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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: 24 out of 271
  1. QueijoM.
    Oct 22, 2003
    10
    Best RPG ever. Period.
  2. SeanW.
    Feb 16, 2003
    10
    A wonderful game in scope and gameplay. Tech issue there are but maybe more people should take the time to read the system req. and not just A wonderful game in scope and gameplay. Tech issue there are but maybe more people should take the time to read the system req. and not just the fluff about a game. Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2020
    10
    Morrowind is one of the best games ever made. It still holds up today, and features one of the most interesting game worlds in any game. I canMorrowind is one of the best games ever made. It still holds up today, and features one of the most interesting game worlds in any game. I can easily play the game for hours and get lost in all of the towns and dungeons of the game, and the strange nature of the setting and all of the stories going on in the world. Expand
  4. Jun 10, 2011
    10
    this is the best game I've ever played. I guess modern gamers don't like it because the combat system is bad, also they want lots of actionthis is the best game I've ever played. I guess modern gamers don't like it because the combat system is bad, also they want lots of action and don't want to wait very long in order to get a character that cannot miss enemies. for me the story is interesting and rich. the feeling and the adventure are best parts of this game.

    you should find help in the unofficial elder scrolls pages website if you need help with this game
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  5. Dec 11, 2020
    9
    The best game of the saga. Despite of its flaws, such as poor stealth mechanics, at the time this game was released the world was incrediblyThe best game of the saga. Despite of its flaws, such as poor stealth mechanics, at the time this game was released the world was incredibly immersive. Still, when I hear the music I always remember my countless adventures in Morrowind.

    People keep complaining about the combat mechanics, but they tend to forget that this is an RPG. It's your character's skill that matters, not yours! If you want to hit at level 1, build a proper character for it and watch out for your fatique levels.

    PROS
    + absolutely no hand-holding (compass)
    + no map-click fast travel
    + items in the world do not scale with your level!
    + monsters scale only limitedly (mostly in form of spawning new types of monsters, but you can still encounter some of the high level enemies if you go to the wrong places)
    + lots of variety in locations, very immersive
    + dialogue system (yes, some repetition but stil better than in later ES)
    + a real RPG
    + music!

    CONS
    - stealth mechanics
    - super easy to go retardedly OP if you know what to do
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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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