Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Jun 18, 2019
    70
    The dragon's return has not occurred with the same force as expected. Fans will have their ration of TES: Online for a while, but Elsweyr feels less than the previous two expansions.
  2. Jun 4, 2019
    70
    While the environment isn't as impressive as Morrowind or Summerset, Zenimax Online's storytelling is still impressive and entertaining. Unfortunately, the combat mechanics need a little more punch and the addition of dragons ends up be less impactful than advertised. It's a good expansion, but feels like a step down from the previous few.
  3. Jun 4, 2019
    70
    Struggles to do justice to what should be its show-stopper moments, but breathes much-needed life into the Khajiit and their homeland.
  4. Jun 9, 2019
    65
    Its most obvious faults, in addition to a limp writing and quests that are not always interesting, are all found in the problems that have also characterized Summerset: that is, a structured "campaign" to be enjoyed alone, as well as badly integrated with a game world populated by hundreds of people.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Jul 14, 2019
    4
    5 Years later and the game didn't fixed all the performance related issues (fps drops in trials and in cyrodiil) lags in battleground and in5 Years later and the game didn't fixed all the performance related issues (fps drops in trials and in cyrodiil) lags in battleground and in Cyrodiil (big pvp area). I have a 1080 ti and a 8700k and the game runs at 20 fps in trials and in group in cyrodiil.

    Balancing issues, where Sorcerer and Nightblade are the best overall dps and the best classes for pvp. Zenimax devs have no idea how to properly fix skill as they share both pvp and pve.

    Cheaters running in Cyrodiil, using cheat engine. you can find many cheating video on video just type ESO + Cheat.

    Graphic glitches, Issues that had been fixed in previous patchs became bugged again as if there is no QA team under Zenimax.

    Pay to win mechanics where you can buy cash shop item to:
    speed up you horse speed, stamina and carry
    get all skill points (long farm journey through skyshards)
    level up entire skill trees (to level up mage guild tree for example which is super long)

    Loot boxes with the best item drop have like 0.001% chance.

    The expansion is getting smaller and smaller. Elsweyr expansion map is smaller than the Orsinum DLC map, it has also less quests and feel much more empty.

    The game is made by the same ones how made Fallout 76 as Todd Howard said that Zenimax Studio helped them build Fallout 76.

    I've been playing ESO for 4 years now with ESO+ and trying to convince myself that this game will improve with years. That didn't happen.

    One issue that had been since the start of the game is animation cancelling where you hit a light attack and before the animation finish follow up with a skill. Zenimax said they were going to fix it. They cannot and thus this bug turned into a feature.

    I've cancelled my ESO+ subscription long ago and moved to a better mmo with monthly sub. At least i got for my money.

    Unlike ESO where your subscription serves cheaters to play to game for free. So you're paying for them to ruine your game experience.

    Never again, I should have know that the game is bad since it went buy to play model from a monthly subscription model.

    My advice : don't play the game.
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