The Complete Elder Scrolls Collection comes to PC this September (Updated)

Exciting news today for Elder Scrolls fans. On September 10th (and September 13th in Europe), we’ll be releasing The Elder Scrolls Anthology on PC. This premium box set (shown above) includes all five main games from the series – Arena, Daggerfall, Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim – as well all the official add-ons and expansions for Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim.

To help you explore the expansive world of Tamriel, the Anthology also features a set of five physical maps detailing the lands of Tamriel, Iliac Bay, Morrowind, Cyrodiil and Skyrim.

In case you haven’t been with us since 1994, here’s a recap of all five titles that will be included in the $79.99 package (€59.99 / £49.99 / $89.99AUD)

Arena – Assume the role of a lone prisoner and travel to Tamriel’s most famous and dangerous sites to collect the shattered Staff of Chaos and save the Empire from the evil Imperial battlemage, Jagar Tharn. The Anthology features the original version of Arena and will launch within a DOS emulator.

Daggerfall – The ancient golem Numidium, a powerful weapon once used to unify Tamriel has once again been unearthed. In the power struggle that follows, the King of Daggerfall is murdered and his vengeful spirit haunts the kingdom. The Emperor Uriel Septim VII sends you on a heroic path to put the king’s spirit to rest and ensure that the golem does not fall into the wrong hands. The Anthology features the original version of Daggerfall and will launch within a DOS emulator.

Morrowind – To fulfill an ancient prophecy, the Emperor sends you, an unknown Imperial courier, to the island of Vvardenfell to rid the land of Morrowind of a dark curse. Through a series of dangerous and magical quests, you are transformed into one of the Empire’s most enduring heroes. Also includes: Tribunal and Bloodmoon add-ons, plus The Elder Scrolls Construction Set.

Oblivion – With the Empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land. In the shadow of evil, a hero will rise from the ashes of a fallen Empire. You must find the true heir of the Septim line and restore him to the Imperial throne, while unraveling the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel. Also includes: Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles expansions.

Skyrim – Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. Also includes: Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn add-ons.

Wanna see more? Check out our slideshow below featuring additional images from the collection.

What versions of the games are included with Anthology?

The Elder Scrolls Anthology is the same content you would get if you purchased the boxed version of each game.

  • Arena and Daggerfall include a pre-configured version of DosBox that gets installed during installation and allows you to play on modern machines.
  • Morrowind GOTY and Oblivion GOTY are based on the retail versions of the game, which do not require Steam activation. For Oblivion, this means that the disc version of the game does not include the smaller add-ons (Horse Armor, Fighter’s Stronghold, Mehrunes’ Razor, etc)… more on that below.
  • For Skyrim, the disc is based on the Legendary release of the game, which requires Steam activation.

As a bonus, the included Steam key will activate Steam versions of Morrowind GOTY and Oblivion GOTY Deluxe. Like the disc release of Oblivion, the deluxe versions include the main game, Knights of the Nine, and Shivering Isles, but it also adds English versions of the Wizard’s Tower, Fighter’s Stronghold, Orrery, Thives’ Den, The Vile Lair, Mehrunes’ Razor, and Horse Armor. These add-ons are not compatible with the disc version of the game, so you will need to use the Steam version to access them.

Reader Comments

  1. There are also lots of them in the mine before the Deadmines dungeon entrance.

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  2. Fantastic news! I’m in the process of buying a new laptop at the moment and was looking forward to finally being able to play Oblivion and Skyrim. (Played Daggerfall and Morrowind to death.) This will be a definite buy for me!

    gstaff, can you tell us if this will also include all the minor DLCs for Oblivion, in addition to the two big expansions?

    • It does not have the small DLCs for Oblivion. Easy way to explain it is it’s the same content you’d get if you bought store copies of Arena and Daggerfall (but good luck finding them), the GOTY releases of Morrowind & Oblivion, and the Legendary release of Skyrim.

      • I hope you will notice and be able to answer:
        Will there be any way to download the small DLCs for Oblivion? Right now there is no means of downloading the small DLC by themselves for PC. The only way to play them at all now is via the Deluxe version on Steam….

  3. This looks awesome, but sadly I don’t have a disc drive which negates the fact that this has all the DLC and lots of great games. As cool as those maps are, not sure they’re worth the investment!

    • Because Redguard requires specific drivers to work… drivers from a company that no longer exists for a card that no longer exists. Remember voodoo cards? Yeah you need one of those. While you CAN emulate it… its kinda tricky. Nothing like the pre-configured dosbox versions of Arena and Daggerfall.

      As for Battlespire, well… If you’d played battlespire, you’d understand. The game is basically fighting Scamps for half of it. The only real notable feature, which people would immediately want to try, is the Multiplayer option.

      The multiplayer option is the reason no future ES games had it. It was horrible.

      in short, because both games have really difficult problems to surmount, and its simply not worth the effort. (and battlespire sucks. It really does.)

      • Redguard plays rather well without fiddling with drivers in a virtual Windows 98 under MS Virtual PC 2007, if anyone’s interested.

  4. Just out of curiosity, why is it you guys pretty much only ever package oblivion with Shivering Isles and Knights of the Nine, when there were five other DLCs for it? I for one really enjoyed Mehrunes Razor as well as the four different player home add ons. I get the not inclusion of Battlespire and Redgaurd, as they aren’t “Elder Scrolls” titles per se, but I do kind of wish they were in there too.

      • this is out of your guys’s discussion but will there be disks and codes or a one with codes and a one with cd’s because i know a lot of people, like me would want to play the games on steam, well although i just noticed codes would probable be a no because the first 2 are not on steam sorry.

  5. As much as I might want the collection, I can’t say I want the games in as much as I WANT THOSE MAPS!!!! Having Tamriel, Illiac Bay, and Vvardenfell maps in the style of Oblivion/Skyrim is a dream come true.

  6. Why not include a seperate couple disks with this for complete OST’s? I mean really, TES has always been a very, very avid game within my library of things to play, however, no matter what I do, I can not get my hands on a copy of the OST with the game, after having bought god knows how many copies of each game for different reasons, I would thoroughly LOVE a disk added in with the soundtracks.

  7. I like it all, EXCEPT: why didn’t you put ALL the add-ons for oblivion? or at least make them available to download like the morrowind add-ons, i don’t think it’s fair we should pay for all of the add-ons when we’re buying an ANTHOLOGY.

  8. Will Arena and Daggerfall be patched to the latest version, and have bug fixes like ArenaSetup.exe and DaggerfallSetup.exe offer?

    • This is something I’m curious about as well, as the CD release has those voices and the floppy disk release does not.

  9. Will you have to log on to steam every two weeks to play Skyrim in this package, or have you made it a stand alone game now?

  10. I wish this wasn’t finalised! It would be great if it was more complete, to sell it better to fans who already have a decent-sized collection. I understand not including BS or RG, but there’s really no excuse to not include the Oblivion deluxe GotY for the lesser DLC. Most importantly, since Skyrim is the only game to get a separate OST release and MW’s is only found in the collector’s edition, it would’ve been a great opportunity to include it and Oblivion’s.

  11. Nice, definetly buying it! Quick question, will this include codes that we can redeem for digital versions on steam? That would make it a lot more convenient.

  12. Will Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim be Steam versions and if so what happens when one already has all the games, expansions and DLCs on steam. Do we get extra copies on steam to send to friends or are the CD-Keys simply useless.
    I’m mostly thinking of getting this for the box and maps, so I’ll probably get it either way.

    – VL

  13. Dang that’s some sweet swag with euphoria oozing packaging! All around quality work. Awesome to see ARENA and DAGGERFALL for those who have yet to experience their timeless greatness.

    Congratulations Bethesda and massive sales be yours 😀

  14. I know above that it says Arena and Daggerfall will launch with a DOS emulator, but does that mean I will need to download a DOS emulator (such as DOSbox) and do just what I would do if i were to play the version available online or will the games run the DOS emulator automatically so that I can simply insert the disc, install, and play?

  15. i am wonderi9ng if this anthology is going to be available in Canada on September 10th ? triewd to buy in advance but the store does not have info yet.. Thank You

  16. I have a wonderful idea. I’d like Bethesda to remake all the older Elder Scrolls games with Skyrims game engine. 😉

  17. I cannot think of another $80 that one could spend that would give so many hundreds of hours of entertainment. While I own all these games already, I’m gonna get this just for the maps, they look awesome!

  18. I spent roughly $50 on the PC version of Skyrim only to discover that it required internet and Steam to play. I can’t even begin to tell you how much this aggravated me. That $50 was wasted and I now play it on my Xbox 360. Will any of these games require Steam to play them?

  19. Hi! Wow I am the OPPOSITE of a collector, however I’ve played the 4 latest of the TES games, and they’ve influenced my game life so much, I need this 🙂

    HOWEVER – I said “I’ve played the 4 last ones”. On all my computers now, I cannot install Arena due to the incompability with 64-bit windows (who has a 32-bit system now anyway?).

    I’ve plowed through almost ALL lore on TES on the web lately (blame the vacation and bad weather) and I LONG to play the first and foremost of the elder scrolls. So my question (and dealbreaker) is:

    Is Arena playable on modern 64-bit windows computers?

    Thanks for helping

  20. Alright, so a few questions before I decide how excited I am about this.

    1. Are Arena and Daggerfall based on the CD or Floppy release?

    2. Have there been any tweaks (especially to Arena and Daggerfall) to make combat more plausible?

    3. Will Arena and Daggerfall see a Steam Release? How about the Morrowind Construction Set?

    4. Compatibility issues? A good number of games I own on Steam that are optimized for Windows Vista or older, and usually crash on Windows 7 or newer. Is this going to be a problem with this release?

    5. Any chance for Mac compatibility here? I know it’s coming with the Elder Scrolls online, but it would be nice to be able to play these games without having to borrow a friend’s laptop/drop $500 or more for a serviceable Windows machine.

  21. gstaff. will the anthology be available in the netherlands? as i am dying to buy this. but i don’t see it at my game store’s website.

  22. I have an odd question that hopefully you can answer, GStaff. Being a collector, I am curious: How many of these box sets are going to be made? Pete Hines has said that it will be a limited run, but I am curious as to how limited.