Elder Scrolls Daggerfall Now Free

daggerfall-box-cover-2Elder Scrolls games, I can’t even count the hours of my life spent toiling through the lands of Tamriel fighting off imposter Mages and invading Daedra. Through the years I’ve escaped from more prisons and acted as the right hand of the chosen emperor through possibly hundreds of dungeons alone.

Though the game series began with the venerable Elder Scrolls Arena and gained a lot of attention with the latest iteration Oblivion, I have to admit I will never forget the time I spent playing Daggerfall and its wonderous and often humorously buggy random dungeon creation system. Each of the Elder Scrolls games are known for their expansive settings, if not for their 1st person action and RPG flavor but for some reason no other Elder Scroll game typifies the open exploration of a fantasy world quite like Daggerfall for me.

If you’re one of the players who came late to the scene, long after Daggerfall went out of print, then Bethesda has a special present for you. Today they released the game for free from their website, much as they did awhile back with the first Elder Scrolls title – Arena. I can’t recommend highly enough how foundational Daggerfall is to enjoying the modern Elder Scrolls games. Its great to watch the series evolve and see where the concept behind such a massive RPG has changed.

A word of warning for graphic purists – Daggerfall is almost 10 years old at this point and the graphics, while good then have no hope of standing next to a modern game. Additionally for XP and Vista users you will likely need Dosbox to play the game but Bethesda includes a link to a pretty thorough how-to that even neophyte gamers unused to the intricacies of classic PC game configuration can follow.

What are you waiting for? Head over to FileFront and get to downloading!

Not an RPG fan? Well check out the recently free release of MechWarrior 4

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1 Comment on Elder Scrolls Daggerfall Now Free

Kanadwen

On July 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Awesome, I have a friend who is always talking about it, I’ma download it for him XD