Two teams of five players, each one controlling a single Guardian hero, do battle as they try to destroy the fortress in the other team’s base. It isn’t as easy as it sounds. Maps are divided into three lanes, so your team can get stretched easily, and everyone gets to customise and level up their Guardians and computer-controlled characters between matches with bonuses such as more powerful damage and increased health.
Get your tactics right, both individually and as a team, and you invariably win the match. Your Guardian class and how you level them up determines your role on the team, whether it’s lying in wait to ambush an opponent, taking the fight direct to the enemy by destroying their spawn points, or following a few teammates to hunt down lone Guardians.
The measured pace will suit strategy fans, with matches lasting anywhere between five minutes and hours, while action fans will enjoy levelling up and launching some seriously powerful magic attacks. If you’ve ever wanted to wipe the smirk off Gollum’s face or see how scary battling Sauron really is, then here’s your chance.