The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Rated Worst Video Game of the Year
JRR Tolkien’s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, has captured the imagination of fans for decades. Its popularity has led to its adaptation in various forms of media, including video games. However, the most recent addition to the franchise, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, has left gamers disappointed and frustrated.
The game, developed by Daedalic Entertainment and set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was originally scheduled for release in 2021. Despite several delays, the game failed to meet expectations, resulting in negative reviews. According to IGN, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is the lowest-rated game of the year, according to Metacritic.
Daedalic Entertainment apologized to fans via a statement, acknowledging the game’s disappointment while promising to learn from the experience. The game was released for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, and is set to release for Nintendo Switch in the future.
The franchise’s popularity has led to different video game adaptations. Warner Bros acquired the license to publish games inspired by the Peter Jackson movies, which resulted in multiple releases in the 2000s. In the 2010s, violent and darker games based on The Lord of the Rings, such as War in the North and Middle-earth: Shadow, were released, along with family-friendly titles such as LEGO The Lord of the Rings and LEGO The Hobbit.
Tolkien’s legacy lives on in various forms of media, including film, television, literature, and video games. The success of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, which brought the books to life, drew audiences to the original works. Tolkien’s world-building and creation of races and cultures have set a high standard in the fantasy genre.
Despite the negative reviews caused by The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, fans continue to be excited about Amazon’s upcoming Rings of Power series and other planned adaptations by Warner Bros.