How Long to Beat Shadow of Mordor – (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 50 hours

Shadow of Mordor is an open-world game full of action and adventure. The game was developed by Monolith Production and later published by Warner Bros. Its debut was in 2014, September whereby it was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.



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They later released it for Xbox 360 and PS3. The story campaign takes place during the events of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit; if you’re a fan of the tow, then you probably understand what I mean. You get to play as a ranger, Talion, who attained a strong bond with Celebrimbor’s wraith, an Elf-lord.

They both go on an adventure to revenge for their loved ones’ deaths.

How Long to Beat Shadow of Mordor

How long does it take to beat Shadow of Mordor?

The game has a few roadblocks as you progress and will need you to take out some war chiefs for you to continue. The game is separated in 4; a start, the middle, the conclusion and an epilog – which is determined by plots for the characters, and your movement through the primary act that you determine yourself.

Most players say that the game is about 15 hours but that’s just for those who are not looking to mess around. That is only for the story mode, there’s so much you can do like hunting creatures and killing captains.

The game seems to be a bit longer than most people anticipated because most players have recorded more than 50 hours of gameplay. It feels like it’s a stealth-action game with numerous elements of RPG.

By the time you complete like half of the game, you would’ve spent more than 20 hours just to reach there ensuring you have acquired all weapons, hidden treasures and collectibles, and the slave missions.

If you are just looking to complete the story campaign, then you’ll need around 10 to 15 hours to complete it. As you start the game, you might find it a bit difficult but with time, it gets easier after you level up in each mission/quest.

Why it takes that long to beat Shadow of Mordor?

The game has a wide walkthrough and is quite huge as the developers refined and tuned the game a bit thus making it longer to finish. The side missions and quests make the game longer and completing it might take some time especially if you’re playing with the highest difficulty mode.

You have to kill war chiefs who are controlling orc clans dispersed throughout the game. It has 21 large shires and about 26 bosses you have to defeat. The game is long and complicated because of the hierarchy of power amongst the orcs; it means you have to kill the chiefs with lower ranks and later using them as spies to infiltrate their bosses’ fortresses.

If you explore every inch of the game’s map, you’ll definitely take longer than 100 hours. The advanced skills and abilities that you get do make the game easier thus reducing the amount of time you spend. So, head on down to the store, get a copy and start your adventure.

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