The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a fascinating look into a fan-favorite character from the famed fantasy series. It's also a game chock-full of collectibles to find at various points throughout your adventure. That's why we've provided you with this The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Collectibles Guide that will show you where each of the different collectibles can be found.
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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Collectibles Guide
Each collectible in the game is tied to a specific location that you'll end up in during the storyline, but not all collectibles will be available each time you come to an area, and may require a specific set of conditions to be met to be available. We've listed them out by map location below, as well as what conditions you'll need to meet.
This is a list of the collectibles we've found so far, but we'll update the list with others as we come across them.
Shadow Mountains Collectibles
Collectible 1 Whetstone
During the first level of the game, keep an eye out for a raised section you can climb up to the left, as pictured above. You'll need to clamber up and follow this path all the way around, going back on yourself a little bit too. Eventually you'll end up at a hole you have to crawl to get through, and on the other side, you'll find the Whetstone which is the game's first available collectible.
Barad-Dur Beast Pits
Collectible 1 Boroc Hair
When you're being introduced to your new duties as a slave in the tower of Barad-Dur, you'll have to go down to the beast pits. When you approach, you'll see a small ramp, and around to the left of the ramp is a glowing item which is this area's collectible.
Barad-Dur Mines Collectibles
Collectible 1 Bat Wing
At some point in your new life as a slave, you'll be sent into the mine to collect the tags of dead workers. Follow the path laid out by the game until you reach a section with a running wall to your left while an orc looks out over the lava below to the right. Use the running path to reach the Bat Wing collectible lying out in the open.
Barad-Dur Slave Pits Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Old Metal Spoon
On your way back from your first day in the mines, you'll notice that the door just before you reach your room has been left open. You can go inside before ending your day and grab a metal spoon just waiting inside the right edge of the door.
Barad-Dur Candle Man's Chambers/Bird Tower Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Feather
During the bird-breeding puzzle, you can come across a bunch of climable boxes at the back of the room. Climbing up these boxes reveals the formula for breeding one of the types of bird eggs, but if you keep going, you'll reach some rafters where a hidden feather is waiting for be collected.
Collectible 2 - Picture of Baggins
At the start of Chapter 5, you'll have to convince the Candle Man to leave his tower. Before you start taking any measures to complete your mission, check out the desk in the Candle Man's room that is furthest from the man himself to find a drawing someone has done of Bilbo Baggins lying around the area.
Barad-Dur Halls of Grond Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Piece of Leather
This collectible can be found while you're clambering around on the giant wheel. It's waiting on the rafters near the part of the wheel that has giant, barrel-like spokes instead of those swing-able rods. You can actually ride the barrels up and jump over to the rafters, or you can follow the regular route until you get on top of the structure. From here, drop from the end of the walkway, and you'll end up back inside on the right level to pick up the collectible.
Collectible 2 - Piece of Metal
After moving the crane, you'll start to ascend again, eventually finding yourself having to run across the top of one of the wheels, then jump and grab onto a second wheel that is spinning horizontally. If you climb onto this wheel, you can just about make out the next collectible waiting for you at the end of a walkway just off the beaten path, as pictured above.
Barad-Dur Catacombs Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Spider's Eye
During your exploration of the catacombs, you'll have to sneak past a room filled with spiders. When you enter the room just beyond this, you should find it's mostly safe You should also see a round object on the floor ahead, which is this area's collectible, the Spider's Eye.
Barad-Dur Service Tower Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Piece of Boroc Tusk
At the very start of the area, you'll have to climb up an abandoned service tower. During the climb, you should see various flaming torches on the end of wooden arms. As you climb, check out the ones you have access to, and you should find the piece of boroc tusk waiting on one of them.
Collectible 2 - Nail
After you've found the Greshneg and left him, you'll eventually come across an orc walking across two arc-shaped bridges. Once you sneak past him and climb up the nearby climable walls, you'll get to the top of a tower. Ignore the path ahead, and check out the arm that's hanging over the chasm instead. On the other rsid eof it, there's another collectible, a nail, waiting on the edge.
Collectible 3 - Piece of Metal
Keep sneaking through the area, and you'll come to a section of the level where you have to sneak by two orcs in a square area with a crane in the middle. Take out the patrolling orc, then climb up the crane from the raised platform in the middle. You can actually see handholds sticking out if you look under the crane itself. On the end of the crane you'll find the piece of metal that you're looking for.
Collectible 4 - Dead Beetle
After you complete the cart escape sequence, you'll be tasked with climbing to the top of a building at the end. Once you reach the top, explore the area towards the back of the building near the raised area next to the scaffolding. Here you'll find a collectible dead beetle.
Shelob's Lair Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Orc's Tooth
While you're leading the Greshneg through the darkness, you'll have to move ahead on your own to help him get by. Once you crawl through the tunnel and along the ledges, you'll end up on a little ledge sitting over the darkness. Look behind you for a running wall, but be prepared to jump at the last possible moment. It's quite a tricky jump, and failing means the slow crawl through the tunnel again, but it's worth it.
If you pull it off, you'll jump onto a hidden ledge beneath the bridge. Climb up and follow the path around until you reach the colletbile Orc's Tooth sitting on a little ledge. From here, you can jump straight over to the lever you were aiming for, instead of having to climb about again.
Thranduil's Halls - Cellar
Collectible 1 - Rope
When you're searching the cellar, check out the kitchen. Just behind the cooking elf you'll find a rope sitting on the floor behind the counter, just waiting to be picked up.
Collectible 2 - Bear Figurine
You can grab this one at any time when you have access to the cellar. Look for a ramp leading down that will take you to a hidden basement room. On the table in this room you can find a bear figurine for you to collect.
River Path Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Fish Bones
As you're exploring the river path, take the left path when the fork comes. Follow the path along until you see a bunch of swinging posts, plants, and climbing ledges, as pictured above. Follow the path and you should see the fish bones waiting ahead.
Thranduil's Halls Great Cavern/Queen's Waterfall Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Brooch
Once you're caught during your attempted escape down the River Path, you'll be escorted back to the door to the cellars by two elves. Ignore them and run back to the fish-filled pond you just passed. As well as hoovering up an achievement by eating one of these fish, you can find a small hole in the cave wall beneath the surface of the water. Swim down this hole to find a Brooch waiting in a cave at the end.
Collectible 2 - Piece of Marble
As you're climbing your first tower for Mell, you'll find a split in the path, one going left and another going up. Take the left path to find yourself on a balcony that hides the piece of marble collectible that you're looking for.
Collectible 3 - Harp's String
After bringing the second bell and climbing up the last of the tower, you'll end up in a section with very fast-flowing water. Instead of jumping over the water and continuing on your way, jump in and keep an eye out for a raised platform on your right. Climb onto it as the current takes you past and you'll find the Harp's String waiting for you.
Thranduil's Halls - Riddlemaster's Chambers
Collectible 1 - Splinter
When you're checking out the Riddlemaster's Chambers, you should come across his woodcrafting workshop. If you crawl around in the wood shavings on the floor, you'll accidentally get a splinter trapped in your hand. After a brief snippet of dialogue between Mel and Smeagol, you can pick the splinter up from the corner.
Collectible 2 - Shiny Button
In the Riddlemaster's Chambers, you'll find a raised balcony section with discarded wine bottles. At the back of the room is a grabbable ledge which you can use to climb into an alcove. On that alcove is a Shiny Button for you to grab.
Thranduil's Halls - King's Chambers
Collectible 1 - Pearl
Once you've clambered up onto the ledge above your starting position, you can make a bit of a risky jump over to the left instead of the right. This leads to a series of hanging ledges that leads to a spot above the water you started the level in. On the last one of these alcoves is a pearl for you to pickup. Be careful, as falling into the water means swimming back to the beginning and starting over again.
Collectible 2 - Badger's Claw
In the same chamber as the last collectible, you'll have to wait until you're about to enter the small hole that leads to the king's rooms. To your right you should see a jump pad as pictured above. If you jump onto this and reverse jump, you'll attach to a previously unseen ledge. From here, backjump one more time to reach a ledge with a badger claw at the end.
The King's Gardens Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Twig & Flower
When you're climbing the tower in the King's Gardens make sure you keep heading straight up until you get to the top. Instead of heading down the other side, look behind you to see another collectible, the Twig & Flower, waiting on the opposite walkway of the tower.
Collectible 2 - Bird Bones
After going through the desk-mask garden just after the tower, you'll find yourself in a squared-off courtyard. Make your way around the outside, until you get to the building on the southern edge of the area (check your map.) Inside this building on the upper floor is an elf you'll need to sneek by. In the middle alcove on your right is the bird bones collectible.
Mirkwood The Old Belltower Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Elvish Figurine
During your approach to the tower, you'll have to walk past a large moss-covered log on your left. If you look inside the log, which is near the old tower itself, you'll see an elvish figurine. If you're struggling, instinct-vision should make it super easy to find.
Mirkwood The Breach Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Shard
You can find this collectible by heading for the smaller of the two bridges in the area. On the side further from the giant tree, you'll find a hidden path, at the end of which lies a few shards of broken elvish pottery.
Mirkwood - The King's Grove Collectibles
Collectible 1 - Piece of Garland
During the feast, you'll come across some elves you have to beat in a game, so they'll move out of your way. On the way up the tree after you beat them, keep your eyes peeled to the left. Down a slight trail you'll find the collectible sitting out in the open.
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