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Meet Middle-earth: Shadow of War's beastly Feral Tribe

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We've covered every other Orcish tribe that will appear in Monolith's upcoming alt-Tolkien action game Middle-earth: Shadow of War, so in the interests of fairness I give you the Feral Tribe: "By tooth or by claw, they won't stop until the enemy is hunted down." 

I don't mean to sound at all unenthusiastic. It's just that the more of these tribes that Monolith and WBIE show us, the harder it becomes to tell them apart in any meaningful way. The Marauders like to dance, the Terrors are scary, the Machine builds things, and so it goes. But ultimately, they're all Orcs and related nasty sorts, and they're all quite anxious to clock you in the face with a primitive axe. 

The Ferals appear somewhat more animalistic than their tribal cousins, with a penchant for wearing skulls as helmets and taking wargs as mounts. Their fortress "houses beasts more fearsome than any in Mordor," a Feral rep proclaims midway through the video. "You'll be facing fangs and claws—you'll be devoured!" 

Middle-earth: Shadow of War comes out on October 10. Joe went hands on with it last month, and came away suitably impressed (and on a fire-breathing dragon). 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.