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  • Summary: The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all the gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions, including the new Justice and Champion systems. All existing PC/Mac game accounts, open or closed, will be updated to the Tamriel UnlimitedThe Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited includes all the gameplay from the original PC/Mac game, plus all the updates and content additions, including the new Justice and Champion systems. All existing PC/Mac game accounts, open or closed, will be updated to the Tamriel Unlimited edition in March and former players will be invited back to the game at that time to experience all that is new in the world. New players will make a one-time purchase of the game and play, without restrictions, for as long as they like – without game subscription fees. Tamriel Unlimited will be supported with special, optional downloadable content available for purchase and an in-game Crown Store for convenience and customization items. Regular updates and new gameplay will be offered to all players to enjoy free of additional charges. [Bethesda] Expand
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  • Developer: ZeniMax Media
  • Genre(s): First-Person, First-Person, Massively Multiplayer Online, Fantasy, Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer
  • # of players: Massively Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jun 22, 2015
    90
    For console RPG fans like me, this game scratches a huge itch for an Elder Scrolls adventure on the PS4 and Xbox One – until the next instalment of the franchise, this game will do just fine.
  2. This time Zenimax did the right thing. The Tamriel Unlimited is a great improvement over Elder Scrolls Online, with Champion System, Justice System and solid end game content.
  3. Jul 14, 2015
    80
    It doesn't have the flair or the polish of a heavyweight like Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn, but it's certainly worth trying if you're looking for seemingly never ending adventures on PS4 – with or without friends.
  4. Jul 12, 2015
    75
    It's a good Elder Scrolls game, just not an especially great one. The atmosphere and huge amount of quests keep the game interesting, but the individual player's experience is held back by the MMO frame, while the graphics are severely disappointing. Fans shouldn't hesitate, though.
  5. Jul 21, 2015
    70
    The Elder Scrolls Online has received a number of fixes, but other shortcomings still persist.
  6. 70
    Caught somewhere between a reverence for its forebears and an unwillingness to forgo MMO traditions, The Elder Scrolls Online is a hybrid game that's exciting and off-putting in equal measure.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jul 17, 2015
    50
    Its simplistic design means TESO feels like little more than an Elder Scrolls-themed amusement park. [Aug 2015, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 279
  1. loe
    Jun 25, 2015
    10
    Having put countless hours into Elder Scrolls Online, I can now say with confidence that this is the MMORPG that stands the best chance ofHaving put countless hours into Elder Scrolls Online, I can now say with confidence that this is the MMORPG that stands the best chance of dethroning World of Warcraft. It's also one that I've thoroughly enjoyed. Guild Wars 2 is the modern MMORPG that offers a more streamlined and comfortable experience in open-world exploring and PvP for players of all skills/experience. And instead of ignoring players who want to be crafty or explorative, ESO rewards them Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2015
    10
    Ignore all the haters who base their review off of the first few hours/day.

    Server issues are gonna happen, its the first week, get over
    Ignore all the haters who base their review off of the first few hours/day.

    Server issues are gonna happen, its the first week, get over it.

    That aside, this game is amazing. IF you like elder scrolls, you'll love it. You can play solo all the way through if you choose, but then also have the option to group with friends or randoms. Additonally, the typical MMO mindset of being funneled into your classtype is gone. If your a mage and want to tank, you can do that. Each class has 3 skill lines that are unique to them, however there are seperate (and accessable to every class) skill likes for EVERY weapon type, armor type, crafting, world, content driven (ledgerman) and story. You have TONS of skills to choose from regardless of your class/playstyle.

    The entire game is voice acted. Imagine having all the voice acting from destiny, rolled into one quest. thats every quest.

    There are also tons of End-Game content that you can do. Most require a group but a solo area is announced to launch this year.

    PVP is crazy good, and far better than the PVP you would experience on the PC. I played since Beta on PC and it NEVER felt this awesome. With the soon to be released Imperial City for PVP, this is only going to get better.

    Again, ignore all the hate and give this game a chance. It is truly amazing and you will not be disappointed. Unless you get pissed off if the server goes down here or there while server issues are resolved at launch ;).

    PROS:
    Tons of content
    Grouping optional
    Fully Voice Acted
    Constant Updates/Content expansions
    Amazing PVP
    Immersive, has that ES feel.
    Full customization of builds.

    CONS:
    No true solo end-game content (yet)
    Minor bugs/issues that maybe could have been resolved prior to launch
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  3. Jun 9, 2015
    10
    Amazing, well done. Extremely nice, good graphics, the movements is just unbeatable. I have played the PC version for months and in P4 is gameAmazing, well done. Extremely nice, good graphics, the movements is just unbeatable. I have played the PC version for months and in P4 is game is just as good. The game is for single and multi players, the gamer actually can choose how to play, single or multiplayer. Extremely fun game to play with friends, one thing that is just horrible would be voice chat over zone, some guys have no manners, it is not the game's fault but they should remove it, after all people sucks. Expand
  4. Jun 14, 2015
    9
    I'm a huge elder scrolls fan and this doesn't disappoint. The levelling is fun and varied, the areas are well designed, and the bugs are fewI'm a huge elder scrolls fan and this doesn't disappoint. The levelling is fun and varied, the areas are well designed, and the bugs are few and far between atm. I'm level 32 now and having a blast with my templar. All the zero scores seem to complain about server issues in the first few days, you can pay no attention to those, the game is now fine. Jump in, you won't regret it.

    It's a cross between skyrim and an mmo, but a bit more expansive on skills than skyrim ever was... This game will never please everyone, because its not a pure mmo or a pure elder scrolls.

    What this is an action mmo with great gfx and fun gameplay.
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  5. Jun 25, 2015
    8
    Go over there, beat up some guys and then come back here and tell me all about it.
    Sounds pish doesn't it? It's not though. It's really
    Go over there, beat up some guys and then come back here and tell me all about it.
    Sounds pish doesn't it? It's not though. It's really good. No idea why but it is.
    I'm not even a particularly big fan of previous elder scrolls game.
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  6. Dec 14, 2015
    6
    For leveling, it isn't only about questing, which is nice. You can do the story missions, explore, and pvp to get to the end very quickly. ForFor leveling, it isn't only about questing, which is nice. You can do the story missions, explore, and pvp to get to the end very quickly. For me, the issues started rolling in at level 50. That's where veteran ranks come in (16 of them), and you do even more questing or PvP along the way. The problem with pvp at max level is the imbalances. You will get annihilated by veteran rank 16s while you're sitting at around 1-4 veteran rank.

    It is painfully difficult to find groups for the dungeons and trials. The group finder tool does not work for dungeons, and not many people on console are attempting to do the trials (equivalent to raids in WoW) on console. You are level with that struggle as well as an annoying crafting system that time gates you on incredibly long research for end game gear, where it'll literally take at times 30+ days to finish one item research.
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  7. Jan 7, 2017
    0
    A bad time for casuals.

    This game started off as having more of a casual focus, sure. Since One Tamriel, though, it's been supremely
    A bad time for casuals.

    This game started off as having more of a casual focus, sure. Since One Tamriel, though, it's been supremely exclusionary of casuals. Dungeons scale to appeal to end-game PvE players, balance changes that regularly wreck concept builds to appeal to PvP players, and world bosses that used to be soloable that now require a large group. If you're a very competitive sort, you'll love it. It's just too toxic of an environment for casuals. It's moving ever more and more toward appealing to the people who play WoW and League of Legends.

    Crafting used to be a level above all drops, so it was easy to craft great armour. Crafting stats have been nerfed, and crafted gear is the same level as what drops now (and inferior in every way). This is something they promised they wouldn't do, but hey, it's just too easy to get good gear and the high-end PvE players don't like that. They added duelling, which meant that roleplayers are now getting trolled all the time by people checking roleplaying site schedules and having duels there. Unlike Champions Online, it doesn't even have no-duel zones. You can duel anywhere.

    The only thing that ESO still has going for it is slightly above sub par writing.

    ESO has gone in a Bold New Direction, the management at Zenimax Online Studios now wants that sweet, sweet WoW money. And we all know how well that worked out for Champions Online, Wildstar, Warhammer Online, et al, right?

    So don't bother with ESO and ignore the promises made about it. It used to be a casual game, not any more.
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