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Release Date: December 16th, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2014

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor - Lord of the Hunt

Overview -

'Lord of the Hunt' is the first substantial DLC for 'Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor'. Mordor released in September and was quite well-received, but until now DLC has consisted of only runes, skins, and other small items. 'Lord of the Hunt' is a new, monster-themed campaign with its own missions, creatures, runes, and more.

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Release Date:
December 16th, 2014

Video Review


No visual upgrades have been added over what was included for 'Shadow of Mordor'. Talion’s new skin just makes him look like an old man, but the other models look better, including the wretched graug, caragath, and some of the warchiefs.

Audio Review


Mildly different sound effects have been added for graugs and other beasties, and some new voice work has been recorded. Little has changed in the musical arena. Torvin’s voice actor is good, but the endless height jokes between his character and Talion cheapen what might otherwise be the only true friendly relationship Talion has in his revenge story. I will say that this campaign is a bit lighter in tone than the serious, almost dreary 'Shadow of Mordor', with some great in-jokes regarding the warchiefs.

This is a relatively small DLC pack, but it’s also higher in quality than a lot of what the industry is passing off as paid add-on content these days. That’s not to say the developers couldn’t have taken more risks, and I’m also not saying that a gamer should buy 'Shadow of Mordor' solely for 'Lord of the Hunt.' There are a few missteps, like its hermetic nature and short length, but at its low price it is worth experiencing for 'Mordor' fans.