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The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

72%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 5Jun 8, 2021
Xbox Series X/SJun 8, 2021
Xbox OneJun 8, 2021
PlayStation 4Jun 8, 2021
PCJun 1, 2021
Google StadiaJun 1, 2021

Developer: ZeniMax Media

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Genres: RPG, MMO

The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood is the ultimate Elder Scrolls experience and includes the Base Game and all Chapters: • Blackwood (New for 2021) • Greymoor • Elsweyr • Summerset • Morrowind ULTIMATE FREEDOM—Create your ultimate RPG character, play solo or adventure with friends, and determine your fate in an ever-expanding world. With no level restrictions, go anywhere, at any time in a truly open world. In The Elder Scrolls Online, the choice is yours. CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE—With a new tutorial, begin your adventure where you like: emerge from Coldharbour in the Base Game, battle Dragons in the Elsweyr Chapter, or get ready to face the Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon, in Blackwood, the latest Chapter. All content is accessible for new players, and you can switch adventures whenever you like. INCLUDES LATEST CHAPTER: BLACKWOOD—As part of the Gates of Oblivion adventure, a deal made with the Prince of Destruction comes due in Blackwood. Explore Imperial cities and murky bogs, uncover Mehrunes Dagon's sinister plot, and never adventure alone with the new Companions System.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Critic Reviews

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TheSixthAxis

Christian "Reggie" Wait
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Blackwood is a brilliant throwback to Oblivion, but it feels like a starting point for a grander tale. Players going into Blackwood expecting a full-fat expansion experience will feel slightly letdown. Its dedication to 2006s Cyrodill shines through with the spaced out content making the overall zone feel a little empty. Still, the content itself is a job well done, ticking all the boxes to keep players entertained, but new features like Blackwood's companions work best when revisiting older zones.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood is a dense expansion that delves into what made Oblivion so good, featuring a great story and more.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood provides plenty of enjoyable content, but it may not be enough to breathe new life into the MMO.

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I am a huge fan of the entire Elder Scrolls franchise, and have played ESO since beta. My absolute favorite Chapter was Elsweyr and that will forever be a hard one to top, but Blackwood was quite enjoyable. The addition of Companions is fun for both new and veteran players, but I am kind of left feeling like this could have been a DLC rather than a full-blown Chapter. I had a good time questing through the area and completing the main story, and the throwbacks to Oblivion with the story and portals were very cool. I definitely hope to see more Companions added to the game, even if it's through the Crown Store. My only request is to add on to the already amazing story that is being told!

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