ESO BlackWood Expansion Review (PlayStation 4)

ESO BlackWood Expansion Review takes us back to the world of Elder Scrolls, for now, a new challenge, a new story has arisen and we once again have an adventure afoot. Join us as we delve into all things magical in the pursuit of glory and loot!

ESO BlackWood Expansion Review

ESO BlackWood Expansion Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 81.10GB download size for the whole game, not just the BlackWood Expansion.
  • ESO BlackWood has four new trophies.
  • RPG MMO gameplay.
  • Awesome opening in-game cinematic.
  • Finding and activating the BlackWood Expansion is a lot easier in the menu.
  • Deadlands- big fiery orbs emitting a large flame of light. Enter to take part in public dungeons.
  • Locations and points of interest fill in on the map as you play.
  • Wayshrines are used for fast travel.
  • Daily login bonuses.
  • Companion system- You can now have an AI buddy fight alongside you. They have their own set of abilities and loadout gear.
  • Beautiful new landscape to explore.
  • Loads of lore books to find.
  • Can use your old character or start a new one,
  • All new pets and mounts.
  • Amazing set-piece events.
  • A good story that is well-paced.
  • Generally creepy locations.
  • Having all new terrain is always nice.
  • Random events feel new and varied.

ESO BlackWood Expansion Review

ESO BlackWood Expansion Review Cons:

  • A lot of fetch quests.
  • Companions start at level one.
  • Initially getting started past the first quest is not always clear.
  • Doesn’t feel as full as the last expansion.
  • Still hard to navigate the world with the compass, waypoint, etc

Related Post: Review: Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor (PlayStation 4)

ESO BlackWood Expansion Review

ESO BlackWood Expansion:

Official website.

Developer: Zenimax Online Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Ever since I put many many hours into the Skyrim chapter, I went back and did the base game (new character) so having another excuse to come back was a welcome one. Blackwood is a hell (pun intended) of an expansion. Whilst to me it was not as strong a pull as Skyrim, it is still a land that I cannot get enough of. OK so ot has a lot of fetch quests but the thing is the world is such a vibrant busy place that it does take the edge off. The story is just as strong if not stronger than the Skyrim one so I did forgo a lot of the side quests and just main lined the story. I took part in a lot of random events and public events as it felt like I could jump in at any point and the community would help out. Overall BlackWood is worth the play just for the story and amazing world they have added onto the already expansive world and there is so much to do it’s insane!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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