The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (PC/Xbox, 2002)
guessed by mZuzek
For many video game fans of my generation, Final Fantasy VII was the role-playing game that invaded their imaginations and turned them into lifelong RPG fans. For me, that game was Morrowind. What Morrowind impressed upon me, apart from its excellent graphics, sound design, and combat system, was its sense of freedom. From the very beginning of the game, I had the freedom to choose the name, appearance, and attributes of my character. Once in Vvardenfell, I could stay and go as I pleased, taking on quests, interacting with characters and events that shared only a marginal connection to the main story arc, or simply exploring Morrowind's expansive and richly detailed game world.