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. 94
    If the purpose of games is to provide absolute escapism, to immerse us deeply in another world that never was, and then to give us the ability to go through it and do what we want to do, then Morrowind accomplishes that brilliantly.
  2. If there is one word that best describes this game, it would be depth. Morrowind has a terrific storyline, enough quests to keep players busy for a long, long time, and exceptional environments.
  3. 100
    An ungodly huge, ambitious, daunting, free time–consuming vortex of RPG goodness.
  4. But it's not just big, folks - it's really, really, REALLY big. Like an estimated 600 hours of gameplay big. Like so big, you could play the game for solid weeks and barely see half of the world. And thankfully, it's also darn good.
  5. Even with the pending release of Bioware titles on the Xbox, I see very few titles that are going to approach the scope, grandeur and majesty that this one is able to exude so naturally.
  6. After "finishing" Morrowind, I'm left wordless to describe the experience...This game is about as linear as a bowl of spaghetti.
  7. There's never really been a console game like this one – it's an oddity, and most people would be well advised to investigate its possibilities further before picking it up...Morrowind isn't for everyone, but those it grabs will be hooked for good.
  8. One of the most expansive titles ever made.
  9. The fact that the game is just so massive brings warm feelings to my heart. The character interaction in the game, joined with an amazing guild system and easy to menus and controls will allow you to get deeply involved.
  10. It was slightly disappointing to see the visuals downgraded and no real thought into the conversion.
  11. Morrowind will please both serious role-playing fans as well as anyone looking for a technically stunning adventure that will hold their attention longer than your average hack-and-slash title. This is the good stuff.
  12. 92
    There's easily over 100 hours of gaming here if you choose. A well designed piece of software and one of the best I've played in a long time.
  13. A staggering epic, it almost hurts the brain to think of the effort it would have taken to produce Morrowind...Completing Morrowind is like earning a degree in gaming.
  14. The game has more freedom and options than any game I have played, but this also comes at a cost of containing several minor and some major glitches.
  15. 90
    Truly is a masterpiece. Gameplay, visuals, music, and replay are divine. The game offers you freedom like none other.
  16. When I first bought the game, the worker at EBGames said, "You better have some time to spare." Here I am over a year later, still learning new things about a truly remarkable game.
  17. But trying to separate myself from how much fun the game is and looking at it objectively reminds me that the game is still technically flawed, and thus far from perfect.
  18. If you're a hard-core RPG fan and looking for a game that doesn't lead you by the nose like Final Fantasy then Morrowind is the game for you.
  19. Social lives, girl friends, school, work; they'll all be damned when Morrowind's crack-laced disk of love is put into your big black box. It has consumed me, and it will consume you!
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 48
  2. Negative: 4 out of 48
  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. May 18, 2014
    3
    It is almost impossible to hit someone in combat. I try 10 times and only hit once or twice. After I tried to kill a simple spider and died, I decided to just quit the game. Full Review »
  3. Sep 18, 2013
    9
    Not bad at all, great compared to the PC version, has minor bugs when playing it on the original Xbox, but on the xbox 360 I have yet to see any bugs
    a pure RPG game, the combat is a little unbalanced, but its because the game adds into effect your attributes and your luck, and your skill with your current weapon.
    has the journal system that the GOTY edition got, so that's good
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