The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Reviews

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Joseph Bradford
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2018

The generically beautiful Summerset is on the smaller side in terms of overall new additions to The Elder Scrolls Online, but even after completing the majority of the side quests and all of the main storyline I feel compelled to go back. The storytelling continues to improve on last year's excellent Morrowind expansion, with Zenimax Online not shying away from some of the darkest sides of Tamriel. While the Psijic Order quest line has its boring bits, the down-to-earth, human story makes putting up with the repetitive quests worth the hassle. The new jewelry crafting profession, on the other hand, is far too time-consuming to be practical without spending money at the Crown Shop.

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Jun 5, 2018

There's still a significant player population in ESO, and if you're an Elder Scrolls fan, or just looking to get into a game you can play for a while, Summerset is a good fit for you.

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8.7 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2018

Summerset is the best evolution that The Elder Scrolls Online could have. An expansion that brings more personality to the game, with lots of quality content and made for both veterans and newcomers. Summerset is the best thing that has happened to TESO by far.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jun 9, 2018

Fun by yourself and with others too, Summerset dosen't add much to the formula but will entertain for all of its thirty hours or so.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

It's a great way to get involved in TESO, and even though there's not a lot of new stuff it's still worth giving it a go.

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Unscored
May 25, 2018

It functions both as a broadly traditional but significantly less rigid MMO and as a 'lost' Elder Scrolls. There's much I wish it did better, but I can't fail to be drawn in by the sheer substance of it.

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70 / 100
Sep 25, 2018

Summerset in Elder Scrolls Online offers an all new area, but not much is new for long-term players of the game. The aesthetic of the isles has long been available in the core game, and while the additions of jewelry crafting, collectables, the Psijic Order, and the Cloudrest trial are all nice there just isn't anything that rises to the level of bringing back old dormant players nor introducing new ones. Dedicated players and those who play competitively will need to have this, however.

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7 / 10
Jun 28, 2018

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is another easy expansion to recommend to existing players. It's stuffed with high quality quests, and the island itself makes for an inviting and enjoyable setting. Developer ZeniMax Online Studios has found a real consistency with its output, and the future continues to look bright for Tamriel.

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80 / 100
Jun 17, 2018

Overall, Summerset is a wonderful expansion for fans of ESO and people looking to jump in.

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GameMAG
Vadimeys
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is a nice and varied addition with nice graphics, new features and good quests, but also with flaws, such as lack of optimization and simplified combat system.

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86 / 100
Jul 2, 2018

A great expansion for a pretty good MMORPG. Summerset is a good way to start your adventure inside The Elder Scrolls Online.

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4.45 / 5.0
Jun 11, 2018

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset does a good job of giving everyone something to be excited for. Crafters have jewelry, solo players have more of the usual things, guilds get a new trial to grind and world event chasers have a new challenge and world bosses. This, plus the beautiful world of Summerset make for a fantastic experience. Sure, the trial could be harder and some other minor things but overall this is a solid expansion that will make many happy.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2018

Summerset makes an exemplary expansion for MMO game. It is a beautiful, vast and, what's most important, interesting DLC.

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RPG Site
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 31, 2018

As it stands, I still believe this is a must for those that wish to have a bit more from the game, but those who do not already own Elder Scrolls Online would perhaps be more suited to wait for a sale or perhaps a friend or two to experience the game with.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

Summerset is a worthy addition to ESO and will provide hours of engaging gameplay that takes your character to some of the game's most striking locales.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

Where the spectacular scenery and sumptuous fashion of Summerset combines with prolific and narrative heavy quests to create an outstanding adventure, and a worthy inclusion in anyone's Tamriel wardrobe.

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GameZone
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2018

All in all, The Elder Scrolls Online's Summerset expansion is yet another worthy addition to the MMO. Thanks to its ability to expand the lore in meaningful ways in this already super crowded game, let us all explore a breathtaking new world, and add great new side content, Summerset is another achievement for the game.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2018

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is a good add-on, with a new realm, main quest and characters, but still not up to the Morrowind standard.

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Leif Johnson
Top Critic
Jun 9, 2018

The Elder Scrolls Online will never feel like a proper Elder Scrolls game for many people who flock to it, but while we wait for whatever comes after Skyrim, it's a damn fine way of passing the time.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 9, 2018

For those who have been playing The Elder Scrolls Online consistently, Summerset is only a natural progression to continue with, but for people who have taken a break and are looking for an excuse to get back in the game or people who have been curious to start, this is a great place to resume or start an adventure.

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