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The Elder Scrolls Online [Online Game Code]

by Bethesda See the Amazon Page for this brand
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) 7 answered questions 71 / 100

Price: $59.99
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Platform: PC Download
Edition: Standard
  • Unlimited Adventures, No Subscription Required
  • The Fight for Tamriel Begins: Three alliances vie for control of the Empire. As these powers battle for supremacy, darker forces move to destroy the world.
  • Play the Way You Like: Battle, craft, fish, steal, siege, or explore. The choice is yours to make in a persistent Elder Scrolls world.
  • A Multiplayer RPG: Adventure alone, quest with friends, or join an army of hundreds in epic PVP battles.
  • Tell Your Own Story: Discover the secrets of Tamriel as you quest to regain your lost soul and save the world from Oblivion.

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Product Details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
  • Online Code: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • Release Date: April 4, 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,017 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

The Elder Scrolls Online is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise – and will bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Whether you play with your friends or adventure alone, the game’s innovative combat system allows you to focus on action and tactics, not the UI. 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.

The Elder Scrolls Online is set roughly 1,000 years before the events in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the coming of the Dragonborn, and just before the rise of Tiber Septim, the first Emperor of Tamriel. Three Alliances have emerged across the continent, each struggling for supremacy over the land. As these great powers battle one another for control of the Imperial City – and with it all of Tamriel – darker forces are moving to destroy the world.


  • The Elder Scrolls. Online.
    After 20 years of best-selling, award-winning fantasy role-playing games, the Elder Scrolls series goes online. Experience this epic adventure on your own or together with your friends, guild mates, and thousands of alliance members. Explore dangerous caves and dungeons, embark upon adventurous quests across Tamriel, and engage in massive player versus player battles, where the victors reap the spoils of war.
  • Play the Way You Like
    With an enhanced Elder Scrolls combat system, engage in real-time targeting and strategic attacks and blocks. Use any weapon or wear any armor at any time, no matter what type of character you play and develop your own style with deep character customization and abilities.
  • A Connected Game World
    With ESO’s Megaserver technology you no longer choose a server, but instead play in one connected world. The game automatically places you with friends, guild mates, people you’ve encountered before, and other like-minded players. Simply jump in and begin your adventure.
  • Your Quest to Save Tamriel
    A stolen soul. An undead army rising. A quest to recover that which is uniquely yours. Explore the hidden secrets of Tamriel at your own pace using the game’s compass to guide you to areas of interest. Save the world from the evil machinations of the Daedric Prince Molag Bal and his henchman, the first necromancer, the Prince of Worms, Mannimarco.

System Requirements:
  • Supported OS: Windows XP or later         
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk: 60 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compliant video card with 512MB of RAM (NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 / ATI Radeon™ 2600 or better)
  • Additional Requirements: DirectX compatible sound card

System requirements are subject to change over time.


Acceptance of End User License Agreement, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy, and account registration using enclosed one-time use activation code, required to play. Must be 13+ to register. The 30 days of unlimited game play begins when you select your preferred subscription plan on Subscription fees only charged for game access after the first 30 days, subject to cancellation by you at any time. No refunds or credits for partial months. If you choose to pay for your subscription with a prepaid non-recurring payment method or with a Game Time Card you will be charged at the time you select the subscription plan. See for details. Product requires installation of application software. The Elder Scrolls Online service may be discontinued, and content modified, disabled, suspended or removed, at any time. See Terms of Service and Privacy Policy at

Early Access bonuses will also be offered to those pre-purchasing/pre-ordering PC/Mac versions through participating digital retailers. A five (5) day early access bonus will be offered to those who pre-purchase/pre-order the Digital Imperial Edition or three (3) day early access for those who pre-purchase/pre-order the Digital Standard Edition.

How to redeem early access codes:

  • Visit
  • Log into your Elder Scrolls Online Account, or create one if needed.
  • Select Redeem Code on the My Account page.
  • Enter your early access code.
  • Watch your email inbox. In March, the ESO team will contact you at your account’s registered email address with further instructions about early access and how to download the game client.

Explorer’s Pack
Pre-purchase of The Elder Scrolls Online will also guarantee your Explorer’s Pack

  • Play any race in any alliance
  • Scuttler vanity pet
  • Bonus treasure maps

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177 of 201 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a typical elder scrolls game.... April 11, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I am a huge fan of the past elder scrolls games. I've played them all and fell completely in love. This game holds the elder scrolls name, but that is where the similarities end. Don't get me wrong. I'm not dissing the game. Its a good game. I'm just being honest. So many reviewers on other websites and youtube channels dance around the differences, not really telling you what they are. If you want a elder scrolls experience, this is not the game for you. However, it's not your typical MMO either, and is a little more fun than most.

Lets talk about some of the differences between elder scrolls and this game:

The combat UI: The health, Mana, and Stamina bars are the same as they were in Skyrim; however the rest of the combat UI just doesn't feel quite right, it doesn't feel as smooth when hacking and slashing as it did in Skyrim, and it holds a little more of a typical MMO type combat, similar to the KOTOR online combat. This is especially true with the archery, where as in Skyrim and Oblivion archery was realistic and a little challenging to master, In ESO you basically just draw back, point it in the enemies general direction, let loose and the arrow will simply find its mark.

The graphics: The graphics differ alot from Skyrim, but they are not bad. The character graphics are good, you can tell little things and aspects of your character, very clear and crisp coloring. However I feel like the graphics slipped a little from the realism of Skyrim into the un-realism of some other MMO's. It is only slightly though, they luckily don't even come close to the cheesy WoW graphics. This also depends on what graphical setting you run your PC on.

The questing system: The questing system itsef is actually really impressive.
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79 of 108 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Zenimax Lacks A Customer Service Ethic April 25, 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard
I purchased this game on the developer's main website. Boy do I regret that. Amazon has a formal policy of "no refunds" for digital purchases. However, if you're a good customer and can demonstrate product misrepresentation or unplayability due to bugs or developer misfeasance, Amazon can, at times, be quite forgiving.

Misfeasance is the relevant word here, folks. This game was released with bugs, bugs, bugs! After entering a castle, I found myself perpetually "falling" with only a blue, bottomless sky below me. There was no console to type any commands. Restarting, rebooting, reinstalling did nothing. For reasons that escape me, I later logged in to a console and submitted a ticket. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS later, I received a response telling me to type /stuck, which would "kill" me and return me to a 'bind' point. What they didn't tell me is that I'd suffer damage on equipment. I petitioned asking that I be compensated for the damage caused by this bug, no more, no less.

While awaiting a response, I examined the community more closely. The community is not cohesive. Chat was mostly a warzone of people flaming each other while legitimate questions and group requests went unanswered. Every 15 minutes or so, another gold farmer would emerge to spam us senseless in chat (and three times in private chat). People talked about having "first" accounts banned on assumption that they were gold farmers, when they weren't. Not very encouraging.

I also noticed, by way of gameplay review, that ESO lacked a general "wow" factor that compelled me to play EVERY Elder Scrolls game since the early 1990s. When I got to my first dungeon, I was 100% locked out by stationary gold farmers.
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19 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Haven't logged on since first week April 24, 2014
By Nate
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
This game is extremely mediocre. I find this a worse way to describe a game/movie/product over a "Horrible" one, as it means I have put effort and time into trying to enjoy it. I played the first closed beta, and the first open beta. I knew they would be bad, as they were betas. During that time, I reported many things I thought would improve the gaming experience. It seems few have actually been realized in the completed game. The game also feels incomplete, and very lonely. My friends and I found it very hard to play together, unless we were in Cyrodil PVP.

Long story short, this is a average MMO that has little resemblance and aura that an ES game would have. All it really did to me while playing was make me feel the need to play Morrowind, or Skyrim.
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20 of 29 people found the following review helpful
By PSPfan
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
Dear Customer Support,

I've submitted several bugs while I've been playing. I'm getting ready to cancel my subscription and cut my losses (sadly, since I spent $60 on your game plus per paid year subscription $100). I wanted you to know about the following list of issues that I face on a regular basis, and IMHO should have been fixed during Beta. They have plagued me long enough and frequently enough that I can't say I enjoy playing ESO anymore. Most of the issues below happened just this afternoon.

1) Sometimes NPCs don't appear, so you can't complete quests. Sometimes re-logging several times won't fix this. (example quest: Take Me Home)
2) Waited awhile for group finder to form a group, and then the group bugged out after entering the Banished Cells instance -- the group was lost. Group window showed no group members, and the Group Finder it said I couldn't use it because I wasn't the group leader.
3) Formed group manually and entered BC... after second boss half the party was showing "offline" when they were really there and still taking in party chat. Healer couldn't continue since he couldn't see health bars of folks that were showing "offline", so we had to disband and start over.
4) Third time through BC I couldn't see one of the party members, and many of the NPCs were missing. We managed to finish though.
5) There was a skyshard that wasn't showing so I couldn't collect it (Contemplation’s overlook). Had to re-log to get it to appear.
6) Several times I couldn't gather crafting items because the "E" wouldn't appear when I stood next to an item (I have the keen eye trait so they were glowing). Had to re-log to harvest them, if they were still there after re-logging.
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1.0 out of 5 stars didn't come with game time..
Back when they charged for game time I bought this game, of course this is the one version that didn't come with it so it ended up costing $75, that being said the game is simply... Read more
Published 8 days ago by zach price
5.0 out of 5 stars solid
Well put together and maintained game. Not as involved as some other MMOs which I see as a good thing.
Published 8 days ago by Benjamin Taylor
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I regret spending money on a game that decides to do monthly fees...
Published 14 days ago by michael glenn
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
This is nowhere near what Bethesda could have done.
Published 22 days ago by Jamie Stewart
3.0 out of 5 stars Mehpic
I expected an Elder Scrolls game and got an okay fantasy MMO with barely a nod to the setting. Too bad. I wanted nothing but the best for this game.
Published 27 days ago by Cherissa F. Crossland
1.0 out of 5 stars 7-10 Minute Loading Screens. Even this late after ESO has launched.
I thought i'd give elder scrolls online a chance since hey, it's been quite a long time since it was first launched and i have heard that they've fixed a lot of issues since then. Read more
Published 1 month ago by That Guy Over There
5.0 out of 5 stars Elder Scrolls Online is a Great Game!!
I have played this game now for about a year and it is still new and fun!!
most if not all the bugs have been fixed, the bots are gone, havent seen a
gold seller in over... Read more
Published 1 month ago by robertmike
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible week long update process
Horrible week long update process. Game controls absolutely sucks. Maybe it would be better played on a game console rather PC.
Published 1 month ago by Eric Bickler
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the time or the subscription.
Big fan of the Elder Scrolls games, and I tried this. Maybe it is descended from those games, maybe not. I canceled after the second week. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robert
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not Worth Pay To Play. Can not share quest targets/items in parties/etc.
Published 2 months ago by Sean Stewart
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