New Game Radar: Gollum

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I can’t believe it’s the first of April already! The year is already going by so fast… I can barely keep up with the games that are coming out this year, and here I am writing a post about a game that may not be slated until 2021.


Lord of the Rings is a universally acclaimed franchise that many geeks enjoy together. Even if you are not that big of a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world, you probably understand the phrases, “Not all who wander are lost” and “You shall not pass!”

The original movie trilogy was a blockbuster, Amazon has green-lit a television series, and there are still books coming out with Tolkien’s works and worlds. Video games have been created to help fans immerse themselves even further in Middle-Earth, from Lord of the Rings Online to Shadows of Mordor. Now there is a new game in the works starring the creature that coined the term, “My Precious.”

Although this is early in development, considering the company says we can expect the game in 2021, the idea of a video game starring Gollum is intriguing. He’s a wretched little creature whose mind is ensnared by the One Ring, so it’ll be interesting to see where this game will take him. Will it start with finding the ring? Will he already be the Gollum creature that we know at the beginning of the game, with the voices developing inside his head?

In the books and movies, his ending is not happy. Will the game allow us to change his fate? Would fans want the game to do that?

Are you interested in Lord of the Rings and, by extension, a game centered around Gollum? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.

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One thought on “New Game Radar: Gollum

  1. I like Gollum as a character, a lot. He’s the character I enjoy watching the most in the films and my mind was blown away when I first saw him in Two Towers. That being said, I’m not that fussed on hearing a Gollum game is coming. I think he works best bouncing off characters we know or as a conflict injected into an already in progress story. So a story revolving around him doesn’t seem enough to me. I’m basing that on only a handful of films and books but in each of those he’s primarily with others or even just talking to himself.

    If it’s a story about how Smeagol became Gollum, I don’t want to know much about that. For me, his origin is like the Joker’s from Batman. He’s more intimidating and complex as a mystery. We get the flashback of him taking the ring in LOTR RotK and that is enough info for me. It establishes the control the ring has over him and how brutal and conniving he can be.

    As for gameplay, if it’s a Gollum game I would imagine it to be a stealth game. With his small frame and nimble, skittish nature I could see it going a Arkham Asylum stealth sections style. Creeping through areas, avoiding conflict but stealth killing from behind if needed.

    I’m intrigued to see where they go with it but the setting and type of game will probably be the point where I either gain a lot interest or lose all interest in the project, depending on what route they go.

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