Publisher Warner Bros has made the soundtrack of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor available for purchase on iTunes. It costs €8.99 for a total of 47 songs, which should keep you listening to its swaying score for a while.
For the game’s soundtrack, Garry Schyman en Nathan Grigg both offered their services. Grigg is a known face for developer Monolith, as the composer also worked on titles like F.E.A.R., Condemned and No One Lives Forever 2.
Schyman has some impressive credits as well. Past work on Bioshock Infinite netted the artist a BAFTA win for Best Original Music.
If you’d like to have a little preview, prior to your purchase of the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor soundtrack, there are a few tracks you can listen to beforehand. On Soundcloud, four songs off the soundtrack can be heard in full.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor does owe a lot of its recent success to a stunning atmosphere, both in its open world as in its thundering sounds. In particular when players meet with mighty warchiefs, the echoing choirs enhance the ominous encounters nicely.
Killing orcs is what the action title is all about, really. There’s a loose story tied to the protagonist, Talion, but nothing too consequential happens outside of the opening credits that can lure you in like a solid orc bashing.
Killed enemies also react to a certain chain of command in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Each time someone falls, which includes the player, the army of Sauron shifts to promote and replace foes, which yields new bonds and fresh targets.