Elder Scrolls series

Group Description

Elder Scrolls is a series of predominantly action role-playing games united by a common setting, a medieval fantasy world known as Nirn. The first game in the series was Arena (1994), which introduced the series' lore, themes, and main gameplay-related and visual elements, including 3D environments and first-person view.

Setting

Most of the games in the series take place on the continent of Tamriel; on a few occasions the setting shifts to Oblivion, a dark realm ruled by the immortal Daedra Princes. The continent of Tamriel is divided into nine provinces, some of which (e.g. Morrowind) may constitute the setting of an entire game in the series. These provinces are inhabitants by various races; some of these are human (Imperial, Bretons, etc.), while others represent either popular fantasy (Orcs, Dark Elves) or original creatures (reptilian Argonians and feline Khajiit). The central province of Cyrodiil is ruled by the Empire.

Gameplay

The role-playing games in the series have many common features. Elder Scrolls games are known for having vast worlds which can be usually explored by the player without restrictions. Exploration takes precedence over scripted, story-advancing events; the player is for the most part free to undertake any quests and join any faction without plot-related repercussions. Typically, the bulk of side missions occupies a considerably larger space than the main quest.

Combat in Elder Scrolls RPGs is action-oriented; though in some of the games non-playable characters may join the protagonist and fight on his and her side, the core mechanics revolve around a single controllable character. One of the series' most distinguishing features is its skill-based character-building. Instead of accumulating experience points, the protagonist becomes more proficient in various skills (weapon and armor specializations, stealth, jumping, bartering, etc.) if the player repeatedly executes the correspondent actions. Leveling up typically occurs after certain primary skill requirement for the character class chosen by the player have been met.

Related Links

Crap Shoot - A humorous retrospective about the series' entries before Morrowind
Wikipedia: The Elder Scrolls - Information about the series on Wikipedia
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Game TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Collector's Edition)2006Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.99
The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.4.20
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.72
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Game of the Year Edition)2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.4.16
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.10
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited2015Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
Skyrim (Very Special Edition)2018Amazon AlexaBethesda Game Studios...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition: Creation Club - 5500 Credits2017PlayStation 4, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls: Arena1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.77
The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard1998WindowsBethesda Softworks LLC3.85
An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire1997DOS, WindowsBethesda Softworks LLC3.46
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Collector's Edition)2002WindowsBethesda Softworks LLC3.98
The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon2003WindowsBethesda Softworks LLC4.11
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition: Creation Club - 750 Credits2017PlayStation 4, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition: Creation Club - 1500 Credits2017PlayStation 4, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition: Creation Club - 3000 Credits2017PlayStation 4, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II - Daggerfall1996DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.98
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition - French Language Pack2017Nintendo SwitchBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition - German Language Pack2017Nintendo SwitchBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition - Italian Language Pack2017Nintendo SwitchBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition - Russian Language Pack2017Nintendo SwitchBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition - Spanish Language Pack2017Nintendo SwitchBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset2018Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (Collector's Edition)2018PlayStation 4, Xbox OneBethesda Softworks LLC...
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Deluxe Edition)1994DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.60
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