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Guardians of Middle-Earth
7.5 out of 10

Guardians of Middle-Earth

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Overall 4
4.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 6
6.0
Replay value 5
5.0

Guardians of Middle Earth

Family Friendly Gaming
19 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Lord of the Rings is one of those masterful franchises that millions love. It shows the littlest guy can be the hero. It teaches that heart really matters. I had to check out Guardians of Middle Earth. Man I wish I had not done that. Please, please, please learn from me.
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Overall 9
9.0

Guardians of Middle-earth

The Gamers Temple
9 January 2013
  • Excerpt: MOBA. Multiplayer online battle arena. It's a relatively new genre in gaming and so far it's been pretty much a PC gaming exclusive, spawning big name games like Dawn of the Ancients, League of Legends, and Heroes of Newerth, all of which I've never played.
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Overall 2
2.0

Guardians of Middle-Earth contains less than 2% real Tolkien

Quarter to Three
2 January 2013
  • Excerpt: When I play a game called Guardians of Middle-Earth, I don’t mind so much that it’s a Defense of the Ancients clone that doesn’t do anything different or memorable. I have Awesomenauts and Monday Night Combat for that.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
13 December 2012
  • Summary: If all you saw were screenshots, you could be forgiven for thinking that Guardians of Middle-earth is some kind of timely Hobbit tie-in with League of Legends , so extensively does it borrow from the popular MOBA's playbook.
  • Pros: Excellent adaptation of PC MOBA mechanics for consoles, Guardians have pleasing abilities that capture the essence of each character, Timed matches keep battles short and fun, Deep combat and progression
  • Cons: Occasional laggy matches, sometimes to the point of unplayability, Matchmaking can take ages, Only two maps with too little visual diversity
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Middle-earth Online Battle Arena

GameCritics.com
12 December 2012
  • Conclusion: Gollum killed me? Gollum?!
  • Pros: Mastering Legolas' abilities to finally get that first player kill.
  • Cons: Getting ambushed and destroyed before I knew what hit me.
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Overall 9
9.0

Guardians of Middle-Earth Review

ztgd.com
11 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Return to Middle-Earth with this new MOBA for XBLA and PSN. Our full review inside.
  • Pros: + Fun game play, + Deep customization options, + Simple mechanics, + Large amount of content
  • Cons: AI controlled players are useless, Only two maps to play
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Overall 8
7.5

Guardians of Middle-earth

Gamer Limit
10 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The idea of selling a MOBA on a console is a fairly uphill battle. MOBA community members have played DotA for about seven years now on a PC, and such a drastic change could have drastic challenges for a development team.
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Review: Guardians of Middle-earth successfully brings the MOBA genre to consoles

GameZone
6 December 2012
  • Excerpt: As someone who spends a majority of my gaming time playing League of Legends , I've often wondered how the game could play on a console. So, it's no surprise that during E3, one of my favorite parts was the time I spent with Warner Bros. and Monolith's Guardians of Middle-earth .
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Overall 8
8.0

Guardians of Middle-Earth

Total Xbox
5 December 2012
  • Excerpt: As the first game to bring the traditional MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre over from PC, Guardians of Middle-Earth faced the tough test of adapting the formula for console controls while marrying it to the Lord of the Rings franchise.
  • Pros: + Smart, tactical combat that requires teamwork., + Great variety between the available Guardians.
  • Cons: ? Can downloadable content add breadth to this excellent core?
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Overall 2
2.0

Online multiplayer fantasy game with a focus on fighting.

Common Sense Media
5 December 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Guardians of Middle-earth is an online-only multiplayer game available through various downloadable game services. Its focus is fantastical combat, with teams of up to five players battling each other for control of spots on small maps.
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