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The Elder Scrolls: Arena (DOS)

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Trivia

Development

Arena was at first, not going to be a RPG, but instead a gladiator style game. Someone came up with the RPG idea, and it caught.

Freeware release

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Elder Scrolls series in 2004, Bethesda Softworks released the first game, Arena, as freeware. It can be downloaded from the Elder Scrolls website

Inspiration

The Elder Scrolls: Arena was primarily inspired by a collection of pen and paper RPGs, the Ultima Underworld series, and the first-person RPG Legends of Valour.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1995 (Issue #130) – Role-Playing Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Agent 5 and Isak

Contributed by Blackhandjr (94) on Jun 08, 2000. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (114944)]. -- edit trivia