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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: 47 out of 270
  1. dpc
    Jul 30, 2015
    10
    Loving it so far (at level 13). My first console MMO and while there are certainly a few things I'm not totally in love with, it IS an ElderLoving it so far (at level 13). My first console MMO and while there are certainly a few things I'm not totally in love with, it IS an Elder Scrolls game and very fun to play and level up. Combat is better than Skyrim. I look forward to playing every night - and after 6 solid weeks of the incredible Witcher 3, that's really saying something! Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2015
    10
    Played for almost 15 hours and I love it. I'll admit the game graphics, story and bugs wise isn't a 10, rather a 7, but gameplay, the ElderPlayed for almost 15 hours and I love it. I'll admit the game graphics, story and bugs wise isn't a 10, rather a 7, but gameplay, the Elder Scrolls lore and just doing quests, exploring, crafting and enjoying pvp with a friend makes the game rather unique for the PS4, and altogether it is definetely a 10 - and I reckon I will be playing just as many hours as I've spent on skyrim, if not more, and that is at least 50 hours. I had high expectations and they have been surpassed. All of you in doubt, just go buy! Expand
  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 20, 2015
    9
    This review is of the PS4 version. I started Elder Scrolls games with Arena 20 years ago. I can say that ESO is basically another ElderThis review is of the PS4 version. I started Elder Scrolls games with Arena 20 years ago. I can say that ESO is basically another Elder Scrolls RPG (you can play first person or third and switch on the fly), a good game, a huge world, but nothing about it, for me, is very MMO-ish -- and I'm glad because I find MMOs to be very boring. I did benefit from one aspect of multiplayer. There was a very hard boss to kill. I failed three times; the fourth time another player was going at it also, and together we took the boss down. As for talking to other players, I have a headset/mic but I haven't really done much in terms of interaction, except I think I freaked one guy out by speaking in a deep growl once. That was fun. But mainly this is just a lot like Skyrim, except areas are larger to accommodate other players, and of course it does have the significant downside of not allowing player created add-ons. But it has the plus of being expanded and revised over time by the creators. Also it is free to play, so any competition among players is ruined by the fact that you can purchase advantages, or even pay a subscription to accelerate your overall progress. This is another reason just to think of it as a single player RPG, rather than as fundamentally an MMORPG Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2015
    8
    hmm where to start, the game is very good as far as mmos are its the only one that has ever gotten me to stay, the combat is fun and you canhmm where to start, the game is very good as far as mmos are its the only one that has ever gotten me to stay, the combat is fun and you can mix a match skills, the graphics are beautiful when the sun is rising and with the sun light going through the trees, thought the npc models can look plastic at times,

    Now for technical, there are some issues with the game but i haven't seen a game breaking bug yet, but my friend had one where enemy mobs would not spawn and had to reboot the game, major cities where new players start out stutter very much meaning the game will freeze for like 2 seconds then continue to run i think its a servers issue and will be addressed in the future.

    Verdict i like it very much and will be sticking with this as my main mmo, Now i must say this if you were expecting Skyrim 2 and was disappointed that its not and was told time and time again that its an mmo you have no one to blame but yourself, and you shouldn't get mad because you wasted 60 bucks, All in all ill give it an 8 out of 10 there is room for improvement but will only get better from here on out.
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  6. Jul 17, 2015
    6
    DISCLAIMER: I am definitely not one for online games. If you want talk about the online and cooperative features of the game, look elsewhere.DISCLAIMER: I am definitely not one for online games. If you want talk about the online and cooperative features of the game, look elsewhere. Instead, I will be looking at it as just an average elder scrolls game.

    The elder scrolls online: tamriel unlimited is not necessarily a bad game. That's not to say it's good either. While I did find myself having fun at most times, I also felt fairly dissapointed.

    Now, the first thing that I think of when I hear "elder scrolls", and I'm sure most can agree, is a big, sprawling open world, with many creatures and characters. While this is certainly present in tamriel unlimited, i found this one more boring than most elder scrolls games. The characters didn't seem as rich and 3 dimensional as background characters in, say, skyrim or oblivion. Another thing that I didn't really see happening as much, is just walking around and discovering some random location, a thing that made exploring worthwhile. But, the soundtrack is amazing, as with most elder scrolls games, which makes exploring still feel like an amazing trek.

    The story, while not as great as it honestly could have been, was still engaging enough to make me put many, many hours into the game. I can also say, that some of the characters are really well voice acted. On the other hand, some are really badly acted. But that didn't stop me from enjoying the plot that they weaved. Also, like any elder scrolls game, there are hundreds of side quests to participate in across the map. But, unlike skyrim, these consist of either go fetch something, or go beat up a group of people, sometimes both. I only did these to gain extra experience.

    The gameplay is the same as it ever was. Pick a weapon, and spam that weapon as you run around like a madman. It's not much different, but it works. I personally enjoy attacking from afar with a bow and arrow, being stealth-like. Those who know me personally know I love stealth, and that's pretty much how I went about the game. For me, it never gets old. Overall, gameplay is the same as ever, very good.

    While I did not enjoy everything about ESO, I still very much had fun most of the way through. 6/10
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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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