The Elder Scrolls: Legends

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Percentile Rank

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

72%

Critics Recommend

Based on 19 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 14, 2017

Even if it isn't top of my list of collectible card games to get into (yes, that honour still goes to Duelyst) it has an attention to detail that is admirable and should be noted by others in the room.

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Scored Reviews

GameSpace
9 / 10.0
GameSpace
Brandedwolf

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2017

The story is the selling point of the Brotherhood expansion. It’s on you the player to help decide the Brotherhood’s fate. Save them or help destroy them. The new cards introduced liven up the game and add more choices to it.

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Pardis Game
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

TES Legends is considered as a proper option for gamers; as it has decent servers and small size (almost 1 GB), which is amazing because of the massive content it has. Legends is totally different from what you've experienced in the original TES series thus far, it will entertain you for hours and is an intriguing decision. Maybe it's not bad to leave dragons and dragon killing behind for a moment and try some brain teasing games instead.

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Everyeye.it
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2017

Bethesda finally releases a Card Game which can tickle the curiosity of fans of the Elder Scrolls fanchise. Legends is a free to play game with traditional gameplay mechanics and some original ideas.

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IGN
8.3 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

The Elder Scrolls: Legends may not be the most visually appealing CCG, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in modes, mechanics and card design. This is well worth checking out for fans of The Elder Scrolls or digital card games in general. And like all great CCGs, the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it.

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Game Informer
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

A nice addition to the current crop of digital card games and absolutely worth a try if you’re fan of the genre

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GameCrate
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

I understand that, as a CCG fan who prefers PvE play, I am in the minority, but The Elder Scrolls: Legends has honestly been the first digital CCG that felt like it was welcoming me in with open arms instead of forcing me to either play PvP or make do with subpar alternatives. Bethesda certainly has some stiff competition going up against games like Hearthstone and CD Projekt Red's upcoming standalone Gwent game, but as far as first impressions go, I have never been more pleasantly surprised by a CCG than I was by The Elder Scrolls: Legends.

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Quillstreak
81%
81%
Jul 1, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Legends stands on its own two feet in the trendy genre of computer card games with its unique mechanics and consistent, surprising gameplay. If you're looking for a CCG with lore at its core and deck-building at its heart, give this free to play title a whirl.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2017

Heroes of Skyrim is an amazing expansion that shows the true potential of Bethesda's world. Quality guaranteed for the fans of the strategy genre that wanted more of this game.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 28, 2017

The Elder Scrolls: Legends does not invent the card, but adds its particular point of view with small innovations that result in interesting and fresh multiplayer matches.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a free-to-play CCG: give it a try, chances are you're gonna like it. Despite being a newcomer in an already saturated market, Bethesda plays its cards right (ahr ahr), with some original and fresh gameplay mechanics.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2017

The Elder Scrolls Legends take what's good from the other card games and adds some interesting gameplay mechanichs, such as the dual-lane field, and the strong definition of the dynamics of a deck. Actually there are too many unbalanced draft based mechanics, but this i something only the time can adjust.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
Glitchiee_8928

Top Critic

Apr 12, 2017

The Dark Brotherhood, the new expansion for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, brings new cards and a fresh update to the CCG.

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Gamefa
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2017

The new Elder Scrolls game is indeed one of the most artistic games ever made for mobile devices. The character design is so unique and the developers designed the characters in the best way they could. The visual design is very appealing to the eye؛ just like the game's technical graphics. The two of these blended together result in an amazing combination for a mobile game. Additionally, the epic sound tracks of the game are another good thing about The Elder Scrolls: Legends. These sound tracks are simply just amazing. The Elder Scrolls: Legends surely does have a lot of positive points but there are some minor and major issues like the unstable servers the game has etc; The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a wonderful experience but at the end of the day, Hearthstone is still better than what The Elder Scrolls has to offer.

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PC Gamer
78 / 100
78 / 100
Mar 17, 2017

A deep, and potentially rewarding alternative to Hearthstone that suffers from underwhelming art design and desperately needs an injection of players to grow the scene.

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IGN Italy
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a very good CCG, but too similar to Hearthstone. The risk is to become useless for many players.

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Nerdburglars
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

I found The Elder Scrolls: Legends to be an enjoyable game for the most part. I found myself getting frustrated a few times when things just felt unfair with AI opponents. It does hurt the game, but with some persistence, it is always possible to win levels if you shuffle your deck a bit. The story and narrative elements to the game were a nice addition to the story mode. The voice acting was a nice addition that helped give the game a more professional feel compared to what we see with most mobile games. ES Legends is not a perfect game, but it is a good attempt at replicating the success of games like Hearthstone.

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PC Aficionado
7 / 10.0
PC Aficionado
Jake Thomas
7 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2017

Good. Despite a barebones listing of modes and forgettable singleplayer content, Legends satisfies both newcomers and veterans alike, and the core game offers enough twists on the formula to stand out from the competition.

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ComiConverse
Aug 3, 2017

A polished entry into a crowded market. Innovative but not inventive, it will be appealing to Elder Scrolls fans. For everyone else it may not appeal as much as other games in the genre.

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