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The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited

Experience one connected world and stay up-to-date with everything your friends are doing in one of the most socially enabled games ever. Whether you play with your friends or adventure alone, the game's innovative mouse-driven combat system allows you to focus on action and tactics, not the user interface. Use any weapon or armor at any time and customize your abilities to play the way you want as you uncover the mysteries of Tamriel and seek heroic quests on your own terms. Explore the far reaches of Skyrim, the mysterious lands of Morrowind, the sprawling metropolis of Daggerfall and beyond. The choices you make, from the alliance you join to the battles you fight, will shape your destiny and the world of Tamriel.
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Review 1 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
The Cost of Awesomeness
Posted on:9/15/14
Location: D.C.
Price of the game + monthly fee + Xbox Live fee + the loss of sleep, skipped meals, daydreaming about Tamriel at work . . . WORTH IT! I am a console gamer through and through, but also a huge Elder Scrolls fan. So, I bought ESO for the PC because my wife was raving about it. She, too, is a huge Elder Scrolls fan. Skyrim, the best game ever! (Her words). We’ve spent entire weekends playing ESO together. You can play alone or group with other players for almost every objective. Other players can and will help with missions, even if you’re not grouped. When ESO comes out for Xbox One, we’re there. Didn’t even mention the PvP gameplay – AWESOME!
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Review 2 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Happy , sad, now excited..
Posted on:5/8/15
Location: Wilmington, NC
when this first came out to be pre-ordered almost a year ago... I went ahead and pre ordered the game, then after finding out that you had to pay $15 a month- I abruptly canceled my payment. now that I have learned they have done away with the subscription cost, I am once again excited and willing to pay for this game... because there's no question that this game will be pretty good considering Skyrim was great, however the online component may not be as wonderful as it sounds.... nevertheless this game company has created the best games money can buy so I can't be just dismiss the potential of the game... as long as I don't have to play with everyone all the time and can go off on my own and do my own things against computer controlled opponents I will be happy because let's face it some people have too much time on their hands and end up making games like this annoying to play by finding every little trick and glitch to make their fighting abilities overly efficient. Or they just ruin whatever you may be doing for the sake of it (GTAonline)
Review 3 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Posted on:1/26/15
Location: West Allis, WI
For everyone who would be weary about buying this because of the monthly subscription, the monthly subscription has been waived. There is now only the one time purchase fee. A monthly subscription can be purchased if you wish, and grants bonus content and crowns to spend in the in-game store, but is not necessary for play. This game looks super awesome and i'm excited to join in
74 of 75 found this review helpful.
Review 4 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
In Bethesda I Trust
Posted on:3/4/15
Location: Chatsworth, California
Bethesda in my mind has made some of the best console video games ever. Since there is no subscription fee I see no reason not to pre order this game. Say goodbye to 200 hours of my social life this summer.
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Review 5 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Seems like a good game, but left out one detail.
Posted on:12/20/13
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
This game may be by far, the best MMORPG to date, especially for consoles. Reading up on it's story and how it will be played (it's PvP as well as the game itself) It may blow every other MMORPG out of the water. Although, the summary of the game on this page forgot to mention one CRITICAL piece of information. It will, in fact, have a $15/month subscription fee. It will not be free to play. This subscription fee also comes with the $60 original fee to buy the game. Although, you will get to play for one whole month (hold applause *sarcasm*) before you will have to pay the monthly fee in order to continue playing. Which sucks, I know. But it is an MMO. If it's as successful, content loaded, and as big of a world as they make it out to be, it could very well work. But needless to say, they will have to be pouring out tons of new content/expansions to keep subscribers interested. Hopefully, they will all be free. But if they load it with tons of microtransactions, as well as the monthly fee and the cash shop. They might as well have committed suicide to The Elder Scrolls Online.
116 of 136 found this review helpful.
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my game of choice
Posted 1/26/14
I love this game (Elder Scrolls ) whats $15 a month i just hope that is worth the wait Storm Hargis
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Posted 1/1/14
Don't let this page fool ya -- there WILL BE a $15/month subscription fee in order to enjoy this game. For this reason, I will NOT be purchasing this game, which saddens me deeply. I am a very skilled MMO veteran, I have played many, many MMOs, for a really, really long time, and this MMO was one of the ones I have been waiting for the longest. A lot of people like me are extremely saddened and disappointed by the fact this game is NOT free to play.
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Review 6 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
stop console subscriptions!
Posted on:6/6/14
Location: miami,fl
it's bad enough that the prices for these games is on a steep incline, and they show little signs of stopping. yet now we have a game for a console which we dished out hundreds of dollars for, bought accessories, the subscription for xbx live, then the games, and now they want a subscription fee. as if the company who developed the game wasn't making enough profit from the Elder Scrolls franchise as it is. Why must there be a fee? i was so interested into buying this title that I was going to order it a few moments ago, but when i read the disclaimer about the subscription fee i decided that this game, regardless of how cool it looked, was not for me. Buying this game will undoubtedly cause fees as such to become a fad and soon even games like Call of Duty will require a subscription. STOP CONSOLE SUBSCRIPTIONS!
73 of 84 found this review helpful.
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You sir need to re-evaluate
Posted 9/13/14
Yes, games are outrageous now days, and prices are only getting steeper. However some games are more worth it then others. You say "soon call of duty will require a subscription". yes probably. However COD is a shinny steaming pile of ... stuff... plated gold on the outside. COD takes a moderate sized team about 6 months to program each game to the point of beta testing. All elderscrolls games take a fleet of designers usually a good 3 YEARS to get to that point. Why? because it's such a huge game. As much as I hate world of warcraft, compare that game to COD. It's a huge game. So big that your pc only holds the main running programs, most of the physics, graphics, sounds, maps, etc are all ran on the servers. Why? Because otherwise it would require the pc of every player to be a good 20gb of ram EACH, or more. Games this massive you don't pay for the "privelage to play" You are paying for massive server farms that are required. Lets compare this. TES Skyrim is so massive, you can spend 100+ hours in one game, and still not discover everything. COD any game about 10 hours into it and you have seen it all. Same with halo, battlefield, etc etc. Now consider that 100+ hour game. How massive the map, and content is. Now consider that content, PLUS Morrowinds 100+ hours of content PLUS "Oblivion" 100+ hours of content, etc. And that's before considering any expansion packs. This game will likely take a good 800 hours to see the majority of, and that's before expansion packs. 15$ a month after initial pay? That's a steal of a deal my friend. Now COD on the other hand that is 60+80DLC=140 for roughly 20 hours... That is daylight robbery. I've always said that Bethesda's Massive RPG's are well worth a tall order, and no other game even comes close.
With all that said. Consider how much ram, and processing is required for this game. Now multiply it by the fact that it's an MMO. I.E. it must process that, among what? Hundreds, even thousands on the same server? If you think this game would run with even 2 players for the first 5 minutes on COD servers, battlefield servers, or anything else, you are dead wrong.
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Review 7 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Can't wait to explore the wide world of Tamriel!
Posted on:5/10/15
Location: Wackyland, Acme Acres
I've been looking forward to playing The Elder Scrolls Online for a while now, and the screen shots I've seen so far only make the wait til its release date all the more painful. I look forward to exploring the lands of Morrowind again after having played The Elder Scrolls 3 Morrowind so many years ago on the original Xbox.
Review 8 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Just say "NO!" to console subscriptions
Posted on:5/28/14
Location: Detroit, MI
I'm sure this game will be very good and fun to play, but the $15 a month is going to kill it. I was going to buy it on the release date and will not be buying it at all because of this monthly fee. Come on Bethesda this is not a PC and your pushing away gamers like me who only play on the weekends.
155 of 180 found this review helpful.
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They got rid of that
Posted 4/22/15
It's no longer going to have the subscription fee.
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It's not Bethesda's fault.
Posted 7/30/14
This game was not developed by Bethesda(It says they do on Gamestop's listing, but that is erroneous). It was made by Zenimax, the company that owns Bethesda. All of these poor decisions are being made by Zenimax, against the will of Bethesda. So don't blame Bethesda, blame the parent company that insists on squeezing every last penny out of this legendary IP.
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The Price
Posted 6/15/14
I kind of agree with you, the price is outrageous. But luckily, Bethesda said that this is just the beginning price, the monthly price will stay like that for about 2 months or less and then it will slowly drop down until, hopefully, there is no price at all.
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Posted 6/9/14
......Its an MMO. Any MMO that is any good is going to have some sort of monthly fee.
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Review 9 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
An enormous let down
Posted on:1/30/14
Location: Katy, TX
I don't have much to say regarding the game itself. I've only played the beta, which was pretty darn good. The one thing that holds me back COMPLETELY is the price of owning and playing this game. Here is the math I did to figure out how much it would cost to play this game for one year: $60 (the game itself) + $15 (monthly subscription fee) * 12 (months in a year) = $240. This DOESN'T include the price of XBOX LIVE either. I can buy 4 brand new xbox games with that money. If I were to play the ESO for another year, it would cost me $420. All in all, I'm just not going to pay for this.
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do the math right
Posted 4/27/14
Who would pay $15 dollars each month instead of paying $60 for the whole year for xboxlive???
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Posted 2/7/14
Just wait like 6 months or so after its release, it will become free to play eventually.
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Posted 2/2/14
Xbox Live gold is $60 a year. Buying it monthly is stupid because of its high price. So it would only cost $120 to play it the first year.
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Review 10 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Posted on:1/26/15
Location: L.A.
Every review about this i see people complaining about the monthly subscription. It clearly states that there is no subscription needed!
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Posted 3/10/15
That's because they were posted before the fee was waived. Most of these reviews are from last year. Check the dates.
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Review 11 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Wait it Out
Posted on:4/6/14
Location: Illinois
What I'm doing with this game is that I will wait. I agree with all the others in the sense that not many people are willing to pay 180$ a year for one game. Yes, it is supposed to be "Content Packed" but I could by 3 games for the price of one ideally. I think that once it releases and their sales figures are low, they will take away or reduce the fee. At that point I would buy the game. It was a big mistake on Bethesda's part, they lost most of their fan base by doing this and now only hardcore/pro gamers are going to buy ESO. Not buying this game unless the fee is dropped or reduced. Just buy Destiny, Watchdogs, or The Division instead.
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Posted 5/19/15
Subscription fee was cancelled.
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Posted 4/13/14
its an MMORPG like world of Warcraft and Star Wars the old republic these always have subscription fees its mainly for running lots of servers which isnt cheap and having development teams churning out bug fixes and added content developing is also very expensive swtor cost around 200 million dollars to develop that is a but ton and also xbox live is a service that i already pay for and you cant be telling me you have a xbox one and your not paying for gold and you have internet to buy this game in all actuality most people who have an xbox have live anyways so factoring in the live cost is unfair towards the developers and also Bethesda did not make this game it was zenimax online studios you cant compare it to skyrim either because its an mmo and the initial $60 dollar fee is to pay for development costs and if you wish to further argue argue towards me im on xbox live all the time send me a message or something my gamertag KSI jfisher
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Review 12 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Don't doubt it yet
Posted on:1/15/15
Location: unknown, unknown
Don't give Bethesda a bad name yet they gave you guys amazing games like fallout doom and elder scrolls series okay it may be a terrible experience with pc right now but it's probably just a test run to see what will happen if they would ever make games that is subscription based it is their first unless I'm wrong but have they ever let they fans down before not I but anyway just watch when eso drops on console it will be the best experience yet maybe even goty remember it isn't released until the 2015 of December maybe they will delay hopefully they do because that means whatever they failed on pc to be fixed on console instead of remastering it with better graphics and same mechanism if it is delayed it will mean that it wasn't ready and they made improvements think about it and watch when they be on top cause 10/10 I bet you're still playing elder scrolls five with mods or not a 2011 game still popular in 2015
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Review 13 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Really lookin' forward to Elder Scrolls Online!
Posted on:4/11/15
Location: Wackyland, Acme Acres
I can Hardly wait to play this! I'm really looking forward to seeing how Morrowwind has advanced graphically since Elder Scrolls 3. I'll probably be sinking some serious hours into The Elder Scrolls online once it comes out.
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Review 14 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
The Elder Scrolls Online $15 a month to play
Posted on:6/13/14
Location: New York
Not worth paying $15 a month.. You will not be able to access the game if you don't pay the fee that month.. game = $60... Fee's = $180 a year... Xbox live = $60 a year... so $300.00 just to play The Elder Scrolls Online. No thanks..
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Review 15 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Not worth the cost
Posted on:4/20/14
Location: Limerick, PA
It is pretty obvious that this is going to be an exhilarating game filled with plenty of content, and the addition of massive multiplayer is absolutely amazing. The Elder Scrolls has been my favorite RPG series to play, but for $15 a month, I am sadly going to miss out on this new one. Plenty of people have already figured the numbers out, but to reiterate, with Xbox Live AND the game AND the subscription, the first year of owning the game will be almost three hundred dollars. Playstation owners don't need to worry about paying for Plus, but it still comes out to be over two hundred dollars. (By the way, what happened to Microsoft claiming that there will be new advantages to owning Gold much like Playstation's option to own Plus? Why can't our subscription be slightly lower?) I have no doubt that this game will do great, but they are forgetting how new EVERYTHING is. This game will be released in two months, and at that point the Xbox One will barely be half a year old. That means people who were going to buy this game have very recently spent at least half a thousand dollars just getting the console and a controller. Not only that, much of the audience includes teenagers and poor college students. In my opinion, at the very least, the subscription needs to be lowered to 5 dollars a month if not completely eliminated. Then, the content can be sold for maybe 5 or 10 dollars. Heck, you guys love doing the whole 60 dollar season pass thing, and if Call of Duty can get away with selling 4 bad maps and the same gun for 15 dollars every other month, then I'm sure a respectable game such as ESO can convince people to spend money that way. But this idea of a subscription will surely be your downfall, and I hope you're listening to your fans.
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delayed again?
Posted 1/2/15
I was so up for this game until I saw the 15 a month subscription fee, also did anyone notice they moved the release date AGAIN? Now it is 12/31/2015!!!! Holy Moly! I have given up on ever playing this game and maybe Bethesda/Zenimax altogether since they have been doing nothing but disappointing us constantly since the release of Skyrim.
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Review 16 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Thanks but No Thanks
Posted on:3/4/14
Location: Georgia
Would love to get this game, but will not pay a $15 monthly subscription service. Sorry, but no game is worth that amount of money.
$60 cost for the game
$180 annual fee to play
on top of
Xbox Live fee and Internet costs
Best of luck to the developers on this one.
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The monthly Fee
Posted 4/6/14
The PC has a $14.99 monthly fee, but like the Diablo 3 conversion, Microsoft is trying to eliminate that fee for the ESO on the Xbox One, because they already charge a yearly Gold subscription. They are still going over a deal with Bethesna. Even though we give Microsoft a hard time they've done some decent things, like early access to DLC
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Review 17 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Issues with ESO (Console)
Posted on:4/9/14
The issues with ESO are simple, monthly payment. Yes this may be a common MMO theme... when on the computer. When it's on the computer it makes sense. Many people have a computer in the first place and only those dedicated will go out and buy a computer specific for a game such as World of Warcraft, however those who wish to play on a console, such as Xbox One or PS4 must obviously buy the console. So this is a payment of $400-500 depending on your preference, then there is the price of online capability, another $50-60, and of course the price of your desired game, in this case ESO, $60. So just for any game start up you're going to need to invest $510-620. But wait there's more! You have to pay $15 a month! Totaling to $180 a year... But I suppose that if you're willing to spend $690-$800 for only one year of playing the Elder Scrolls Online, it's a pretty cool game. The beta was fun and nothing short of what you would expect from an Elder Scrolls game. TONS of quests, good fighting mechanics, fun game overall.
Review 18 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
No Digital PreOrder
Posted on:3/30/15
Location: NC
I am very excited about this game, but I would like to get the digital version, and receive the preorder bonuses, as I have done many times in the past. I have noticed, recently, that I am not able to preorder digital copies anymore. Why am I not able to preorder games as I use to? Any answers out there?
Review 19 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Never Going to Happen
Posted on:4/5/14
Location: Dallas, TX
Seems like another great Elder Scrolls game and I hate to miss it. But, I'm going to have to because of the subscription fee.
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Review 20 for The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited
Posted on:3/8/14
Ive played all the elder scrolls game always been amazing but this sub monthly cost will destroy the game hands down I will refused to buy just because of the monthly cost. Because we all know every game these days has micro buys in game and the cost of xbox live on top of 60 for the game that's just stupid. DO US A FAVOR AND DROP THE SUB CHARGES!!!!! Do like everyone else put up a season pass.
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Not gonna bite...
Posted 6/21/14
I've loved all tes but from what I've seen on PC this looks like it's really gonna be a let down and that monthly fee makes it entirely out of the question.
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