The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 1693221
  • Release Date: 06/09/2015
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Sexual themes, Use of alcohol, Violence
$19.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1176 out of 1341)

Product Details


  • Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Role Playing
  • Release Date: 06/09/2015

Synopsis


It's 1,000 years or more before the age of the Dragonborn, just before the rise of Tiber Septim, the first Emperor of Tamriel, and the world is in a state of turmoil. The Daedric prince, Molag Bal, has stolen your soul and his next move is to destroy Tamriel. Across the mysterious lands of Morrowind, over the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond, there rests the fog of battle, and out of the three alliances, only one can become the masters of Tamriel. Only one can seize the throne and gain the spoils of war.

Gather friends, guildmates and alliances in the MMORPG world of The Elder Scrolls as it moves online on your Xbox One for the first time ever. Choose your own destiny, your own character, your own allies and, ultimately, your own fate as you try to stop the evil machinations of the Daedric prince, Molag Bal, and the first-ever necromancer, Mannimarco, from bringing about the end of days. A unique combat system enables you to engage in real-time strategic attacks and blocks, while purposefully targeting your opponents. With The Elder Scrolls' Megaserver technology, the entire world of Tamriel is connected, so you will already have the strength and security that comes from being surrounded by your friends and guild mates. Use the game's compass to navigate through areas of interest at your own pace. Weapons and armor are available any time, so play as you like, develop your own style, and explore your way across Tamriel. The world is waiting.

Features


Choose your own destiny — a destiny that will ultimately shape the world of Tamriel — by joining an alliance, creating your own character and fighting the battles you believe in

Save the world from the evil plots of the Daedric prince, Molag Bal, and the first known necromancer, Prince of Worms, Mannimarco as you embark on a quest to recover that which is uniquely yours — your soul

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Explore the world of Tamriel, from the mysterious lands of Morrowind to the metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond, 1,000 years before the events of and the coming of the Dragonborn, before the rise of Tiber Septim

Join your friends, guild mates and thousands of alliance members on adventurous quests across Tamriel as you explore dangerous caves and dungeons, engage in massive player-versus-player battles and reap the spoils of war

Elder Scrolls

Experience the enhanced combat system, which allows you to engage in real-time targeting and strategic attacks and blocks

Develop your own character by using any weapon or wearing any armor you choose and customizing your character's style and abilities

Play in one connected world thanks to the Megaserver technology, which automatically places you with friends, guild mates, players you've encountered before and other like-minded players

Uncover the hidden secrets of Tamriel at your own pace and explore areas of interest using the game's compass as a guide

No game subscription required



Customer rating

4.3
88%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a bit MMO-lite

    Posted
    ozzie
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    People expecting Skyrim 2.0 might be decidedly upset with ESO due to the shared world, yapping idiots (that you have to turn off every time you log in), and bad graphics (good for an MMO, mediocre at best for a modern single player RPG). People expecting the next big MMO might be decidedly upset with ESO due to lack of text chat, awful grouping function, lack of damage/buffs shown on screen, etc. People with an open mind, and no Skyrim OR MMO expectations, are likely to walk in and discover a great game. Whether its standing outside a group dungeon for a few minutes until you get an invite to team up, or randomly coming across a world boss or dolmen and teaming up with random strangers to defeat it, ESO just clicks when you experience these events with complete strangers. Or if you are feeling single player content, you can turn off voice chat, and stroll around doing nothing but quests and crafting for days. But, neither of those things are what gets me the most, that is reserved for the rewarded exploration of ESO. Just walk around and get lost in the world and you will discover dungeons, world bosses, find skyshards, random treasure chest, etc. Summary: If you expect Skyrim 2.0 or the next big MMO you may well be disappointed with ESO. If you expect a game that has decent shared content, decent single player content, and rewarded exploration, ESO is likely for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    skatardrummer
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    There have been a lot of complaints surrounding ESO, but I am convinced that those complaining have not had the experience of the full game. The game is rich in landscape detail as is expected of the Elder Scrolls franchize. It offers a complex and fully customizable crafting system, quests for crafting, leveling, dnugeons, public dungeons, rifts, and in PVP for those who like PVP and PVE. What other game offers PVE in a PVP arena? Players can get all the benefits of the experience boosts and buffs and try to avoid other players if they want to, or head on in to the thick of PVP. All the same type of quests available outside of Cyrodil are available in Cyrodil, along with PK bounties and quests. As with all games, there are some server issues from time to time and they are still having issues with the player mail system. However, all in all I think that this is a particularly massive MMO with a lot to offer. Most MMOs do not offer so much content at the initial launch and players are sepnt loitering waiting for the next expansion. With the exeption of those who never sleep, this game and the planned expansion adequately keeps pace with most players. I play daily and am only VR5. I will probably be nearing VR14 which is the cap by the next expansion, and they will be raising the cap. The best part of this game is that there are very few items that exist that can overinflate the market. There are some things that are rare drops, but most adequate gear can be obtained through learning to craft. Those who dont want to craft meet nice crafters or learn to trade with those that do. Works out pretty well. I am excited to see what this game has to bring in the future and I definately recommend it for all different styles of players: Casual, PK, crafters, and lore seekers. Great Job at maintaining a good balance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good, expansive journey into The Elder Scrolls

    Posted
    TrophyJunkie
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    My friend and I were looking for a game to start playing that would give us enough content that we could keep coming back to it over and over again down the road. Since we both enjoyed Skyrim and other Elder Scrolls games, we decided to give this a try. What you get is an expansive MMORPG that takes place in the world of The Elder Scrolls. It pretty much gives you the opportunity to do even more than other games. The gameplay, visuals, and so on are pretty much identical to Skyrim, which isn't a bad thing. Now everyone starts out the same: you wake up in a dungeon, kill some enemies, save, if I recall his name correctly, the oracle, and end up in the world. From there it really comes down to what you want to do. You can take on quests in pretty much an order and since it is an MMORPG you are usually alongside other players. I will say that in order to play with friends, you all must be with the same faction of which there are three total; you select your faction in the beginning where the character customization takes place. Besides that it really is an Elder Scrolls game on a very large scale. The reason I don't give this game a five is because the game feels very slow to me. Now I played a lot of Skyrim but I feel like the action and gameplay was much faster in comparison. However, the expansiveness and the practically endless opportunities for Elder Scrolls fans to keep playing in a universe they have come to love is why I still give this game a four.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Undecided

    Posted
    Dindon
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    Having played boucoup hrs on all previous Elder scrollish games like most who buy this one, Im split as to how much I really like it. On the "pro" side of things, theres plenty to do, even for a low level character. Lots of set-up choices to customize your character. Cons: Im not drawn into the game like I was Skyrim. Im hoping that will pick up steam as I get deeper into it, Graphics. I know useing cut scenes are popular right now, but they dont replace the looks of the actual game. Maybe numbers tell a different stiry, but I dont see it. I felt I could see further and detect more detail in Skyrim. Im not a fan of the industry pushing people in a certain direction such as multi player/online. I guess enough people feel the need to inter-act with others online vs. going solo. To each his own, but Im also guessing its the industry itself thats forcing this change, ala facebook, twitter, etc... If Im going to inter-act with other humans, itll be in person. Having to pay more and more cash for upgrades. This isnt new, but it still is irritating. And holding back on developed content only to come out with an add-on pack 3 months later to milk more cash from the game p*sses me off. Want to have the really good looking skins and options? Itll cost you... Some of the cool items "may" be earned if you play for months/years straight, This is nothing new, just not gonna pay real cash for game content after Ive already paid real cash for the game. Again, teho. Gonna select "yes" from the "would you recommend" below only because theres no "maybe/undecided" option. Just too early to tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let's bring justice and clear some things up.

    Posted
    TarunG
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    Nearly 80% of these reviews are from those that failed to research the game, and just went and purchased it blindly simply because it said "Elder Scrolls" on the cover. Everyone take a step back and appreciate what was done here. If you go into this with a Skyrim 2.0 attitude, you will be disappointed, and should have known better. All MMO games will take a cut back on the graphical and game play department simply because that is the nature of a MMO game. That's what everyone is misunderstanding. Yes, It is an Elder Scrolls game... but a MMO as well. I personally like the social aspects of a MMO and find ESO to be very enjoyable. It has its flaws, and is far from perfect.... but it does not deserve the bad reputation it is receiving simply because a majority of the consumers can't be reasonable. If you love Elder Scrolls, but do not like MMO games, maybe stay clear and wait for the next release. If you like Elder Scrolls and MMO games, then perfect! Everyone, do your research, game companies cannot please every person out there... as we all enjoy different things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For any MMO but not necessarily Elder Scrolls fan

    Posted
    L1quid3
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    Really I'd give this 3.5 stars. It's slightly better than I had hoped for. A lot of races, but only 4 classes is a bit lame. Only one class for each role (tank, healer, melee DPS, Ranged DPS). Still too many issues that shouldn't exist after two years. Questing is good, HUD is clean, combat is going to be personal preference. Here is my biggest issue - I am a veteran of WoW for ~10 years, so I have a pretty good idea on how an MMO works, but this game doesn't give instructions how to do simple things. I don't need a tutorial how to move and do combat, but it would be nice to know how to replace a group member who has quit, or how to leave PvP zone. Dungeons are alright, but feel too much like whack away for 5 minutes until boss dies. Also, good luck actually completing one, a lot of quitters and people who don't really know what they are doing. I wasn't a huge Oblivion or Skyrim player, so can't comment much on the lore/Elder Scrolls tie in. I don't mean to sound like an Elitist because I truly am not one. I really just want to find the next great MMO, and while this is a good time-filler, it's not great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great console MMO

    Posted
    DarkXerros
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    I have been a fan of the MMO genre since I played a version of Everquest on PS2 in the early 2000s, and have played many hit and miss titles. To be honest I tried this and shrugged it off when it initially released for PC - but I was perhaps overly skeptical and had no friends playing with me. Now a couple years later my buddies wanted to give it a go on Xbox so I came along, and it was a great decision. I don't remember the problems I had originally had with the game, but I was drawn in immediately in this session. The controls are perfect for a controller and the combat system doesn't restrict you for not having a mouse/keyboard like many games do. I already have many hours in and many more will come. The only problem I have is that there is no text chatting in the game outside of macro'd expressions, the voice chat can be obnoxious with lots of people around and text just makes filtering content for topics of interest easier...but since I mostly play with friends anyway it's not a huge deal for me. Overall I'd say if you are looking for a good MMO on Xbone this is your ticket, and even as a single player RPG it's not terrible either, very few things outside of dungeons require a group.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Map, storyline good, MMO combat

    Posted
    Gamer35
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    This is a game that has a lot to offer whether you are an individual quest seeker trying to follow an individual story line or an MMO combat fanatic trying to fight tons of PVP/PVE. Its not often that you have a game that can do both. This is a game has some elements of grinding to get to the top levels but they seem to balance the challenge with getting high end player gear. My one real criticism of this game and it applies to so many others is largely corporate; there ought to be a bridging opportunity to play XBOX/PC/PS4 players on a single server even if there was an additional optional fee schedule to do it. This is same for multiple other games like HALO Call of Duty etc. Back to this game, one of its strengths is there's multiple levels of interaction with Guilds, 4 person groups, pacts and quests. If you have the means, I'd get the ESO membership which is the right balance of pay-to-play versus grinding to get the same gear and leveling opportunities. There's always a boss yet to take down which is a great part of this games' appeal. I think the ability to continually update factions and quests will keep it relevant for quite some time.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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