PlayStation Plus Premium members can now try their hand at two of the most notable games of the year. Subscription service adds free trials for bizarre duo: Baldur’s Gate 3 And Lord of the Rings Gollum.
LotR fans will be able to discover Gollum for a full hour, and considering the game’s terrible reception, that might be more than enough. Gollum has a Top Critic score of just 37 on OpenCritic, with only 4% of critics recommending it.
Following the game’s release in May 2023, publisher Daedlic Entertainment closed its development studio in Hamburg, Germany and canceled plans for another game set in Middle-earth. Now all PlayStation players who have not played the game thanks to the rough reviews can have the opportunity to rate it for themselves.
Baldur’s Gate 3, on the other hand, is one of the most famous games of the year. The massive CRPG has been blowing everyone away since its debut in August. It earned eight Game Awards nominations, including Game of the Year and Best Game Direction for Larian Studios.
It’s one of those games that remains deeply engaging even after hundreds of hours, so the upcoming two-hour trial on PlayStation Plus Premium will barely be enough for players to get a taste of what the game has to offer. That said, the opening hours are exciting enough that the trial will likely attract more than a few new players to the game.
Both trials are currently available on the PlayStation Store.