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Score Breakdown Based on 721 ratings
  1. 10 (161)
  2. 9 (195)
  3. 8 (223)
  4. 7 (85)
  5. 6 (20)
  6. 5 (18)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (13)

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  • User Rating 8

    The start of the legendary Elder Scrolls series is no letdown, and for its time, it was a great game.

    Rated on July 18, 2006 by Kenito93

    The start of the legendary Elder Scrolls series is no letdown, and for its time, it was a great game. Nowadays, everybody is caught up in their hardcore gaming affairs, and lack the appreciation for o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Nostalgia, birth of a genre.

    Rated on May 14, 2007 by GSTZ

    This is where 3D-role-playing all began! Ultima Underworld was great, so was ShadowCaster, Doom was nice but with TES: Arena all limits were vanished! I spent hours wandering through the wilderness i...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Rated on July 25, 2004 by Paganstar

    One of my all time favorite games. This first one in the Elder scrolls series was an incredible leap forward in RPG playing, complete openess to go where ever you wanted, become what ever you wanted....

    21 out of 30 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    REVIEW 100

    Rated on December 31, 2012 by classicgamejunk

    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 a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Awesome Game

    Rated on March 10, 2013 by aet1125

    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. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

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

    Rated on August 16, 2013 by Azghouls

    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: ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    The fist in the great series of Elder Scrolls, unique gameplay, the first of it's kind Arena gives the player a new worl

    Rated on October 08, 2006 by Makumba666

    This game for the year it was created had groundbreaking graphics and was really big in size, it was the first RPG game that really was an RPG. You take the role of our own persona in a new world whic...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    The Start Of The Greatest RPG Series Ever

    Rated on March 26, 2010 by Dagg3rFa1lz

    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 Ga...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.4

    Play it now

    Rated on March 11, 2006 by Jackson_2

    This game is an instant classic. Being the first game in the series, it accentuates everything that the following elder scrolls games will contain. It was made in 1994, and utilized DOS to its exten...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.8

    No wonder its free!

    Rated on March 24, 2006 by wolflegresley

    This game, sucks. Perhaps 10 years ago this was amazing. but the fact is after playing games like morrowind and others This game is visual hard to look at. It takes you about 20 minutes to figure out ...

    2 out of 85 found this review helpful.