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Shadow of Mordor: Game of the Year Edition coming next month

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It was just over a month ago that we guessed – based on the ‘strayan ratings board information – that we’d soon see a Game of the Year version of Monolith and Warner Bros. rather excellent open-world action RPG Shadow of Mordor. We just had no idea whether or not it was real, or how soon we’d be getting it. Well it’s real, and you’ll be able to buy it locally next month.

The game was originally released in September last year – and now, less than a year later, it’s being re-released, gathering – as we surmised – all of the game’s superfluous DLC, extra runes and and just about everything else released for the game. Here’s what it contains:

  • Story Packs: The Lord of The Hunt and The Bright Lord
  • Skins: The Dark Ranger, Captain of the Watch, Lord of the Hunt, The Bright Lord, Power of Shadow and Lithariel Skins
  • Runes: Hidden Blade, Deadly Archer, Flame of Anor, Rising Storm, Orc Slayer, Defiant to the End, Elven Grace, Ascendant, One with Nature
  • Missions: Guardians of the Flaming Eye, The Berserks and The Skull Crushers Warband Missions
  • Challenge Modes: Test of Power, Test of Speed, Test of Wisdom, Endless Challenge, Test of the Wild, Test of the Ring, Test of Defiance Challenge Modes
  • Additional Features: Photo Mode

As I said last time though, none of the extra stuff mattered, or was particularly worth buying. It was all just DLC for the sake of it. What makes it a little egregious here is that the GOTY version is being released for close to full price: R799 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and R499 for PC.

As much as I enjoyed the game, I can’t really recommend this collection – especially if you can pick up the vanilla version of the game for cheap, or second hand.

Last Updated: April 30, 2015


  1. Greylingad

    April 30, 2015 at 08:36

    Holy goat in the hills! That header!


    • Loftus

      April 30, 2015 at 09:23

      The great goat in the sky: ” Gollum, you have forgot me”

      Gollum: “No, how could I? ”

      The great goat in the sky : ” You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Gollum. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life.”


  2. The Illuminaartjie

    April 30, 2015 at 08:44

    And here I was going to buy it this weekend.

    Looks like I’ll wait some more!


    • Hammersteyn

      April 30, 2015 at 08:55

      I’d do the same. very good game though.


      • Lord Chaos

        April 30, 2015 at 08:56

        Or just wait for the goat to be on steam sale.


        • Hammersteyn

          April 30, 2015 at 08:58

          Do people sacrifice goats to Gabe?


          • Lord Chaos

            April 30, 2015 at 09:03

            Possibly, I usually just sacrifice cabbages.

          • Hammersteyn

            April 30, 2015 at 09:04


        • Skoobaz

          April 30, 2015 at 11:56

          Goat simulator!


  3. Admiral Chief

    April 30, 2015 at 08:47

    • Hammersteyn

      April 30, 2015 at 08:55



    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      April 30, 2015 at 09:44

      All the milk looks the same. Fuck it, I’ll get beer!


  4. Hammersteyn

    April 30, 2015 at 08:55

    • Admiral Chief

      April 30, 2015 at 08:57



  5. Hammersteyn

    April 30, 2015 at 09:04

    I think publishers are getting wise to the consumers. They may be tracking the sales figures of GOTY titles may not feel inclined to drop the price at all. This may be bad news for the new Batman or Mad Max game if you are waiting for the GOTY which is also released by Warner Brothers


  6. FoxOneZA

    April 30, 2015 at 11:03

    After GOaTY, in a years time it will be free on PSN+/Xbox Live Gold.


  7. Anony PC Gamer

    April 30, 2015 at 11:07

    Found something fascinating: open this web site scroll to the bottom.


  8. Wraith

    April 30, 2015 at 11:36

    Sooo not worth it if you’ve already played the original. Really gets my goat 😉


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