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The New LOTR: Gollum Game Features an Unlikely Hero

The Lord of the Rings franchise is known for its incredible cinematography. When one thinks of the movies, beautiful elven cities, and cozy hobbit villages come to mind. Even the haunted dwarven mountains hold a dark beauty and mystique. So it really makes a lot of sense that when it came time to further expand the universe… It was… Gollum’s turn to shine? Truly, we’re scratching our heads. But there’s no denying the loathsome creature has a strange charisma. With his big bulbous eyes. And his obsession with his precious. Who among us, really, has not felt like Gollum before? Well, now we can really embody him in a brand new Lord of the Rings video game from Daedalic Entertainment; The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. Here’s a look at Gollum’s game.


The tagline of this Gollum game reads, “An Untold Story.” And while that may be true, we can’t be certain it really needs telling. But we’ll try to keep an open mind.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum‘s official description reads:

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a story-driven action-adventure. Take on a perilous journey as Gollum, chasing the only thing that is precious to him. Gollum is skillful and cunning, but also torn by his split personality. One mind, two egos – you decide!
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a new LOTR video game featuring Gollum
Daedalic Entertainment

Two egos feels like a lot of egos. But, we do love the chance to explore more of The Lord of the Rings world. And, in the story trailer above, we do find ourselves cheering for Gollum. And cackling when he really lets those orcs have it.

The Lord of the Rings Gollum Game
Daedalic Entertainment

We have to say that, if we had our druthers, we would get a game about the elves. Isn’t it really high time for the elves to shine? But at least it sounds like The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will give us a little elven content. Players get to experience Gollum’s full story, including “his stay with the Elves of Mirkwood.”

Well, okay, you hooked us. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum game releases on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2022.

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