fun and intriguing. There is blood that would be my only problem but the game if fun enough where I would over look it especially because it's not worse than any PG-13 movie or Lord of the rings books.

Game Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    Adventures
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a ghost and vampire
    Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate