Guardians of Middle-Earth explains tricksy Gollum and tanksy Gandalf

The MOBA genre is quickly becoming a battlefield unto itself with several high-profile games competing for the attention of action/strategy gamers. The genre that exploded with the popularity of League of Legends is quickly becoming a much more complex arena thanks to great looking titles like Smite, Awesomenauts, and as you'll see below the heroes of Lord of the Rings.

There's some sort of mystical power to Tolkien lore. The instant this narrator started saying things like "Flame of Anor" and explaining the history of Gollum's descent into madness we sat down in front of our desks like children at storytime saying "What happened next grampa!?" Of course, in this story what happened next was that Gollum annoyed the hell out of everyone on the battlefield by running around rooting people and stealing their health.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.