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Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC 2015

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a role-playing game inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, crowned Game of the Year at the Game Developers Choice Awards Game of the Year.

The action adventure title from Monolith Productions beat out Platinum Games’ hack-and-slash Bayonetta 2, Bungie’s first-person shooter Destiny, Blizzard’s strategy card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Creative Assembly’s survival horror Alien: Isolation for the award. Best Narrative was given to indie adventure game Kentucky Route Zero, Act 3. The Audience Award went to space simulation Elite: Dangerous from Frontier Developments.

Attrention is now focused on the prestigious BAFTA Game Awards on 12th March, where Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is also up for Best Game.

This is a staggering achievement for Monolith, now that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is expected to make a debut on Linux, with the help of Feral Interactive of course.


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