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 idea of why, check out our video review above, or read it here.

Sadly, it missed out on being the worst-rated game of all time by a single slot, with only the awful eFootball being more universally reviled. Other villains of that awful rogue's gallery include (but are not limited to) the criminally bad Balan Wonderworld and the already dead and buried (and likely decomposing) Babylon's Fall.

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