The Lord of the Rings: Gollum debuts as the lowest-rated game of 2023


This Thursday (25), The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was finally released for PlayStation 5, ps4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC. However, the new game did not do very well on the well-known review aggregation sites Metacritic and OpenCritic.

As pointed out by the VGC website, the game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum became the title with the worst rating of 2023. These reviews threw a big cold shower on fans who waited anxiously for the game’s release.

On the Metacritic review site, which brings together 296 titles released in 2023, the PS5 version of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum managed the feat of being placed in the last position, with a note of 38, based on 21 critical reviews.

In turn, the PC version of the game reached 43, but the slightly higher score was not enough to surpass any other game in this year’s release ranking. Other versions of the game are not yet included in the Maetacritic ranking.

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Gollum also ranks last on OpenCritic’s list of eligible games released this year, in 213th place with a score of 40. The game also did not do well in the reviews of the specialized press, which pointed to several defects.

The Guardian’s review labeled The Lord of the Rings: Gollum as “a derivative, uninteresting and fundamentally broken stealth-action adventure that fails to capture anything interesting about Tolkien’s fiction”.

The website Push Square went further and stated that “The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a broken mess … with an outrageously dated level design, clunky controls, a serious lack of polish, muddy and unimpressive graphics, and a dull story”.

The game’s plot focuses on how, after losing his ring to Bilbo Baggins, Gollum decides to leave the Misty Mountains and go on a perilous journey that takes him from the dungeons of Barad-dur to the elven realm of Mirkwood in search of his precious .‎

See the full list of PC requirements below:

Minimum (1080p, Medium graphics quality, Ray Tracing off)

  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: GeForce RTX 3060 / Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 45 GB available space

Recommended (1440p, High graphics quality, Ray Tracing on)

  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • Processor: Intel i3-6100 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 32 GB of RAM
  • Video Card: GeForce RTX 4070 (with DLSS in Quality) / Radeon RX 6800 XT (16 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 45 GB available space

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