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

87

Huge, Interesting World, Great Story, Decent Game

sycomantis1991 | May 15, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »

I do really enjoy Skyrim. The world is huge, awesome, and beautiful, even in 2015. The snowy mountains, the towns, and even the rivers look spectacular. Skyrim also has the coolest story of any game in the series. Basically taking part in a Civil War, then working your way up to fight the King of Dragons in Viking Heaven is something I'll never forget and it alone is worth the asking price. The actual gameplay isn't all that great. The spell system and controls are greatly improved from Oblivion, and the many way you can play keeps the game fresh. However, it's still nothing extremely satisfying. Also, the side quests are, for the most part, very tedious and uninspired. Though there are a few exceptions to that. It's a huge game with an amazing world to explore and a very fun campaign that you can easily sink hundreds of hours into. Don't even get me started on the mods.

85

One of the best RPGs but could be better.

Ho0pz4sho | May 12, 2015 | See all Ho0pz4sho's reviews »

First off, let me tell you that you should be set off by my 85 mark. To be honest, story-wise Skyrim is fantastic. But I had to give it a low mark because for me, as an action gamer fan, the fact that you have to literally pause the game in mid-air to do anything (eat, use potions, plan your next move, etc.) is a no-no. The game is superb, the quests are diverse and the gameplay options are quite ample. A must-play for any RPG-genre lover.

96

An Essential Fantasy RPG

DiamondMonster | May 9, 2015 | See all DiamondMonster's reviews »

The Elder Scrolls series, since its birth in the 90s, has long been hailed as one of the staples of RPG gaming. The Fifth major installment of the series, Skyrim, proves another worthy addition, despite some changes that may upset more hardcore RPG gamers. Skyrim delivers more physical and immediate combat, while at the same time sacrificing some of the open-ended qualities that made Oblivion and Morrowind so enjoyable. There is no spell creation system, and other crafting systems such as enchantment have been nerfed considerably. This is probably an overall good design decision since those things were previously overpowered, but I can't help but think they could have left that customization in and just worked in rules to keep it from being misused. Aside from that, Skyrim is very much what you'd expect from an Elder Scrolls Game. First person view, with third person optional, questing in a big open world. Kill monsters, get stuff, sell stuff, get money, get stuff, etc. It's a whole lot of fun. Skyrim, the titular province which provides the game's setting, is generally a cold, snowy place with some small areas of forests and marshes. Bethesda have managed to spice up what could have been an otherwise fairly dreary aesthetic with some very cool and spacey design work, in particular the bright lights of Skyrim's frequent auroras. NPCs and quests are plentiful, though at times I do feel like the small voice acting cast and often unemotional writing and delivery make many of these characters feel a bit cookie cutter, especially in comparison to the variety of strange and unique characters scattered about Morrowind and Oblivion. The graphics are a bit dated by 2015's standards but that can be fixed quite easily using ENB plugins. I'm a big fan of The Hunt ENB, in particular. As seems to be frequently the case in Bethesda's open world games, the animations also leave a bit to be desired as well, though not so much can be done about that (though there are some mods which address this as well). Skyrim is the only game I can say I've played for more than 400 hours, and there is a reason for this, despite its shortcomings.

100

HUGE GAME, WORTH EVERY PENNY

RedkaKredka | May 8, 2015 | See all RedkaKredka's reviews »

WELP! I have no life anymore. Seriously, at 1st this game is overwhelming, then it just sucks in, and in the end You dont even know what time is it, or what day of the week is. xD Buy Legendary edition for more quests and maps... AWESOME GAME!

96

Thee Fantasy RPG!

Zaggeta | May 8, 2015 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »

Skyrim has become synonymous with Fantasy RPG and for good reason. The Elder Scrolls series has always been ahead of the game - seamlessly tying together freeform gameplay with lore, story and good combat. Skyrim modernised this already great system and made it mainstream. My one criticism of Skyrim is that compared to the previous Elder Scrolls, it has been dumbed down. For a mass market, however, this works out. There are no classes anymore, just player preferences in gameplay. This leads to a completely open experience where player choice determines everything. If you are to purchase this now (which is weird, as everyone should already own it) you will be faced with hundreds of hours of gameplay, with mods adding potentially infinite more.