Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. A tremendously valuable expansion to the world of “Morrowind,” adding a new story and an environment of real depth and complexity.
  2. A must-have expansion for those who enjoyed Morrowind with or without Tribunal. In some ways, it is a continuation of a well-loved favorite, in others; it’s like a whole new game.
  3. This is a game that could easily have stood on its own with a little rounding out, but as it is, it is a remarkable addition to the original story.
  4. An expansion pack worth having if there ever was one. [Aug 2003, p.102]
  5. Players who tried "Tribunal" and found it enjoyable but a bit underwhelming, this second expansion is easily the best of the bunch, leapfrogging even the original for buffed-up playability. [Sept 2003, p.70]
  6. 89
    Bloodmoon also adds werewolves and though they're formidable opponents, the real attraction here is that you can actually become a werewolf yourself.
  7. Come prepared for a rousing adventure, as Bloodmoon has reinvigorated the adventures of the Elder Scrolls universe.
  8. Bethesda's latest expansion pack carries the spirit of the first title and in its open-endedness is night and day different from the more scripted, rigid, and story-driven Tribunal expansion.
  9. The Elder Scrolls 3: Bloodmoon is a fine expansion for an already excellent game; it strives to push the Morrowind gameplay system to its limits, adds new good/evil options to quests, and supplies a fully-detailed new island to run around on.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. JackB.
    Feb 19, 2007
    Truly a great game. I enjoy the frozen icy environment that Morrowind was missing, and the idea of building a new city instead of 'Ooh, look, a city that came from nowhere!' is cool. Even if you couldn't be a werewolf, encountering them is cool, they like, growl, and everything! Finally someone worth my Redguard fighter. Unlike in Tribunal, which was worst mod EVUH, this adds a new island which might look small, but it's not, believe me. And if you go to the barrows (Or whatever they are called) you might never leave. I myself, for example, moved over to Solstheim because of stronger monsters, and cool quests. If you're lower level, you shouldn't complain with some wolves or bears, and for higher levels there are those nasty Spriggans (Keep respawning after getting killed! Grah.) For extremely high levels, you might want to seek out some werewolves, and possibly become one yourself, and then kill without being suspected! Best od EVUH! Better than Tribunal all the way! PS: If you wanna real challenge, try Karstaag at the end of the game, he's tough, but Hicine's guile aspect is plain crazy. Full Review »
  2. Rick
    Jul 15, 2003
    The best of the best.
  3. Aug 2, 2014
    As much as I love Morrowind to death and really enjoyed the previous DLC Tribunal that was expanding on the main story, after hearing praise on the Bloodmoon DLC, it left me a bit disappointed. The whole thing seems a bit like Skyrim demo to me, Bethesda was trying out winter environments, mountains, snow, ice, werewolves, Nord lore and while Bloodmoon is still quite enjoyable, it just felt like a Skyrim betatest to me. Unfortunately for Bloodmoon, I played Skyrim before Bloodmoon, so that might have hurt my impressions, as in Skyrim all those elements were even better. Still good, but nevertheless, Bloodmoon was the least favourite part of my entire Morrowind experience, which is otherwise still one of the best RPG's ever created to this day. 6/10 Full Review »