The Lord of the RIngs: Gollum – Here’s How Long it Takes to Complete it!

The titular character of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum roams about several areas of Middle-earth, including Barad-dûr and Mirkwood.

Even though Middle-earth is huge and winding, the gameplay is largely linear, thus finishing The Lord of the Rings: Gollum won’t take too long.

Since the game focuses so heavily on stealth-related mechanics, playstyles and chance are undoubtedly important as well when it comes to total playtime.

As a result, more cunning players could have an easier time defeating Gollum than those who are inexperienced with stealth games or have trouble avoiding detection.

Because of the game’s timeline, a significant portion of Lord of the Rings: Gollum is told via flashbacks, describing how Gollum managed to escape Mordor and ran into Gandalf eventually.

The game has 10 chapters, but if a player runs into trouble or dies, they’re free to start over at any checkpoint or level.

Since restarting levels often necessitates redoing significant portions of the story, this is where the real determinants of how long it takes to complete Lord of the Rings: Gollum come into play.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum can be finished in roughly 20 hours, according to the game’s developers.

However, if players are not bothered about locating the 35 collectibles buried throughout the chapters and are quite skilled at stealth, Gollum may probably be wrapped up in a shorter amount of time (around 15 hours).

It’ll probably take at least twenty hours to complete the game for people who wish to discover the majority (or all) of the collectibles and try to interact with the many cave paintings, characters, and artifacts.

The average player will need about 40 hours to complete The Lord of the Rings: Gollum on PSN and earn 100 percent achievements on Xbox or PC.

The reason is that getting the Platinum Trophy will probably need numerous playthroughs—or at the very least, one complete playthrough and a half second game.

A Gold Trophy named “How Did You Do That?” will only appear if players have finished the full game without dying once, however another trophy called “Welcome to Mordor!” requires that Gollum be slain at least once in order to be unlocked.

However, if the “How Did You Do That?” award is obtained on the first full playthrough, this can only be completed in Chapter 2 and is possible to make that happen roughly 2 hours into the game.

Additionally, there are achievements for completing the full game on Gollum’s (or Sméagol’s) side, which requires repeating chapters or utilizing autosave.

Before attempting to finish the game without dying, players will probably want to focus on collecting all the items and other trophies, such as “He’s So Annoying” (which requires to kill the Greshneg in any way possible), during the first playthrough.

This implies that while The Lord of the Rings: Gollum may only need 20 hours to complete, many players will spend close to twice that long playing it in order to get a Platinum Trophy and complete the game with a perfect score.

Ionela Ghergus
Ionela Ghergus has been writing for multiple publications since graduating university in 2015. She strongly believes learning is a lifelong process so she has many interests and knowledge about a variety of topics she loves to share through her product reviews and guides. She is especially passionate about technology and how it constantly transforms the world we live in, which is why covering tech news and compiling best gadget lists is currently her biggest focus as a journalist.