The Elder Scrolls Games
Skyrim has been named as the game of the year by many game magazines and gaming internet sites. The game also sold more than 8 million copies including digital sales. This is really an impressive figure which is definitely worth praise, but nothing unexpected. Skyrim was the fifth game in critically acclaimed The Elder Scrolls game series by Bethesda Software. The previous games of the series achieved big triumphs in sales and critical reception department. Are you ready to explore the history of one of the most important game series in video games history?
The Elder Scrolls 1 - Arena : The first entry in The Elder Scrolls series. The game was originally designed for being an arena combat game. However design changes during game production shifted game direction into being a role playing game instead. The game takes place in the imaginary continent of Tamriel like all other Elder Scrolls games. The game allows player to choose from wide range of races and classes while character creation stage. The game released at 1994 for personal computers which use DOS. Bethesda re-released the game completely free of charge at 2004 for 10th anniversary of the game.
The Elder Scrolls 2 ? Daggerfall : If you have to pick up just a game which changed the fate of Elder Scrolls series and whole computer game industry, then you are going to choose Daggerfall. Even though it is the second game in the series, it defined the characteristic of The Elder Scrolls series. Players act as a stranger who goes after adventure after the order of the emperor. Daggerfall brought radical improvements over Arena. First of all, the game had huge 3D rendered world which is biggest in the video game history. The game world is considerably bigger than Great Britain, and this can give you an idea about the size of the area that game takes place. The game released at 1997 for personal computers. Bethesda re-released the game completely free at 2007, at the 10th anniversary of the game.
The Elder Scrolls 3 ? Morrowind : The third game of the series has released at 2002. Morrowind takes place at Vvardanfell which is the home of the dark elves. The game world of Morrowind is reasonably smaller compared to Daggerfall, however it is much richer in details. Morrowind completely got rid of Daggerfall's method of random location and event creation mechanism. Every location and every item in the game is created purposefully. Morrowind is known for its unique artwork style like other The Elder Scrolls games. Morrowind has been named as The Game of the Year by many game magazines. Morrowind sold more than four million copies and two expansions for the game released.
The Elder Scrolls 4 ? Oblivion : Fourth game in The Elder Scrolls series released at 2006. The game is not a direct sequel to Morrowind. The player acts as imprisoned character that witnesses the assassination of the king and seeks for his unknown son to stop the destruction of the world. The game includes a revamped graphics engine and brand new physical interactions. The game got very positive critical reception and became the most successful game in The Elder Scrolls franchise to date. The game sold more than 3 million copies just in months. A major expansion pack for the game released in 2007.