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Score Breakdown Based on 722 ratings
  1. 10 (161)
  2. 9 (194)
  3. 8 (224)
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  • Rating:8.5

    Not exactly as high quality in graphics as newer games but as the start to a great series, it's a game ahead of its time

    This game is old but Gold definitely. Considering it was created in 1994, it was way ahead of its time. It is a bit different than the newer games, but it still feels like an Elder Scrolls game. It takes practice and ge... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    The treasure that slipped out of their hands however could have been avoided if they are just a little more careful.

    Gameplay: 5 (lots to offer however not implemented well enough / storyline weak / game breaking bugs) Graphics: 9 (quite pleasant to look at / love that day, night, sunrise, sunset effects) Sounds: 5 (musical scores ar... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Awesome Game

    This game was the best game ever. loved it and i think you should buy it too cause why not? get the best game ever. if you don't you just hate all games and think gaming is stupid. I loved this game. I played it all the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    REVIEW 100

    never thought i would do a elder scrolls game well im doing the first from 1994.i just got this game a month ago for $100 dollars brand new and i stayed up playing it a lot.so this game for 1994 was amazing.you get to cu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Warning: This game doesn't really have anything to do with arenas.

    I've never played this game before, but having seen the Bluffer's Guide to the Elder Scrolls, I understand the following three critical points: it's the progenitor of The Elder Scrolls, a video game series that is to ama... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    A cornerstone of 1st Person Action RPG History

    Very Old Game. Requires an equally old PC or a DOS Emulator to run it (the free download comes with DOSbox). It was an under-appreciated groundbreaking hidden gem in its time. Like System Shock, it wasn't advertized w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    The start of a gem of an RPG series. But how does it compare to the later installments?

    Most people will recognize 'The Elder Scrolls' and think immediately of Oblivion. About half that number also think of Morrowind. Daggerfall and Arena are now obsolete and you wouldn't expect to walk into your local game... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The Start Of The Greatest RPG Series Ever

    Arena: Revolutionary, Remarkable, Amazing, Incredible....The Elder Scrolls Arena Is A Step In The Right Direction For Next-Gen Gaming During It's Run, And Even Today, It's Still One Of The Greatest Games Of All Time, By ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Epic.

    This game is the best game ever invented! There are 2,500 magical items, over 400 cities and towns and villages for you to explore, over 8 million square kilometers to explore! There are 18 character classes and 8 unique... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Uber classic RPG

    lightyears ahead of its time. This game was hands down amazing. I will give no perfect rating, but this was as close to perfect as I have ever seen. It appears to me that oblivion starts out very similarly to the origina... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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