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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition





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.

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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. 

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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!

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Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Game Studios®
Friday, October 28, 2016
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version) 
  • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945 
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB 
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version) 
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320 
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB 
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

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64bit Skyrim


I think I might be hooked again. This game is so much fun after you get past the slow beginning. It's the definition of open world/sandbox, rpg or just in general. With that said, I'm sure most folks know wtf Skyrim is by now, whether or not you've actually played it. Most folks will probably just wanna know the difference between Skyrim Special Edition (SE) and the OG. SE, as shallow as it sounds, is pretty much a upgraded graphics port of the modern console version. It's a 64bit DX11 game while OG is 32bit DX9, meaning since it's 64bit the game is using all of your ram, while 32bit OG limits it to 4gb. SE being 64bit, should run much smoother on modern systems, especially if you're using a sh*t ton of mods. It's actually a lot deeper than that but thats pretty much the tldr version of it. SE also comes with all the DLC. Another thing that needs to be mentioned is the topic of Creation Club (CC). CC is a way for the devs to try and capitalize on the modding community. It's basically a market place for you to purchase "mods" that have always been free in the past on the OG. There are a bunch of free mods on the CC as well but over all I say f*ck it, don't support this garbage. As with the above, thats the tldr. You can find more info on that topic elsewhere if your interested. Nexus is still the go to place for mods. As of this writing mods for the OG on Nexus still greatly outnumber that of SE. Plus the OG has steam workshop. That doesn't mean you cant get SE to look damn good though. It's been over a year since release and the modding community has been hard at work, and it'll only get better. The script extender SKSE just hit alpha recently for SE, so it's only a matter of time before SE takes over the OG imo. Overall I would say this is the definite game. F*cking CC aside, it's still the same old Skyrim, looks better than vanilla OG and should run better when heavily modded now and into the future.

Making one of the best RPG's of all time a little better.


This title takes what was an absolutely fantastic and somewhat iconic game and brings it up to the visual standards you expect today. Essentially this is the "Complete Edition" in my opinion. All of the DLC is here and I feel as though I am playing the game I truly imagined when I first seen footage of Skyrim all those years ago. Game play is fantastic, you really can play almost any combination of characters, the progression system does not lock you into a few set characteristics as may have been seen in previous titles in the franchise. Each skill can be trained effectively in an race and if at any point you want to swap to something new i.e from a archer to a mage, the game does not punish you for doing so. Mods are a huge part of Skyrim on PC and they are still alive and kicking with new things being added often, this ability to alter the game world adds hours to what is already an almost endless amount of game play. BethesdaBugs are here, as always however I feel they have dealt with the worst of them when re-mastering the title. if you have played other titles by this developer you will know what to expect, most of us have come to accept these bugs for what the are and I don't feel in this instance they are nearly as rampant as in say Fallout 4 for example. If you own Skyrim on another platform but want to jump in and see what its like to experience a game on the platform it was destined to thrive on then pick up the SE version of the game, it will give you the greatest amount of content from the word GO and although the overhaul of the graphics may not be so apparent if you have been away from the game for a long time, they are stark and appreciated when you compare them to the original version of the game.

No Friendly Giants Here


I love this game. It is immersive and expands on Tamriel quite nicely. It is a good game to set up personal, random challenges for each character. I have one character who murders anyone he catches holding a red item. One who will create distractions and murder the first responder. I have the Giant friend who must nap near a Giant camp once per day... So much freedom that can only come from an Elder Scrolls game. No graphical glitches. Fun expansions. Community is great. Mods are available.

This game is perfect.


Skyrim has a good story and narrates the story as a good RPG . The story of Skyrim, with that sad mood, which seems to be a reflection of a deadly environment, is definitely one of the best worlds to be lost into, where you can be a vampire or a werewolf, the master of the thieves and or a member of the dark brotherhood of assassins, you can throw some trolls from the high mountains with your shouts, be a witch or become a legendary warrior. Skyrim, and in general The Elder Scroll series, always open an interactive book to drown yourself inside. This game is perfect. the game has almost endless side mission which some of them are better than the main story! the gameplay is also perfect and makes you feel complete freedom, you can switch from first person view to third person view whenever you wish and this could really help you in game. but the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition doesn't give you something new rather than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , so if you didn't play the game before you should definitely get this edition, otherwise you didn't miss anything at all!

One of the best games I've played.


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.

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