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.
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I bought this for my child, the Antichrist, and he can't get enough of the game. As a father, I was initially concerned that he would not get around to forming a one world government nor bring about the ten thousand years of darkness that he told me he was going to do until he started playing Bethesda RPGs. However, I decided to be a little open minded on this one and play the game for myself. From what I have experienced, I may soon offer Todd Howard a job at the Infernal Office of Compelling Temptations (more commonly referred to as the IOCT) due to this latest masterpiece.
Elder Scrolls never fails to disappoint, Huge world to explore, interesting lore, good, good combat system. This is a game where you can immersive yourself into a whole different world. The makers of these series has done a great job, even low end pc users can enjoy! Only problem, there is no multiplayer however, this is a game to be enjoyed by yourself. There is good replay-ability especially as it has a HUGE modding community and lots of areas to explore in the expansion packs included.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is without a doubt one of the best games I played in life and how RPG can say it is easily the best I've ever played in my life! The game is set 200 years after the events of TES IV: Oblivion. A civil war begins between the native races Nords and the Blades after his king was murdered. Dragons that the vast majority of the people thought no more than legends, started appearing and spreading destruction, following a sort of "Dragon God" called Alduin. Skyrim is extremely large at all, playing this game is saying goodbye to social life, is the easiest thing in the world you lose track of time in this fantastic world, giant map, dungeons, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, school of magic, thieves guild, 200,000 kilos of books with texts on just about everything, more dungeons, epic battles, very engaging story, hundreds and hundreds of secondary quests and more, make 100% of the game is not for everyone. The game's graphics on the PC is far superior to the graphics of consoles, I played Skyrim for a long time on the Xbox 360 when it came out and I can say that the difference is too great, even you playing Skyrim without mod charts the difference is high with mods then do not even have to compare, is another level. The use of mod for Skyrim is the most common thing in the world (and more cool too), armor mods, swords, skins, dragons, horses, and even some mods that adds new locations and some history, ie the game which is already absurdly large is even greater, mod is a great thing, especially in Skyrim, as it helps to extend the life of the game.
This is my review which lists the pros and cons of, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, for the PC. I'll mainly try to review the modless version of the game, but I really will try to emphasize how mods can enhance the game and every aspect of it. I'll try to be as descriptive and helpful as I can, while still maintaining that checklist flow. This should sum up just about everything that needs to be said in one review. If anyone has any pros/cons they think I should add, go ahead and tell me in the comments and I'll adjust the material accordingly. Some of these on the list will only be recognizable by fans of the previous Elder Scrolls games, but they'll be subtle. Here goes... *Pros? +The amazing open world of Skyrim to explore +Decent and immersive story to follow for each questline +Graphics look simply amazing, they're not too extensive on the hardware, and there are plenty of mods to enhance them +Fast travel is an available option once you discover a location, and there are countless locations to discover +Epic soundtrack composed by the well known Jeremy Soule to enjoy +Countless of NPC's to interact with +Unlike Morrowind, this game has more than a single digit of voice actors, haha +Plenty of followers/companions to follow you on your adventures +Tons of factions to join +Countless of quests, sidequests, and misc. quests for you to do +Your actions, choices, faction activies, progress, etc. all have an impact on Skyrim, it's people, and you +A 'crime and effect'/bounty system +Ability to interact with the Daedra Princes +A massive amount of items available in-game +A massive amount of different creatures and enemies for you to fight, and plenty of 'boss' fights available +Plenty of playstyles to choose from (e.g. warrior, thief, mage, craftsman, etc.) +The ability to become a vampire or werewolf, which is very well done (both have their own skill trees) +Tons of skills to level and expand on, there are branching skill tree perks (they've added aspects to the skill tree that can expand the max level to 252+, instead of the original 81) +A difficulty slider for 5 different difficulties- can be changed any time in-game +Amazing character creation (e.g. name, gender, race, hair, eyes, skin tone, paint/dirt, facial construction, etc.), and there are even mods to expand your options +Houses, wife, kids, and pets (Hearthfire DLC adds extra huge houses that you can build up yourself) +Console codes are an option. You can go ahead and cheat, or if you're stuck in a glitch or a bug you can go ahead and try to fix it with the console which is very useful. The console does not deactivate achievements like in Fallout: New Vegas +The DLC expansions are amazing, and are totally worth the price; and you'll clock in tons of enjoyment and hours to the game, which is why I recommend The Legendary Edition to begin with (Dragonborn DLC adds Solstheim to the map- which past fans will remember from the Bloodmoon DLC from Morrowind) +Free 'HD Texture Pack DLC' available for download, which is completely optional +mods, Mods, MODS!!! There are countless of mods out there for you to enjoy, literally. They are easy to install. And, they can change the whole of the game completely. I can't even begin to capitalize on this 'pro'. They can change everything +Steam Worshop integration, and Nexus Mod Manager support +Still a huge community +Steam badges, trading cards, backgrounds, emoticons, and achievements (And Steam Sync is integrated) +Fully mappable controls +My opinion? Morrowind > Skyrim > Oblivion, although newer gamers may not be able to enjoy Morrowind, so Skyrim may be the way to go for you +No cliff-racers *Cons? -Not as good without mods- but still amazing nonetheless, mods are completely optional. This may be more of a con for console players I guess -Mods can sometimes cause CTD's (Crash to Desktop), corrupt saves, bugs, glitches, etc. -Bugs, glitches, and crashes -Some Morrowind 'fanboys' hate on the game- so you might be reading this and end up being one of them (before you say anything; Morrowind is one of my favorite games of all time, and I can admit that I like it way better than Skyrim) -Main questline is a bit short -Repeated NPC lines can get a bit annoying- there are mods to fix that though -Horses seem to be a bit slow and weak- there are mods to fix that though -Becoming a vampire seems to have more cons than pros in my opinion- there are mods to fix that though -Can become a bit OP later in the game, if so, turning up the difficulty should help a bit (might be a good thing or a bad thing) -A bit lacking in graphical/display settings- but it's not that taxing, and it does offer "plenty" of settings in the launcher -Dragons eventually become the new cliff-racer- there are mods to fix that though Well, that was my review of Skyrim. I hope I convinced you to purchase this game. Or maybe I convinced you not to purchase this game, you never know. Anyways, thanks for reading, and I hope I was helpful in your decision. Or, maybe I just convinced you to go ahead and get into mods, hah
Not much more can be said. Skyrim is one of those iconic games that really revolutionized gaming. I would argue the reason for this is due to the kind of sandbox experience it created. Although sandbox games have been around a long time, in Skyrim "if you see it, you can explore it," meaning the world of Skyrm rarely broke immersion. There were no invisible walls to prohibit exploration, only impassable cliff sides or some other perfectly legitimate barrier. It doesn't have the best graphics, although there are plenty of mods to make it look better, but it still feels real, and alive, despite its limitations. And this is what makes the game, in my opinion, one of, if not the, best RPGs ever made. Very recommended to anyone gamer that hasn't played it for some silly reason.
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