The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 7 Things We Learned About It

Gollum: a miserable, wretched creature from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien who’s easy to hate, and just as easy to pity. After playing bit parts in Bilbo and Frodo’s journeys and all the adaptations of them, he’s now going to be the main character in his own game: The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.

As GameSpot’s certified Lord of the Rings expert, I recently attended a hands-off presentation where we saw a chunk of the game and had our questions answered by the development team at Daedalic. Here are seven things we learned.


The Lord of the Rings: Gollum takes place roughly parallel to the events of the early chapters of The Fellowship of the Ring. As a little recap, in The Hobbit, Gollum loses The One Ring, or The One Ring loses Gollum, I should say, only for it to be picked up by Bilbo Baggins and his handses. In the time between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, Gollum is desperate to find the ring once again, and so he eventually leaves the cave which he’s called home for a couple of hundred years to try and track down Bilbo through Mirkwood, but the trail had gone cold. He eventually turned to go to Mordor, where he was captured by Sauron’s forces and tortured into giving up the name of the One Ring’s new carrier, and where they could be found.

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Author: Lucy James