Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. This is as close as a console RPG has come to pen-and-paper games like "D&D": deep, non-linear and H-U-G-E, with more characters, towns and dungeons than you can imagine. [August 2002, p.134]
  2. Character designs are notably generic and boxy. Animation is quite stiff and the sluggish framerate does nothing to help matters. On the plus side, the environments are absolutely massive, and exhibit plenty of variety, creating a cohesive and believable alternate universe.
  3. The soundtrack and the effects (towns are deadly quiet) are a missed opportunity, with the occasional repetitive dialogue heightening the failure to grasp what could have been achieved.
  4. Although battles and conversations make up a big part of the gameplay, aimless wondering makes up even more.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    Started playing this game about six years ago and I still play it to this day. It's simply the best fantasy RPG in existence and it tops Skryim, Oblivion, and Fallout 3. Its beautiful landscape, style, and gameplay will affect you like no other game ever has. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the greatest game ever to be released. Full Review »
  2. MattF.
    Jun 7, 2005
    10
    Great game, hours of game play, and never ending which is great.
  3. JMAN51
    Jul 8, 2004
    9
    Myst with gameplay? This game is NOTHING like Myst. Myst: Linear Puzzle solving game without characters. Morrowind: Massive open ended RPG with thousands of characters, quests to complete, tombs to raid, and muc much more. Gabor you obviously gave this game no time. things wrong with Morrowind are an iffy framerate, jaggy character models (KOTOR did as well although not AS bad), and a combat system that could use some tweaking. Definitely a must have if you have enough patients and give the game enough time to pull you in. Full Review »