The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Reviews

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is ranked in the 71st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
80 / 100
Jun 11, 2022

‎High Isle is one of the most eye-catching expansions since the MMO launched in 2014. You can see the ambition of the team to create a different story and the contents it adds manage to expand even more the vast universe of the saga. The Spanish translation marks High Isle as the best time to start playing The Elder Scrolls Online.‎

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Jun 29, 2022

The newest expansion for ZeniMax Online Studios' role-playing experience provides a great experience unlike anything in the game so far. There's plenty to do and enjoy, even if it doesn't explore certain political aspects as heavily as it could have.

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84 / 100
Jun 25, 2022

MMORPGs continue to come and go, but only a handful remain really vital and appealing to a broad range of new and faithful players. While not every expansion of Elder Scrolls Online has been equally amazing, each one has deepened and broadened the core experience. With High Isle, ZeniMax and Bethesda tone down the melodrama. In its place are political upheavals, scheming anarchists and an addictive new card game. The Elder Scrolls Online continues to be a dream MMO for both solo players and groups.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2022

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle brings with it many great moments, and the landscape of the Systres is a joy to explore, especially the jungle prison of Amenos. While its story is predictable, I’m not uninterested as I look forward to the rest of the year’s content drops. In the end, it's this formulaic malaise that keeps The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle from being truly great.

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Unscored
Jul 12, 2022

High Isle is a rather traditional expansion for the canons of The Elder Scrolls Online, and this could be positive for those who are satisfied with the type of content already present - and will also find Tales of Tribute waiting for it -, a little less for those waiting for substantial news (such as a new class) or a change of course. Personally we would like to see a little more experimentalism, but if you know how to choose well what to do and what to avoid, The Elder Scrolls Online is still confirmed as a rich and stimulating experience.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2022

‎The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is one of the biggest expansions in the 7 years of life of the Bethesda MMO, in addition to offering us a change of direction and theme; which is appreciated to have a greater variety of stories and characters. As the main novelty, we find the card game Tales of Tribute, the two new companions, the archipelago of Systres and the new trial.‎

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8.3 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2018

High Isle brings a beautiful new locale, some lovable characters, and a new card game. While all these additions are wonderful, the core gameplay of High Isle feels incredibly similar to that of previous chapter DLCs. New locations and systems can only go so far to help break up the staleness of the main storyline structure.

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Yuria
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8 / 10
Jun 8, 2022

The expansion holds roughly 30 plus hours of content, not only providing a solid main quest line but also plenty of side quests, Volcanic Vents, new enemies, and card collectible fun along the way. Exploration is enjoyable as the region is split into different isles which can be travelled to by the boat ports. If you enjoy mystery, political intrigue and diving into dark crypts, this one is for you.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2022

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle expansion brings an exciting new story to the eight-year-old online game, and once again expands the breadth of the world of The Elder Scrolls series. The new "High Isle" map is rich in explorable contents, and the "Tales of Tribute" card game is no less fun than "Gwent". If you are a player who loves The Elder Scrolls series, immersing yourself in the world of The Elder Scrolls Online must be a perfect experience.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 27, 2022

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is a welcome addition to the long-running MMO. The gameplay remains familiar enough so regular Elder Scrolls Online players won't be in for any unpleasant surprises and the world building and storytelling makes High Isle a worthwhile visit.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2022

Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle adds a huge new area to explore, with one of the key features being a card game. While Trails of Tribute, and the large amount of lore are fun, the expansion isn't enough to win players of other MMORPG's like Final Fantasy 14 over.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2022

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is the breath of fresh air that Bethesda's MMORPG has needed for years, although it could have been a bit better in some respects.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2022

‎High Isle, the new expansion of The Elder Scrolls Online, is what the game has lacked for quite some time, which allows you to immerse yourself in the adventure in a much more immersive way than in previous installments.‎

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10 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

I was starting to drift away from the Elder Scrolls Online, but High Isle brought me back. The wealth of new content is enough to keep any current player interested, but the story itself really makes this expansion stand out from the rest. Returning to its roots, this Elder Scrolls adventure deserves to be remembered alongside the greats, and I hope they take notes from this expansion for future content in both ESO and the Elder Scrolls 6.

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80 / 100
Jun 16, 2022

The Elder Scrolls Online returns with an expansion with a more "earthly" story where political intrigues will be the order of the day. We will visit Isla Alta and discover new locations and events. And this time, finally, completely in Spanish.

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Recommended
Jun 22, 2022

"The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is the perfect MMORPG a newbie can ever ask for. Even with its dated looks, it’s still a refreshing experience and a treat to explore the depths and corners of the world. Having a perfect welcoming experience for new players allows the growth of the game and makes new content like High Isle Possible. The story of High Isle is extremely fun and highly engaging. However, it ends on a dry note which still opens up an opportunity for more content on the Ascendant Arc. Playing it solo, or with a group of friends, the game promises fun throughout with minimal bugs and beautiful voiceovers and story writing. If you’ve been keeping an eye on the game or the expansion, don’t waste more time and dive into the world of Elder Scrolls with The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle."

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2022

Welcome to the sunny shores of High Isle, an idyllic zone and Chapter for The Elder Scrolls Online. The storyline is down to earth, with politics and conspiracy at the crux of a deep but a little less engrossing narrative. Companions Isobel and Ember are useful fighters with great character-building quests. While Volcanic Vents aren’t an amazing multiplayer activity, the Dreadsail Reef is a challenging but satisfying trail to grind impressive gear sets. However, the cherry on top is Tribes of Tribute, which you’ll spend too much time mastering the mechanics of the new in-game card tournament. If the lack of PvP doesn’t bother you, High Isle offers another year of excellent content for The Elder Scrolls Online.

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Jun 28, 2022

While the main quest is rather short in comparison, High Isle still doesn’t disappoint: All the quests are satisfying, the island chain is exciting to explore, the new gear looks great, and a new card game on top of yearly expansion makes this a big offering. For the sixth expansion, there’s never been a better time to play The Elder Scrolls Online. The greatest strength this expansion has, is that it doesn’t have any baggage of being a place we’ve seen in a prior Elder Scrolls game, making it feel wholly fresh for everyone to play. High Isle ensures that The Elder Scrolls Online continues to be indispensable among the MMORPGs available today.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2022

High Isle offers a number of fun, entertaining experiences. However, it focuses on mostly delivering more of the same rather than building and properly expanding on the game’s core ideas. It’s completely fine that it does this, but I just personally wish it strived to be a little more.

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9 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2022

You can treat Elder Scrolls Online just like any other Elder Scrolls game, but you are still connected to a world with other players, and there are some things you cannot do by yourself. If that’s your bag, High Isle is the best Elder Scrolls Online has ever been.

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