Saturday, 5 April 2014
E is for The Elder Scrolls
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Notable Releases: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
There is nothing quite like getting lost in a fantasy game world. And on that very note, not many games can boast of the same grand scale or level of detail found in the fictional world of Tamriel.
The Elder Scrolls is a series of open-world role playing games set in that world, a world rich in history and populated by several races. The first game in the series, Arena, was released in 1994. It was followed by Daggerfall in 1996. But it was only after Morrowind was released in 2002 that the series found mainstream success.
It was also at that point that the series found a place on home consoles, in addition to PCs. The next two games in the series, Oblivion and Skyrim, were released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, and won multiple Game of the Year awards in 2006 and 2011 respectively.
The Elder Scrolls Online, the latest installment in the franchise, is out now for PC and Mac, with Xbox One and PS4 versions to follow soon.