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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (2,394 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 29, 2002

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"Strange, sinister, unpredictable and wildly ambitious, Morrowind is still the finest Elder Scrolls game by far, with an amazing mod community too."
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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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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Field Rating Review
Poor Morrowind has not aged well at all. Though not terrible, it is a bit jarring to return to from the beauty that is Skyrim. However, with the upcoming Skywind project (and currently available texture packs), keep your eyes peeled. Morrowind is well worth exploring, despite being a little tough on the eyes at times.
(Graphics are not used in the overall score, due to the game's age.)
The epitome of an open-world RPG, Morrowind not only pushed the envelope, it lit it on fire and hand-crafted a new one. Classic RPG elements come into play with your skills, leveled up according to you. Quest giver giving you lip? Kill him, take back your items. Short on cash? Steal it from whoever you want, just be prepared to pay the price if you're caught. You cannot go wrong with Morrowind, which captures the magic of another world like no other game out there.
A long, arching plot with plenty of diverse character interactions. As you progress, your fame grows, and the world reacts to this. Experience the joy of embracing your destiny to save Morrowind. With countless sidequests and unique zones to explore, and tons of lore to discover, Morrowind has many stories to tell. But most of all, yours.
Sadly, this game can only be enjoyed alone.
Never has any game absorbed more of my time than Morrowind. You'll never play it the same twice. Once Skywind comes out, expect this number to jump plenty high, as Morrowind deserves your time, and will be even more beautiful than it was when it first released.
Morrowind captured the magic of exploration and gaming for me. I have extremely fond memories of this game, and highly recommend it to anyone, and everyone. Even without the upcoming Skywind mod, Morrowind is a game you should pick up. Do NOT miss out on the pinnacle of the Elder Scrolls series, and a legend among games.

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Edit: Reworked scoring so that the age of the game and its graphics weren't damaging the overall rating, as that's not very fair for older games. Also reworded the overall review to focus more on Morrowind instead of Skywind.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
74.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Morrowind makes me both happy and sad.

Happy because it's a wonderful game with something new around every corner. It's a game that you can actually get lost in.

It makes me sad because games like this just aren't made anymore. Skyrim is just so vastly different, that it's really quite sad to see what they could have done with Skyrim that they didn't.
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41 of 66 people (62%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Better than Skyrim.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
My Childhood Game! A Bit Outdated Now But For Its Time Outstanding! Still Fun!
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26 of 42 people (62%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
The newest game in the Elder Scrolls franchise, Morrowind is the largest and most expansive game ever created. With over 40,000 hours of entertainment without the amazing DLC, it'll literally consume your time and poop it out to shame you like the outlander that you are.

You start off being sent to a 'fun camp' from an undisclosed previous location, due to crimes that you have forgotten due to sudden and specific amnesia. After you convince the guards that you have no idea what you've done or why, they let you go, to save you from the punishment of public incineration.

After much trudging about, doing things for drug money, you're finally given the task to eliminate a high-ranking drug lord who has become so burned out on drugs that he thinks he's a god. You have to stab him to death, and then blow up his life's work in order to save yourself.

All in all, Michael Bay's latest game performs excellently, with better visuals than even the Crysis series.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Morrowind is at the same time absolutely amazing and astonishingly awful game. A paradox in it's own kind.

Cons first:
What's with this battle system? Huh? Where's fun in hitting LMB until you or your foe drops dead? Of course there can be some tactics where you face 2 or more guys but still it's chance over skill. For those who are not in the know: battle system is based on a random chance of hitting. The higher your, say, short sword skill is, the higher the fycking chance for your strike to be successful.

Up next goes the illusion of deepness of the world. Sure, Vvardenfell is big, but what's the point in it? Interiors of the buildings are uninteresting, most of the dungeons are pretty generic, NPCs are all the ♥♥♥♥in same. Almost. Some give you quests, but everybody else is just a filler. Voice acting is cheesy and sucks balls - everyone just humiliates you and go like: "speak quickly or go away". It makes me wanna murder every son of a ♥♥♥♥♥ about. Plus I may sound like a ♥♥♥♥♥ but fast traveling is needed. It's urgent cause I hate walking the same roads over and over and over and over again and waste my fycking time. Hm, maybe I'm a casual ♥♥♥♥♥ anyway.))

The game's pretty ridiculous too. Those animations... My god they're hilarious as HELL! Did they even saw what they did? Has it been it tested? My GOD they walk like ♥♥♥♥in... I don't know who walks like that!

Anyway I'm just complaining. All of these cheap complaints of mine can be easily explained. I played Skyrim first, then Oblivion, then Morrowind. Many people state that since ES III series went downhill but I disagree. With Skyrim a lot of things became much better. Some got worse like too much casualty included plus hand-holding, unbreakable weapons and armor, "every weapon and spell hurts and affects every creature"-system etc. Anyway, stakes were high when I first launched Morrowind. I didn't have a chance to play it back in 2002 cause I only had consoles. So I look at it through the eyes of modern PC gamer. I say "PC gamer" cause I got PC and became one in 2008. That aside, I'm a gamer since 1995 so it's okay.) That's why I complain anyway. Actually game's ♥♥♥♥in fantastic.


Atmosphere. Burnt-out ashlands, giant mushrooms, swamps... The world is one of a kind. Graphics are Ok so it all looks pretty neat.

Music is epic. I love almost every second of it. Better than scores in later installments of ES. Sound design is... not so brilliant to say the least.) Some sounds are so frequent that they either infuriate you or make you laugh. Wait, this is Pros section! Sorry.)

Story is engaging.

Morrowind is harsh. No fast travel, no markers - just a map and your a.s.s. You have to read a f-n journal in order to understand where to go! That's terrific!

Weapons and armor break and you have to repair it. Essential for RPG's IMHO.

Some creatures cannot be hurt with particular weapons or skills. For instance, you can't hit the spirit with a common sword!!! Hell yeah! Now we're talking!

Game's pretty hard. Anyway, you can adjust difficulty but even on easy your butt can be kicked hard in the wilderness.

Considering that the game came out in 2002 (technologies, you know) all downsides can be and ARE forgiven. Must play for every RPG, fantasy and ES fan.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
510.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
What to say... Well I could start by saying its possibly my favorite Elder Scrolls game. For those of you not in the know of what the Elder Scrolls series is, let the Spectre tell you it's an RPG series started in March 1994 with The Elder Scrolls I: Arena.

What you do in the game is your choice, whether you want to be an assassin who's good with heavy armor, a straight up tank, or a noble adventuring mage. The goal of the series is to make you feel immersed in another universe, play another life. Now the series started to go downhill and it wasn't looking good for Bethesda. So they put Todd Howard in the lead for the development of Morrowind. Now Todd, he figured if it might be their last game they might as well go out with a bang or try to revive the series (atleast thats what I think) and had the team work on Morrowind and put their all into it. Of course this worked tremendously.

Now lets get back into the review shall we? Hmmm... Where was I? Oh yes! I remember now, favorite elder scrolls game blah blah blah no one cares. Now let me tell why this is.

1. The game is rich with quests that could take you weeks or more to complete and lots of detail and places that can take you months to see. The amount of NPCs is astonishing (even though the dialog might not always be to interesting), and the fact that the are all individually named with the exception of the respawning guards.

2. The openess is impressive even with todays standards. You could start a new character and right after you finish the quick character creation/tutorial bit you can go where ever you want! No need for the completion of the main quest when you've got exploring to do!

3. The map size is huge, it will take some time for you to fill your map. You could be walking for half an hour thinking you've made a lot of progress, but when you look at your map you see you only walked half the world. Better walk a few more huh?

Now I could keep going with this review praising this game but ther really is no point. There are very few cons, but I'll name a couple and they won't be of much significance I can assure you.

1. Steep learning curve for new players, trust me. It you're transitioning from a game like Skyrim then you're in for a surprise. Welcome to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Prepare to Die Edition! But don't worry, you'll learn sooner or later.

2. Lack of dialog. You could talk to 20 NPCs with the same things to say. While this can get a little boring looking for quests or an overall interesting NPC.

3. The view distance is terrible. Now I know this game came out in 2002 but the game is made to put the entire view distence rendering on the CPU. Now I'm going to be honest, I'm not sure if most games from that time period do that but I doubt it. Bethesda just didn't optimize it very well. Whatever I guess, it's realistic, seriously, who can see more then 50 feet ahead of themselves?

I guess that will conlude this "short" review. I know you would like to keep reading this "amazing" review but I gotta go. This is Spectre signing off, see ya!

-Kyle (a.k.a. Hunaptra or Spectre)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
i highly reccomend this game to anyone who likes the elder scrolls series and also doesent like to be babied with when and where to go, you get a simple journal and a map, no waypoints or quest markers.

you actualy have to think in this one
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
My opinionated review for "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind."

Disclaimer: I have played all of the TES games in reverse order so my praise for the game is not pure nostalgia.

Gameplay: This game is the pinnacle of the TES saga. Every RPG element is here and works well. Upon startup, you are greeted with a rather bland title screen. What makes it so special is the iconic theme of Morrowind that has appeared by variation in all of the later TES games. Clicking new game will send start a skippable intro video and then the game starts. Your backstory is that you were sent to Vvardenfell under the orders of the emporer. This backstory is vague enough for you to be creative with your story, unlike Fallout 3 or Oblivion. You will be awoken by a Dunmer named "Juib" who then asks you for your name. This is the character creation process. You will then select one of 14 races, a class, and a birthsign. It is short and sweet enough to not be annoying like Skyrim's god-long intro sequence. You will collect your papers and orders from the census offices and then you're off. No intro dungeon. No forced story. Nothing. This is where most people are lost. They are so used to the handholding from the newer TES games. You will have to read your journal for info. So you open it up and it says to deliver a package to some guy in Balmora? Where is Balmora? Players will then proceed to run around and then get killed by a mudcrab because they don't understand the stat based combat. That is the beauty of this game. Nothing will be handed to you except insults for being an outlander. What would you do in this situation? Ask for directions of course. The dialogue system is made so that you can ask a npc about almost everything that your character knows of. Unlike Skyrim's 3 phrases that nobody cares about, you can ask about secrets,rumors,services,work, about the dungeon you just delved, an assassin that attacked you, and even a weird dream that you may have had. It is very in-depth. There is also a disposition system where you can ahave enemies based on race,guild, or even for the fact that you are a criminal! Not everyone will be your friend, just like real life, so stay close to those who you trust. You have a diverse range of skills that are all useful in their own ways. You cannot master them all, so train wisely! Attributes are availiable as well, unlike Skyrim. This game is a true RPG, so don't expect action based combat. If you wonder why you can't hit anyone, it is because you are not properly trained with the current weapon you are using. It makes more sense if you think about it. Some may say it is extremely boring and tedious, but I say it is fair, seeing how you should not be able to pick up a weapon and automatically start killing with it. If you prefer to stay out of conflict, there is a great alchemy system availiable. You have multiple tools to mess with and to this day, I still haven't fully understood the sytem. There are many other systems in the game but I cannot fully explain them all or we'll be here for days.

Art: In order to judge and old game's graphics in a modern day, you must compare other games that came out the same year. Going by that, I say the game looked fairly well. It has a lot to look at and read (tons of books availiable!) and while the animations may be a little unbelievable and robotic, they get the job done. One thing you may notice about Morrowind compared to other RPG's, is how alien it feels. That is the prime charm of Morrowind. Think Japanese culture mixed with Mayan culture. There are not a lot of video settings available, so you may need to download Morrowind Graphics Extender if you want to fully customise the graphics and short view distance and low fov.

Music/Sound: This game has one of the best soundtracks ever. Composed by Jeremy Soule, every track is movie quality and always keeps a great feeling inside. It adds to the atmosphere in a big way. The sound design is great as well, although ambience is rather dead, the music makes up for it. The voice acting is top notch, although sometimes non-existent, or maybe I'm just spoiled by Skyrim.

Entertainment Value: Like any other TES game, you can sink an infinite amount of hours into it. There is always something new to explore in Morrowind, a new dungeon, new npc, new weapon, etc. I consider it the best in the series followed by Skyrim. If you are an RPG fan and you don't care if you have to put in a little work to enjoy what this game has to offer, you will most likely enjoy what Morrowind has to offer. And if you are not pleased with how the game looks or plays, there is an active modding community available that will fix every issue you have.

I love Morrowind to death, so of course this review was biased, but I feel you cannot help and enjoy the land of Morrowind just like me. With Skywind coming soon, we may get another chance to explore this land once again.


Thank you for reading.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Yes this is the best Elder Scrolls game! Thank you, because it is much better than Skyrim or Oblivion. All are good, but Morrowind is the divine roast beef among fast food cheeseburgers. The gameplay is excellent, and requires specialization in order to perform well. This contrasts with the other games, which try to tie all of the weapon classes together and kinda make everything simple and boring. Exploration and world design are oh so beautiful, and travelling around Vivec completing various guild quests fills me with a special feeling. Wow. MMMMM. OH YEAH. I never got that in the others, instead I just had the desire to get to the next objective as quickly as possible. I find that experiencing the world is better than teleporting through it.
I also almost passed out today.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
did lots of drugs, found love, visited a strip club, smuggled ebony, decorated home with cult artifacts. 10/10 would do skooma again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Still the best TES game, at least from an RPG perspective... unlike the later games (Oblivion and Skyrim), succeeding or failing missions has permanent consequences, puzzles are actually HARD ("drink of my waters" guh), and your choices ealy in the game actually affect things way down the line.

Vanilla graphics are low (I mean it's 15 years old, right) but there is an excellent mod package (see top 10 mods list) that installs about 30 of the top mods for graphics and gameplay, which will bring you up to something better than Oblivion-but-not-quite-Skyrim-vaniulla quality, which aint bad.

Downside: Melee combat is atrocious, player movement speed is abysmal. Download mods or use cheats to make things a bit better. Ranged and spell combat is much better, just avoid melee and enjoy a game from an era when storyline and replayability meant more than flashy graphics and play-by-rails killmoves.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Like Skyrim but better.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Gave ring of healing to Fargoth, then he achieved CHIM and wrastled Vivec. 5 million/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
After playing almost 200 hours of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I decided to give Morrowind a try, as everyone says it's the best entry in the series. I bought this game back in 2012, and played it for about 1 hour; I didn't like it at all, it started out slowly, I had to read a crapton of stuff, and I got easily lost in about half an hour, so I stopped playing it.
Two years later, I decided to give this game another try.

It's seriously one of the best RPG's ever.

The game is slow, I simply accepted that and decided to take it all slowly, read all texts, even take notes IRL so I don't get lost and I remember important stuff; the graphics are a bit outdated, yeah, but nothing Morrowind Graphics Extender can't help; the lore is awesome, everyone seems important (except those slaves you free) to the game, the gameplay is kinda ♥♥♥♥ty because it's dice-based, but it gets pretty cool in mid-end game, and the best part: The Soundtrack.

Totally recommend this game, may not attract everyone, but those who like this type of game will fall in love with Morrowind.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is an RPG developed by Bethesda Games in 2002. If the date or developer disturbs you, we can't be friends. This is the game that redefined the RPG genre, setting a new standard for storytelling in video games. It features you, the Nerevarine, coming into the alien world of Morrowind.

You can choose from a reptilian Argonian, a felid Kajhiit (sorry if I misspelled that (or that)), a hybrid Breton, a magic-imbued High Elf, a Dark Elf with some ties to the land in which he's in, or some uninteresting human races. From these choices come literally thousands of combinations of skills.

The story itself is top-notch, and I would say it tops Skyrim in terms of actually telling a story that you, the player, have a direct role in. The only moderately lackluster part of this game is the combat, which takes chance of hitting into account. In a later Elder Scrolls game, you swing your sword and, should you be in range, it hits. You shoot your bow and, should the arrow connect, it hits. In this game, you can be right in front of someone, swing your sword, and miss. I hate this with a passion, as it has led to many ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ deaths.

To put it shortly, 10/10 would kill everyone in Balmora again
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This game is the BEST Elder Scrolls game, with Skyrim close behind it. Buy this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30

Let see...

Open World: Check
Tons of Equipment: Check
Total control over character customization: Check
Awesome Story line: Check
Tons of Side Quest: Check

Over all amazing game. I played this game on the original XBox

A Con for some (Its not really a con for me) is the graphics. Its not Skyrim as far as graphics go. But it came out in 2002!

The only Con for me (and its not that big off one either) Is the character cusomization is a little intense. A lot of Skills to choose from... 27 to be exact... And with so many skills it can be difficult to level if you choose the wrong ones as your main. Or the total opposite. you can level really fast if you choose certain ones.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
10/10 ran about in some pants and killed fargoth and gods.
sik game m8's
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