Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Brutally violent fantasy focused on pop culture franchise.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 26 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+


I've read some comments, and I know from owning both games that Shadow of War ≠ Shadow of Mordor. It is different. The game you are reviewing currently is Shadow of War. This, unlike Shadow of Mordor, has Uruk slaves. (Half-Orc) It does not have human slaves. This, in my opinion, was because they believed that human slaves was not what they wanted. The true reason, again in my opinion, that they rated the game M, was because it is frustrating at times. You need a certain level of maturity that other kids and early teens don't possess. I would know I'm 14. Other than that it teaches the lessons of: You can't always trust everyone's word. There is the maturity level again this does not say "Don't trust the people you love." or "Everyone is a backstabber." Another lesson it teaches is you sometimes have to make sacrifices for the greater good and that you will sometimes find great allies in "Your enemies". Overall, it is a great game with lots of good features.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 10+

Its not as bad as you man think

This varies depending on the person. But if your son/daughter can handle lord of the rings, they can most likely handle this game.

This title has:

Too much violence
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