Gollum May Not Be the Worst PS5, PS4 Game of the Year After All 1

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum turned out to be not-so precious when we awarded it a terrible 2/10 earlier this year, but it may actually have strong competition for the gaming Golden Raspberries. Footage of the newly released Skull Island: Rise of Kong from GameMill is beginning to proliferate online – and it honestly beggars belief.

In one cut-scene, which has been shared over 30,000 times on Twitter, we see the ape responding with anger as a still image of some kind of purple scorpion leaps at his face. The production values are so wildly awful that it borders on parody – everything about this cut-scene is an abject failure, and it’s hard to believe it’s made it to market.

Clearly the development team was not given enough resources here, but sometimes it’s important to work within your limitations. Gameplay footage shows some of the worst character action combat you’re ever likely to see – the static, unresponsive beat-‘em-up gameplay wouldn’t have even been acceptable on the PS1, let alone the PS5.

Expect this game to be critically panned across the board; on this evidence, we can’t see it attracting a Metacritic score higher than Gollum’s woeful 34. It’s obviously been a great year overall for games, but there have been a handful of absolute rotters among the mountains of gems.

[source twitter.com, via twitter.com]