'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War' Leads The Five Games You Need To Play This Week

'Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War' Leads The Five Games You Need To Play This Week
From Uproxx - October 10, 2017

Every week, it feels like there are more games for more platforms with more DLC to boot, especially this week, which kicks off a season with at least two major games arriving every week right through Thanksgiving. So every week, were going to pick out five games that are worth your time and money, starting with a sequel to a major sleeper hit.

Pick Of The Week: Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War, Today ($60, PS4, Xbox One, And PC)

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor was basically Assassins Creed meets Batman: Arkham meets a clever system where you corrupt and undermine the orc ranks from within and create your own greatest enemy, complete with an alternate universe take on Tolkiens mythology. For those who didnt play the first game, a dead Ranger (think Aragorn) is revived by a ghost who turns out to be Celebimbor, aka The Guy Who Made That Ring. At the end of the first game, they decide to screw that hero noise, theyre going to invade Mordor and take it over. Needless to say, Sauron has a few objections. Good luck, bro.

The Evil Within 2, Friday ($60, PS4 and Xbox One)

Bethesda follows up their unusual take on survival horror with a new, more refined approach. When we tried out the game a few weeks back, we were impressed by its execution and distinct setting. But considering the Resident Evil series revival, can this slightly more traditional approach still pack scares? Well find out Friday.

WWE2K18, Friday ($60, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC)

Echo, Wednesday ($25, PS4)

Raid: World War II, Today ($40, PS4 and Xbox One)


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