Warner Bros.' latest installment Middle-earth: Shadow of War is the sequel to 2014's hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. It arrives this week Tuesday on October 10. Reviews are now fully available on the web at major critics and thus far they are on the positive side of things, despite blow-back through development days on Shadow of War's microtransaction system. While most reviewers agree that the loot crate system is unobtrusive - some have highlighted that the end game grind will invariably edge you towards the loot crates, while some suggest that its a moot point for many gamers as they won't bother with the end game grinds.
Our thought? If you're interested in the game due to the first game and have already made up your mind - loot crate system or not you're most likely playing near the release date. If you're undecided, and it seems many people may fall into this camp - select retailers are gearing up to entice you with discounts as high as 25% off depending on the edition you choose.
Here are the PC/Steam key deals on Middle-earth: Shadow of War as of writing:
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- Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Gold Edition (Steam) - $80.99 (list $100)
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Silver Edition (Steam) - $64.79 (list $80)
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Steam) - $48.59 (list $60)
Update: Unfortunately the 25% off deal on the Gold Edition is now expired and is matching the same percentage of discount in the Silver and Standard Edition at 19% off.
The Gold Edition is discounted by 25% off to $74.99, while the Silver Edition is discounted to 15% off at $67.99. Finally, the standard edition of the game can be picked up for $50.99.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War is released on October 10, 2017. As of writing user reviews are at "very positive" for a 86% share of positive reviews. Silver Edition and Gold Edition of the game differentiate mainly in the additional upcoming expansion packs included. Silver receives Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion, Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion, while Gold receives an additional two expansion with The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion and The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion.