The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®

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Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.

Description

"...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


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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

91

Amazing

zathor1nan | April 14, 2014 | See all zathor1nan's reviews »

This was one of the first real games I played and I loved it. The graphics are amazing (especially if you get into modding) and the gameplay is fun and addicting. It has room for every play style. you can be an archer, a tank, a mage, a necromancer, or a thief. The game has loads of character customization in it and even added a way to customize your character again around mid game. All of the DLC add plenty of new places or things, especially dragonborn which takes you back to morrowind. The game is a whole lot of fun and even without any mods you can spend at least 100 hours in it. If you mod the game you can have so many things. The modding community is great and still thriving a couple years after the game came out. My only gripes about this game are that sometimes it is a little bit glitchy and the combat doesn't feel very solid. Sure, the killing animations are cool but when you are fighting the sword just seems to pass through. All in all this game is definetly worth the money. I would have paid more if I knew about the awesome mods.

90

Awesome!

9insane9 | April 10, 2014 | See all 9insane9's reviews »

Oh man, this game. This game was my introduction to single player RPGs. Despite its bugs it remains one of the best open world RPGs ever made, in my opinion. There's just so much content and more is created every day by the community! That makes the game absolutely timeless. Having sunk almost 200 hours into the game and not even gotten to the DLCs yet, I can say: I want more! It's a very immersive experience. What makes it particularly awesome is the modding community I mentioned earlier. Graphically, it's very easy to mod the game to perfection enhancing the immersiveness even further. Because the environment looks so great, it's awesome to explore the vast world of Skyrim.

The only things I feel could've been done better are the inventory and fighting systems. The inventory feels a bit clunky and all over the place and the fighting can get a little dull sometimes, comparing to other games of this sort. But, as I said, this game remains one of the greatest despite its flaws. Definitely worth picking up!

96

A perfect open world

ZioAgrippa | April 7, 2014 | See all ZioAgrippa's reviews »

An amazing RPG, with an infinite and animated world to explore. An exciting storyline in an epic scenario. You can spend hours contemplating the nature accompanied only by the soundtrack and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

A game that must be tried.

96

Amazing

SirHeroTheBrave | April 1, 2014 | See all SirHeroTheBrave's reviews »

One of the best open world RPGs, not it isn't perfect just like any game but it sure in hell fun. You can do alot of different things and with mod support the ideas are endless. You can do many of the quests many types of ways or do whem when you want for the most part. You can hunt explore and make no friends. Make armor weapons and learn magics. Just all round fun that will get you about at least 50 hours of fun game play.

90

Great RPG, but with Some Flaws

icedmetal57 | March 24, 2014 | See all icedmetal57's reviews »

After having played ~400 hours of the game I have come to the conclusion that the game is great. It certainly has its flaws, but it's still a solid game. For those looking for a somewhat action-y Role-playing experience, you'll find it here, there are numerous ways to customize and create a character to your liking. One thing that really extends the game for myself has been character builds that the community has created. Character builds are great because they allow you to create a character that is focused on certain aspects of the game while giving your character a bit of depth. I personally don't find the game interesting if you just play a single character that does everything, aside from that being unrealistic, it gets boring after a while. Try some variety and play a sneaky mage, or a strong warrior, that focuses on dragon shouts to disable your opponents. There's plenty to get out of the vanilla experience and can be expanded upon greatly with the DLC and even more so with mods. This game as well as the previous games in The Elder Scrolls series has had a great modding community that has extended their lifespans greatly. There are literally thousands of mods for all sorts of players. I recommend playing the game in a vanilla state first prior to checking out the mods, except for maybe the bug fixing or graphic enhancing ones.

That being said, if you're looking for top-notch story-telling with incredible quest-lines, you may feel a bit disappointed. While the experience with combat has certainly improved with each new Elder Scrolls game, the quests and stories feel a bit empty and are nowhere near as good as the ones in Oblivion or Morrowind.

If your more of fan of RPGs with more focus on the action than the stories, you'll like Skyrim, if you care mostly about the story, you may be disappointed. Overall it's a great game that's worth checking out. Fortunately, since there's a great modding community, chances are there's some great mods that can improve upon any aspect of the game.