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The Shadows of Mordor

aka: Shadows of Mordor, Shadows of Mordor: Game Two Of Lord Of The Rings
Moby ID: 9323
Commodore 64 Specs


The Shadows of Mordor is an officially licensed J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" text adventure game based on the second part of the trilogy - "The Two Towers".

You can select to play as either Frodo or Sam. The game follows the plot of the book closely and many locations have accompanying illustrations. Unusually for a text adventure game, the action happens in real time: if you sit there thinking of what to do next, things will happen in the game, e.g. creatures will move from location to location.

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Credits (Commodore 64 version)

20 People

Cover illustration ("Shelob") by
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Faceless or Beam software as developer? Edwin Drost (7587) Oct 9th, 2020


Cover art

The cover art to the C64 version of this game is by Tolkien illustrator Ted Nasmith; entitled Shelob, it was first used in Unwin Paperbacks' 1987 calendar for the month of November.


  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Adventure Game of the Year

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  • CPC-Power (in French)
    for Amstrad CPC: game database entry; package material; manual digitalizations; goodies; advertisement; downloadable releases; additional material
  • DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS
    statistics page of compatibility with original DOS version
  • Lemon 64
    for C64: game entry database; downloadable version; magazine reviews; cover art digitalizations; additional material
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (video game)
    encyclopaedic entry for combined platforms
  • World of Spectrum
    for ZX Spectrum: downloadable releases; additional material (including – cassete inlay, advertisement, instructions); magazine references; magazine adverts

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by BitRot.

Macintosh added by Trypticon. Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: Pseudo_Intellectual, formercontrib, Jo ST, ZeTomes.

Game added June 4th, 2003. Last modified September 30th, 2023.