Elder Scrolls game from 1996 reissued with modern controls, HD

Dagger case

Picture: Oldest rolls

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall is important for a number of reasons, for its groundbreaking place in a series that will continue to include Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim to the fact that it was a winner of the Game of the Year in itself. The thing is, the game is a 3D adventure from 1996, and it sucks to try to play it in 2022.

Not for your own sake! In the 90’s it did its thing. It’s just that early 3D games did not have the same universal smoothness and freedom of movement that we associate more modern titles with, and therefore everyone who has been more familiar with the series’ later games tries to play. Dagger case now it would be a battle, especially when it comes to battle.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall – Gameplay

Or they would be if they tried to play the original 1996 release (above). What they could do instead is play the wonderful thing Daggerfall Unity – GOG Cut, which has just hit Good Old Games. It’s not an official Bethesda release; rather, it is the work of a team of modders whothe work is packed together for release on the store front:

Play a redesigned version of the all-time RPG classic from The Elder Scrolls series. Daggerfall Unity – GOG Cut brings this fantastic experience to modern gamers. It has become possible thanks to a whole team of passionate creators working under the banner of Daggerfall Unity.

This ambitious project, launched over a decade ago by Gavin “Interkarma” Clayton, aims to bring the unique experience of the classic open-world RPG game to a new generation of gamers. Thanks to the efforts of GamerZakh, a game content creator with a love of classics, you can now enjoy a special GOG Cut of the Daggerfall Unity title.

All you have to do is download the game and just launch it. GOG Cut of Daggerfall Unity does not require any special actions or updates on your behalf. Thanks to the settings and mods chosen by GamerZakh, you can explore Daggerfall’s rich world with improved graphics and gameplay.

Some of the specific features of this included remaster of the game are some high-resolution graphics (completely recreated in Unityhence the name) with new lighting, much longer drawing distances, support for mods and most importantly a number of adjustments to quality of life, including smoother first-person controls.

You can download the package freeand check out the full list of modders involved, on GOG’s page.

We modified a new Daggerfall ‘Remaster’ in 2022!