You can’t talk about Lord of The Rings without mentioning one of the major characters that, despite his smaller size, helps to drive the events of Middle Earth during the time of the Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. While we did quite enjoy his antics in the books and movies, it’s time to finally take the reigns of the character himself in his own video game.
Yes, Gollum from The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings is getting his own video game, and it looks interesting, to say the least. The official trailer was released, showing the upcoming game from Daedalic Entertainment. The trailer doesn’t give away too much about the story, but if you’re familiar with the events of Middle Earth during his time, then it’s fairly obvious why he’s skulking around. The trailer shows a bit of stealth gameplay, which is something Gollum is already known for. There doesn’t look like there’s any direct combat other than Gollum being able to knock out enemies using stealth. It’s almost like a less confrontational version of other stealth games like Assassin’s Creed.
There also looks to be a sense of roleplaying involved in the title, appropriately named “Lord of The Rings: Gollum.” Much like his portrayal in the movies, he’s going to have a bit of internal conflict between good and evil. It’s almost like a system of morality you would find in games like Fable. You can play as a good Gollum or the not-so-nice Smeagol. Every decision you make as you go along the story with actions and dialogue choices influence the overall gameplay and affect the world around you. It would be interesting to see the game’s replayability value to see what happens if you go completely good or downright evil. The timeline of the game looks to be before the events of the Lord of The Rings but after The Hobbit. In this timeline, Frodo is still in the shire, and the adventure to Mordor for the Fellowship has not started. In this instance, it looks like Gollum is still searching for Bilbo Baggins. It’s the first time players are really going to get into the head of the tiny anti-hero of Middle Earth.