Return to Mordor, and start hunting Orcs in a greatly expanded sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. It’s been a long year, and Shadow of War has received a ton of updates addressing fan complaints. Microtransactions have been removed, and the controversial final act has been shortened considerably. If you’ve been holding back, now’s a good time to give this game a try.
In this charming indie rogue-like, you’ll manage a store by day while raiding randomly-generated dungeons by night. The dungeons are modeled after classic Legend of Zelda locations, and the difficulty never becomes unmanageable. It’s a chill and extremely addictive adventure. You’ll want to sell just a little more — and get those prices just right.
Going back to the ’80s might just be the best decision this long-running series has made. This prequel takes you back to an economic boom period of Japan, showing the origins of many fan-favorite characters as they navigate a dark, criminal underworld. The story is one of the best in the series, and the fighting system has been fine-tuned to perfection. Don’t miss it.
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