The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® Legendary Edition
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Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year awards, experience the complete Skyrim collection with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim® Legendary Edition. The Legendary Edition includes the original critically-acclaimed game, official add-ons – Dawnguard™, Hearthfire™, and Dragonborn™ – and added features like combat cameras, mounted combat, Legendary difficulty mode for hardcore players, and Legendary skills – enabling you to master every perk and level up your skills infinitely.
Live Another Life, In Another World
Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls comes to life in one legendary experience complete with added weapons, armor, spells, and shouts from all three official add-ons.
The Vampire Lord Harkon has returned to power. By using the Elder Scrolls, he seeks to do the unthinkable - to end the sun itself. Will you join the ancient order of the Dawnguard and stop him? Or will you become a Vampire Lord? In Dawnguard, the ultimate choice will be yours.
Purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to turn stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.
Journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the vast island of Solstheim.Traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land as you become more powerful with shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary – the first Dragonborn.
Enter the World of Skyrimstickybomb | Sept. 5, 2015 | See all stickybomb's reviews »
This is my review which lists the pros and cons of, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, for the PC. I'll mainly try to review the modless version of the game, but I really will try to emphasize how mods can enhance the game and every aspect of it. I'll try to be as descriptive and helpful as I can, while still maintaining that checklist flow. This should sum up just about everything that needs to be said in one review. If anyone has any pros/cons they think I should add, go ahead and tell me in the comments and I'll adjust the material accordingly. Some of these on the list will only be recognizable by fans of the previous Elder Scrolls games, but they'll be subtle. Here goes... *Pros? +The amazing open world of Skyrim to explore +Decent and immersive story to follow for each questline +Graphics look simply amazing, they're not too extensive on the hardware, and there are plenty of mods to enhance them +Fast travel is an available option once you discover a location, and there are countless locations to discover +Epic soundtrack composed by the well known Jeremy Soule to enjoy +Countless of NPC's to interact with +Unlike Morrowind, this game has more than a single digit of voice actors, haha +Plenty of followers/companions to follow you on your adventures +Tons of factions to join +Countless of quests, sidequests, and misc. quests for you to do +Your actions, choices, faction activies, progress, etc. all have an impact on Skyrim, it's people, and you +A 'crime and effect'/bounty system +Ability to interact with the Daedra Princes +A massive amount of items available in-game +A massive amount of different creatures and enemies for you to fight, and plenty of 'boss' fights available +Plenty of playstyles to choose from (e.g. warrior, thief, mage, craftsman, etc.) +The ability to become a vampire or werewolf, which is very well done (both have their own skill trees) +Tons of skills to level and expand on, there are branching skill tree perks (they've added aspects to the skill tree that can expand the max level to 252+, instead of the original 81) +A difficulty slider for 5 different difficulties- can be changed any time in-game +Amazing character creation (e.g. name, gender, race, hair, eyes, skin tone, paint/dirt, facial construction, etc.), and there are even mods to expand your options +Houses, wife, kids, and pets (Hearthfire DLC adds extra huge houses that you can build up yourself) +Console codes are an option. You can go ahead and cheat, or if you're stuck in a glitch or a bug you can go ahead and try to fix it with the console which is very useful. The console does not deactivate achievements like in Fallout: New Vegas +The DLC expansions are amazing, and are totally worth the price; and you'll clock in tons of enjoyment and hours to the game, which is why I recommend The Legendary Edition to begin with (Dragonborn DLC adds Solstheim to the map- which past fans will remember from the Bloodmoon DLC from Morrowind) +Free 'HD Texture Pack DLC' available for download, which is completely optional +mods, Mods, MODS!!! There are countless of mods out there for you to enjoy, literally. They are easy to install. And, they can change the whole of the game completely. I can't even begin to capitalize on this 'pro'. They can change everything +Steam Worshop integration, and Nexus Mod Manager support +Still a huge community +Steam badges, trading cards, backgrounds, emoticons, and achievements (And Steam Sync is integrated) +Fully mappable controls +My opinion? Morrowind > Skyrim > Oblivion, although newer gamers may not be able to enjoy Morrowind, so Skyrim may be the way to go for you +No cliff-racers *Cons? -Not as good without mods- but still amazing nonetheless, mods are completely optional. This may be more of a con for console players I guess -Mods can sometimes cause CTD's (Crash to Desktop), corrupt saves, bugs, glitches, etc. -Bugs, glitches, and crashes -Some Morrowind 'fanboys' hate on the game- so you might be reading this and end up being one of them (before you say anything; Morrowind is one of my favorite games of all time, and I can admit that I like it way better than Skyrim) -Main questline is a bit short -Repeated NPC lines can get a bit annoying- there are mods to fix that though -Horses seem to be a bit slow and weak- there are mods to fix that though -Becoming a vampire seems to have more cons than pros in my opinion- there are mods to fix that though -Can become a bit OP later in the game, if so, turning up the difficulty should help a bit (might be a good thing or a bad thing) -A bit lacking in graphical/display settings- but it's not that taxing, and it does offer "plenty" of settings in the launcher -Dragons eventually become the new cliff-racer- there are mods to fix that though Well, that was my review of Skyrim. I hope I convinced you to purchase this game. Or maybe I convinced you not to purchase this game, you never know. Anyways, thanks for reading, and I hope I was helpful in your decision. Or, maybe I just convinced you to go ahead and get into mods, hah
What hasn't already been said?thesoundofthing | Aug. 21, 2015 | See all thesoundofthing's reviews »
Not much more can be said. Skyrim is one of those iconic games that really revolutionized gaming. I would argue the reason for this is due to the kind of sandbox experience it created. Although sandbox games have been around a long time, in Skyrim "if you see it, you can explore it," meaning the world of Skyrm rarely broke immersion. There were no invisible walls to prohibit exploration, only impassable cliff sides or some other perfectly legitimate barrier. It doesn't have the best graphics, although there are plenty of mods to make it look better, but it still feels real, and alive, despite its limitations. And this is what makes the game, in my opinion, one of, if not the, best RPGs ever made. Very recommended to anyone gamer that hasn't played it for some silly reason.
A world at your fingertipssoulkatana5 | Aug. 7, 2015 | See all soulkatana5's reviews »
I think I've logged in about 200 hours into this game now. With the plethora of mods available out there, the game never ends and you forget to progress through the main storyline halfway through. The game is really fun and makes you feel like you've been thrown into another world. Grab it while it's on sale off GMG!
Another great Eleder ScrollsAugust_1 | July 29, 2015 | See all August_1's reviews »
First of all this game is great. The world is huge and detailed. The dungeons are fun if not a bit repetative. The side quests are fun. The main quest is a bit lacking. The dragonborn, and dawnguard expansions are great and add a lot to the overall experience of the game. Whereas the hearthfure expansion is just OK. Newcomers to the series will love this game. Whereas old players of the series may find the difficulty and range of skills, spells, and enchantments a bit lacking.
Amazing game with great DLCMurderbot735 | July 28, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »
Skyrim is one of my favorite games of all time. There's many things that aren't that great, like the combat (which I enjoyed anyway), AI, bugs and more. But it has so incredibly much content which makes me forgive all of that. Almost every part can be improved with mods too. The world is so immersive, and the extra island added by Dragonborn is really good. There's an incredible amount of stuff to do, become a vampire hunter, become a vampire, become a mercenary and a werewolf, become an assassin, or just wander of to explore the world, and much more. The homes added by Heartfire are really nice to, but often pretty expensive. If you for some strange reason doesn't own Skyrim yet, get the Legendary Edition and experience it. With mods if you want to and don't mind crashes, reading and trying to figure out what's wrong with it.