Middle-earth: Shadow of War

PS4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: August 22

This sequel to surprise smash Shadow of Mordor further expands Monolith’s open-world Middle-Earth. You again play Talion, a ranger possessed by the elf ghost Celebrimbor and in possession of a ring of power to fight Sauron, but this time the hack-and-slash gameplay is bolstered by role-playing elements and lots more Tolkien lore.