Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

A greatly expanded and improved action game let down by a dreadful story.

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FeatureThe year in loot boxes

The empire strikes back.

Shadow of War Mirian farming - how to earn money and Shadow of War's currency fast

Every way you can earn Shadow of War's in-game currency explained.

Shadow of War XP farming - How to earn 50k experience per hour from Nemesis Missions

How to amount serious amounts of XP from Act 2 onwards.

Shadow of War: The Shadow Wars explained - how to get the true ending and complete the endgame

All you need to grind through the final sieges of Shadow of War and get the hidden ending.

Shadow of War: Lost Artifacts and Web of Fate locations - how to get the Prospector and Cluster of Spiders skill upgrades

Everything you need to find every Artifact and Web of Fate and earn yourself those bonus skills.

The government finally responds to gambling in video games petition

And the response isn't as bad as we expected.

Shadow of War expansion pass details released

Features Outlaw and Slaughter Tribe DLCs.

Shadow of War includes cheeky nod to Assassin's Creed

After Shadow of Mordor was accused of similarities.

Digital FoundryShadow of War highlights the strengths and weaknesses of PS4 Pro

The 'supercharged' console bests PS4 and Xbox One, but the shadow of Xbox One X looms large.

Warner Bros. apologises for Shadow of War Forthog DLC confusion

DLC pulled from sale, now a free download. Refunds offered.

Video game voice acting strike ends as SAG-AFTRA negotiates deal

"You are free to resume working ... immediately."

Shadow of War developer who died of cancer immortalised as an in-game orc slayer

UPDATE: DLC proceeds from most US states only go to his family.

VideoWatch: We fought Shadow of War's Balrog

The dark fire will not avail you.

Shadow of War has a ranked online mode

Mordor your friends' troops.

FeatureMiddle-Earth: Shadow of War goes wild with the brilliant Nemesis system

Plus see 16 minutes of gameplay for Monolith Productions' sequel.

Shadow of Mordor sequel details leaked by shop

UPDATE: It's now official - and here's the first trailer.