Without The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind we would not have Oblivion or the 50 re-releases of Skyrim! It truly is a groundbreaking title that was first released all the way back in 2002. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition updates a few things as well as packing in all of the content that came after the game was released.
Download The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
You can download the third part of the Elder Scrolls series from Steam. To begin, click on the Download button located below this review.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Review
Let me start by talking about The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind as just the base version. This is a large open-world RPG. For a game that was made in 2002, you do have quite a lot of customization over the kind of character you want to play as.
As well as this, the story is really there to be played just the way you want. Having a large 3D world like this and being able to go and do what you want at the time was very groundbreaking stuff. You can stick to the story missions, or you can go off the beaten path and see what kinds of adventures, loot, and monsters are there to be found.
While it clearly lacks the polish of the games that would come after it. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition still has a nice look to it. I am pretty sure that this latest version of the game has had the graphics touched up a bit as they do look notably better than I remember them being on the original Xbox where I first played this game.
The Game of the Year Edition comes with the two expansions, Bloodmoon and Tribunal. The fact that there is a story about werewolves is really cool! These are quite lengthy expansions and easily will take you well over 20 hours each to get all the way through them. I would even say that Bloodmoon is a better story than the main one in the base game!
There are new creatures and weapons to experience in the expansions and it does not feel tacked on at all. It actually feels like content that is well worth playing through. I tell you; I would love it if modern expansions/DLC was as jam-packed with worthwhile content as what was done here.
I will say that the progression is a little bit on the slow side as in the early part of the game until you level up, you do struggle. However, you have to just stick with it and as you start to level up and get your bearings bout you. You will realize how much fun this game can really be.
Some people may think that there is no point and going back to play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition. I would say that is crazy! Yes, it does lack the polish of the modern Elder Scrolls games, but the game is still an absolute joy to play. Plus, there is the fact that this package comes with tons of extra content for you to enjoy.
- The extra story content is excellent
- A lot of choice in the character you play as
- Lots of side content to keep you busy
- It really does not look that bad at all
- The story is far more engaging than other games from this era
- It shows its age a little in the visuals
- Leveling up, in the beginning, is a little on the slow side