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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: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 5 out of 54
  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. LowievanGend
    Jul 29, 2005
    10
    Best rpg ever. I've never had this much fun with any game before morrowind.
  3. Nov 19, 2020
    10
    Even today Morrowind is one of my favorite games. The graphics and gameplay are extremely outdated but the game as a whole is so good that itEven today Morrowind is one of my favorite games. The graphics and gameplay are extremely outdated but the game as a whole is so good that it doesn't matter. Expand
  4. X
    Sep 4, 2002
    9
    I love this game, though when they made it, they sacraficed some of the cooler things that were in Daggerfall. The world isn't AS big, I love this game, though when they made it, they sacraficed some of the cooler things that were in Daggerfall. The world isn't AS big, though it is huge, and there are not as many people/cities. But it surpasses Daggerfall on so many other levels, especialy in the graphics. Expand
  5. JMAN51
    Jul 8, 2004
    9
    Myst with gameplay? This game is NOTHING like Myst. Myst: Linear Puzzle solving game without characters. Morrowind: Massive open ended RPG Myst with gameplay? This game is NOTHING like Myst. Myst: Linear Puzzle solving game without characters. Morrowind: Massive open ended RPG with thousands of characters, quests to complete, tombs to raid, and muc much more. Gabor you obviously gave this game no time. things wrong with Morrowind are an iffy framerate, jaggy character models (KOTOR did as well although not AS bad), and a combat system that could use some tweaking. Definitely a must have if you have enough patients and give the game enough time to pull you in. Expand
  6. ChristineB.
    Sep 8, 2007
    9
    If you can look past the various technical flaws and the poor combat system, you will find yourself in a world with all the time in the world If you can look past the various technical flaws and the poor combat system, you will find yourself in a world with all the time in the world and anything to do. You can literally do anything and everything that pops into your head. This game does not hold your hand in any fashion and while some people may find that daunting, it is the ultimate in freedom. If games that force you to go from point A to point B are too restrictive for you, then Morrowind may be the game for you. Try it for 15-20 hours and you'll be hooked for years! Expand
  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