Lord Of The Rings: Gollum Becomes Lowest Rated Game Of 2023

Expert Verified By

Countless Glitches And Poor Performance!

Lord of the Rings: Gollum has just been released, and while the game looked promising, the reviews have been disappointing. The reviews have just been released, and it is getting poor reviews from critics.

Additionally, these low scores also mean that both the PC and PS5 release have become the lowest-rated games of the year on Metacritic so far.

Why it matters: There is a massive fandom of the Lord of the Rings series, and the franchise does not see many games too often. As such, there was a lot of anticipation for the project.

The tweet above shows a few of the review scores. The game is a complete mess on PC, and surprisingly it has no shortage of problems on consoles. On PC, Lord of The Rings: Gollum manages an average score of just 43/100.

Reviews have pointed to several technical issues. Unsurprisingly, the game has a tendency to stutter very often, even with competent PC hardware. Even without ray-tracing, frame rates for the game are less than stellar.

These issues also carry forward to the gameplay. Many have complained about parkour and stealth feeling too limited and restrictive. The mechanics can be somewhat fun for huge Lord of The Ring fans, but they leave much to be desired.

Lord Of The Rings Gollum PS5 Reviews
Source: Metacritic

The reviews for the PS5 tell a similar story, but the console version manages an even lower score at 37/100.

Some reviews pointed out that Lord of the Rings: Gollum had a few great ideas, but they were not implemented well. Others have highlighted multiple game-breaking bugs spoiling the experience, even when the game gets to the fun parts.

The game can take up to 20 hours to beat, but with this many glitches and technical issues, fans may not be able to enjoy the title. It is also worth noting that the game did not reach 60 FPS at 4k even with a GeForce RTX 4090, the best graphics card available for now.

Nonetheless, reviews have indicated that Lord of The Rings: Gollum could have used a few more months of development. This would have helped with optimization, and the developers could have used a delay to flesh out the gameplay mechanics further.

Was our article helpful? 👨‍💻

Thank you! Please share your positive feedback. 🔋

How could we improve this post? Please Help us. 😔

Latest News

Follow Us



Ghost of Tsushima PC Introduces PlayStation Overlay & Trophy Support

Sony has introduced a new PlayStation overlay for Ghost of Tsushima along with full trophy support to earn platinum

A PS5 Version of Starfield Was In Development For 4 Years

While Starfield launched as an exclusive to the Xbox Series S|X consoles in 2023, the game wasn't always designed for one platform.

70% of Developers Believe Live Service Games Are Unsustainable

A survey suggests that the majority of developers are concerned over the sustainability of live service games due to player interest.

Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Says Studios Need To Avoid Crunch For Sustainability

The associate director of the Cyberpunk 2077 sequel has stated that avoiding crunch is the most important part of development.

Halo Infinite Campaign Was Reportedly “Ruined” Due To Poor Leadership

It has been alleged that the former leadership at 343 Industries was the main reason the Halo Infinite campaign was poor.