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.
An Absolute MasterpieceMysticMatt | Dec. 31, 2014 | See all MysticMatt's reviews »
I owned Skyrim (the normal edition) on the xbox 360 and it was a great game. It is probably #1 on my top games of all time. However, now I own this version and it is even better. The graphics are well improved, it has mod capabilites (which I certainly took advantage of) and there is so much more to do now that I own the new DLC. This is pretty much exactly what I remember but now much more beautiful and much less glitchy. I do not regret my purchase. The only hastle that I had was modding it but since modding is not something that can really be related to the game, I don't see why I should hinder it for that. You might hit a bump along the way but it is near perfect. You can choose to Role Play the hell out of it or do a simple playthrough of the story, not caring about the immersion. You can mod it to High Hrothgar and make it a masterpiece in your own eyes or keep it vanilla and it will still be just as enjoyable. DO WHATEVER YOU WANT! I give this a 99/100 because it does indeed suffer from a few minor problems but nothing too gamebreaking that I had to put it down.
The Edition of Skyrim You Need To Haveemptyhaven | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
Skyrim is a great and awesome game, and no one, and I really mean no one, should settle for anything less than THIS edition of the game. Not only do you get Skyrim, but you also get all the DLC packs that have been released so far.
The DLC expands your world even further, giving you more things to do. This really kept me busy, and the extra quests are well worth doing.
The world of Skyrim is among the best I've ever had the pleasure of exploring. The beautifully crafted worlds and dynamic people you meet along the way make this world feel very alive. I only wish it were a real world, that I could be traversing the streets of the town myself. Playing this game will have to do.
If you thought that the world of Skyrim was amazing, then you should definitely get the DLC. So why not get both? Highly recommended for everyone.
One of my FAVORITE gamesKveni | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »
I like a lot of games, and I mean a LOT of games, but this game will last forever. Why? Well simply because we've got a million people (literally) working on mods for the game to enhance the experience EVERY DAY! But that's not what I'm here to talk about, I'm here to talk about the amazing experience that gamers all over the world have poured WAY too much time into. The Skyrim Legendary Edition includes the base game of Skyrim, and on top of a game that you can spend thousands of hours in, it includes the 2 epic DLC that add HOURS upon HOURS of extra gameplay, AND a DLC that allows your to build your own house! This review could literally go on for hours, and you'd be drooling over your computer by the time I finished it, and you'd have this in your cart, but I'm going to make this short, because I see about 32 other people have already done that. This game is amazing. Absolutely one of the best games OF ALL TIME. It gives gamers the complete and utter freedom that they want. They can do WHATEVER they want, and complete objectives in any way that they want to. Gamers can explore for hours and not even have a tenth of a tenth of a half of the map explored, and the caves seem to go on forever! The Additions Dawnguard allows you to either join a vampire faction, and attack the rebellion known as the Dawnguard, or you can join the Dawnguard, and fight against the vampires. This DLC will give you TONS of new items, and characters to meet. In Dragonborn, they literally give you a whole new land to explore in which you can sail on a ship to. It's a Morrowind-like land FULL of new places to explore, and items to find, characters to meet, and enemies to kill. This game is so huge, and gives the gamers that feeling of a video game that they will never beat!
The greatest adventure/second lifeDoex | Nov. 5, 2014 | See all Doex's reviews »
This game is fantastic. Recommended to me by a friend in early 2012, I hired it out for a week on the xbox 360. I didn't see sunlight that week, I spent so many hour engaged in this epic RPG (and I don't play many RPGs) From there, I decided to buy/build my own pc, to run it on max graphics (and not annoy my parents 'hogging' an entire room) So I did, and bought this game too - only took 7 months. I remember it lined up perfectly with my break, so I gamed all day every day for weeks, it was the most fun I have ever had. The lore, the endless missions, everything. It was like a second life. I still go on after nearly 3 years, always a new mission. And whenever I wanted, I would start fresh - new race, new backstory, new way of fighting through. From stealthy archer, to mage, to warrior I roamed the country slaying dragons and exploring the landscape. Do not miss out on this experience - a MUST play. (Oh and there are some great mods too :D - adding a shit tonne; swords, armour, new npcs, followers, missions, cities, weather, beasts, music etc)
A game that never seem to enddockzor | Nov. 2, 2014 | See all dockzor's reviews »
I was stacking books on a shelf in my house in Whiterun, one of Skyrim's major cities, when I noticed a weapon rack right beside it. I set a sacrificial dagger in one slot, an Orcish mace in the other. They were on display for nobody but me and my computer-controlled housecarl, Lydia, who sat at a table patiently waiting for me to ask her to go questing. The chest upstairs was reserved for excess weapons and armor, the bedside table for smithing ingots and ores, the one next to the Alchemy table for ingredients. I'd meticulously organized my owned virtual property not because I had to, but because tending to the minutia of domestic life is a comforting break from dealing with screaming frost trolls, dragons, a civil war, and job assignments that never seem to go as planned. It's even a sensible thing to do; a seemingly natural component of every day existence in Skyrim, one of the most fully-realized, easily enjoyable, and utterly engrossing role-playing games ever made.
Part of what makes it so enjoyable has to do with how legacy Elder Scrolls clutter has been condensed and in some cases eliminated. In Skyrim, there's no more moon-hopping between hilltops with a maxed out Acrobatics skill. That's gone, so is Athletics. The Elder Scrolls V pares down the amount of skills and cuts out attributes like Endurance and Intelligence altogether. There's no time wasted on the character creation screen agonizing over which skills to assign as major. You don't assign major and minor skills at all, but instead pick one of ten races, each with a specific bonus. High Elves can once a day regenerate magicka quickly, Orcs can enter a berserk rage for more effective close-range combat. These abilities are best paired with certain character builds – the High Elf regeneration is useful for a magic user – but don't represent a rigid class choice. Major decisions don't need to be made until you're already out in the world and can try out magic, sneaking and weapon combat, emphasizing first-hand experience over instruction manual study, letting you specialize only when you're ready.
It contributes to the thrilling sense of freedom associated with life in Skyrim. Do a quest, kill a dragon, snatch torchbugs from the air, munch on butterfly wings or simply wander while listening to one of the best game soundtracks in recent memory. Despite the enormity of the world and the colossal amount of content contained within, little feels random and useless. Even chewing on a butterfly wing has purpose, as it reveals one of several alchemical parameters later useful in potion making at an alchemy table. Mined ore and scraps of metal from Dwemer ruins can be smelted into ingots and fashioned into armor sets, pelts lifted from slain wildlife can be turned into leather armor sets, and random books plucked from ancient ruins can trigger hidden quest lines that lead to valuable rewards. Skyrim's land mass is absolutely stuffed with content and curiosities, making every step you take, even if it's through what seems like total wilderness, an exciting one, as something unexpected often lies just over the next ridge.
Many times the unexpected takes the form of a dragon. Sometimes they're purposefully placed to guard relics, sometimes they swoop over cities and attack at seemingly random times. In the middle of a fight against a camp of bandits a dragon might strike, screaming through the sky and searing foe and friendly alike with frost or flame. Momentarily all on the battlefield unite, directing arrows and magic blasts upward to knock down the creature, creating impromptu moments of camaraderie -- a surprising change from what may have been yet another by-the-numbers bandit camp sweep. Dragons show up often, their presence announced by an ominous flap of broad wings or an otherworldly scream from high above. The scale and startling detail built into each creature's appearance and animations as it circles, stops to attack, circles again and slams to the ground makes encounters thrilling, though their predictable attack patterns lessen the excitement after a few battles. In the long run they're far less irritating than the Oblivion gate equivalent from The Elder Scrolls IV, can be completed in a few minutes, and always offer a useful reward.
Killing a dragon yields a soul, which powers Skyrim's new Shout system. These are magical abilities any character can use, you don't have to specialize in spell casting to slow time, throw your voice, change the weather, call in allies, blast out ice and fire, or knock back enemies with a rolling wave of pure force. Even if you favor sword, shield and heavy armor and ignore magic entirely, you'll still be able to take full advantage of these abilities provided you find the proper words – each Shout has three – hidden on Skyrim's high snowy peaks and in the depths of forgotten dungeons, serving as another reason to continue exploring long after you've exhausted the main quest story, joined with the Thieves Guild, fought alongside the Dark Brotherhood, or thrown your support behind one of the factions vying for control of Skyrim.
Not only is this land under assault by dragons, long thought to be dead, it's also ripped in two by civil war. You can choose one side or the other, but so much of the allure of Skyrim is how, even outside of the confines of quest lines, the embattled state of the world is evident, and steeped in a rich fictional legacy. Lord of the Rings this is not, but with the release of every Elder Scrolls game, the fiction becomes denser, and the cross-referencing for long-time fans all the more rewarding.
Skyrim's residents are all aware of current events. They'll comment on the civil war, some sympathizing with the rebels, others thinking the establishment sold its soul. The peasants complain about the Jarls who control each settlement, the Jarls complain about the rebels or foreign policy, the overprotective College librarian complains when I drop dragon scales all over his floor; many characters feel like whole, distinct personalities instead of vacuous nothings that hand out quests like a downtown greeter hands out flyers for discount jeans. Characters stereotype based on race, they double-cross at even the slightest hint it might be profitable, and they react to your evolving stature within the world. It makes a ridiculous realm, filled with computer-controlled cat people and humanoid reptiles, demon gods and dragons, feel authentic, like a world that existed long before you showed up and will continue to exist long after you leave.