The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition includes Morrowind plus all of the content from the Bloodmoon and Tribunal expansions. The original Mod Construction Set is not included in this package. An epic, open-ended single-player RPG, Morrowind allows you to create and play any kind of character imaginable.
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Release Date: Apr 29, 2002

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition includes Morrowind plus all of the content from the Bloodmoon and Tribunal expansions. The original Mod Construction Set is not included in this package.
An epic, open-ended single-player RPG, Morrowind allows you to create and play any kind of character imaginable. You can choose to follow the main storyline and find the source of the evil blight that plagues the land, or set off on your own to explore strange locations and develop your character based on their actions throughout the game. Featuring stunning 3D graphics, open-ended gameplay, and an incredible level of detail and interactivity, Morrowind offers a gameplay experience like no other.
In Tribunal, you journey to the capital city of Morrowind, called Mournhold, to meet the other two god-kings of Morrowind, Almalexia and Sotha Sil. Your journey will lead you to the Clockwork City of Sotha Sil and massive, epic-sized dungeons, where strange and deadly creatures await you, including goblins, lich lords, and the mysterious Fabricants.
Bloodmoon takes you to the frozen Island of Solstheim where you'll experience snow, blizzards, and new creatures, including frost trolls, ice minions, and wolves... just to name a few. You'll have a choice of stories to follow and have the opportunity to defend the colony, take control over how the colony is built up, and eliminate the werewolves. Or, you can decide to join the werewolves and become one of them, opening up a whole new style of gameplay.
Key features:
  • Players can take their existing Morrowind characters and save games and continue their adventures in the Morrowind GotY edition
  • Adds up to 80 hours of new gameplay and quests for current Morrowind players
  • Explore the forests, caves, and snow-covered wastelands of the island of Solstheim
  • Delve into new, epic-sized dungeons and visit the Capital City of Mournhold and the Clockwork City of Sotha Sil
  • Fight new creatures including bears and wolves, lich lords and goblins, ice minions and spriggans
  • Direct the construction of a mining colony and face the threat of savage werewolves
  • Become a werewolf and indulge your thirst for the hunt
  • New armor and weapons including Nordic Mail and Ice blades

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows ME/98/XP/2000
    • Processor: 500 MHz Intel Pentium III, Celeron, or AMD Athlon
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 32MB Direct3D Compatible video card with 32-bit color support and DirectX 8.1
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 1GB free hard disk space
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
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The Womper
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
better than that abomination "SKYRIM" HEDVAR THE DREGGEN
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Secloudry
( 67.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Well I cannot give it a thumbs up or down simply because an controller does not work properly on this so I can not give this a review
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reyes.travis77
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Wonderful game, amazing being able to relive my childhood like this.
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Cloud73
( 158.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This is not a "fun" game, per se, but it was one of the most compelling I'd ever played. I played this when I was growing up back on the black X-Box, and I downloaded it again some time back to try it out once more with mods. Bethesda did some great world building on this game. It's no wonder they revisited it for Skyrim's DLC.
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Makla
( 154.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
To this date, I believe this to be the best open-world RPG of all time, and the other elder scrolls simply cannot compare, in my opinion.

First and foremost, if you are thinking of trying this game, remember that it is not very user-friendly for most people that haven't played a hardcore RPG like this before. You need to put in time and effort to figure things out, because it's not the instant gratification kind of deal you see in nearly all modern RPGs nowadays. You will also need to read a lot. In addition, you must also remember that this game is quite old, so if you're not comfortable with old 3D graphics, then you will need to mod it.
If you are not willing to do these things, then turn back now.

That aside, Morrowind is an incredible experience. It has one of the most developed and well thought-out worlds ever made. The lore of this game is a deep, entagling web of stories that draws you in and never lets go.

The gameplay--once you grasp it--is very intricate and fun, specially if you are a mage. To this date, I don't think there's ever been a game that lets the player truly feel like an all-mighty sorcerer better than morrowind, so if you like magic in games, then you will adore it.

The music is simply beautiful, and fits perfectly with the mood this game creates. Also, it might interest you to know that the "elder scrolls theme" that we all know and love made it's debut here.

Finally, the looks.
While the graphics may not be top of the line anymore by any stretch of the imagination, it still looks fantastic simply because of the outstanding art direction this game has, proving once again that artstyle is much more important than graphic fidelity in videogames.
From the ashen wastelands filled with blighted beasts, to the titanic, sprawling cities bustling with life, to the expansive grazelands filled with towering, giant mushrooms, this game truly leaves an impression for the eyes. No one forgets the first time they visit the city of Vivec, I assure you.

With all that said, I wholeheartedly recomend this game to anyone who is willing to put the time and effort for a truly fascinating and rewarding experience. If you are a fan of RPGs, specially open-world ones, then you owe it to yourself to play this at least once. And after you are done, you can explore the seemingly never-ending list of mods lovingly made by a community that still supports this game to this day, so you can experience something fresh every time you replay it.

BLESSED BE ALMSIVI.
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Harry Potter O B A M A 10
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
this comes from a time when bethesda made actual rpg's and not minecraft combat fetch quest simulators. this game lets you kill yourself by flying across the sky at 100mph within the first 2 minutes of the game, 10/10
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Graham Peters
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This review may only apply if using windows 10.

While I am not judging the game itself here, I can't reccoment the version of the game I recieved to anyone. After purchasing the game I found that there is no wide screen resolution for the game, which I'm fine with by itself, but the game also resets all settings, including controls and resolution upon starting the game. Again alone this isn't a huge problem, although it is irritating having to go through the settings and rebind all of the controls every time I start the game. However, this also means that the game can't be run in windowed mode. This leads to the screen being stretched and the game looking much worse than it should, and means that I cannot alt tab out of the window without fear of the game crashing.

I think that these problems may only be an issue due to a recent update to windows 10. Up until recently the issues I had were fixed by the Morrowind Graphics Extender, and without it the game at least saved my settings when exiting and reopening the game. Now MGE doesn't run, and crashed on both my PC and laptop, (both running windows 10), and after removing MGE I still couldn't get the games original settings to work.

The only thing that changed on both my PC and Laptop since i last played he game is a windows 10 update, so i'm assuming the problem is something to do with that.
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The knight who say's NI
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
GOD i really dont know why pepole still play morrowind its so bad game why? so i tell you why
- bad combat system.
- no fast travel.
- you cant run.
- the graphics are ok for game came out at 2002.
- it doesnt show the location of your quest.

maybe the game was good at 2002- 2008 maybe...

but for now i dont see no reason why pepole playing morrowind.
so i dont know why i bought it...
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Skaalgard
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Recently I've come to the conclusion that Morrowind is my favorite Elder Scrolls game. It was a true old-school RPG, of which only some elements survive in modern games. There was no fast-travel, quest markers, or the ubiquitous crafting system that seems to be the same in every game nowadays. There was only adventure! Morrowind is one of the biggest Elder Scrolls games by area and you can get lost for weeks in and out of game exploring all that countryside. If you haven't played Morrowind, please do so! You'll be much better for the experience!
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Spydrebyte
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Ive put more hours into this game than i can count, one of my top 5 all time favorite games. It's not for everyone though, it wont hold your hand like the newer TES incarnations. If you dont have patience, or cant handle older graphics then stick the Skyrim... Though mods can made a big difference too.
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DeputyGovernorOfSmiles
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
still absolutely worth it.

yes, it is smaller, less good looking and sprawling than its successors, but it still has a lot to offer. especially in terms of immersion.

do yourself a favor and get this gem and use the modding community to update the graphics. it's yummy and you won't regret it (except for the many hours of tweaking the mods :D )
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Robofrosty
( 67.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It's like Skyrim, but good.
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tehxborgenator
( 32.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
In my honest opinion, despite the dated graphics(which there are mods for if your computer is capable), the best and most expansive console rpg ever made by bethesda(or anyone).
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Cookie4Dough
( 91.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game is extremely hard to get into if you started with Oblivion or Skyrim. Though once you get over that hump you're gonna love it. You may wanna pick up MGSO so it runs easier on modern systems, aswell as look at the wiki for character building.
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gregor
( 337.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
very good game, i've spent at least 3k hours in it
bad game if you don't like it
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Jweezy
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This game... I tried hard to enjoy it but I just can't. I will completly admit that i am SPOILED with Obvlivion and Skyrim. I grew up with Oblivion, never even knowing there was an Elder Scrolls previous to Oblivion until I got Steam. The combat just seems slow, and to get from point A to point B just seems like a hassle, and I would rather cheat through consle to get there. However, I highly respect the game, and everything it has done for the series. It gave me Oblivion my favorite Elder Scrolls game and Skyrim. In conclusion, would I reccomend this game? Hell yes, without a doubt in my mind I would tell someone to buy this, on sale that is. But, do I enjoy the game itself? No, mainly due to how outdated it is, not speaking graphics-wise graphics aren't the issue, I am talking about how the game functions because of how I am not used to any of it really. Also, in the future I will most likely mod the ♥♥♥♥ out of this and play it, but i just dont have the time right now.
K thx.
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Fireant9
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Skyrim is better but this is good...
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Local Outlander
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
It's the elderscrolls we all loved. Number one nostalgia game for myself. Could get rid of that overflow loot bag though. Great game and recommend it to anyone who enjoys some good old fashioned tamriel!
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Doomdestroyer77
( 44.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
The best Elder Scrolls game ever made. Bethesda did a outstanding job on this award winning classic and I hope future games will turn out like this.

An chuid is fearr dtína Elder cluiche a rinneadh riamh. Bethesda raibh post gan íoc ar an duais seo a bhuaigh clasaiceach agus tá súil agam go mbeidh cluichí sa todhchaí dul amach mar seo.

最好的上古卷轴游戏做过。贝塞斯达做了这个奖项一个出色的工作赢得经典,我希望未来的游戏会变成这样

Le meilleur jeu de Elder Scrolls jamais fait. Bethesda a fait un travail remarquable sur ce classique primé et j'espère futurs jeux vont tourner comme ça.

Το καλύτερο παιχνίδι Scrolls Γέροντα που έγινε ποτέ . Bethesda έκανε μια εξαιρετική δουλειά σε αυτό το βραβευμένο κλασικό και ελπίζω μελλοντικά παιχνίδια θα αποδειχθεί , όπως αυτό.

Il miglior Elder Scrolls gioco mai fatto . Bethesda ha fatto un lavoro eccezionale su questo premiato classico e spero giochi futuri saranno rivelarsi come questo.

Geriausias Elder Scrolls žaidimas kada nors padarė . Bethesda padarė neįvykdyti darbas šioje apdovanojimą klasikinis ir tikiuosi ateityje žaidimai bus pasirodyti , kaip ta.

El mejor juego de Elder Scrolls jamás se ha hecho . Bethesda ha hecho un trabajo excepcional en este galardonado clásico y espero que los futuros juegos van a salir como esto.

Det bästa Elder Scrolls spel som någonsin gjorts . Bethesda gjorde ett enastående arbete på denna prisbelönta klassiska och jag hoppas framtida spel kommer att visa sig så hä.

أفضل لعبة مخطوطات الأكبر من أي وقت مضى . لم بيثيسدا وظيفة المعلقة على الفوز بهذه الجائزة الكلاسيكية و آمل أن الألعاب في المستقبل تتحول مثل هذه.
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89 of 104 people (86%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
Recommended
165.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Straight outta Canton,

crazy mother♥♥♥♥♥♥ named Ice Jiub

From the guild called N'wahs With Attitudes

When I'm called off, I got a steel staff

Swipe to the side, and bodies are hauled off

You too, N'wah, if you ♥♥♥♥ with me

The Ordinators gonna have to come and get me

Off yo ♥♥♥, and now I'm Silt Stridin' out

For the s'wit motherfetchers that showin out

N'wahs start to mumble, they wanna rumble

Mix em and cook em in a pot like scuttle

Goin off on a motherfetcher like that

With a cross bow that's pointed at yo ♥♥♥

So give it up smooth

Ain't no tellin when I'm down for a jack move

Here's a murder rap to keep yo dancin

With a crime record like Meder Nulen

A Daedric weapon is the tool

Don't make me act the motherfetchin fool

Me you can go toe to toe, no maybe

I'm knockin n'wahs out tha box, daily

Yo weekly, monthly and yearly

Until them dumb motherfetchers see clearly

That I'm down with the capital A.S.V.

N'Wah you can't ♥♥♥♥ with me

So when I'm in your neighborhood, you better duck

Coz Ice Jiub is crazy as ♥♥♥♥

As I leave, believe I'm stompin

But when I come back, N'wah,

I'm comin straight out Vivec.

https://youtu.be/nRnNRMmHCFo
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65 of 77 people (84%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I set my acrobatics to 10,000, and then I jumped in the air.
I go flying thousands of miles into the ocean and no matter how far I swam there was no land in sight.

11/10 Would jump again
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42 of 53 people (79%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Argonian walking animation 10/10
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
"Wake up. There you go... Not even last night's storm could wake you..."

The bald dark elf in front of you introduces his name as Juib. Soon, though, you are roughly taken by the arms and marched out of the hold of the ship you are in. At least this isn't the Imperial Prison, you think as they roughly take you out.

A man asks you where you come from-- your homeland. Reluctantly, you divulge the information. A short time later, you step out into the fishing village of Seyda Neen. You can head to Arrile's shop to buy equipment for a grueling journey to Balmora, or you can bust gold on a Silt Strider ride, arriving in Balmora safely though all but defenseless.

Welcome to Vvanderfell, the volcanic island in the province of Morrowind, where gargantuan mushrooms tower over the insect- like and often dangerous Kwama, who are constantly searching for the next place to hitch their nests. Cliff Racers, flying creatures who once drove the mighty Dovah, Dragons, from Morrowind, rule the skies in multitudes. The Dunmer are divided, nomadic Ashlanders constantly at odds with the various House Dunmer, who may someday fall to their constant infighting.

Welcome, wayfarer, to Morrowind. There are many ways to die here, in this harsh ashen expanse.

But so, too, are there ways to thrive. One question, essential to your path, remains:

Who will you be?

(Also, Morrowind doesn't need mods to be awesome. It already is.

Before the anti- fanboy club attacks me, I played TES in this order: Oblivion-->Skyrim-->Daggerfall-->Arena-->Morrowind.)
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game is simply amazing. I would say it is the best game ever made, but that's just my opinion. It has a good mix of medieval, fantasy, and steampunk. From ancient Dwemer ruins full of bandits, gears, insane mechanisms and treasures to the royal halls, fortresses, and treasuries of Vivec, this game is breathtaking.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
i just wanted to go to the bathroom and ended up on a ship for some reason and then i ended up becoming a lizard
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
100.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
I'm an "old" gamer, I played (almost, no online) all TES games.
1994: Arena, 1996: Daggerfall, 1998: Redguard..
AND
2002: Morrowind... Wow, at the time 3D HW was starting to get powerful with Riva TNT2... The graphics were marvellous, this was THE RPG game I long awaited...
I don't know how many thousands of hours I played, with a friend of mine we were hooked...
Still listening to the Morrowind theme gives me shivers, and "good memories", like if I was on holidays on an exotic island...
2016 now, I started it again... I know graphics are old now, but I refused the mods, I keep it vanilla, and after a while you're just into it... Still one of the best game, if not THE best game ever...

This game is so good that despite my 237 games currently on steam, it's the first time I write a review. And maybe the last... This game worth it, every decent CRPG fan should experience this game.

I played Skirim, it was too easy, nice but easy, and Skyrim feels tiny close to MW... Also MW have a lot of different ambiences and landscape, a lot of races to interact, etc...

I dunno why people don't like combat, it's not "Mortal Kombat", it's a traditional RPG, which is based on statistics, and I love it.

Welcome to Morrowind, enjoy your trip here, you have plenty to explore, months of reading, years of fun...
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Morrowind is the first elder scrolls game I played. It was a game like zelda kind of. I loved it because; it didn't hold your hand lke in skyrim. I'm a huge Elder Scrolls fan if you can get passed the graphics and no bar on the top you can get the hang if it. When I saw it on steam I was glad because; It's hard to find a disk copy of the GotYE now days.(well for me anyways) You can get lost in this game for days and months. At first it will be confusing but you'll get the hang of it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
155.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Morrowind will always remain my all time favourite video game for a number of reasons. I put hundreds of hours into it on the retail version, and even so, each playthrough I came across something I missed the first time - And I only ever managed to finish 2 or 3 factions out of the almost a dozen in the game. There is no explaining how deep the game and the story is and how much there is to explore. It made me immerse myself in the story so much and made me want to learn about the lore of the fictional universe like no other game has done to me before, and until now.

The game is far from easy, and not your casual gaming experience. I even feel compelled to say that you don't play this game for fun and relaxation, but to feel like you've achieved something. It had everything that could be asked from an rpg, but you had to work for it - it was a real challenge. Especially in the beginning you often find yourself close to rage quitting by how this game kicks your ♥♥♥ and makes you work to actually get good at something (best example: combat).

The game felt more realistic to me. There isn't much communication between NPCs like in Oblivion, but it was still made clear how you, the player, impacted the world - that is by how the NPCs acted towards you. The guilds are one of the things I love the most, you progress in ranks over time after doing certain errands for the guild, all getting progressively more difficult. By progressing in the world and the factions you earn reputation, which is also recognized between the different factions, meaning that you are hated by some if you are friends with the other. But ultimately you start off as a nobody and are treated as such, and if you do good deeds, you are rewarded and actually recognized for it in the end. The way these things all seemed to work together made me immerse myself in the game even more.

The quests are more fun to execute because there is no map marker to your destination. Instead, you open your journal and follow directions from there. You can even ask NPCs for hints to your current quest, and they direct you to it. So this way, you actually work on the task and do some exploring instead of just following the marker on the compass straight to a destination, which your character logically shouldn't have any idea about because they've never been there before.
It's a widespread "myth" that Morrowind has no fast travel - that's not true. There is fast travel, only it's not as simple as clicking on a destination on your map and teleporting to it. There are other options, like going by silt strider (mounted), by boat, being teleported by the mages guild and using the spells mark and recall. This limited but logical fast travelling allows some roleplay and imagination, and more importantly it further fuels the need to explore the world.

Morrowind is, from my point of view, the richest game of the series. By that I mean that it had a lot of expansive and varied ingame features, more than any of the other games, and a lot of the features this game had were removed in Oblivion and Skyrim (I mostly compare Morrowind to the last 2 TES games, because Morrowind is the start of the 'new era' of The Elder Scrolls, starting with the fact that it's 3D). Some of these made it to Oblivion but were removed in Skyrim, but most of these features were removed in both games. To name a few off the top of my head:
Much more Skills, Classes, Spellmaking, HUGE armor/clothing and weapon variety, armor and clothes mixing (e.g. robe on top of armour or 2 different independent pauldrons), more complex crafting/enchanting/alchemy, more unique mobs (especially daedra), an actually useful journal with in-depth direction giving, more abilities and spells, non-repetitive, rewarding dungeons and quests, realistic guilds, realistic reputation and character recognition, better immersive races (argonians and khajiit were more beastlike, and all races had according heights and face/body features, in Oblivion and Skyrim all look very similiar and humanoid), freedom of will (no essential NPCs and no linear storyline - you could just decide to kill everyone and doom the world without any restriction, only a warning), and many other little things like easter eggs, which there was a ton of. And there were a lot of unique items, armor and weapons. To me it seems like in the later games, the daedric artifacts are almost the only unique items there are. There are some unique artifacts, but not nearly as much as in Morrowind.

Because of this and many other reasons I still prefer Morrowind over its successors. After playing Skyrim for example and having some fun with its action and pretty open world, I start missing the more fun quests, the difficult mechanics and the challenge of Morrowind and I always keep coming back to it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Ive only been playing 2 hours but it seems like its been years, its so easy to get lost in this huge world and theres already so much to explore (like that one guys flying scrolls that kill you when you land XD) im already having so much fun. its nothing like oblivion or skyrim in fact it seems like a whole new universe, also its so much harder i dont know how many times ive gotten killed. I highly reccomend this game to anybody and im sure youll like it!

9/10 (cuz of graphics)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is my favourite game out there. The immersion and roleplay aspects of this game are unrivaled and the atmosphere of Tamriel will set the stage for an unforgettable adventure.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
139.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I could truly go into detail about this game, but for now, I'll mostly just say it's a flawed gem or even a masterpiece depending on your opinion.

The game has some very archaic features such as dice rolls determining your ability to hit enemies which means you can miss even if you have a high skill with the weapon, but it's not as bad as some people make it out to be and you just have to learn to cope with it. However, this is a considerably unforgiving game overall.

You have to be careful not to go off the beaten path too much as enemies don't scale in level the way they do in this game's successors. There are also diseases which can give nasty effects to your character such as debuffs potentially lasting until the disease is cured though it can easily be done with potions that you should always have on you.

You also need to be sure you make good choices when it comes to creating your character so you can maximize your chances of survival and killing potential. It's probably best to select a predesigned class or even look online to get an idea of building your character effectively. This does NOT mean you have to follow them exactly and use cookie-cutter builds to succeed. They're just general rules of thumb which you can better understand with. This way you won't go around missing every swing and dying instantly to enemies.

Quests take more attention than they do in successors because there's no compass pointing you to your objectives meaning you must read your journal to see the directions there which aren't always 100% accurate. While this can be confusing and you may just not enjoy it, it serves to better immerse you into the experience and encourage you to explore the surrounding areas of the quests.

The last possibly negative things I'd like to mention are the various exploits and bugs. You should definitely install the fan made patches, that you can find online for free which should fix the majority of the bugs that would otherwise make it a terribly glitchy experience. As far as exploits, these can be avoided if you choose to and play the game normally, but from what I've heard, alchemy can really unbalance the game with things like flying above enemies and shooting them and buffing up to near invisibility. However, you might find this to be a fun aspect of the game.

There are many other things to learn that I didn't cover like this such as disposition and fatigue so I'd encourage anyone to look up some information to guide you a bit where a manual might have if you had a physical copy. This won't take anything from the experience (depending on where you look), unless you're the type who likes to go into a game and figure everything out the hard way, and it will probably prevent a lot of frustration for a beginner.

To talk about the good, I'm sure you could easily look online to find a cult following gushing about this game, but from my own experience, the reason I enjoy this the most in the series is it's complexity, depth, and thematically alien feeling. You can look up what makes this game comparatively deeper and complex than the others with things like each individual weapon type being a skill and how the many factions interact with you and each other, but I just want to mention the world.

Morrowind is a very strange place compared to the other games and real life in general. The environment includes ashlands which are essentially barren shadows of past volcanic eruptions that have caused dry, dusty terrain with calderas mostly providing the only form of pass through the many impassable (without flying) mountains. There's also the 'West Gash Region' which is hard to describe, but definitely unusual. There are other places more familiar like the 'Bitter Coast' being swampland, more that I can't name that are grasslands, beach, shallow waterered areas with stones and land sticking up from it with giant thorn trees where flying wizards reside, a lake area with different plantation grounds where slaves work. Most of the biomes contain giant mushrooms which act as trees. There's even an island in the Northwest, provided in one of the expansions that come with this version where there are traditional forests, ice areas and snowy places. So Morrowind cetainly has the most various environments of the last three Elder Scrolls.

The native npcs themselves where insect armor, ride giant insects to other areas, use large reptiles to serve as mules, have a strange religion featuring many of their own gods not seen in the other games, have cities on water and shun any 'outlanders'. There are also ash dwellers who live in tribes that celebrate the banned god Nerevar who acts as a central plot - point to the story.

The story is compelling enough, but it's the presentation that makes it great. You don't know a lot of what's going on when you first get to Morrowind and you only find out through books, npcs who are reluctant to inform you, and other npcs who help further the plot along. It's a very mysterious game.

Simply put, this game demands a lot from you, but it's extremely satisfying when you succeed and win the main quest, not to mention all the side quests and definitely rewards you for being invested in the story and lore which are truly deserving of the word 'fantasy'.
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67.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
It's like Skyrim, but good.
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80.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
If you enjoy stories and getting lost, then this game is for you. Echoing previous reviewers, this game has not aged well; but fear not! Get the Morrowind graphics and sounds overhaul (MGSO for short) along with Morrowind Rebirth, read the directions and install everything carefully, and you're good to go. The game is brilliant once completely modded with those two overhauls. But if you really want to play the original version like so many, such as myself, did when it was first released, have at it. ;)

You won't be disappointed.
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38.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I have played this game since it came out in 2002, and it continues to be my personal favorite of The Elder Scrolls series. The story is compelling, and actually draws you into the world unlike in Skyrim, and Oblivion. Don't get me wrong that Skyrim and Oblivion don't draw you in. They do, just not on the same scale.
Advancing in a Faction requires you to be proficent in their favored skills, not just doing the quests.
There are NO limits to what you can do if you really think about it.
Have you ever wanted to make a ring or amulet that lets you Levitate forever? This game engine lets you do that, you just have to make it yourself.
Do you want to use the soul of a God to power a pair of slippers? Go for it.
Have I replayed this game over and over? Of course.
Do I recommend that you play this through before playing Skywind? Absolutely.
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Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
One of the greatest RPG's of all time. It may be slightly dated today (to some) but it is still hands down a Masterpiece. The atompsohere and world captures you unlike any game i have ever played. The music is amazing. The only downside people tend to have is the combat, but you have to understand it's an old game. If you have never got to play this wonderful game before I definitely recommened you do.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Dizzying scope, and incredible world building make this the most compelling elder scrolls. The graphics and combat may be dated, but there is an unparalleled experience waiting for those who can look past these shortcomings!
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Recommended
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Morrowind is an amazing game. No game quite captures the freedom or charm of Morrowind. If you can get past no fast travel, dated graphics, and awkward fighting system (Which can be fixed with mods if you really care that much). Morrowind is a sandbox of creativity, there is little to none hand holding. You can enchant or create essentially anything you want. You have to earn everything you got and once you have it its probably one of the most satisfaction i've had in a game, and damn is it fun getting there. The characters you meet, the bizzare experiences you are thrusted into, or seeing some hideous beast that one hit kills you. Everything you do in the game is a journey a quest all up to you it gives you an astonising amount of freedom in this little, detailed, harsh, bizzare, and beautiful world. You can spend hours roaming a city and not discover all that you can. You can create a ring that makes you fly 10,000 feet in the air. You can slay everyone you meet and conquer the world if you really wish. I highly recommend Morrowind and all its charm and harshness and freedom.
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Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
It did not wor on my computer no matter what i did, nor would it start. One giant disapointment , but im hoping in the future the issues should be worked out becuase this is a timelesss classic!
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Recommended
62.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
This might be my favorite game ever. The atmosphere draws you in with good music and a totaly alien looking landscape. flora, and fauna, which makes you more interested in the lore. Learning the lore pretty tedious since its all done through reading in game conversations and books, but the effort increaces the immersion.
Combat is pretty terrrible though. It consists almost exclusively of you clicking over and over again to land a hit about 1 out of 10 times while some old lady calls you an N'wah or S'wit continuously until she finally dies so you can steal every last shoe, plate. and pice of saltrice in her house to sell to the local pawn shop.
The choices you make have little affect on the world, exept that killing the wrong guy can ♥♥♥♥ vaardenfell's fate up so bad that Dagoth Ur's victory becomes a forgone conclusion, but all that really means to the player is that you cannot complete the main quest line. And it will tell you if you do this so you can reload.
At the time this game was released it was groundbreaking. It probably dosn't seem like a good game by todays standards, but people interested in the elder scrolls series that got into it a bit late could find morrowind to be an interesting iteration of the series.
Also try Daggerfall or as I call it "get stuck for 9 hours in a maze so complicated that the 3d map cant even help you find the exit, then delete the game and look up the story online to see what you missed."
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