The reviews are in for Middle Earth: Shadow of War, and critics agree that it’s great. In fact, Shacknews’ own Greg Burke gave the game a near perfect score. The only criticism he had was that there was too much to do, which is where our walkthrough and guide content picks up. We’ve been working our way through Shadow of War for some time now, and have prepared a collection of guides that will help you defeat your foes.
Shadow of War Walkthrough and Guide
You’ll spend most of your time fighting the various enemies in Shadow of War. We’ve gathered up our best combat and stealth tips to help you win the fight.
The two main ways to approach Shadow of War are with either stealth or melee based combat. We’ve taken the time to explain our favorite skills for each build.
The fast travel mechanic in Shadow of War is quite basic. You can only fast travel to and from certain spots, and only after you first unlock them.
Captains will be the main enemy type that you fight while wandering around in Shadow of War, but it’s essential you interrogate Worms to gather intel on them beforehand.
You’re going to take a lot of damage in Shadow of War, so knowing how to regain that health back through the Drain mechanic is essential to survival.
All the intel and learning how to use Drain to regain health won’t save you all the time. The Nemesis system in Shadow of War is always in play, taunting you.
If you’re going to take on your Nemesis in Shadow of War, you’re going to need to gain Followers and build your Army. Here’s how to recruit some killers to your side.
There is nothing cooler in Shadow of War than riding a Drake (dragon) and cooking your enemies as you dive bomb them from the skies. Mother of Dragons would be jealous.
As you begin to defeat your enemies and unlock Rare, Epic and Legendary gear, you’ll want to Upgrade it through the challenges. Here’s how you get that process started.
In Shadow of War, players can craft Gems and add them to their weapons and armor for bonuses. It’s not necessarily an immediately simple system, so our guide breaks it down.
Shadow of War Collectibles and Solutions
Players can collect Ithildin in each region of Shadow of War, and then us the information to complete the Ithildin Door Poem and get a Legendary Armor or Legendary Weapon piece.
Shadow of War - General Information and News
Players who enjoyed Shadow of Mordor will recognize that the same voice actor returns to play Talion. New players to Shadow of War will want to know who it is.
Our very own Greg Burke took on the review for Middle Earth: Shadow of War. He gave it a nearly perfect score. Fans of Lord of the Rings will want to know how it measures up.
There is no obvious way to save your game in Shadow of War, but it happens often enough that this shouldn't be a problem for most players. Still, there is a way you can force the game to save your progress.