Although first produced in 1996, The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall continues to be played by thousands and is still being updated regularly. The second instalment in the renowned role-playing saga is set in an open world and is a single-player action game.
It became freeware in 2009, as its creators celebrated 15 years of the series. Like The Elder Scrolls: Arena, its predecessor, it boasts an array of things to do and places to roam – meaning gamers are never likely to get bored.
Bethesda Softworks, the company behind the game, made sure that you will never be able to truly complete the game, as much of it is randomly generated. You don’t really need to play in quest or mission mode, you can just carry on at your own pace.
- First-person perspective.
- Approximately 2.3million square miles of game world.
- Realistic day/night cycle.
- Award winning
- Several quests and gameplay options.
- Will likely need an emulation program downloaded.
This edition of The Elder Scrolls is set in the Iliac Bay, where the protagonist – you – is sent by the Emperor at a personal request. You will have two objectives – firstly you must free a ghost from his earthly shackles and secondly you must work out what happened to a certain letter – but there’s lots more to do along the way.
Overall, The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall, like the rest of the saga, continues to offer gamers freedom and enjoyment. With the downloadable game now over a decade old, it is still well played, offering a completely immersive space with countless areas to visit.