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The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum officially worst game of 2023, according to Metacritic

Richard Lee Breslin

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The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum officially worst game of 2023, according to Metacritic

Featured Image Credit: Daedalic Entertainment/Disney

It’s fair to say that arguably, 2023 has been the best year for video game releases in recent memory offering a plethora of titles that could deservedly claim a Game of the Year accolade.

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Just to pick a few names out of the hat, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 are just some of the finest games that 2023 has to offer. However, that’s not to say that 2023 hasn't offered up its fair share of stinkers, because it most certainly has.

Check out GAMINGbible’s best and worst games of 2023 below!

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Unfortunately, we’ve had stinkers such as Skull Island: Rise of Kong, The Walking Dead: Destinies (which just so happen to be from the same publisher, GameMill Entertainment) and Redfall to name a few. One other stinker of 2023 is The Lord of the Rings: Gollum which just earned itself the worst game of the year, according to Metacritic. At the time of writing, the woeful Gollum game has a critic score of 34 and a user score of 1.2. Yikes!

“Play as Gollum on his quest to retrieve his Precious. You will need to climb the mountains of Mordor, sneak around Mirkwood and make difficult choices. Who will gain the upper hand: the cunning Gollum or the innocent Smeagol?” reads the description of the game.

What’s more, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was so much of a flop, that its developer Daedalic Entertainment closed its doors on developing games and is now focusing on publishing. Yet, despite the woes of the Gollum game, that hasn't stopped it from being included in a PS Plus Trial, almost like the sample of the game might convince consumers to part with their cash. Surely, that has to be some sort of Cave Troll, right?

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If for whatever reason you want to buy The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, it is available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. That being said, if you subscribe to PS Plus Premium and are a glutton for punishment, just download the free trial instead.

It will be interesting to see what 2024 brings. Will we be blessed and cursed with a variety of amazing and woeful games? Only time will tell. Though if there’s one thing for sure, we won’t be getting a The Lord of the Rings: Gollum sequel.

Topics: The Lord Of The Rings, PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch

Richard Lee Breslin
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