Gollum is arguably one of the most important characters in the Lord of the Rings saga, and the prospect of having a title centered around him was an amazing idea. Unfortunately, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is riddled with game-breaking bugs, dull gameplay and a host of other problems that sap all the fun.
This week Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill felt like breaking something, and Ship Graveyard Simulator fit that bill nicely, tasking players to smash up decommissioned ships for fun and profit. Ship Graveyard Simulator has players dismantling ships, selling materials to vendors, hiring workers and more.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the most epic RPGs to be released for the Nintendo Switch since the console’s creation, and with all of the innovation and smooth gameplay that Nintendo packed into Tears of the Kingdom, it could prove to be one of the best RPGs of all time.
Shadow of the Dragon Queen is a module set in the classic Dragonlance campaign world where massive armies of humans, monsters and dragons fight to control entire continents, and a small party of skilled adventures can tip the scales to one side or another.
Wanted Dead is an action title that is marketed based on its over-the-top violence and combat, but it actually has a lot more to offer action RPGers including a detailed open world, impressive graphics, plenty of side quests and other things to discover.
Hinterland Studio has split their frosty The Long Dark game into two parts, the story-focused Wintermute missions and the open world survival portion. Signal Void is the first major update to the new Tales From the Far Territory survival mode, and adds new tasks, locations and narrative content.
Anyone looking for entertainment this week without really having to think too hard should follow the example of Modern Gamer columnist Marie Brownhill and invest a few very peaceful hours in the charming world of Plantera 2: Golden Acorn.
Developer Blizzard has finally opened the gates of hell so that everyone can play the stunningly impressive Diablo IV. It builds upon lessons from all of the previous titles in the series to present players with a very enjoyable and compelling world that is chocked full of adventure and surprises.
Railway Empire 2 is a deep dive into the management of railroads during their golden age when they helped to tie together continents, supported thriving cities and ushered in the industrial revolution. This is a business sim made specifically for those who really enjoy all things trains and railroads.
This week our intrepid Modern Gamer Marie Brownhill dons her best witch hat and goes into business selling magical elixirs in Potion Tycoon. The title is highly detailed, to the point that it might feel a touch too much like having an actual second job, but is perfect for those who enjoy detailed management simulations.