Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor hacks and slashes its way onto the Mac

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition, the acclaimed action game that pits you against Sauron's army of orcs, has come to the Mac. Set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories, Shadow of Mordor puts you in the boots of Talion, a soldier of Gondor.

On the night Sauron returns to Mordor after thousands of years of exile, Talion, his family, and his fellow soldiers are murdered atop the Black Gates. Mysteriously resurrected, Talion must piece together what happened that night with the aid of an elven wraith. While you'll slice your way through Sauron's army, developing rivalries with specific characters as you manipulate the orc chain of command, you'll learn how to dominate their minds as well, building an army of your own with which to face the Dark Lord an his servants.

The Game of the Year Edition of Shadow of Mordor packs in all of the DLC previously available for the game, and is available now on Steam for $24.99, though its normal price is $49.99. The game will come to the Mac App Store in early August.