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Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third chapter of the Elder Scrolls series lets you play any kind of character you can imagine. Be the noble hero embarking on an epic quest or an insidious thief rising to leadership of his guild. Be a malevolent sorcerer developing the ultimate spell of destruction or a reverent healer searching for the cure to a plague. Your actions define your character, and your gameplay changes and evolves in response to your actions. Confront the assassins' guild, and they'll take out a contract on you. Impress them, and they try to recruit you instead. No two sagas are the same in the world of Morrowind. Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. After "finishing" Morrowind, I'm left wordless to describe the experience...This game is about as linear as a bowl of spaghetti.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Good old freedom; it is indeed a gaming virtue, and Morrowind provides an amazingly lush fantasy playground to exercise that liberty in.
  6. Ultimately, Morrowind's biggest selling point - its expansive scope - is also its undoing.[Fall 2002, p.112]
  7. Although battles and conversations make up a big part of the gameplay, aimless wondering makes up even more.

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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. Expand
  2. GregoryP.
    Sep 3, 2004
    10
    Brilliant just brilliant.
  3. LowievanGend
    Jul 29, 2005
    10
    Best rpg ever. I've never had this much fun with any game before morrowind.
  4. Char
    Jul 25, 2002
    9
    Action is a little boring but the environments are absolutely massive and incredibly detailed. I've never seen anything like it. I hope this is where RPG's are headed! Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. jelwood01
    Oct 31, 2003
    9
    An engaging open RPG where you can be and do anything.
  7. MarkK.
    Mar 24, 2004
    0
    Overrated. Yeah it's big, yeah it's a RPG. But it's boring. Repetative quests, lackluster fighting, after level 15 your a god, and have to do something spectacularly stupid to die. Expand

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