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  • Summary: Bloodmoon takes you to the frozen Island of Solstheim where the Empire is establishing a new mining colony - a venture being threatened by the prophecy of the Bloodmoon and rumors of werewolves. [Bethesda Softworks]
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
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  1. A tremendously valuable expansion to the world of “Morrowind,” adding a new story and an environment of real depth and complexity.
  2. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    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]
  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. Bloodmoon possesses several new and intriguing elements that include diverse new items, weaponry, indoor and outdoor environments, monsters, etc... True fans shouldn't miss it.
  5. The game executes soundly, and feels more polished than the original Morrowind.
  6. 82
    Bugs aside, Bloodmoon is a smart buy for fans of the original game simply because it's not just more-of-the-same; the quests are well designed, and the werewolf slant changes the entire flavor of Morrowind.
  7. 60
    New scenery, new enemies, and new quests abound for fans of the third Elder Scrolls game, but the familiar story line and lack of any real innovation keeps Bloodmoon from shining too brightly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. JackB.
    Feb 19, 2007
    10
    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, 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. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2015
    10
    Great addon to a masterpiece of game. New interesting gameplay mechanics by playing the good and evil path and have the possibility to see aGreat addon to a masterpiece of game. New interesting gameplay mechanics by playing the good and evil path and have the possibility to see a village growing and changing himself into a werwolf. Again the politic content is first class, the same for the wirting of the nord people. Bethesda, why cant you produce such games anymore? Expand
  3. Rick
    Jul 15, 2003
    10
    The best of the best.
  4. MatthieuR.
    Aug 21, 2003
    9
    Great expansion. Obviously, this is geared at Morrowind fans, so if you are just a casual gamer, beat the original game before venturing out Great expansion. Obviously, this is geared at Morrowind fans, so if you are just a casual gamer, beat the original game before venturing out into Solstheim. As such, it shouldn't be reviewed as anything but an add-on for hardcore gamers. In this, it delivers. It's better than Tribunal in that it actually has outdoor cells, and varied weather at that. Long live the greatest RPG ever! Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2010
    9
    The new werewolf questline is great and adds even more fun and open elements to an already massive world. This game and the mods added by theThe new werewolf questline is great and adds even more fun and open elements to an already massive world. This game and the mods added by the community is still hard to match. Expand
  6. EricS.
    Oct 12, 2003
    8
    This is a very good expansion the quest are a little weak though. being awerewolf is the bomb if you haven't experianced it your missingThis is a very good expansion the quest are a little weak though. being awerewolf is the bomb if you haven't experianced it your missing out. by day there called gibbering lunatics by day. if you want try it out walk around after nine and eventually one will come. Expand
  7. FredB.
    Jul 2, 2003
    3
    I'm sorry, but this is a horrible expansion. I love Morrowind, and played it through twice by itself before trying the expansions, but I'm sorry, but this is a horrible expansion. I love Morrowind, and played it through twice by itself before trying the expansions, but the quality of each seems to be exponentially poorer than the last. Tribunal was ok (and that's all it was), but Bloodmoon is outright rotten. Almost everything about it is a disappointment...the new monsters (especially the riders) are boring and incredibly amateurish, the storyline is short and weak, the environment is completely depressing from the minute you set foot in the new area, and the performance is a joke (especially with weather, as already stated). As if that wasn't enough, Bloodmoon also takes the most unbearably annoying Morrowind quests - escorting, and completely floods the game with them (and no, the AI has not been improved). Throw in the very contrived "werewolf" experience, weak scripting, and on and on, and honestly, you have something that is barely at the level of quality of a free fan-made add-on. It's shocking and disappointing, coming from Bethesda. Save your money and time, and ignore this horrible money-grab. It'll ruin your Morrowind experience, make you lose your respect for Bethesda's quality and integrity, and take an unreasonable bite out of your wallet to boot. If you feel you MUST have every Morrowind expansion, at least do yourself a favor and wait until it's in the bargain bin (though frankly it isn't worth even that). Unbelievably disappointing. Expand

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