Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more.Read full description
Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. The Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of PC mods to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more - with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience.
Who doesn’t want to take another tour through the grand world of Skyrim, you are Dovahkiin, a dragonborn! Shout your way past enemies and customize your own character to explore a vast open-world brimming with life. Since its release in 2011, I’ve spent hundreds of hours in Skyrim. The Special Edition is the perfect reason to dive back into a game that we all love and adore. The Elder Scrolls series set the barometer for how we judge open worlds today.
With vast cities to explore, and including all of Skyrim’s DLC, there’s also a whole host of mods available for the game through Steam Workshop, expanding the possibilities for this game even more! Why not take a dive back into Skyrim and discover something you’ve never seen before? Even after hundreds of hours in the game, I know that I’ve not discovered everything, and the prospect of this edition just makes me want to dive right back in!
With the release of Skyrim Special edition, we took a look out our 5 favorite mods for Elder Scrolls V and what made them great additions to the game!
Skyrim is the best Elder Scrolls game so far, with the expansions it has gotten even better. I felt that ESIII: Morrowind brought more to the table for its time than ESIV: Oblivion but believe this game has done even more. I have enjoyed it on console, on PC and gone through the DLC which is worth the extra cash. The only thing missing is co-op/multi player but Elder Scrolls Online is running now, although I wish they would have done things a little differently on that game.. Even if your not an Elder Scrolls fan or follower the game is a nice play as it allows you to customize yourself and play in many styles to allow a change up. I did have a few technical issues following the main quest line but just shifted to side quests and other things until I found out how to fix my save. They could have done a little better on updating to debug some of the common issues or allowed a form of abandoning quests to reset them. Overall I'd say 9.5/10 for what it is as I can't complain about missing features that just weren't supposed to be in the game although I think they coulda just put out a co-op patch/expansion to allow us to play with 1 friend or something which would have enhanced the gameplay alot and expanded the games popularity.
It's still the same Skyrim with the same DLC. The differences are not that obvious at first: being able to sort your save files by character, some lighting changes, some slight graphical improvements, better looking water, Bethesda.net integration for mods, and an overall more stable 64 bit game. If you can choose between the legendary and special editions, take the special edition. However, you'll still get the same game in a better wrapper.
It's the same Skyrim we all love and enjoy from 2011, the new features of this version of the game are the new and improve graphics that make the game prettier and shiny, More detail, and even the addition of god-rays light can make a new experience for some people. Now with the 64-bit arquitecture, the game can run better in some pc's and let the modding community to create better and bigger mods, at the cost of some minor bugs and glitches, but nothing that can't prevent you to play and enjoy the game. If you own the original game or the legendary edition, Skyrim Special Edition its a must have edition in your library that might come handy with the new mods incoming.
I think this game was a bit of a money grab to be honest. I, while I still do like it, and not 'satisfied' with it as such. What little has changed hasn't made such a massive difference to the game that it warrants paying over doubble the proce of the old game. Because I love Skyrim itself, I have to give it a strong 10/10, but as a NEW game - a remaster, I can't give it more than a 7/10 really. In my opinion, it's not good enough. However, I got it free because I owned all the content from the old game, so I am not too unhappy. If I'd paid for it I would be. If you've never played Skyrim before, and you're on console, this will appeal to you, and it would be worth it for you, perhaps, but I don't feel it brought anything new to the PC front. The modding community is still ahead of this game. Ultimatly though, I can't dislike it. It is (because it's Skyrim) an amazing game.
Skyrim was and still is one of the most incredible role-playing games of all time. It's insanely deep and immersive and I'm sure all of you have played it by now. If you haven't, however, perhaps this isn't the time to buy this yet. Don't get me wrong, I love the game and the new 64-bit engine brings a lot of stability, but for many people, mods are the only way to play, and many of the best mods for the original game haven't been ported yet. As of the time while writing this review, SKSE64 has not been released yet, and many of the greatest mods that come with that script extender wont be ported until it's released. So maybe stick with the original game for now if you're looking for mods. If you're fine with the base game and don't want to mess with mods until later then, sure, go for the Special Edition!
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