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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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  • Developer: Bethesda Softworks
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, First-Person, First-Person, Western-Style
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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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: 21 out of 251
  1. QueijoM.
    Oct 22, 2003
    10
    Best RPG ever. Period.
  2. TweetyT.
    Mar 22, 2006
    10
    The best RPG game I ever played, enough for months of playing. With plugins, such as Better Bodies it looks awesome.
  3. Dec 26, 2019
    10
    Competes with Fallout 2 as the greatest RPG you can play on your own Personal Computer. While Daggerfall definitely had it in on the dialogueCompetes with Fallout 2 as the greatest RPG you can play on your own Personal Computer. While Daggerfall definitely had it in on the dialogue side of things, Morrowind expands on that with more gameplay functionality and thematic immersion. I really dont know what else to say, other than PLAY IT FOR YOURSELF! Its well worth your time!! Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2011
    10
    Absolutely amazing game after all these years. The depth of the game and lore are astounding. The open world holds hundreds of hours worth ofAbsolutely amazing game after all these years. The depth of the game and lore are astounding. The open world holds hundreds of hours worth of entertainment and even more can be added with the mods from the still-active community. This is the sandbox game that all other open world rpgs should aspire to be. Expand
  5. Jan 7, 2013
    9
    I am relatively young player: when Morrowind was released I played only some educational games for kids. Still I had a chance to play itI am relatively young player: when Morrowind was released I played only some educational games for kids. Still I had a chance to play it before the release of Oblivion, and still I have that oldschooler feeling "Why can't they just rerelease it with better graphics?".
    Though, it is not just nostalgia, since Morrowind there were no game with such rich mechanics (except Dwarf Fortress, okay) and a balance between complexity and casualty: you had not to try a number of times to complete some quest, but had a permanent feeling that 5 minutes ago you did something wrong and do not understand your stats well enough.
    The world was huge, maybe, honestly, way too huge, but there was not assumed that you complete 100% of the game, it was pretty much another life to live, and you just couldn't make it all.
    And yes, some part of me misses cliff racers.
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  6. Dec 27, 2011
    9
    Morrowind is probably the best RPG I've ever played. It's truly free-roaming with almost no bounds. The game play is addicting. The drawbackMorrowind is probably the best RPG I've ever played. It's truly free-roaming with almost no bounds. The game play is addicting. The drawback is the ridiculous amount of walking around, trying to reach places without fast-travel. Plus many of the towns and regions are pointless or repetitive, limiting the seemingly free-roam feel. 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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