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  • Review Score:8

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

    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 older games. However,... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    Nostalgia, birth of a genre.

    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 in search of some hid... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    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. You could follow t... Read Full Review

    21 of 30 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score: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

    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 which certain events dra... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score: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
  • Review Score:7.4

    Play it now

    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 extent. The framerate co... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.8

    No wonder its free!

    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 how to get out of th... Read Full Review

    2 of 85 users found the following review helpful
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