FIRST 10 MINUTES | PC, PS4, Xbox One Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Our videos of Shadow of Mordor

Our videos of Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is already available in North America and it is about to be released in Europe. How about we show you some 1080p gameplay footage now? The version we were sent is the PS4 version but we might have some X1 footage in the days to come if the guys at Xbox have a spare code for us. No real spoilers here since it's just the very beginning of the adventure, so take a peek!

The First 5 Minutes
The Next 5 Minutes
Discovering Mordor
First target
Gollum
Stronghold

All comments

Commented on 2014-10-02 12:29:15
Thanks!! Looks like the game is worht it, so, I will give it a chance on PS4. I like the combat system and the environments :3
Commented on 2014-10-02 13:09:02
Is it 60fps most of the time?
Commented on 2014-10-02 13:16:13 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
Is it 60fps most of the time?
I'd be impressed it were.. the PS4 version looks pretty solid visually.. and the game requires a lot of power to play at 1080p/60fps on the PC. It's not even the best looking game, but it is fairly taxing. It looks better in person obviously, but the environments are pretty drab.
Commented on 2014-10-02 13:25:59 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
Is it 60fps most of the time?
More like 30-40 fps. Whoever is claiming this game is 60 fps is nuts, not even close.

Maybe they'll patch it to 60fps, but right now its not at all.

Anyways still an awesome game, irrespective.
Commented on 2014-10-02 13:32:32 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
Is it 60fps most of the time?
We don't have tools to measure that precisely so I don't know. I was told it was running at 60 fps but it seems to be a bit less. I have only played the beginning but I didn't see any slowdowns whilst playing.
Commented on 2014-10-02 13:58:42
There's an interesting article from Digital Foundry about Shadow of Mordor's texture quality settings and a little of info on the game's overall performance on PC - the full comparison will come later in the week.

Eyes-on with PC Shadow of Mordor's 6GB ultra-HD textures:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2...

@Drift: You should read the 5th comment - Oldest order. =)
Commented on 2014-10-02 14:07:49 In reply to Below
Posted by Below
More like 30-40 fps. Whoever is claiming this game is 60 fps is nuts, not even close.

Maybe they'll patch it to 60fps, but right now its not at all.

Anyways still an awesome game, irrespective.
It is 60 FPS for me. I'm not running ultra textures though, then again, I can't casue you need 6GB of video memory.
Commented on 2014-10-02 14:29:10 In reply to Carpark
Actually, you can, the 6GB of VRAM requirement is for running the game at 4k@60fps, at 1080p-1440p @ 30-60 fps, you only need 2-4GB of VRAM. The game scales very well.

If you want to know more, just click in the link in my other comment, the first comment by the user "RubberduckzillA" says it all. Also, if you go to sites like Game Debate, you can see a lot of people running the game just fine on minimum and even on lower system requirements:

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=91...
Commented on 2014-10-02 14:40:56 In reply to Carpark
Posted by Carpark
It is 60 FPS for me. I'm not running ultra textures though, then again, I can't casue you need 6GB of video memory.
I meant the PS4 version. Your talking PC right?
Commented on 2014-10-02 15:59:02
I feel like this is the first truly next-gen game to released that isn't half-baked and actually has great graphics.
Commented on 2014-10-02 20:08:49
It is not 60 FPS. It is perfect 30 FPS. If go you frame by frame, you can see that every frame is repeated once. No unlocked framerate.
And it does not look truly next-gen to me. Actually, Black Flag looks a lot better in my opinion, as does Battlefield 4. I do not find the environment very impressive. It is a cross-gen title after all.
The cutscenes look great, but they are pre-rendered
Commented on 2014-10-02 20:24:14 In reply to THU31
Posted by THU31
And it does not look truly next-gen to me. Actually, Black Flag looks a lot better in my opinion, as does Battlefield 4.
Playing on the PC @ 1440p and I agree. It looks okay.
Commented on 2014-10-02 21:39:37
I don't see what the hullabaloo is about this game. I mean looks fine & all, but I have zero interest in it.
Commented on 2014-10-03 00:54:06 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
I don't see what the hullabaloo is about this game. I mean looks fine & all, but I have zero interest in it.
From my understanding, and what ive read from reviews, its not necessarily a game meant to bring anything new to the 3rd person open world genre. the reviews and praise are high because what it does, it does well, but you're not missing out on much if you pass this one.
Commented on 2014-10-14 14:47:27
Great game although I wish the final boss battle was better and longer. The combat in this game is very addictive.

About the game


What's up?
  • nostradamus
    nostradamus Megaton Rainfall! (3 Hours ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @KORNdog: Speaking of Spiders, I finished Technomancer yesterday. Fun game but dragged down by WAY too much backtracking and lack of different locations. (22 Hours ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @KORNdog: I'm not far enough into the game yet but I heard the game world is very interesting and full of great quests with multiple choices. Those kinda things sound great to me. (23 Hours ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog i honestly think they'd do better making something on a smaller scale. like an isometric action RPG. that spiders (developer) could do with going that direction too. (1 Day ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @Moonwalker: it just looks like a typical game from them to me. like they bit off more than they can chew and the results are just mediocrity across the board. (1 Day ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @KORNdog: the facial animations are bullshit yes, animations in general are passable, combat isn't nearly as bad as I expected though. The world so far has been great, very very nice indeed. (1 Day ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @Moonwalker: it still looks all kinda of garbage though. lol (1 Day ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories