Best The Elder Scrolls Games

The Top Ten
1 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Well, I'm a huge gamer, always have been. Before I found Skyrim, my gaming was pretty basic, like Minecraft. My parents at this time were very strict. No multiplayer games, no blood, and so on. I finally convinced them to let me play Skyrim, and it just sucked me in!

I spent 8,000 hours playing this game and never even finished the main storyline, never found all the places. I spent hours and hours just looking around, the sky, the terrain, the magic! If not for Skyrim, I would've never started gaming on a huge scale. If I could only ever play one game, it would be this! Even Fallout can't compare!

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. It 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 the 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 the chance of experiencing this open-world masterpiece, then I suggest that you stop reading this paragraph and get out to buy this game. You'll have one of the best gaming experiences in your life.

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 in 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 a 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.

4 The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Glitchy as hell game, but it has an absolutely great character creation.

5 The Elder Scrolls Online

While it's not the best game in the series by far, it has the most content, the biggest map, and by far the best combat.

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

6 The Elder Scrolls: Arena
7 Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
8 The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon
9 The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine
10 The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal
The Contenders
11 Redguard: Elder Scrolls Adventures
12 An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire
13 The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
14 The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey
15 The Elder Scrolls Travels
16 The Elder Scrolls Travels: Dawnstar
17 The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
18 The Elder Scrolls: Legends
19 The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn
20 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
21 The Elder Scrolls: Blades
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