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  • Summary: An epic, open-ended single-player game where you create and 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 reverentAn epic, open-ended single-player game where you create and 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 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. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    Morrowind effortlessly grabs the other PC RPGs by the throat, swings them around, and leaves them in a heap on the side of the road.
  2. The most engrossing, deepest and open-ended videogame you’ll see for a very long time, at times it feels like more then a videogame, something to get completely caught up in and realise that time has no importance when you’re playing it.
  3. 94
    Shows more planning, talent (aesthetic, programming, and design) and creative vision than anything I've played in a very long time.
  4. 90
    To put it simply, Morrowind is truly a game of epic proportions and will most likely only be finished by the most hardcore of gamers.
  5. 90
    Walking down the steps into one of the larger cities, Balmora, for the first time is a moment that will stay with players for some time to come. It's the best-looking RPG to date, undoubtedly, and certainly ranks among the most graphically-impressive games around.
  6. 89
    It ranks right up there with recent classics such as "Baldur's Gate," "Fallout," "Arcanum," and "Planescape: Torment" in terms of sheer enjoyment, and is a game every role-playing fan needs to own.
  7. At times this sense of freedom is overwhelming, and attending to the minutiae can be tiresome.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 283
  1. QueijoM.
    Oct 22, 2003
    10
    Best RPG ever. Period.
  2. Feb 12, 2017
    10
    In 2017 it's still one of the best and most immersive gaming experiences you'll ever stumble upon. You need to have patience and it actuallyIn 2017 it's still one of the best and most immersive gaming experiences you'll ever stumble upon. You need to have patience and it actually demands your attention in order to progress. No baby-sitting. Play it with overhaul mods and you won't regret it Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2020
    10
    It is even better than Skyrim. And we all know how good Skyrim is. One of best rpg ever made.
  4. J
    May 9, 2005
    10
    This is probbaly the greatest crafted RPG you could hope for, too bad it was single player only, but Elder scrolls players are not open This is probbaly the greatest crafted RPG you could hope for, too bad it was single player only, but Elder scrolls players are not open minded and turn down the idea. The storyline took me 3 months to figure out, and a lot of moving. It also presents you with interesting challenges like not being bale to instantly travel to every city. Items were not overpowered, and many looked awesome for tis time. Morrowind is definently the rpg for the average gamer. Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2019
    9
    Blew me away back in the day with its graphics and immersion, alchemy, travel, ... Awesome game!
  6. Nov 11, 2012
    9
    When I first played Morrowind, I knew I had something special. The unique setting, massive world, diverse quests, skills, epic music,When I first played Morrowind, I knew I had something special. The unique setting, massive world, diverse quests, skills, epic music, storyline and moddability turned me on to the Elder Scrolls series. Even in 2012 it's still worth a look, and does certain things better than the later games. The only complaints I can really level at Morrowind are that the quest directions are sometimes vague (the infamous Balmora fighter's guild quest comes to mind) and dice-based combat in an FPS/RPG is a little wonky. Anyway, if you haven't played this yet, go and pick it up right away. Expand
  7. Apr 26, 2018
    0
    J'ai jamais réussi à dépasser le chapitre d'introduction de ce jeu, l'espèce de prologue, l'un des plus laborieux qu'il m'ait été donnéJ'ai jamais réussi à dépasser le chapitre d'introduction de ce jeu, l'espèce de prologue, l'un des plus laborieux qu'il m'ait été donné d'expérimenter soit dit en passant; que ce soit sur la version Xbox ou PC.

    Du coup, je me suis demandé si c'était bien un jeu Bethesda, car même dans le moyen Oblivion, j'avais bien tenu entre 30 et 40h avant de craquer d'ennui. Il faut qu'une fois qu'on est lâché dans la nature, la lourdeur de Morrowind est sans commune mesure : là où on doit se rendre, c'est très loin et sur le chemin, la moindre bêbête te refait le portrait aussi sec.

    Evidemment, le jeu est vieux et graphiquement il pique les yeux, même sur la version PC mais les combats -horribles- et l'interface générale font partie de cette lourdeur de plomb qui plombe le jeu dès le début. Le monde des Elder Scrolls est connu pour son caractère tiédasse et générique mais il ne m'a jamais paru aussi mou et fade que dans ce Morrowind.

    Je me dis de temps à autre que je devrais retenter le machin -au moins avec un mod sur PC qui rehausse un peu cette baraque en ruines- mais rien que d'y penser, je me recroqueville à l'avance en cherchant l'issue de secours. Non, c'est définitivement trop naze en fait.
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