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. 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.
  2. After "finishing" Morrowind, I'm left wordless to describe the experience...This game is about as linear as a bowl of spaghetti.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. One of the most expansive titles ever made.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It was slightly disappointing to see the visuals downgraded and no real thought into the conversion.
  11. 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.
  12. 100
    An ungodly huge, ambitious, daunting, free time–consuming vortex of RPG goodness.
  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. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 90
    Truly is a masterpiece. Gameplay, visuals, music, and replay are divine. The game offers you freedom like none other.
  19. 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.
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. Apr 10, 2013
    9
    The first time I played this game I absolutely hated it. It was too big the combat was clunky and I never had an idea of what I was supposed to do. I managed to stick with it and once I figured out what to do and how to fight and how leveling works, this game turned from unpleasant to incredible. I have been playing the same character since October 2009 and every 3 or so months i will plug it in and play through a quest-line, with over 200 hours long and many more quest-lines to go I will be playing this character for many more years to come. Full Review »
  3. MattF.
    Jun 7, 2005
    10
    Great game, hours of game play, and never ending which is great.