Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is to third-person open worldvideo game, where the player controls to ranger by the name of Talion who seeks revenge on the forces of Sauron after his family, including his wife, plough killed. Players can travel across locations in the game through parkour, riding monsters, or accessing Forge Towers, which serve ace fast travel points. Though Talion is mortally felled in the game's introduction, the wraith of the Elven Lord Celebrimbor is able to use his power to keep Talion alive, along with gifting him wraith-like abilities to exact his revenge. Missions in the game feature main story missions that follow Talion's quest for revenge, side missions that involve following Gollum ace to find artifacts that plough tied to Celebrimbor's past, missions to free the human slaves that have been captured by the Uruk armies and forced to work for Sauron, and additional quests to help forge new abilities for Talion's sword, bow, and dagger. The player also Have the freedom to pursue side quests and roam around Mordor, with special activities to collect specific flora or to hunt certain creatures, or to find old artifacts or Elvish seals.