If you’re looking for the perfect way to prepare for the upcoming Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, its predecessor Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is free to play on Steam this weekend. If you’re the dedicated sort with an empty weekend coming up you can probably blast through the entire game before the freebie’s up.
Shadow of Mordor is playable now and through until Sunday at 1pm PST. The downside is that Shadow of Mordor is a whacking great 44GB download, so I’m sure there are plenty of folks that may struggle to even get it downloaded before the free trial is over.
Failing that, the game itself is available to buy for practically nothing right now anyway. The complete Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition, including all the DLC, can be yours for £3.20. That’s probably about 50-60 hours of content for the price of a pint here in the UK. I don’t know why all my price gymnastics revolve around pints, but it helps provide a good idea of the sacrifices that need to be made in order to pick up a game in a Steam sale. As Pippin would say, “It comes in pints? I’m getting one!’.
Before you commit to the 44GB download, be sure to check out Shadow of Mordor’s game page for all the latest info on system requirements and performance.
Meanwhile, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 10th, 2017.