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.
User reviews: Very Positive (137,758 reviews)
Release Date: 10 Nov, 2011

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23 April

Skyrim Workshop Now Supports Paid Mods

We’ve had a long and excellent relationship with our good friends at Valve. We worked together to make the Workshop a huge part of Skyrim, and we’re excited that something we’ve been working together on for a long time is finally happening. You can now charge for the mods you create.

Unlike other curated games on Steam that allow users to sell their creations, this will be the first game with an open market. It will not be curated by us or Valve. It was essential to us that our fans decide what they want to create, what they want to download, and what they want to charge.

Many of our fans have been modding our games since Morrowind, for over 10 years. They now have the opportunity to earn money doing what they love – and all fans have a new way to support their favorite mod authors. We’ve also updated Skyrim and the Creation Kit with new features to help support paid mods including the ability to upload master files, adding more categories and removing filesize limit restrictions.

What does this mean for you?

As a modder, you now have the option of listing your creations at a price determined by you. Or, you can continue to share your projects for free. For those shopping for new mods, Valve is making sure you can try any mod risk free. See Refund Policy.

For full details on these changes to the Skyrim Workshop, check out Steam’s announcement page and FAQ.

Modding has been important to all our games for such a long time. We try to create worlds that come alive and you can make your own, but it’s in modding where it truly does. Thanks again for all your incredible support over the years. We hope steps like this breathe new life into Skyrim for everyone.

Bethesda Game Studios

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Creation Kit and Steam Workshop

Now you can easily discover, rate, and download Skyrim mods directly through Steam. The Steam Workshop makes it easy to browse the most popular, newest or highest-rated mods of all time, as well as searching for specific content via tags such as “Armor”, “Quests”, “Dungeons”, and more. You can even see what your friends have added to their favorites. Once you’ve found something awesome, click the “Subscribe” button. The next time you play Skyrim, the launcher will automatically install the latest version of any subscribed mods and configure Skyrim to run them.
Mod-makers also enjoy a streamlined process for uploading mods directly to Steam. The difficult part, of course, is creating your mod. To get started modding, install the Creation Kit – free through Steam to all Skyrim owners – from the Tools section of your Steam Library. The Creation Kit is a powerful and sometimes daunting tool, but the community wiki at http://www.creationkit.com is a resource for modders of all skill levels, even the total beginner.

About This Game

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.

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.

Skyrim’s new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields, and ancient dungeons.

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.

Battle ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2GB System RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 6GB free HDD Space
    • Video Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 4GB System RAM
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)

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2,776 of 3,033 people (92%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
340.9 hrs on record
Posted: 4 April

Minor Spoilers

Sit through a cutscene!
Get bored!
Pick your race!
Pick your face!
Pick your nose!
Be a lizard!
Lizards are cool!
Almost get executed!
Be scared of a dragon!
Get some armor!
Get some weapons!
Run in circles!
Climb a mountain!
Learn how to yell at people from some old dudes!
Yell at things!
Do a bunch of quests!
Gather more quests you'll never do!
Accidentally become leader of a guild of thieves!
Go to college!
Inherit the college!
Get some spells!
Do magic!
Run out of magic juice!
Run around some more!
Run out of stamina!
Fight dragons!
Take their souls!
Use the souls to get more ways to yell at people!
Level up!
Improve your skills!
Make some cool armor!
Make some cool weapons!
Enchant that cool armor and weapons!
Run out of enchanting juice!
Yell at stuff some more!
Steal a plate!
Run from the law!
Steal a horse!
Fail to protect that horse!
Go on foot because your horse is dead!
Get caught!
Run out of health!
Respawn where you were twenty minutes ago because you forgot to save!
Rage quit!
Come back!
Decide to actually do the main quest line!
Consume copious amounts of food mid-battle!
Climb a mountain by yelling at clouds like the old dudes taught you to!
Meet a good dragon!
Learn how to yell at things from him!
Go through a bunch of stuff to get a scroll!
Read that scroll!
Go back in time!
Learn to yell at things from people in the past!
Fight a bad dragon!
Realize it isn't the final boss and that you didn't kill him!
Stop doing quests!
Buy a house!
Buy stuff for your house!
Run around avoiding the main quest line!
Gather boatloads of gold!
Not use any of it!
Mod the game to oblivion!
Realize that you've somehow already sank 50+ hours into it!
Realize you're addicted!
Keep playing anyway!

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810 of 871 people (93%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
521.8 hrs on record
Posted: 20 May
A guy in Solitude told me "You should see me when you get bored stranger".

after 450++ hours in,

Still haven't seen him.
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382 of 426 people (90%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
236.0 hrs on record
Posted: 18 May
Killed the emperor, got fined 9000 gold.
Stole a cabbage, got sent to prison, and wanted all over Skyrim.

10/10, would steal a cabbage again.
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366 of 407 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
93.3 hrs on record
Posted: 6 June
THE ELDER SCOLLS V: SKYRIM - An open world RPG of epic proportions, a true masterpiece

|| 9.5 ||
Score Comment
Graphics 9 Skyrim has a free High Resolution Texture pack available as DLC (and if you can run it I would highly recommend it), but even without the graphics are clean with nice details and textures. Ambient lighting and effects are excellent and the designers have succeeded in creating a diverse and atmospheric landscape. Character creation is good with a lot of customisation possible. All this, however, is completely and utterly eclipsed by what is possible with Mods. With Mods (readily available from the steam workshop) gamers are able to create breathtakingly stunning vistas, highly realistic characters, followers and NPC's. With over 24 thousand mods (at the time of this review) you can change the appearance of or add in pretty much anything you can imagine (the sky really is the limit). There is of course a performance trade-off when applying the ultra high definition textures and graphical mods so I recommend following one of the excellent guides available to find the right balance for you.
Audio 9 Music is grand and epic, very fitting to the feel of the game. Sound effects and voice acting are both excellent throughout and considering how many characters and quests there are in the world of skyrim this is quite a feat. Personal favourites for voice acting include the aptly named khajiit: M'Aiq the liar and the deranged murderous jester: Cicero.
Gameplay 9 Skyrim is a joy to play, its not perfect but its pretty close. Controls are intuitive, responsive and work well with either mouse/keyboard or controller. There are many choices to be made throughout the game with real consequences, factions will favour you or attack you depending on your actions and alignment with other factions. There are many different playstyles and strategies to Skyrim, finding what works best for you is all part of the fun. Skills and abilities progress as you use them so you aren't completely restricted to a class such as mage or ranger, want to use a little bit of magic but also kill with a bow - no problem. Skyrim is often compared to its predecessors (Oblivion and Morrowind) to highlight some of flaws in the game, and while its true to say some of the missions and areas feel overused (oh? another cave filled with draugr you say?) and there are other occasional glitches, considering the massive scope and scale of the game these seem fairly minor. Skryim in certain ways surpasses its predecessors and is at very least well deserving of its place in this legendary series.
Story 10 So much detail, so much depth, the lore and background to the Elder Scrolls series is second to none. In Skyrim there are huge libraries packed with books containing everything from children's stories to hidden tomes of magic to the history of the lands. Talking to the people you meet tells of their individual struggles and also adds to the overarching story of a land rife with conflict and caught in far reaching changes of which you find your character the center. Skyrim is rich with background and story, as you explore and interact with the characters around you its very easy to feel part of the world. Quests are (with a few minor exceptions) interesting, challenging and varied with each of them building your understanding of the world and your place in it.
Replayability 10 You only need to look at the number of hours people put into this game to realise how much Skyrim has to offer. Personally I had already completed this game many times before I got it on steam and was still able to get many more hours of enjoyment than the average rpg, I'm sure it wont be the last time I play Skyrim either. Modding here also helps immensely with the community creating a huge collection of different locations, characters and quests.
9.5 An outstanding game, if you haven't tried it then your missing out on a truly amazing gaming experience. The DLC's available (Dragonborn and Dawnguard) are worthwhile playing and some mods will require them (so pick up the GOTY if you can).

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129 of 144 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
306.1 hrs on record
Posted: 11 June
For those who dreamed of a game that allowed to cross the woods, discover secrets and explore a world full of dangers and full of opportunities, the release of The Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim is a dream come true. Bethesda improves what has been done with Oblivion, putting a cure realization and amount of content that we never expected. After about forty hours of play, apart from the main quest, we did not come at the head of almost anything, many are content, things to do and those that perhaps we will never make. There is some venial sins and approach the statistics to which we must get used to, but the fact remains that Skyrim is a masterpiece, the kind that has a duty to live if you love RPGs and those video games that only some software companies are still able to do.
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