The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®

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

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


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

88

A Dance with Dragons

KingTed | March 31, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

Last entry in the Elder Scrolls saga, Skyrim is a game I’ve waited for ages. I’ve always been a fan of the Nords and wished to explore Skyrim. Now it’s possible and boy, what a journey!

Skyrim brings a lot of new things in the series. New actions like the sprint or the Stealth takedown. New powers like the Shout. And new monsters : the Dragons.

The story is nice but nothing special. Like always you’re truly free to do anything you want in the game but the limits of that system are pretty obvious at times.

Thanks to the modding community, the game looks amazing today. It’s even better than Next Gen games!

And the content is simply huge. I’ve already spent hundreds of hours in the game and it just never gets old! The gameplay has been streamlined and not all new things are good (I miss some Magick schools...) but the game is still excellent. Exploring Skyrim is a real treat.

75

At first exciting,but then pretty boring

tonydareizer | March 29, 2015 | See all tonydareizer's reviews »

Skyrim, the latest game from The Elder Scrolls franchise,is a game that seems,at first,very exciting and new. It gets kind of creepy at the first dungeon,but that's only the first dungeon. After you get to play for two or three hours,you will get the same pattern: Dungeon Puzzles, skeletons,Draugrs, leveled items, the well-known quest item you clear an hour long dungeon for, and the boss of the dungeon,which may or may not be there. It gets exciting again with the first dragon slayed. You get the chance to explore many quest lines at the same time if you want, or even avoid the main questline to maybe become The ArchMage of Winter hold,or a student at the Bards College. The mechanics of the game are pretty rusty, especially fighting and climbing. Weapons are one-handed or two-handed,as in the previous versions,and you can also equip spells on one or both of the hands. Fighting is,as i said earlier,pretty rusty, only having the ability to attack and block (when equipped a two handed weapon or when a weapon is equipped on the right hand,with the left one left empty). There is a pretty big number of spells in the game,set into four categories: Restoration, Alteration, Destruction & Powers and Shouts. When you are already 10+ hours into the game,the repeating pattern of the quests becomes obvious and pretty irritating,because sometimes,having to clear a 3+ hours long dungeon for a Staff or a Horn gets irritating. Although the game has bad aspects, it also has good aspects,such as: being able to sell your stuff to all kinds of merchants around the world of Skyrim,or exploring through wild forests... The main quest line is pretty short,but has a great story,and is also pretty hard. I can't say anymore without spoiling anything,so ,if you wanna find out more,try the game yourself.

90

Huge world, great game.

Verlyn | March 25, 2015 | See all Verlyn's reviews »

If you are thinking about buying this game you've probably heard of it already. And let me tell you, everything they say is true. This game will absorb you and most of your time. So do play it with caution. The game starts with a good story and then it leaves you out in an unbelievably huge open world. There are just so many things to do, crafting, killing mobs, questing, exploring, etc. That you can spend over 6 hours without realizing. The only games I've spent so many hours without realizing were MMOs. The combat mechanics work quite well and I loved the skill system. You see, the more you use a certain weapon or skill, the better you get at it. Simple enough but it lets you check other skills and weapons whenever you want. You are very high leveled with the two-hand sword? Change that for a bow and level up that too. The world is yours and you are free to roam around this enormous world. Great experience.

100

Vast playground to explore.

jonathanrflores | Feb. 19, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »

Skyrim is an extremely entertaining game - provided you understand what you're going to get. If you liked the other Elder Scrolls games, you'll love this one. If you've never played one before, then Skyrim is a great game to start with (the Elder Scrolls games don't have to be played in order), as long as you understand the genre.

Skyrim gives the player a huge expanse of land to explore. Every quest in the game is meant to encourage exploration. Skyrim encourages exploration by asking the player to travel long distances. If an NPC asks you to find something for them, the object will generally be quite far away - forcing you to run through the woods for a while. This situation can be a double-edged sword.

If you're a goal-oriented player, that likes getting things done, that likes a fast-moving, tight-knit story - Skyrim is not for you. You'll be running around a lot. All the running slows the story down (even when you're riding a horse. Even when using the fast-travel system). If you like a game with a deep combat system, you're not going to find it here - combat is fairly simple.

However, if you're the kind of person that likes to wander, then Skyrim is wonderful. The amount of space for you to explore is vast. There are so many assorted events, locations, characters, and side-quests to discover that it's almost impossible to know them all. And all the while, you can work through the various skill trees that the game offers so you can build your character in different ways.

When I first started playing The Elder Scrolls games, I really hated them. I just couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do. And then when I figured out where I was supposed to go to progress the main storyline, I couldn't figure out why I was running through the wilderness so much. But eventually I approached the game with a different attitude - what if exploring the countryside could be fun? Once I started approaching the game with less urgency and more curiosity, I ended up quite addicted.

If you can embrace that sense of exploration, then Skyrim is a great value that can entertain for a long time.

100

Skyrim: One of the best RPGs I've Played

koticpaxx | Feb. 7, 2015 | See all koticpaxx's reviews »

Wow. Wohahow. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best games I've played in a while. In this game, you are the Dragonborn, a human with the ability to defeat dragons and absorb their souls. In a backdrop of the rise of dragons, a bloody civil war is also being fought between the Imperials, and the Stormcloak Rebels, ravaging the province of Skyrim. The story in itself is memorable, with some off-missions here and there. In terms of gameplay, boy oh boy. The open-world is MASSIVE, allowing players a deep and immersive experience. The role playing elements are astounding, their are TONS of missions, which allows you to put in countless of hours in to your game. Bethesda has really outdone themselves with this game. The replay ability is one of the best things about the game, with Steam Workshop and the Nexus that really takes the meaning of mods and takes it to the next level. When playing Skyrim, The hours of fun you'll have is unimaginable. The Elder Scrolls V is truly one of the best games I've ever played, and YOU should buy it to, because it is a most definite BUY for a gamer.