Your PC must be this tall to play Middle-earth:Shadow of Mordor

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Some have accused the new Lord of the Rings game, Shadow of Mordor of being a bit of an Assassin’s creed clone, with one former Ubisoft developer even accusing the developers of stealing assets. We personally think that’s all a little unfounded, and though a few things may be influenced by Assassin’s Creed, Middle-earth:Shadow of Mordor has its own character. What it does seem to share with Assassin’s Creed though, is an un-optimised PC port.

The game’s Steam page reveals the game’s required PC specifications – and they’re not dissimilar to those needed by larger, open world games like Watch Dogs. While a GTX 670 or Radeon HD 7970 is the sort of stuff that any PC gamer worth his salt will be running already, they seem a little high for a 3rd person action RPG that’ll be making its way to the last gen consoles.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor PC System Requirements:

      Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 25 GB available space
      Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit: Win 7, Win 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 | AMD Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space

The game’s coming on October 7 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3, and should have fans of Tolkien’s universe pretty excited. Here’s another look at that last trailer for the game.

Last Updated: April 8, 2014

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