Guardians of Middle-earth

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Guardians of Middle-earth
Guardians of Middle-earth cover
Monolith Productions
Windows Zombie Studios
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release dates
Windows August 29, 2013
Guardians of Middle-earth at Wikipedia
The Hobbit 1982
The Fellowship of the Ring 1985
The Shadows of Mordor 1987
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth 1988
The Crack of Doom 1989
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I 1990
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan 1990
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II 1992
The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) 2002
The Return of the King 2003
War of the Ring 2003
The Hobbit (2003) 2003
The Battle for Middle-earth 2004
The Battle for Middle-earth II 2006
The Lord of the Rings Online 2007
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest 2009
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North 2011
Lego Middle-earth (series)
Guardians of Middle-earth 2012
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 2017

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam DRM.
No longer available to purchase.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/111900/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/111900/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 10, 11
Shader Model support 4, 5
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz
Intel Core i5 750 2.67 GHz
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
AMD Radeon 3850
DirectX 10 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD 6950
DirectX 11 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/111900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (111900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.