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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 119 Ratings

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  1. JaceN.
    Feb 23, 2006
    6
    To be considered the definitive version seeing as just about everyone traded in their copy of Morrowind for Morrowind GOTY. And adventure of incredible scope and depth with so much to see and do. Occasionally the luck based roll of the dice that determines success gets truly annoying and the distance required to travel for some quests leads to "driver fatigue", plus the ever present To be considered the definitive version seeing as just about everyone traded in their copy of Morrowind for Morrowind GOTY. And adventure of incredible scope and depth with so much to see and do. Occasionally the luck based roll of the dice that determines success gets truly annoying and the distance required to travel for some quests leads to "driver fatigue", plus the ever present elitist element that believes the game is too easy and you get too rich & powerful too quick...despite how long it took. The real downfall of Morrowind has to be its crippling software bugs. Often while the system performs a marathon juggling act with massive amounts of data between the game disc, RAM and the XBOXs hard disc...something gets dropped and the game will freeze up, the screen stops dead, the loud buzzing errupts from the speakers and you have to eject & insert the game to begin again. Its truly an inexcusable flaw in an otherwise awesome game. Its a miracle that the XBOX was able to do a version of Morrowind in the first place but the phenomenal system strain and terrifying crash bugs rob it of a higher score. For a game that is so long you dont want your system locking up all the time as youre just starting to get into things. Expand
  2. MarkW.
    Feb 3, 2005
    5
    This game was good in the beginning. I really wanted it to be good; however; the quests became very mundane and my character became very powerfull. Sadly, you may feel compelled to keep trudging along after investing so much time into the character. This game is a poor spin-off of an old PC game: Might and Magic's Mandate of Heaven. It has some good points, but im soooo tired of This game was good in the beginning. I really wanted it to be good; however; the quests became very mundane and my character became very powerfull. Sadly, you may feel compelled to keep trudging along after investing so much time into the character. This game is a poor spin-off of an old PC game: Might and Magic's Mandate of Heaven. It has some good points, but im soooo tired of running back and forth I cant think of them. If you want to play a God-like errand boy with no problem solving skills then buy this game---I bought it used for $ 14.00. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#2 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    These new options are perfect for the hardened "Morrowind" veteran, adding just the right amount of innovation to an already solid RPG, and fortunately, this edition is compatible with old save files. [Mar 2004, p.91]
  2. The depth of Morrowind's gameplay and overall design is matched by the audio-visual presentation. Hands down, Morrowind's soundtrack should be released on CD – once you've heard the opening chords you'll be humming it for hours after first booting it up.
  3. I love you, Bethesda. I eagerly await Elder Scrolls 4 and Call of Cthulu. Marry me.