2. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
And although it mostly got glowing reviews, Shadow of Mordor has been criticized for borrowing heavily from Assassin’s Creed and Rocksteady’s Batman games. This is rather unfair, as the game has such great gameplay, both when it comes to stealth and combat. It sure outdoes the Assassin’s Creed franchise in the combat department – it is fast paced and exciting and Talion can make use of all sorts of special moves and combos. The Uruks have unique personalities and the games’ Nemesis system, which allows enemy captains to promote and level up when they beat the player, means that no two playthroughs will be the same.