It’s been more than four years since Daedalic Entertainment announced The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. Finally it’s time to get hands-on with the Precious.
Available right now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC, is The Lord of the Rings: Gollum from Daedalic Entertainment and the team at NACON. The question is, are you ready to travel to Middle-earth again, hopping into the life of fantasy’s most endearing anti-hero?
The tale of Gollum
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is perhaps the most anticipated Middle-earth based saga since the brilliant Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War from years gone by.
This time around we get taken on a story-drive adventure as Gollum, looking to hunt down the only thing that is precious to him. You’ll be found climbing, leaping, sneaking and, well, navigating your way past dangers in the only way Gollum knows, working skill, utilising the sly as you go.
With a split personality coming to the fore, in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum you’ll need to decide how to play. The chance to take in the darker side of Gollum will be possible, but perhaps the kinder, gentler approach will work best. Only by travelling through Mordor, taking in the beauty it holds, will you ever discover the real Gollum.
The devs are super proud of this one
Carsten Fichtelmann, CEO of Daedalic Entertainment on Gollum: “Our game is true to the lore created by professor Tolkien for which we are very proud. This narrative adventure is a treat for all fans of The Lord of the Rings and players can look forward to meeting both new faces and old friends!”
“Working with the Daedalic team on the development of the Gollum game during the past several years has been a phenomenal experience for all of us at Middle-earth Enterprises,“ Director of Brand & Licensing, Fredrica Drotos mused. “And we‘re eagerly anticipating Middle-earth‘s fans‘ reactions to Daedalic‘s deep dive into the singularly complex Stoor Hobbit, Smeagol aka Gollum, who is driven by forces, within and outside his control, simultaneously.“
- 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.
Ready to play as Gollum?
You’ll find The Lord of the Rings: Gollum present and correct on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. There’s the Standard Edition for £49.99, whilst the Precious Edition ups the price to £59.99. For that extra cash you should expect some more DLC, a soundtrack and some art. Those extra DLC bits are available as individual purchases too.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is fully optimised for Xbox Series X|S, and playable on Xbox One. It’s also on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum™ is an official adaptation based on the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. 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.