Gollum asks for 32 GB of RAM in his requirements, and I’ll be direct, they are beasts but they have a trick

There is less than a month left for us to enjoy The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Daedalic Entertainment’s bet within a Tolkien universe that has not given us an adventure for 5 years. Now that we have your requirements perhaps many of you will be alarmed to see the real savagery for a game like this, but it has a trick.

In fact, its requirements on Steam, on its official page, are quite brief and point to 2 segments of players super separated from each other. Besides, no requirements for 4K or even without Ray Tracing, so it is better to err on the side of caution. Still, let’s see the requirements.

minimum requirements

recommended requirements


Windows 10/11

Windows 10/11


Intel i7-4770

AMD Ryzen 5 1600

Intel i3-6100

AMD Ryzen 5 2600

Graphic card

Nvidia RTX 3060

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8GB)

Nvidia RTX 4070

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16GB)




directx version

version 11

version 12


45 GB of available space

45 GB of available space

Seen like this, they are crazy, but there is an explanation. The minima of TLOTR Gollum are focused for some graphic adjustments in Half, resolution to 1080p and with Ray Tracing disabled. Meanwhile, the recommended with that spectacular RTX 4070 seek to satisfy graphics in High, 1440p, Ray tracing on and DLSS in Quality mode.

And here the “trap”. The requirements aren’t the best we’ve seen, but reading this fine print, you understand a lot. The recommended ones are very high in both GPU and RAM, especially the latter with those 32 GB, but the Ray Tracing seems to have important part of the blame. Of course, it will come with NVIDIA DLSS 3.0 under the arm, so it may be the salvation for the RTX 40.

With Ray Tracing disabled hopefully we can reduce RAM usage and GPU model usage, but we don’t want to trap our fingers. This is a problem when such “empty” requirements are given. We only have the speculation and yet we cannot be sure either.

We have tried the new Lord of the Rings game and it has a great premise but also a more fearsome enemy than Sauron: Gollum himself

What we are sure of is that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will arrive in just 1 month, the next 25 of May. This game is one of the first to be released and built from scratch with Unreal Engine 5, something that surely has breathed life into its requirements.

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