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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: 19 out of 246
  1. QueijoM.
    Oct 22, 2003
    10
    Best RPG ever. Period.
  2. ChrisE.
    May 10, 2007
    10
    This game was not only good in warfare but the graphics where at its peak.
  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. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Morrowind has a couple of features that make it stand out above any other RPG I have played. First the story is intertwined with history asMorrowind has a couple of features that make it stand out above any other RPG I have played. First the story is intertwined with history as set out in books and quests and is just like reading human history. There are different accounts, different opinions, ambiguous reports. The picture you build up is incomplete and often makes you revise your judgements about which historical characters are good and which are evil. Eventually you realize that just as in real life, there is often no clear boundary. Second, the game world is so convincing and lifelike, it draws you in until you feel like you have actually been there and witnessed the events. All RPGs try to do this but Morrowind (and Oblivion) do it better because the physics is better. Most games impose limits on what a character can do e.g. there is an object, therefore you cannot go there. In Morrowind, you can move anything if it is light enough and not fastened, jump on anything if your jumping skill is good enough, climb any terrain if your you have the capability. You have to try this. It is very realistic, and fun. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2013
    9
    This game is absolutely adored by users, and there's a good reason for it.

    You'll have to invest your time in learning how the game
    This game is absolutely adored by users, and there's a good reason for it.

    You'll have to invest your time in learning how the game operates, and in reading a lot of what characters have to say, both implicitly and explicitly. You'll have to spend a lot of time trying to mitigate your travel time. The combat may actually be one of the worst systems to have ever been used for a first-person viewpoint. Many of these things would condemn other videogames to a hell of mediocrity.

    It doesn't matter. This game had one of the biggest ingame world's of its time, and which is still large even by today's standards. The various biomes of the game are imaginative and well thought out, even if the graphics displaying them haven't quite held up over time. The characters are varied and intriguing, and the story is vastly, vastly, VASTLY superior to that of the many other video games that have come both before and after it.

    If you can't find some measure of engagement in this game, then that's okay. Not everyone will be able to penetrate its stumbling blocks. Yet for those of you can get past the cliff racers and dice-rolling, there's a story to be had here. You'd be remiss in letting it go.
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  6. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    It's a great game, one of the best RPGs I've played. It's nostalgic, great soundtrack and very very challenging.
    When i first played this
    It's a great game, one of the best RPGs I've played. It's nostalgic, great soundtrack and very very challenging.
    When i first played this game i hated it, it was just too hard, the combat is very hard to get used to, and i didn't even know how to level up my character, i used to die to worms. After some time i decided to give this game another chance, and i just loved it, when i learned how to play it, it was still hard, very hard, you have to explore a lot to find where you have to go.
    The only bad thing i think is because there are no fast travels, you can only teleport from guilds or if you are good with magics, but otherwise you'll have to walk all the way.
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  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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