Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of the top contenders for 2014’s game of the year. If you missed it at the time, you can pick up a Steam copy of the game for the ridiculously low price of £3.99 over at CDKeys right now.
Shadow of Mordor is a unique one. It introduced the “Nemesis” system, which meant that you could kill or control an entire legion of Orc officers in whichever way you wanted to. It’s essentially Assassin’s Creed meets Batman: Arkham Asylum meets Lord of the Rings, but somehow it cobbled all of that together to make an impressive, essential game.
Plus all the orcs have cockney accents, so that’s pretty great.