Gollum Developers Official Apology News

The Lord Of Rings: Gollum Official Apology from Developers – Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment recently posted an apology after being criticized for bugs and technical issues in The Lord Of Rings: Gollum. The company promised to fix the problems in the game.

In the apology, they talked about how taking on such a massive project was the biggest honor. They also mentioned actively listening to the feedback of fans and critics and resolving the issues. Several gaming review sites have categorized The Lord Of Rings: Gollum as the worst-reviewed release of 2023.

Daedalic Entertainment has apologized for disappointing fans. The company said, “We would like to sincerely apologise for the underwhelming experience many of you have had with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum upon its release. We acknowledge and deeply regret that the game did not meet the expectations we set for ourselves or our dedicated community.”

Another part of the controversy was that Daedalic Entertainment asked for $60 for the game and an additional $70 for weird features like Elvish language VO and bad emotes. They were criticized for lackluster gameplay, unclear graphics, and many bugs and crashes during the game. They are currently working on resolving these issues and will keep gamers updated.

Gamespot said the game crashed over 120 times during 11 hours of playtime. The PC version of the game has a rating of 41 on meta critics and the most negative perception on Steam.

Gollum Developers Official Apology
Daedalic Entertainment Official Apology


The Lord Of Rings: Gollum is based on events between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. It was launched on 25 May 2023. The action-packed adventure game is played from a third-person perspective, primarily around Mordor.

It is based on the collection Unfinished Tales written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The game depicts the capture of Gollum. It is set during the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. The Lord of Rings: Gollum is supported by PlayStation 5, Xbox series X/S and PC. Later it will also be launched on Nintendo Switch.

On 15 April, Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon announced the release of ‘Precious Edition’ that would feature concept art, a compendium, the game’s soundtrack, and additional voice acting in Sindarin. Gamers and critics widely criticized the technical aspects and stability of the game.

Digital Trends could not initially score the game due to persistent crashes until a day-one patch was released, the first time in the publication’s history. Others faulted the user interface and perceived downgrading of Gollum’s character model since the game’s announcement. It was supposed to be launched on September 2021 but got much delayed to launch in 2023.


Now, Let’s know more about how this game works. Set of the game is based on the fictional world of ‘Middle Earth’ from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel series. The game takes place between events of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. The player can control Gollum across various locations such as Cirith Ungol, Barad-dûr, and Mirkwood in the quest to find Bilbo Baggins and take back One Ring. He also battles Sauron, an evil character, along the way.

Plot Storyline

The plot of “The Lord Of Rings: Gollum” revolves around the year 3017 of the Third age, nearly 66 years after Bilbo Baggins retrieves one Ring from Gollum in Misty mountains.

Aragom, a protagonist of The Lord of the Rings, captures Gollum in Dead Marshes and then hands it over to Gandalf, the protagonist of both The Hobbit and The Lord of Rings series. During this time, Gollum retells the events that occurred over the last five years of Gandalf.

Gollum reached the confines of Mordor, a realm of evil Sauron, in 2980. He met Shelob, a monster in the form of a giant spider. In 3012, Gollum was in Mordor, where he follows the bird into Mount Doom and follows orcs, goblin-like creatures, and tries to ambush them, which he fails miserably.

Nazguls, then force Gollum into telling them the truth about Baggins taking one Ring to The Shire, the land of Hobbits. After that, he wakes up in a slave pit and begins his life as a slave. A frail man helps him, and together they steal tower plans and blow up the bridge to protest for freedom. He is caught by orcs, but he blames it on the frail man and gets freedom.

The next day, Gollum delivers the food to Breeding Pits, where he is taken to towers and meets the candle man, who questions him about the incident. He blames it on Orc, and his life is spared. Several weeks later, he hatches a bird egg and names the offspring ‘Little One.’ Candle Man forces the Gollum to serve him. After many years, he meets the prisoner, befriends him, and helps him to survive prison life.

Tired of his prison life, he plans to escape Mordor, but his friend is captured and eaten by Shelob, but he is successful with his escape. Later on, he is captured by the elves of Mirkwood and questioned by Gandalf himself. He tries to escape with the help of a blind elf named Mel. Both of them seek the magic of Mel’s mentor to bypass Mirkwood.

Candleman finds Gollum at the source of magic and tries to steal it for the evil Sauron. He is stopped by Gollum, who then leaves Mirkwood to find Shire. The game eventually ends with Gollum getting captured again and trapped in the mines of Moria.


While it’s not clear how much improvement the development team can make to fix the game. Overall, The Lord Of Rings: Gollum lacks personality and essence along the insipid storyline. A noticeable drop in the quality of the game during trailers and game launches was also observed. The reasons behind this are unclear.

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