Reviews for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim



Poshtoffee | April 5, 2014 | See all Poshtoffee's reviews »

I did not get Skyrim when it first came out which is a shame because its my all time favourite game. When to start? When you first start you get to create your own character. Seems pretty simple, right? Nope. There is so much customization. Be fat. Be strong. Give yourself sweet ass cheek bones. Chose how far your eyes are apart from each other. Sure this does have its limits but its so much nicer than just being a buff male with 2 arms. Game play. Overall pretty awesome. Decapitate your foes. Impale your foes. Shout them off the top of a cliff so they break every bone in their body. That sorta stuff. Now i could go on soooo much more but I have to say this game is Massive. Not just the map which is pretty big but the dungeons, the quests, the foes there is so much there. Now that's just when you buy it. If you get the PC version, which i strongly recommend if you can run it, you can mod it. If there is anything you don't like about this game there is probably a mod for that. From turning scary spiders to bears (shameful blush) to changing the whole dynamics of the game. Additionally modding is very easy in most cases. Nexus mods for example comes with a mod manager and the site has over 32,800 files with many more being published each day. So don't think just because its been out for several years now its not worth getting and has turned dead because it ain't. A total Masterpiece put together by Bethesda and in my opinion one of the best games ever! :3


One of the best open-world games ever made.

TETfromLondon | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all TETfromLondon's reviews »

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the most detailed and beautiful games ever made. The world looks stunning, and is filled with different people and creatures to interactive. There are pretty much endless quests to go on, or you can just explore the world. Probably the best aspect of the game is that it hardly restricts you in any way. You have plenty of dialogue options and ways of doing quests and objectives. There are huge numbers of weapons and spells to use for combat or other things, as well as clothes, potion and armour. The game also has great mod support, so if you ever run out of these things, you can add more into the game. My only criticisms would be the fact that the combat sometimes feels clunky, the bad voice acting, and the annoying number of caves in the game.



IHaveFangs | Aug. 18, 2013 | See all IHaveFangs's reviews »

Following suite of all Elder Scrolls games, Skyrim makes no exception as being an intriguing and thoroughly indepth RPG. There is hours to be spent on customising your character with a huge array of armor sets, weapons etc. The world is huge, so more potential can be seen from all the activities that sporadically occur within Skyrim. From trecking the hills on a horse, to fighting enemies and hunting Dragons. Skyrim is a masterpiece.


one of the best RPGs to date!

alexio101 | July 7, 2013 | See all alexio101's reviews »

Bethesda did it again. They are the company that produce the best RPGs, the leveling up system and class creation (if you can call it that) are magnificent, they dont hold you down but let you become your own character. the graphic are beautiful on aging consoles and with the mods on PCs the graphics are first rate, they immerse you in to Skyrim. the game play flows beautifully from wielding magic in one hand and a sword in another to quickly changing to a bow and arrow. I believe the system works nicer on a control and it can be seen from the inventory system that maybe it was but thats just my opinion. the story is fantastic, a true fantasy epic for the elder scrolls series. With this in mind i do believe the world feels slightly small (this is only because morrowind is one of my favorite games) and i believe that the story could have been expanded. My final issue is with the DLC or lack of it, especially with the amount of avenues they could have followed with the story. However this is a great game, one that everyone should experience, one that cant be looked over. its a thrilling ride even after 100 hours in.


The best version of a great game

Mattiebo | Jan. 26, 2013 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »

Skyrim is a game that I was massively excited for on its release of 11/11/11. I originally bought the game on PlayStation 3 but due to lag a save bloating problems, I decided to pick it up on PC instead. My experience was instantly improved and it's a game that, over a year on, I'm still playing regularly. Mods are what really make the PC version of this game special and they make it possible to play through the game several times, having a different experience very time. Seeing as this disc activates on Steam, you'll be able to use Steam's Skyrim Workshop to install mods at the push of a button, or you can alternatively use a modding website like Skyrim Nexus to find mods that might not be on the Workshop. The game itself features hours upon hours of gameplay with loads of quests, dungeons and loot available to you. You can do the main quest to reveal your inner dragonborn, side with the assassins of the Dark Brotherhood, join the warriors at the Companions, practise magic at the College of Winterhold and steal things for the Thieves Guild. My personal favourite quests are the Daedric quests which have you doing deeds for god-like people in return for powerful items. The game also has two available DLC packs (Dawnguard and Hearthfire) with a new one, Dragonborn, out soon. If you're into modding, you can download the Skyrim Creation kit for free and do just about anything you can think of, or you can just find what you desire among the plethora of mods already available. I think every PC gamer should own this game. If you don't like something within the game, there's probably a mod to fix it and you can guarantee to see some exciting content in the future.