Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor Old vs. New Gen Comparison: Definitely Not Worth The Extra Wait

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was released last month on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Its release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 was delayed for more than a month, but was this wait for the game worth the delay? If our analysis of the Xbox 360 version of the game is any indication, the game seems to have been developed for the current generation and PC in mind and as a result, its performance and visual fidelity takes a nose dive on the previous generation.

Also read: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor: PS4 vs XBO vs PC Screenshot Comparison; PS4 Has The Superior IQ Over XBO

We have compared the Xbox 360 version of the game against the PS4 and Xbox One version. If the other reports are any indication, the PS3 version is mostly the same as the Xbox 360 version so there shouldn’t be any major difference between both of them.

First up is a slider comparison.

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Next up is a full resolution comparison. You can open each image in a separate tab to view them in the full resolution and size.

Are you playing Shadow of Mordor on the PS3 or Xbox 360? What do you have to say about your experience? Let us know in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Robert Nettleton

    I get that the textures are sharper but that bloom looks awful. so glad I got the 360 version

  • Brandon Dhaemers

    Well I must say my name is Brandon been gaming for quite a few years. I originally played shadows of mordor on pc ultra set graphics. Now I went and picked up the 360 version of the game days ago prior to today. It’s not all bad. When I put In the disk it installed 5 gb and I even went and Installed the game as well. It runs fine. However I picked the game up knowing that it wouldn’t run well or look well. No instead. I bought the game to have some fun and that it is. The cutscenes are beautiful. Gameplay it awesome and at times the game can look straight up good. This is coming from a person who played the pc and last gen version. Pick it up who knows you might enjoy it.

  • Corey Kinard

    Quite a disparity between the two… Definitely could have been done better but time is money and i expect the to pull in a lot extra regardless.

  • joey

    It not good at all visuals and animations are horrible, games from 4 years ago have better graphics they really did a lazy job on the current gen game

    • Arthur Scherbius

      Yups, God of war 3 are much better than this game.