The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took the world by storm when it released back in 2011 on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The series had been around for years, and with the release of the third game, Morrowind, had started to gain a major foothold in the mainstream thanks to its first console release (on the original Xbox). After another game and a bit of tweaking to many of the game’s systems, Skyrim was born and it let millions of players become a Dragonborn as they used the power of their voice to rid the world of evil and shape an entire nation. The open structure of the game’s story, the ton of quests, the freedom to play as you saw fit, all resonated with players and helped launch the game into an insane level of popularity that has seen the game re-released several times, with a few more on the way thanks to PSVR and the Nintendo Switch.
Even though it’s an awesome game, Skyrim is starting to run its course, but many gamers out there are looking for something similar, and it turns out there are several games that may fit the bill. Games that we’ll be getting into today. And to kick things off we have another Elder Scrolls game, The Elder Scrolls Online. Normally I’d say it’s cheating to just play another game in the series, but ESO is different. It takes the openness of its predecessors and the progression system that rewards you for what you actually use, and mixes it with an MMO, letting millions of other players join in on your adventure. It brings life into the world in a way the previous games lacked while still allowing you to explore and experience that sense of discovery that you may have fallen in love with in Skyrim. Yet it’s different enough to feel like an entirely new game thanks to its class system and massive pool of abilities that you can shape to your liking. Thanks to the recent Morrowind expansion, the world is even bigger than before, and rife with adventure opportunities for you and your friends.