You are Talion, Ranger of the Black Gate. For what seems like eons, you have guarded the entrance to Mordor, keeping watch over Sauron's undisturbed dwelling place with relative uneventfulness. But in the blink of an eye, everything you hold dear is snatched from your grasp. Your family, your friends — even your very life is taken from you in one fell swoop that leaves your soul desolate and filled with an eternal rage. Resurrected by an unforgiving spirit, you have one purpose to your life, one thing that keeps your heart pumping and your mind from giving in to the relentless grief — vengeance. Prepare yourself to embark on a dogged vendetta that calls upon you to fight your way through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit who compels you. This epic tale of revenge and redemption transforms you into the most feared force in the land — the Shadow of Mordor.
Set before the events of The Lord of the Rings, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes you on a journey to discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your formidable legend and come face-to-face with the ultimate evil of Sauron in a new chronicle of Middle-Earth. Bend Mordor to your will as you toil for vengeance and unleash the power of the Wraith to inflict brutal combos and master new skills and weaponry. Your ability to exploit the weaknesses, fears and memories of your enemies is your strongest weapon in your effort to dismantle Sauron's forces from within. Do you have what it takes to don the cloak of the Shadow of Mordor and eradicate the evil who took everything from you?