The Elder Scrolls: Arena Articles RSS Feed | The Elder Scrolls: Arena RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network gets classic Bethesda games, including The Elder Scrolls Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:17:17 -0400 Daniel R. Miller

Digital game distributor, has announced that they are now carrying Bethesda titles, all completely DRM free. Among the series' arriving to GOG are classic games from the DOOM, Quake, Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series.

Arguably the most significant of these releases are entries from The Elder Scrolls series, which features five games, The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard, Battlespire, Morrowind, Arena and Daggerfall. It may not be Oblivion or Skyrim, but this collection is significant none the less. 

GOG is famous for bringing old games into the hands of modern gamers, and that's just what this collection is. These games are the foundation for what made Skyrim and the upcoming Fallout 4 the games they are today. While the visuals are undoubtedly worse, you can still appreciate the ambition of the titles considering when they were released. 

Arena was the first game in The Elder Scrolls series and was released all the way back in 1994 for MS-DOS. Just for reference, here is the order of the games in The Elder Scrolls series.

  1. The Elder Scrolls: Arena
  2. The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
  3. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Currently, GOG is running a sale with three separate bundles revolving around each series.

Of course, you can buy any of these games individually with the exception of Arena and Daggerfall, which come for free with any Bethesda purchase. The bundle deals are timed and will expire on Wednesday, September 2nd, so you still have some time to save some green on these classic games. 

The Elder Scrolls Anthology - The Ultimate Collection Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:00:35 -0400 Smoky Grey

 From the day I first played Arena until the day I finally finished Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls games have taken up untold hours of my life. Now you can relive all those nostalgic hours with The Elder Scrolls Anthology, the complete set of all Elder Scrolls games for the PC.

If you have never played any of The Elder Scrolls games, they are the best open world-sandbox-RPG I have ever played. Each game has its own unique and rich storyline which you can totally ignore if you want to. One of my favorite things about these games is the ability to steal anything that isn't nailed down. With magic, vampires, werewolves, tons of character customization, and much more, The Elder Scrolls has a little something for everyone. The Elder Scrolls games also have one of the most active and passionate modding communities of any game I have seen.

This collection is for PC only, but as you should all know by know The Elder Scrolls games should only ever be played on the PC. This full collection will also come complete with all DLC available for every game. As a bonus the collection will also include 5 unique maps to the areas of Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil, and Skyrim. You can pick up The Elder Scrolls Anthology on September 10th for the PC for about $79.99, which is a great deal since the first two games are really hard to find these days. Here is the full list of games and DLC that will be included in this collection.

 The Games

The Elder Scrolls: Arena


The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall


The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


 The DLC

The Elder Scrolls III DLC: Tribunal


The Elder Scrolls III DLC: Bloodmoon


The Elder Scrolls IV DLC: Knights of the Nine


The Elder Scrolls IV DLC: Shivering Isles


The Elder Scrolls V DLC: Dawnguard


The Elder Scrolls V DLC: Hearthfire


The Elder Scrolls V DLC: Dragonborn


The Elder Scrolls Anthology Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:37:45 -0400 Zach Long

You know that moment when you're talking about having nothing to talk about and then all of a sudden... Wham! Bam! Kapowa! You find something out that changes the future for you? Well I had that a few minutes ago.

I realized I hadn't posted anything on here since my internship and desperately wanted something to write about so I keep from rusting my bones. When I got home I checked my Facebook post and I saw the picture from above. I looked who posted it and saw it was the official Elder Scrolls Facebook page. My heart skipped a beat. All I've ever wanted, at least for the past few years, is to play every Elder Scrolls game from beginning to end. While I've completed both Oblivion and Skyrim, IV and V respectively (multiple times mind you), I have never played any of the previous games due to owning a Mac and a PS3. Well I am soon getting a gaming PC and seeing this makes me want one even more.

I'm curious as to how Arena and Daggerfall hold up after all these years to someone who didn't start playing games until around 1995. It'll be interesting to see if it's enjoyable for a fan who was introduced in with Oblivion and whom has only put in about ten hours in Morrowind, due to never owning a copy.



Enough of the ranting. According to Game Informer it will be released on September 10th solely for PC and will take $79.99 out of your wallet. I think that's a fair price for a beautiful collection of maps, artwork, and such brilliantly crafted fantasy games.