Best The Elder Scrolls Games


The Top Ten

1 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim was named one of the greatest games of all time and if you have seen this game you know how much of a masterpiece it really is. It is said that it takes over 200 hours to finish the game and including the voice acting and the detail in the world you know the developers worked their ass off to make this perfect.

Please by the game because it will change the way you see games forever with its stunning visuals, voice acting and the amazing story.

There is no competition. This is THE BEST Elder Scrolls ever. It may even be the best rpg ever. Amazing graphics, gameplay, story, exploration, characters, setting, customization, and freedom. You have the ability to do whatever you want. You could fish all day, or fight a giant dragon. The choices are endless. You could be a powerful wizard, expert rougue, deadly barbarian, or anything in between. The way you level up is awesome as well. Depending on what you use is how you level up that skill. Then you can spend points on perks for that skill or save those points for another one.

As much hype as there is, I just don't like the concept. One, it is a bit too much to handle. You have these crazy weapons and things to buy that doesn't make sense after a while that you can only get used to if you play for like 5 hours straight. I like a game that I can finish under 40 hours of gameplay (sandbox games like Minecraft or Grand Theft Auto don't count because they don't have a real end). I think a game like Call of Duty, Fallout, or Five Nights at Freddy's are more managable, and you can set dates for when you want to beat them, and you can, if you try. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a good game for people who are into that stuff, but I am not. If you set a date to beat Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you won't be able to. It takes like 300 hours of constant playing night through night and true dedication to beat this game, and I am not that type of guy who plays these big long story games, that you can only beat some bosses with one certain way, and you need to farm for the items.

I personally like Oblivion better. Sadly, since I don't have an Xbox, I haven't played it in years. - LordDovahkiin

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2 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Oblivion was the perfect RPG: it was released at the start of the seventh-generation of consoles and thus felt like a next-generation RPG since it showed what the 360 was capable of and featured technical aspects that made the (gorgeous) land of Cyrodiil feel ALIVE. I didn't get that feeling in Skyrim, probably because it was released late into the generation (still a great game, though! ). Oblivion had a spark: exploration was seriously rewarding, quests were varied and memorable, the atmosphere was whimsical and enchanting and the game, as a whole, felt like a second life. Few games can immerse the player into a game world and fewer games can make you feel like you're having the adventure of a lifetime, YOUR adventure. Oblivion kicked this past video game generation with a bang and paved way for one of the longest and best gaming periods of all time. Despite it being 7 1/2 years old, I still consider Oblivion to be the apex of the series and of Bethesda's lineup. If you haven't had ...more

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (often referred to as simply Oblivion) is a single-player action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks and the Take-Two Interactive subsidiary 2K Games. It is the fourth installment in The Elder Scrolls action fantasy video game series, following The Elder Scrolls I: Morrowind.

Oblivion was first released in March 2006 for Windows PCs and the Xbox 360. A PlayStation 3 (PS3) release was shipped in March 2007 in North America, and in April 2007 in Europe and Australia. After a number of smaller content releases, a major expansion pack"Shivering Isles"was released. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition, a package including both Shivering Isles and the official plug-in Knights of the Nine, was released in September 2007 for Windows PCs, the Xbox 360, and the PlayStation 3, and was also released on Steam in June 2009. A fifth anniversary edition of Oblivion was released in North ...more

So many memorable moments, whether it be fighting in the arena or pushing the adoring fan off of Dive Rock. I just don't have many of those moments in Skyrim.
Also, Oblivion had the Shivering Isles, which was amazing compared to Skyrim's expansion with the Dragonborn DLC. And who could forget the Dark Brotherhood questline in Oblivion? Skyrim's Dark Brotherhood pales in comparison to this one.
However, Skyrim's combat was vastly improved and the addition of dragon shouts makes it a lot more fun than Oblivion's.

SKYRIM SUCKS! - ignorantjello

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3 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

You enter a world, totally alien, forbidding and wondrous. Both the culture of Morrowind and the landscape are unforgiving, secretive and wildly diverse. There are more long quest lines (11) in this game than Oblivion or Skyrim. The quests are interesting and involved. While the landscape is slightly smaller than some it is more treacherous and threatening. It's so easy to take wrong turn during a Dust Storm in the volcanic mountains of Morrowind and end up feeling lost, your resources depleted and in a desperate fight to reach an outpost. I highly recommend it.

While Oblivion is my favourite, Morrowind is subjectively the best the series has had to offer! You become enthralled in the huge, unique story and get to play a classic open world role playing game, unlike its sequels which lose the role playing element to a degree and become action/adventure. Easily the best in the series, no matter what your favourite is.

Quite annoyed that so many casual gamers are picking Skyrim without even having played the others. It deserves fourth spot in my opinion.

Morrowind is the thrid installment in The Elder Scrolls series and it is got to be the best! The game had well-received publicly and critically, with over four million sales and more than 60 awards (including Game of the Year).

The main story takes place on Vvardenfell, an island in the Dunmer province of Morrowind, which lies in the empire of Tamriel and is far from the more civilized lands to the west and south that typified Daggerfall and Arena. The central quests concern the deity Dagoth your, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. Morrowind was designed with an open-ended free-form style of gameplay in mind, with less of an emphasis on the game's main plot than its predecessors. This choice received mixed reviews in the gaming press, though such feelings were tempered by reviewers' appreciation of Morrowind's expansive and detailed game world.

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4 The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Terrible gameplay and lots of glitches, at lest it was free

Should be in the top 3

5 The Elder Scrolls Online

Screw what others may think, I like the game for what it is.

It does something new

This should be first!

The best yay

6 Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

Oh, the madness within!

Good expansion to a almost perfect game

Best DLC of all time! - ignorantjello

7 The Elder Scrolls: Arena

How do you get out of the dungeon? I'm clueless about this game. At least it was free. - Merilille

8 The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon

Morrowind is the best but this is the best expansion

9 The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine
10 Redguard: Elder Scrolls Adventures

Terrible gameplay, laughable amounts of glitches and horrible combat

The Contenders

11 The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal
12 An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
13 The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
14 The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey
15 The Elder Scrolls Travels: Dawnstar

It's a shame that Dawnstar sucks though

16 The Elder Scrolls Travels
17 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

LOVE gamplay

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