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Generally favorable reviews- based on 132 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third chapter of the Elder Scrolls series lets you 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 reverentThe third chapter of the Elder Scrolls series lets you 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'll 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. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. After "finishing" Morrowind, I'm left wordless to describe the experience...This game is about as linear as a bowl of spaghetti.
  2. 94
    If the purpose of games is to provide absolute escapism, to immerse us deeply in another world that never was, and then to give us the ability to go through it and do what we want to do, then Morrowind accomplishes that brilliantly.
  3. netjak
    92
    There's easily over 100 hours of gaming here if you choose. A well designed piece of software and one of the best I've played in a long time.
  4. 90
    There's never really been a console game like this one – it's an oddity, and most people would be well advised to investigate its possibilities further before picking it up...Morrowind isn't for everyone, but those it grabs will be hooked for good.
  5. Good old freedom; it is indeed a gaming virtue, and Morrowind provides an amazingly lush fantasy playground to exercise that liberty in.
  6. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    Ultimately, Morrowind's biggest selling point - its expansive scope - is also its undoing.[Fall 2002, p.112]
  7. Although battles and conversations make up a big part of the gameplay, aimless wondering makes up even more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 49
  2. Negative: 4 out of 49
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    Started playing this game about six years ago and I still play it to this day. It's simply the best fantasy RPG in existence and it topsStarted playing this game about six years ago and I still play it to this day. It's simply the best fantasy RPG in existence and it tops Skryim, Oblivion, and Fallout 3. Its beautiful landscape, style, and gameplay will affect you like no other game ever has. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is the greatest game ever to be released. Expand
  2. JavierF.
    Nov 12, 2004
    10
    A true example of how real rpgs should be. This game is freaki'n awesome!!!!
  3. 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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  4. JohnnyAppleseed
    Jun 14, 2002
    9
    This title is beyond words, if you have 50 bucks and an Xbox buy this game! (not to mention the strategy guide which will help new playersThis title is beyond words, if you have 50 bucks and an Xbox buy this game! (not to mention the strategy guide which will help new players learn to pick classes, weapons, spells, etc) The only problem I could possibly come up with is that some times there are too many choices and can become confusing! Expand
  5. GodLovesU
    Jun 21, 2002
    9
    This is the holy grail of open ended rpgs. The problem is only in the pc ish graphics and dodgey battles, but the 1000000 pluses make up for it.
  6. jelwood01
    Oct 31, 2003
    9
    An engaging open RPG where you can be and do anything.
  7. MarkK.
    Mar 24, 2004
    0
    Overrated. Yeah it's big, yeah it's a RPG. But it's boring. Repetative quests, lackluster fighting, after level 15 your a god, Overrated. Yeah it's big, yeah it's a RPG. But it's boring. Repetative quests, lackluster fighting, after level 15 your a god, and have to do something spectacularly stupid to die. Expand

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#3 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
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#4 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002