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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition





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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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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.

A modern take on the same game


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.

The same old and good TES V: Skyrim. Now compatible for 64-bit systems.


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.

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