Monday12th Feb 2024
This thing is extremely rare!
It's no secret at this point that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum hardly set the world on fire last year, but the team did do its best to inject some life into a custom Xbox Series X console based on the title. Unveiled around the launch of the game as part of an online competition, this LOTR: Gollum console is pretty...
Tuesday17th Oct 2023
"This game... I don't know what to say"
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will sadly always go down as a major flop, receiving terrible reviews back in May across all platforms, but it might actually be beaten to the "Worst Xbox Game of 2023" crown by one of today's new releases. Skull Island: Rise of Kong has officially made its debut, and the...
Monday9th Oct 2023
ChatGPT to the rescue
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum certainly drew headlines around launch back in May - not least because it was one of the worst-reviewed titles of the year and still is as we head into the business end of 2023. However, a new report sheds some light on the situation during development over at Daedalic Entertainment - including a...
Monday3rd Jul 2023
Will focus exclusively on publishing
After the troubled launch of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in May, it's been revealed Daedalic Entertainment is now shutting down its in-house development to focus on publishing. This "difficult turning point", also described as a "new beginning" for the German company, will see the publisher halt its other Lord...
Friday2nd Jun 2023
Other consoles aren't much better either
The time has arrived, folks. The tech heads over at Digital Foundry have gotten their hands on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and we might as well get right to it; their analysis doesn't make for pretty viewing. Usually we like to wait for the DF word on these sorts of things, but Gollum hardly needed an...
Monday29th May 2023
Return of the sting
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is now out on store shelves - even if arguably it shouldn't be given the many issues reviewers have faced during their hands on time with the game. And, well, despite what we called some 'dreadful' early review scores, the game has charted here in the UK - at least in physical form. Last week's UK...
Friday26th May 2023
"Please accept our sincere apologies for any disappointment"
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has launched in a pretty rough state this week, and it's led to some scathing reviews of Daedalic's new LOTR adventure - including a 2/10 from our sister site Push Square. The good news is that the team has at least acknowledged the game's poor reception and...
Thursday25th May 2023
We could be looking at one of the worst games of 2023
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is launching today on Xbox (and other platforms) after a number of delays, and we're starting to realise why this game has seemingly been in limbo for quite some time. Early reviews for this new LOTR title are starting to go live and, well... it's not looking good...
Tuesday16th May 2023
Returning to Middle-earth
The Lord of the Rings has had some fantastic video game adaptations over the years, and now Amazon, in partnership with Embracer Group (the holder of Tolkien's IP), has announced a brand new open-world MMO set in Middle-earth. Most interestingly, the game will coming to consoles and PC, and will be developed by Amazon's...
Thursday23rd Mar 2023
A precious, precious release date
When Nacon effectively re-revealed The Lord of the Rings: Gollum as a 2023 title at its recent Nacon Connect event, we felt a little more optimistic about how the game was coming along. It seems that the devs behind the game have been given some extra time to polish things up, and fi
Friday10th Mar 2023
It's still slated for 2023
During yesterday's Nacon Connect livestream, the team at Daedalic Entertainment delivered a brand-new trailer for its upcoming LOTR adventure; The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. While we still don't have a firm release date for it beyond "2023", the game looks like it's starting to benefit from a few delays. Sure, the concept...
Tuesday24th Jan 2023
Publisher Nacon has been working with Daedalic Entertainment on a brand new 'Lord of the Rings' game for some time now in the form of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. We've seen bits and pieces on the game for years at this stage, with the title announced before the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and we now have a brand-new...
Tuesday26th Jul 2022
No, my precious!
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum had already experienced some setbacks, and now Daedalic Entertainment has announced it's made the tough decision to delay the release of the game, across all platforms - including Xbox systems - by a "few months". The reason behind this is in order to deliver the "best possible experience" for players...
Tuesday24th May 2022
We've been hearing about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for some time — since its announcement in 2019 in fact — but finally, we have a new release date folks! The upcoming LOTR adventure will hit Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on September 1st. We've seen snippets of Gollum since its announcement, but nothing major since it was revealed...
Thursday17th Feb 2022
"The biggest external growth yet for Nacon"
We've got some major acquisition news to share, as Nacon has confirmed it has bought developer and publisher Daedelic Entertainment, which you may know best as the studio behind the upcoming Lord of the Rings: Gollum game. The deal costs a whopping €53 million, and sees Nacon take control of IPs such as...
Tuesday6th Jul 2021
It seems like we've known about The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for quite a while now, as it was originally meant to launch this year. Unfortunately, the game was delayed until 2022, and a new behind-the-scenes look at the game has revealed it is now planning to launch in the fall of next year. While this isn't the deepest of dives,...
Wednesday27th Jan 2021
It's been quietly delayed
Daedalic Entertainment's The Lord of the Rings: Gollum was one of the games we highlighted as some of our most anticipated for 2021 a few weeks ago, but unfortunately it's now been pushed back to 2022. The news was quietly revealed in a press release, which also announced that Daedalic will be partnering with French...