- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 25th May 2023
- 25th May 2023
- Also Available On
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
We don't likes it, precioussss
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum poses itself as an epic quest across the treacherous realms of Middle-earth, where an inner conflict will rage inside the mind of one halfling. Of course we refer to the split-personality of both Smeagol and Gollum, an integral character across both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings...
Roll the dice, precious
PS Plus Premium members can sample a selection of full games in time-limited trials, and the group of titles in that range has just folded in what are arguably this year's best and worst. If you're on PS Plus' highest tier subscription, you can now take Baldur's Gate 3 and The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for a test run. The...
"The worst game of 2023"
Let's not sugarcoat it: the new King Kong game, Skull Island: Rise of Kong, is a disaster. The action title is out now on PS5 and PS4, and it's being torn apart by... well, just about everyone. At the time of writing, the game has just one review to its name — a PC write-up from IGN — and that's got a 3/10 slapped on the...
Developer pledges to improve the experience
You know you're in a tight spot when you have to break out the Twitter statement. Developer Daedalic Entertainment has issued a formal apology to those who've been playing The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, a game that has been extremely poorly received. In fact, it's considered among the worst games on PS5...
In what is quickly becoming the new low benchmark for a AAA release, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has officially been awarded the dubious honour of being the worst-rated game of 2023, according to review aggregate site Metacritic. It's a similar story on the infinitely more useable (if less synonymous) OpenCritic. To get a better...
More for background NPCs, not main characters
A piece of DLC for the £54.99/$59.99 version of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum drew some ire this past weekend as it appears to lock Elven voice acting behind a paywall. The Precious Edition bundles in a "Sindarin VO" bonus with the base game along with three other DLC packs, and a press release says it...
Much delayed game goes gold
After multiple delays, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will actually hit its PS5, PS4 release date of 25th May 2023. It has been confirmed the game has gone gold today, meaning launch day is locked in — unless Daedalic Entertainment pulls a Cyberpunk 2077. With work on the base game complete, the developer's attention...
Release date finally announced
A couple of weeks ago, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum got its best trailer yet, but fans have been kept in the dark when it comes to the release date. Until today, that is — publisher Nacon has finally announced when the action adventure will make its debut. The game comes to PS5 and PS4 on 25th May 2023. Playing as...
Don't mention the ring
We've been up and down on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum ever since its initial reveal a few years back, but we're going to go ahead and say that this is probably the game's best trailer so far. There's actually some story intrigue here, coupled with glimpses of fantastical environments. We're still not sure why we'd want to...
"Exclusive updates" incoming
Publisher Nacon has announced that it'll be hosting its own livestream event on the 9th March at 7PM Central Europe / 6PM UK / 1PM Eastern / 10AM Pacrific. The suitably titled 'Nacon Connect' is promising "exclusive updates" on a number of games that it plans on releasing in 2023. This includes the likes of RoboCop:...
This time for sure, maybe
God, it feels like we've been writing about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for about 100 years. The PS5 and PS4 fantasy adventure, in which you play as the titular freak, has been delayed more times than we care to remember, but it's apparently, finally locked in for release at some point between April and September 2023...
He's got nothing more to lose… How far will he go to retrieve his Precious?
Taking place in parallel to the events described in The Fellowship of the Ring ™, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is an action-adventure game and an epic interactive experience. You play as the enigmatic Gollum on his perilous journey and find out how he outwitted the most powerful characters in Middle-earth.
THE UNTOLD STORY
He has survived dangers most wouldn't dare talk about, driven by the singular desire to once again hold in his hands what was stolen from him. Although his desperate quest is a central part of the story crafted by J.R.R. Tolkien, it has never been told in detail. For the first time, follow the untold story of Gollum: an experience that stays incredibly faithful to the books. From his flight from Mordor, where he escaped the Mouth of Sauron and the demon-spider Shelob, to the dungeons of the Elvenking Thranduil, Legolas' father, Gollum has had many adventures and encounters on his extraordinary journey.
ACTION AND STEALTH
After being corrupted by the Ring over hundreds of years, Gollum has developed exceptional agility and sharp wits. Use his unique skills to explore and infiltrate legendary locations and dizzying heights. Find your way past the Orcs as you climb the Dark Tower of Barad-dûr and give the Elves the slip in the mysterious Mirkwood.
While Gollum is no fighter, he is more than capable of strangling a careless enemy when the opportunity presents itself… or of finding a more creative and less risky way of getting out of trouble.
ONE CHARACTER, TWO PERSONALITIES
Gollum is one of the most fascinating characters in The Lord of the Rings universe. In 500 years he has experienced events that would destroy the toughest of beings. But Gollum doesn't break; he bends, he adapts…
Tortured by his split personality, he can be vicious and wicked as Gollum, yet friendly and cautious as Smeagol. It's up to you to decide which of his personalities will triumph in the difficult moral choices that will dictate the future of your precarious alliances.