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.
Do you want to feel like a viking?Slaughtz | Feb. 6, 2014 | See all Slaughtz's reviews »
Perhaps even a stealthy rogue character as well? Or perhaps you want to go home and become a family man. All three of these options and more are available to you in this game. Hearthfire expands the game so you may build your own house. Dawnfire adds vampires. Dragonborn makes you feel like you aren't all that special - but you're still bad-ass. My own experience with the game was positive over all. So what would people want to know before they purchase this immensely popular game? There are some possible issues: 1) This game doesn't take advantage of the latest processor hardware. It's probably best you play with an Intel or a CPU optimized for 2-4 cores. 2) Some builds have been reported to have a visual artifact called Z-Fighting. There are some work arounds, though. The postives: 1) The issues above really aren't that big of a deal! Without any modifications you can run this fine on an average computer with decent quality. 2) Immensely large modding community which Bethesda's franchises are famous for having on the PC. 3) You get to play like a viking. 4) This is an immensely open RPG! You are lead linearly for the first 10-20 minutes, and then it is completely open. This is a negative for some. Do not buy if you do not like open world RPGs! 5) There is plenty of content to fill that open world, including random events. 6) Beautifully crafted and designed world, scattered with small trinkets that will satisfy any completionist.
Skyrim was my first Elder Scrolls game and I wasn't disappointed. It really does live up to the hype it had upon its release.
A word of warning, though - you may actually feel like a bad-ass while playing this game.
A very immersive RPGjackjack7386 | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all jackjack7386's reviews »
When I first played skyrim, it was amazing, I had so much fun. I explored until my legs would of fell off. There was a lot to do. I played it for hours and as I was getting bored they brought out the DLC's. They allowed a lot more to do like flying a dragon. I played it even more and then discovered its amazing modding capability. I added many mods that made the game look amazing! I love it and would never go back to the old looks. There are a few bugs and the storyline is a little shabby but it is a good game overall.
Oneof the most addicting games ever made.Pandapa | Dec. 15, 2013 | See all Pandapa's reviews »
Bethesda is known for good games, but Skyrim is another step up. With great graphics and one of the most beautifull worlds I have ever seen in a game, there is no reason to not play this game. The combat might not be the best but offers enough different styles to be entertaining. If you like to fight with a giant axe, do it. If you like to go sneaky, you can also do that. Or just destroy your enemies with your powerfull spells. The world ist huge and offers so many locations to discover. I already put like 300 hours into the game and haven't seen or done everything.
One of the best open-world RPGsMandemon | Dec. 12, 2013 | See all Mandemon's reviews »
Aaah Skyrim. How many hours did I sink into thee again? 140? And with official mod support three awesome DLCs, there is still tons of stuff to do.
Skyrim is an open world RPG, latest in the Elders Scrolls series. Player creates his character and is then told to do whatever he feels the best. Want to follow the main story line? Go ahead. Want to ignore that and rather go study magic? Sure. Magic not your thing, you want to end the Civil War and fight for the Imperium? Welcome to the Legion. Want to steal every bucket in the world and pile them outside Whiterun? ...Weird, but OK.
Backdrop of the game is that you are in a providence of The Empire called Skyrim, which is currently under a Civil War (or War for Independence or Rebellion depending who you ask in the game). Not only are locals killing each others, the dragons are returning. You are thrust into this world, to seek your own destiny.
Game looks GORGEOUS. Even when playing on lower setting, the world is just beautiful.
Storytelling vary from "forgettable" to "AWESOME!", so writing can feel little bit schizophrenic at the times, but considering the size of the world, it adds realism. Not every story is great ballad to be sung. Sometimes, a bandit to be killed is just that: A bandit to be killed.
Mods just add to the fun. The game is extremely open to modding, with official modding support AND modding tools. Modding community is active and mods range from "recolor your clothes" to "Change the entire world". Only imagination(and patience to program) is the limit.
Now, gameplay wise, it's two steps forward one step backwards from previous games. Although you will be missing all those stats, making it feel more like an action RPG, the character progression is much more meaningful and interesting that before. Stats have been reduces to three: Health, Mana and Stamina. Interestingly enough, this works well. You are not guessing or needing spreadsheets to figure out what each stat does, it's all clearly available.
Now, combat is something you might want to get a mod for. It feels floaty and lacking in strategy, as in you are just swinging your weapon hoping to hit your enemy.
Biggest problem the game has, are the bugs. It's a Bethesda game, so I strongly recommend to head out to Skyrim Nexus and get yourself unofficial patch to fix the worst. Although it has gotten better overtime, the game still has several bigs that can ruin your game if you don't save often.
All in all, a great game for anyone who wants freedom to do what he wants.
A new-age rpgSeibitsu | Dec. 8, 2013 | See all Seibitsu's reviews »
Skyrim is one of those games that has many stuff to do so you can play it for hours and it offers you infinite possibilities as playing as a mage won't be the same as playing as a knight. The story of the game gives you mighty quests for epic dungeons, loads of monsters and unique rewards as well as killing dragons! It also contains the possibility to create your own weapons and armors, as well as enchanting them with loads of magic effects such as fire power or even poison. If you happen to get this game, pick aswell the dlcs as they contain really unique missions and stuff, and also habilities like becoming a vampire lord. In general, Elder Scrolls has aged well and if you enjoyed playing Oblivion and Morriwind you'll definetely like this. Forgot to mention the PC version allows you to install your own mods so you can have even more armors, weapons, quest and even new worlds.