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 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

boring

so boring. also the graphics aren't great considering the times we are in. even tho i love the LOTR trilogy the game is bad. do not get it.
age 9+

No worse than the movies

Absolutely fine for 9 and up, I have no idea why it’s rated MA15+, if your kid has seen the movie then he’s fine to play this.

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