The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®

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Top 50 title:


" of the most fully-realized, easily enjoyable, and utterly engrossing role-playing games ever made." -

"A vast and gorgeous world of exciting possibilities, fascinating places, engrossing adventures and flying lizards." -

The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.

Key Features:

  • Epic Fantasy Reborn:

    The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.

  • Live Another Life, In Another World:

    Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before.

  • All New Graphics And Gameplay Engine:

    Skyrim’s new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields, and ancient dungeons.

  • You Are What You Play:

    Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. The new character system allows you to play any way you want and define yourself through your actions.

  • Dragons Return:

    Battle ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.

Customer reviews


Great at Exploring; RPG Depth is Lacking

bladex1200 | Oct. 5, 2014 | See all bladex1200's reviews »

Let me preface this by saying that TES: Skyrim is a great game. It has excellent atmosphere, great dungeons and monsters, wonderful art design, and excellent combat.

That being said, the RPG aspects of this game fall flat. You can max out every skill with enough practice, meaning that your character really doesn't have a specialty. He/she, by the end-game, is a walking god. This isn't helped by raising the level cap with the DLCs, which only worsen the "master of all" syndrome that the Dragonborn seems to be suffering from.

Quest chains also feel stale. The Civil War quest line you are thrown into initially fails to deliver, with both sides having similar quest chains and victory resulting in very little changing in the world of Skyrim. The faction quest lines are creative, but you can join every faction (neither locks out the other), resulting in a Dragonborn who simultaneously manages to be a noble Companion and a dishonorable member of the Thieves' Guild. Consequence to your choices would go a long way to making the game feel more like an RPG, like it's predecessors, Oblivion and Morrowind.

Your actions just don't seem to have much consequence beyond a few comments by villagers here and there, especially given the fact that most, if not all, plot-relevant characters are marked as essential and thus you can't break the storyline by killing them.

The world is vast, and it's great fun to explore. At the end of the day, though, you might find your experience lacking. Mods make up for some quest deficiencies, but the fundamental premise of the game - that you can be anyone and do anything - really hurts its RPG roots by removing choice in favor of letting the player choose everything.


Epic, Epic, Epic....

lorddarwid | Sept. 30, 2014 | See all lorddarwid's reviews »

This game is the perfect follow up for the beloved Elder Scrolls franchise. After the perfect start you are presented with a world of epic proportions... The main quest line is epicly detailed with amazing voice acting. All the side and miscellaneous missions make you feel like you truly are part of this amazing world. If for some reason you don't think this game looks good enough or has enough quests on its own, then turn to Mods. Buy it here at Green Man Gaming and you will have full access to the Steam Workshop for easy installs, and if the mod doesn't exist on the Workshop, you can always use the Nexus Mod Manager. If you have ever played an RPG and liked it even the tiniest bit, then this is the game for you.


One Of The Best Games Ever Created. A Masterpiece.

Azrael360 | Sept. 26, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »

Best game I've played on the Xbox 360 with over 470 hours, and the PC version is much better in quality, and thanks to the modding community a ton of new content can be added to the base game that will keep you busy until you get the highly recommended DLCs. Just the base game offers you at least 300 hours of gameplay. Seriously, you shouldn't miss this RPG if you have the chance. And once you do, I highly recommend you to install the Unofficial Skyrim Patch, which fixes a ton of script errors, giving you a game almost 100% free of mission glitches and bugs.

As for the game itself, this is an RPG where you can play in first or third person view, the way you like and to be anyone you want. In Skyrim you're free to explore and do whatever you want. The snowy land of Skyrim is rich in flora and fauna, mysterious creatures and interesting people and places. You're a Dragonborn, the first after hundred of years, and the only one who can stop the dragons and save the land. How you do it, it's up to you...


Just in Case You Haven't Managed to Play Here is a Review

tedesco75 | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all tedesco75's reviews »

Skyrim is great. Let's just get that out of the way. The setting ranges from stunning mountain vistas to rainy marshes and open fields. It is a bit more rugged than its predecessor Oblivion and that is only a good thing. Gone are the boring idyllic fields and flat terrain. Skyrim as a place feels hostile and inhospitable even if the game isn't

The game is basically a character simulator you can be anything you want, and if you want you can be everything. This is where the major problems in this game arise. You have so much choice that you can literally be everything to everyone which breaks down some of the world building that the developers worked so hard to create.

There are a myriad of more minor technical issues with this game as well. The character models are not great, very wooden and stiff but they work. There are a number of other weird and fun glitches that you can find but overall these tend to be amusing and whimsical rather than outright annoying.

The story is so-so. You aren't playing and Elder Scrolls game for the story anyway (at least I don't) so it's no real loss. But it involves some mythical stuff and dragons. Very epic, if not very original.

Overall despite its (numerous) flaws Skyrim still manages to be a ton of fun and is probably the best Elder Scrolls game so far.


Fun for a While

ImSoAw3some | Sept. 6, 2014 | See all ImSoAw3some's reviews »

This game is really, really good and I recommend the purchase to anyone. However, after about 60 hours, it got kind of stale. The gameplay started to feel like "Talk to X person. Go to X dungeon and slay X monster or collect X item. Then return to X person and collect X amount of gold."

However, I'm not saying this is a bad game. I just don't think it was QUITE as good as everyone said (I still think this game deserves a metascore 85+ though).

I'll talk about what I really liked now. I really liked the skill tree and customisation to your character, whether it be with upgrading perks or finding new, powerful items, or learning new spells. There was so much variety to what you can do, it's really amazing and it didn't feel overwhelming at all either. You can take out enemies in different ways, such as casting fire spells, hitting them with a sword, shooting them with a bow, or shouting them off a cliff(yes).

The open world was great and the DLC was really worth it. It adds so much to the game (a whole new island to explore, the ability to buy a house, and a quest line dedicated to either being or killing vampires). There are so many places to explore and so much to do even if you don't buy the DLC.

Mods. There are so many community made mods to add even more content to this already content full game. Personally I never downloaded any, but that really just shows how much there already is to do. And I'm not even near close to getting done with the game after almost 70 hours.

There are a few minor bugs, but they all have the easy fix of reverting to a slightly earlier save (at least for me).

Overall, this game really is great, and it seems like I'm the only one who though it got a little stale after a while. But don't take that the wrong way, it's still a really good game and I supposed it could be said about anything. The combat, variety, exploration, adventure, quests, and dungeons are all really fun.