Top 10 Best Bethesda Games

The Top Ten
1 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This game represents the best melding of a classic, quest-oriented RPG with a first-person shooter ever created. The environments are breathtaking. The depth of the characterization of the NPCs is surprisingly vivid, and the arc of the game itself, encompassing a no-boundaries, open world, is immensely satisfying. Even the soundtrack reinforces the grandeur of the gameplay.

My only critique would be the dearth of voice actors. Different, important characters brought to life by the same voice talent is disappointing, at times cartoonishly so. Overall, this is the best game I have ever played, and it is so by a considerable margin.

2 Fallout 3

I played Skyrim WAY more than Fallout 3, but this is way better. Fallout 3 feels more like a game because half the time I played Skyrim, I had to look up everything to understand it. Fallout 3 tells you or shows you what happens (or what happened), what something is, and just helps you understand.

It is a game with an ending, but without one as well (as long as you get DLC). The cap is 30, but that's fine because every time you level up, you feel like you have accomplished something, and you are rewarded amazingly, unlike Skyrim.

3 Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas gives the player more freedom than Fallout 3. The Courier is a character we can feel like ourselves without having a quest to find our father.

Better story, better lore, better location. It beats Fallout 4 and Fallout 3 significantly because of its originality.

By far the best. It's probably due for a graphics revamp, but I'd be ready to play it through for a third time.

4 Fallout 4

It gets a lot of hate, yet it is still loved by most people who played it. It's different from Fallout 3, but I think that's what makes it a step forward for Bethesda.

This was the first Fallout I played. I've never been a fan of games like this, but I was quickly drawn into the story and flow of the game. I love it!

I'm shocked to see Fallout 4 ranked this low. This game is the best game I've ever played. The story, the mechanics, the choices - I dare say it's perfect.

5 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

This was the first Bethesda game I ever played, and I have well over 500 hours on it. This is what got me through middle school and some of high school. Oblivion was there for me when I was depressed and had to escape the world.

I recently bought it again and am feeling the nostalgia hit. I'm much better now, and when I play this game, I'm able to go back to the past and see where I am now. Best Bethesda game ever for me. Second is Morrowind, haha!

Skyrim, in my opinion, is overhyped. Oblivion's quests were way better. Going into someone's dream and doing tests is hard to forget. Competing in the arena is badass and had much more interesting faction quests. The Mages Guild and Fighters Guild provided a nice HQ in every city.

In Skyrim, a small village burns down. In Oblivion, a city does. Dragons get boring fast, while going into Daedric realms is much more interesting.

6 Doom (2016)

Doom is one of the most violent and brutal games. However, you will really enjoy ripping and tearing. The background music and the graphics do a great job of creating an intense atmosphere. The story plot is also logical, making Doom 2016 a unique FPS game.

Possibly the fastest game I have ever played. It manages to have a ton of action while also having a convincing yet discreet storyline.

This throwback to the original is one of the greatest additions to the FPS genre this decade.

7 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Morrowind is the best game that Bethesda has ever made, by far. Daggerfall is a very good game and revolutionary in many ways, but Morrowind is Bethesda's masterpiece. Both games are extremely better than Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3, and Fallout 4 in terms of design, mechanics, and content.

Morrowind and Daggerfall are truly RPGs and include intelligent, adult design - in the real sense of adult: serious, convoluted, and deep. Morrowind specifically offers the most detailed and original world in video game history, one of the best art designs, and the largest set of possibilities in a single-player game. It is one of the longest games to "finish" ever. Also, no game before or after has done exploration so well.

8 Dishonored

Easily the best game Bethesda has made. It takes nearly all of the things Skyrim tried to do and does them properly. We can only hope that the people responsible for Dishonored are involved in Elder Scrolls 6, too.

Dishonored has a great story that, even with a silent protagonist, still somehow forces you to care about the result - something that Skyrim failed to do. Dishonored also has a beautiful setting. Even though it is not open-world, and doesn't even try to hide that fact, it is still a hundred times more immersive than Skyrim or Fallout. Both of these games feel more like underdeveloped premises than proper worlds. Skyrim spread too little substance over too great a space, and Fallout feels more like the dream of the protagonist, in which events only happen when the protagonist is there to witness them.

9 Wolfenstein: The New Order
10 Rage

I don't see why everyone hated this game. From the minigames to the actual missions, I loved it. The graphics were decent, and the missions were pretty fun.

The Contenders
11 Brink

The action was just awesome, and you never felt alone.

12 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Anybody who says The New Order is better than Wolfenstein II probably just never played it. The New Colossus is one of the best FPS games ever released on the PS4. It's not only the best Bethesda Wolfenstein game ever released, it's also just a fantastic experience and story even upon replay.

Seriously, give it a shot. Most think that The New Order was "good" but never bothered to buy the second one. That's because The New Order is not as good as they think. It greatly lacks in comparison to this installment. Play it!

13 Dishonored 2

The best thing about this FPS game is that you can choose to become one of the two main characters. The storylines of both characters are quite different, and you may want to play it twice. The power abilities in this game are also interesting, and players can use them for many tricks.

14 The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
15 Pirates of the Caribbean
16 Fallout 2
17 Fallout
18 Prey

The most unique thing about this FPS game is that there are many open endings you can choose. As the identity of players ourselves is a bit special, it might also affect which kind of ending you will like to pick. Each different choice you make will greatly affect the story development after that.

This is the best Bethesda game since Skyrim. Starting with the soundtrack - oh my god, that soundtrack is a masterpiece. The gameplay is beautiful, and the graphics are like something out of the National Art Museum.

19 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
20 The Evil Within
21 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
22 Doom II: Hell on Earth
23 Fallout 76

It's a good game. It's a game style I love, and it might have some glitches, but all games do (well, maybe not as many glitches, but they are working on that). Soon, maybe after most of the updates, it will be a better game.

The game is good. Bethesda gave us what we wanted.

Good game. It gets loads of hate from people who haven't even played it.

24 The Evil Within 2
25 Doom 3
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