The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Debuts at #1 on UK Sales Chart
Despite a rocky start, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum managed to make its mark on the UK’s boxed game sales charts in its debut week. The game, which received negative reviews from critics, surprisingly attracted a decent number of buyers willing to give it a chance.
To say that Gollum had a challenging launch would be an understatement. The AAA title has garnered the unfortunate distinction of being the worst-rated game of 2023 thus far, with abysmal scores from nearly all gaming media outlets. Currently, on Metacritic, the game holds a critic score of 35 and an even lower user score of 1.2. Criticisms primarily revolve around slow and repetitive stealth mechanics, dull puzzles, numerous bugs, and underwhelming graphics. Despite the overwhelming criticism, however, some players still opted to give Gollum a try.