Battle across Middle-earth with millions of other players in the definitive The Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth: Shadow of War experience on mobile! Command iconic champions like Gandalf and Gollum as you wage war against Sauron’s armies in this epic, real-time RPG.

With the help of the new rings of power, summon Champions from Mordor and across Middle-earth, growing an army that will topple Sauron’s forces. Blast through enemy ambushes, duel Orcs in the fighting pits, battle with your Fellowship, and much more.

-Collect, equip, and upgrade iconic champions from LOTR and Shadow of War, including Gandalf, Gollum, Legolas, Aragorn, Boromir, Ratbag, and Talion.

-Battle rival Champions in real-time (synchronous 4 v 4 PvP) and slay powerful Orc armies (asynchronous PvP).
-Direct your team's combat tactics in real-time and launch powered-up special attacks when it matters most.

-Dominate your Orc nemeses or accumulate a trail of dead. Each Orc you face remembers your decisions, creating a unique experience for every player with the award-winning Nemesis System.

-Strategize with your friends and request/share upgrades to help your journey

What's New

Version 1.8.3

Welcome to the Fighting Pits!
- Build a team consisting of a Champion and your strongest Orcs.
- Control your Champion your team faces off against other players.
- Compete for the top spot of the leaderboards to earn unique rewards!

Will you shine as a champion, or will you grovel like a maggot?

More information on our forums.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

9.4K Ratings

9.4K Ratings

Very promising


Let me start by saying that the game is a lot of fun. I love being able to mix up my team to have a different set of skills from level to level. Like many people have said, the combat is simple, and I think that's part of its charm. It isn't a game you have to dedicate a lot of attention to or have a lot of experience to understand how to play, anyone can jump right in and have fun playing from the first level. That said, there is one major problem I have with the game, the progression. It's not an issue at first, but once you get a little ways in, you just about come to a stop. The levels start increasing in difficulty much faster than you could reasonably keep up, and leveling and evolving your characters takes far too much xp and character cards. And this is where microtransactions come in. You can buy gems and different packs to try to get xp tomes and character cards. I understand F2P games need to have this to support themselves, and normally I would have no problem paying for these in a game like this that I enjoy. But with the way progression is in the game right now, I feel like my money would be wasted buying only a chance at such a small amount of what is needed to move on.

Developer Response

We'll be happy to share your feedback and concerns with the game team. Thanks for playing Shadow of War!

Boring game wrapped in LOTR skin


This game allows to play as your favorite Middle-earth characters* in an auto-controlled fashion, letting the player cast abilities and dictate some movement as the characters autopilot around on the combat field. That game mechanic is reasonable; however, the rest of the game is—and I can’t stress this enough—POORLY balanced and designed with regards to the credit and points systems. Some games allow you to grind or purchase energy to level-up, but this one is very frugal about how you can go about doing that unless you want to spend absurd amounts of money on in-game transactions. Overall, there’s little payout in enjoyability nor is there anything that really sets it apart from other games. I have some grinding games that I’ve spent money on. I also have some games on which I’ve grinded and farmed a lot. Usually, there’s a reluctance to delete or give up such games, but I had little to no hesitation when it came time to deleting this game. I’m sorry to the developers, but there are simply too many better games and channels in life to do something more fun and meaningful than invest in this game. 2/5 because it’s visually well-done and playable but certainly failing.

Awesome Middle-Earth Title just wish there were no microtranactions

Marsh Waha

I love this game the graphics are awesome and gameplay is simple. My problem is, it’s really hard to progress through the game other reviewer‘s have said. I don’t like all these micro transactions, that you have to make in order to advance in the game I might as well be wasting all my money in investing in this awesome game. If these were one time transactions I might consider it but you now for a college student who doesn’t have a lot of money, I just reallyWish that you could purchase these things with like gemstones in the game or coins in the game. Like you should be able to get like a few thousand gemstones to begin with including a few thousand coins. I don’t like games that require you to make transactions, that cost real money. My feedback to the developers is you need to get rid of these micro transaction I get that’s what you used to support yourselves, but then find a way to advertise the game so that you don’t have to depend on those micro transactions.

In-App Purchases

Galadriel’s Wristlet of Gems

Pack of 400 Gemstones


Gandalf’s Pouch of Gems

Pack of 1000 Gemstones


Legolas’s Quiver of Gems

Pack of 2200 Gemstones


Aragorn’s Satchel of Gems

Pack of 5500 Gemstones


Saruman’s Coffer of Gems

Pack of 9000 Gemstones


Gimli’s Mountain of Gems

Pack of 12000 Gemstones



Warner Bros. Entertainment
173.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© New Line. ™ & © SZC lic. to WBIE. ™ & © WBEI. (s17)
In-App Purchases
  1. Gandalf’s Pouch of Gems $9.99
  2. Legolas’s Quiver of Gems $19.99
  3. Galadriel’s Wristlet of Gems $4.99


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