The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 50 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 50 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

PCWorld
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 6, 2017

For anyone who played The Elder Scrolls III, who yearns for Morrowind and the island of Vvardenfell, being able to revisit even the shadow of those memories is a treat. The old theme music swells, you take those first steps into Seyda Neen, and it's almost the same. Close enough, anyway—like seeing the reunion tour of your favorite band. They're older, maybe less daring, but the hits are timeless.

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TheSixthAxis
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 6, 2017

Overall, it's a great expansion and one that doesn't feel needlessly bloated, concentrated within a single area while adding new features elsewhere. However, if The Elder Scrolls Online hasn't already won you over, Morrowind isn't likely to tip you over the edge.

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Scored Reviews

Impulsegamer
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
Jun 28, 2017

15 years ago you walked the land of Morrowind... now set foot upon those lands again and experience them with fresh eyes and with a rousing orchestral score!

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Rocket Chainsaw
Jun 6, 2017

Morrowind has turned The Elder Scrolls Online into the MMORPG that it deserves to be, and we are very excited to see what ZeniMax Online Studios does next with the game.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
GameSpace
Som Pourfarzaneh

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Still, that nostalgia is a powerful motivator, and ZeniMax and Bethesda have delivered on it almost perfectly. If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to return to Morrowind, take a ship from one of TESO’s capital cities and get ready to ride a silt strider down memory lane. You won’t be disappointed.

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MMORPG.com
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

I cannot wait to see where Morrowind's story ends, and where the next year of content takes us in Nirn. It's fun to think that this is just the first chapter in years of content ESO has up its sleeve. Talk about starting off with a bang.

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Leadergamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 5, 2017

The game’s new PvP mode, Battlegrounds, is the most interesting feature of Morrowind upgrade after Vvardenfell for me; and I think it will be the most interesting for you too. Game shows itself to you in a way that you have never seen until now, which makes it impressive. ZeniMax Online Studios’ The Elder Scrolls Online, gets itself an expansion which is almost flawless with Morrowind. A brand-new class, new map, missions with depth and diversity, Battlegrounds mode will be waiting for you with The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. I can say that I did not come across a flaw, except the disappointing new training and new sometimes-can-be-superficial PvP mode. This shows how admirable The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is.

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GamePro
88 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

88 / 100
Jun 8, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind offers a successful trip into the past, that greatly benefits from the nostalgia bonus.

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Sirus Gaming
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2017

The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind is well worth it just even with the addition of the Warden class but moreso the fact that you will have lots of quests to play and some PVP on the side for those who just want to spill blood, it’s an expansion packed with features that makes it worth your while.

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Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2017

Overall, this expansion has added great story content and has re-imagined the Morrowind setting with lovely new graphics and music.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jun 16, 2017

ZeniMax shows with Morrowind that there is still lots of enjoyment to be had in Tamriel.

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GameZone
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2017

A wonderful story and an intriguing world filled with eye candy that only the Elder Scrolls series could deliver.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jun 22, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a dream come true for many diehard Vvardenfell fans, and does an admirable job in presenting something new and fresh in a way that also makes sure to pay homage to the past. The game expands ESO to include a new 4x4x4 arena mode, and offers hours of new content to enjoy. Any players who are already enjoying Elder Scrolls Online should be expanding, and any fans of the original Morrowind who have held out on ESO may want to consider giving it a try now.

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IGN Italy
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a solid, well written and fascinating expansion of an imperfect game. If you loved the original Morrowind and you wanna come back to those lands, characters and lore, you won't be disappointed.

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Cerealkillerz
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2017

Morrowind is a well-made expansion for Elder Scrolls veterans but it doesn't really manage to get new players to the party. With countless hours of new quest content, a new class and changes for fans of PvP, Morrowind delivers nearly everything a MMO-Fan could wish for. If you're new to the series you will not really get enough help to get into the game besides the adjusting of the enemy level to your own.

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VGProfessional
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2017

Since the release of The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda has not stopped enhancing its MMORPG and listening to fans. In this sense, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind perfectly fulfilled the objective set by the studio: an invitation to a journey through time to (re)discover the island of Vvardenfell, which may disappoint the MMORPG purists, but that will delight RPG explorers.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 19, 2017

A great expansion that adds a lot of content while providing a reason to keep waiting for the next The Elder Scrolls main game.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 22, 2017

A few technical issues aside, this is a great expansion that will please fans of the original Morrowind, as well as allowing new players to finally experience Vvardenfell for themselves.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Morrowind feels like it begs you to come home, and what a welcome it has in store when you get there.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 8, 2017

The release of TESO: Morrowind is the perfect time for fans of the Elder Scrolls single player games to jump in and give the MMORPG a try if they've been hesitant so far. Even if you just play as a lone wolf and want to experience the game's stories and quests as well as explore past Vvardenfell, it's worth the price of admission.

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TeamNerd
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 7, 2017

Also, if it is true that we are witnessing the return of something that has thrilled us over time, in fact we are still waiting for a single chapter singer and we look forward to pointing to that!

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 11, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is an expansion whose additions won't be enough to take this MMO to new heights, but those that are already on board will surely enjoy it, especially if their love for the original trip to Vvardenfell (or Tamriel in general) still burns strong.

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TheXboxHub
Jun 27, 2017

The return of Morrowind will certainly be hitting the right notes with many fans of the series, but it also adds to a growing list of reasons as to why The Elder Scrolls series is better as a solo experience.

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Old Man Mordaith
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2017

This game really wants to take you back. So much so, that it seems new characters will even just start out in Morrowind if they skip the intro story. Fresh off a boat in Seyda Neen, you go through a lot of the motions of the original game. There are many shout-outs, call-backs, and Easter eggs for those familiar with the first Morrowind – so many, in fact, that you’ll nearly choke on them all. And that’s okay, really. It’s what we wanted.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 17, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is an impressive new addition to an already solid MMO. The Elder Scrolls Online has been constantly evolving since its initial launch, and the new content introduced in this chapter builds upon these improvements.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

I can still say without a doubt that I have enjoyed Morrowind better than the initial release of ESO. The world seems a bit more alive and explorable. There also seems to be more polished adventure/quests going on in the initial release of Morrowind, which tells me that ZeniMax has learned a few things from past ESO lessons. Despite my disdain for some of the boss fights that are incredibly difficult when going solo in the game, the overall package of Morrowind really does provide an upgrade to the ESO family in several areas. If you haven't played ESO, but have enjoyed The Elder Scrolls series, then this might be the right time to jump in to see what it is about.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 23, 2017

Maybe this will not get more new players, but Morrowind is what every expansion should be. Featuring lots of new content, a great new story and nostalgia for The Elder Scrolls' veteran players.

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PC Aficionado
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2017

Certainly worth playing if you have the time and patience, but perhaps worth waiting till you have the time to properly delve into the world, otherwise the full experience may be lost on you.

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AusGamers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2017

Which in the end gets a lot of things right, in addition to feeling like a traditional open-world Elder Scrolls RPG expansion. In that sense, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a definite success, it faithfully recreates and updates the iconic location for both modern audiences and modern gaming hardware. Seriously, simply walking around and taking in all the sights is worth the price of admission alone.

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USgamer
Jun 6, 2017

All of the changes Zenimax Online has made to Elder Scrolls Online since its 2014 launch culminate in the Morrowind expansion. Returning to a classic Elder Scrolls region, the expansion stands a great update to old environments. The writing is excellent, though the overall presentation can feel a little dry at times. The new Warden class needs a second look as well, but overall Morrowind is an excellent welcome mat for new and returning players.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2017

„Morrowind” is a perfect place to start playing The Elder Scrolls Online. If you haven't done it yet, console version of Vvardenfell should properly get you up to speed.

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GameSkinny
Jun 6, 2017

From the immersive main storyline to the references to the original game, ESO: Morrowind is an enjoyable addition that has rekindled my interest in MMOs.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online gets its biggest shot in the arm yet with the extensive Morrowind chapter. It doesn't properly fix the fundamental flaws of the base game, but it does add an interesting, fresh depth for veteran players whilst keeping it somewhat accessible for newcomers.

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Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind certainly offers some great quest lines and a fantastic nostalgia trip for those familiar with Vvardenfell. However, it feels a lot emptier, with monsters being simply unexciting and the new PVP being abysmally balanced. The new Warden class, however, offers an interesting new way to play.

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NZGamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2017

Offers hours more Elder Scrolls, for those who want hours more Elder Scrolls.

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PC Gamer
75 / 100
75 / 100
Jun 8, 2017

A great repository of nostalgia-heavy stories, but it doesn't make the most of being an MMO.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a great return for the MMO made by ZeniMax and Bethesda Softwork. A standalone add-on for a brand new adventure, in the legendary island of Vvanderfell.

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Game Revolution
Jun 30, 2017

15 years later Morrowind is still a special place. Those who return home will be greeted by familiarity, but with a modern twist.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 21, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is a very enjoyable expansion to an already rock solid role-playing experience. Featuring some fantastic questlines, this is a welcome return to the island of Vvardenfell - a wonderful location which has been lovingly recreated.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

While Elder Scrolls Online has improved through the release of Morrowind, it still isn't enough of a jump to warrant a resounding recommendation (the 4v4v4 PVP mode here still isn't enough to get me into ESO PVP). If you already own it and are coasting by on free-to-play fumes, you should still think about upgrading and exploring the pointed, more focused land of Vvardenfell.

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MMOGames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

Morrowind has a little something for everyone, but it's hard to justify the price for those who don't plan on experiencing everything it has to offer.

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Gadgets 360
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 10, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is worth checking out if you're looking for a fix of single-player Elder Scrolls adventuring like Skyrim, especially as there's no mainline sequel expected for quite some time.

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Press Start
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 10, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind is completely at odds with itself. At times, it doesn't feel like an expansion – featuring just more of the same rote quest designs that you've seen in Elder Scrolls Online. At other times, the writing is some of the best in the entirety of the Elder Scrolls Online world. Nostalgia for the region aside and Battlegrounds that'll surely flourish with updates, Morrowind doesn't do anything aggressively offensive, but doesn't quite innovate either.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2017

Morrowind is a capable add-on to an MMO that's a leader in story and questing, and is only improving with age.

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 19, 2017

While this is a great nostalgia trip for those that are fans of the original, it's still outclassed by better, more popular games.

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M3
7 / 10
M3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jun 21, 2017

The Morrowind expansion to Elder Scrolls Online can be described as ”more of the same”. It's a huge island, filled with stuff to to and with tons of new features. The combat system still is in need of an update, though.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jun 6, 2017

Bethesda has done a great job of recreating one of the franchise's most iconic locations in the Morrowind Expansion for ESO. It's also a good showcase for just how far this game has come in the last few years.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2017

In the end, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind was a fun experience.

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Video Chums
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2017

Aside from its new Battleground modes and Warden class, the bulk of Morrowind is essentially just more Elder Scrolls Online with little new added to the formula.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG
Vadimeys

Top Critic

6 / 10
Jul 7, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Online - Morrowind DLC could've been a second chance for the game, but instead the players got a bad product which is not capable to hold the attention for long. You can still play it, but it's better to revisit the original masterpiece from 2002 once again or return to a special edition of Skyrim.

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