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The Elder Scrolls: Arena (DOS)

The Elder Scrolls: Arena Screenshots

DOS version

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Title screen

Title screen

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Main menu

Main menu

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Creating a new character.

Creating a new character.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Chatting in an Queen's Golem.

Chatting in an Queen's Golem.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS The outdoor automap. You can add your own notes.

The outdoor automap. You can add your own notes.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS And it's 'drat those mice!' said she!

And it's 'drat those mice!' said she!

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Ria Silmane is appearing in my dream.

Ria Silmane is appearing in my dream.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Chatting with a local cleric.

Chatting with a local cleric.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Outside of a temple

Outside of a temple

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS City in the day

City in the day

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS The local weaponsmith

The local weaponsmith

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Managing your inventory

Managing your inventory

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Cities have varied descriptions; not sure if they are randomly generated, though

Cities have varied descriptions; not sure if they are randomly generated, though

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Whoever lives here should consider hiring a new interior decorator

Whoever lives here should consider hiring a new interior decorator

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS On a terribly cold night in Morrowind, snow was falling, and I engaged in a desperate battle against a lonely lizardman

On a terribly cold night in Morrowind, snow was falling, and I engaged in a desperate battle against a lonely lizardman

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Each province has its own map with places of interest

Each province has its own map with places of interest

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Note the realistic details, such as clothes hanging on the line. I wonder if they copied it from Shanghai

Note the realistic details, such as clothes hanging on the line. I wonder if they copied it from Shanghai

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Traveling screen shows you riding a horse with the map of entire Tamriel as the background

Traveling screen shows you riding a horse with the map of entire Tamriel as the background

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Like other recurrent special buildings, taverns look the same no matter in what city you are. You'll always meet this bartender and ask him about rumors and work

Like other recurrent special buildings, taverns look the same no matter in what city you are. You'll always meet this bartender and ask him about rumors and work

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Most of the cities have such nice street lamps. Statues and monuments are less common, however

Most of the cities have such nice street lamps. Statues and monuments are less common, however

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Outdoor exploration is more interesting in Arena than in Daggerfall. There is more activity, more... err... interesting characters

Outdoor exploration is more interesting in Arena than in Daggerfall. There is more activity, more... err... interesting characters

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Temples have cartoony design that doesn't really go that well with the rest of the textures

Temples have cartoony design that doesn't really go that well with the rest of the textures

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Leaving the south, traveling to the more central provinces, with mild weather and standard medieval Europe-like themes

Leaving the south, traveling to the more central provinces, with mild weather and standard medieval Europe-like themes

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Look, I just wanted to enjoy the green scenery. Don't be such an orc about that

Look, I just wanted to enjoy the green scenery. Don't be such an orc about that

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Believe it or not, this is the Imperial City. Not much of a capital, eh? The only thing that distinguishes it is this plain broad main street

Believe it or not, this is the Imperial City. Not much of a capital, eh? The only thing that distinguishes it is this plain broad main street

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Yeah, I know this is a sanctuary. That's why I asked you to stop moving and talking. You disturb my inner peace, you know what I'm sayin'?

Yeah, I know this is a sanctuary. That's why I asked you to stop moving and talking. You disturb my inner peace, you know what I'm sayin'?

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Exploring a sewer-like dungeon. This goblin attacked while I was admiring that face engraving on the wall

Exploring a sewer-like dungeon. This goblin attacked while I was admiring that face engraving on the wall

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Dungeons have convenient maps that fill out as you explore them. So much better than the 3D nightmares of Daggerfall

Dungeons have convenient maps that fill out as you explore them. So much better than the 3D nightmares of Daggerfall

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Chatting with the Queen of Rihad. She will tell me the location of one of the staff pieces if I do some work for her. Or so she says, at least

Chatting with the Queen of Rihad. She will tell me the location of one of the staff pieces if I do some work for her. Or so she says, at least

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS You can talk to a jester and hear insulting jokes about whatever race you choose for your protagonist :)

You can talk to a jester and hear insulting jokes about whatever race you choose for your protagonist :)

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Stonekeep is an ominous place. This adventurer was less lucky than I'm going to be...

Stonekeep is an ominous place. This adventurer was less lucky than I'm going to be...

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Various characters can be met in city streets, like this fire-breathing entertainer. Unlike common citizens, they don't go home after dark, and thus serve as an important source of directions.

Various characters can be met in city streets, like this fire-breathing entertainer. Unlike common citizens, they don't go home after dark, and thus serve as an important source of directions.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Outside cities, you can ask people about local dungeons in the vicinity.

Outside cities, you can ask people about local dungeons in the vicinity.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Summurset Isle offers quite spectacular outdoor views. This inn is located at the  picturesque lakeside.

Summurset Isle offers quite spectacular outdoor views. This inn is located at the picturesque lakeside.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Priests in temples can heal or cure the player. You can also make a donation and receive the temple's blessings.

Priests in temples can heal or cure the player. You can also make a donation and receive the temple's blessings.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Items with unknown magical properties are highlighted in blue in the player's inventory. They can be identified later in a Mages' Guild.

Items with unknown magical properties are highlighted in blue in the player's inventory. They can be identified later in a Mages' Guild.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS You can haggle with merchants to get a better price, whether you're buying or selling. Similarly, it is possible to negotiate a price with innkeepers.

You can haggle with merchants to get a better price, whether you're buying or selling. Similarly, it is possible to negotiate a price with innkeepers.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Identifying magic items, on the other hand, is always at a fixed price which depends on the item. You can haggle over the price of potions, spells and items you buy though.

Identifying magic items, on the other hand, is always at a fixed price which depends on the item. You can haggle over the price of potions, spells and items you buy though.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Early winter in Morrowind. Note the fog and the building's reflection in the puddle.

Early winter in Morrowind. Note the fog and the building's reflection in the puddle.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS A cold winter night in Elsweyr.

A cold winter night in Elsweyr.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS There are numerous holidays in the world of Tamriel, some of which are specific to cities or provinces. You can get certain bonuses such as a discount at the Mages' Guild during holiday time.

There are numerous holidays in the world of Tamriel, some of which are specific to cities or provinces. You can get certain bonuses such as a discount at the Mages' Guild during holiday time.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS An encounter with a female Mage in a dungeon.

An encounter with a female Mage in a dungeon.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS The player's journal keeps track of all important events and quests.

The player's journal keeps track of all important events and quests.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS Townspeople will mark a location on the player's map if it is near enough. Otherwise they'll just give general directions towards the place.

Townspeople will mark a location on the player's map if it is near enough. Otherwise they'll just give general directions towards the place.

The Elder Scrolls: Arena DOS A local ruler may send the player on an errand in another city or town. Such side-quests pay rather well.

A local ruler may send the player on an errand in another city or town. Such side-quests pay rather well.