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: Overwhelmingly Positive (92,514 reviews)
Release Date: 10 Nov, 2011

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About This Game

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.

LIVE ANOTHER LIFE, IN ANOTHER WORLD
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.

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

YOU ARE WHAT YOU PLAY
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.

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

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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)
Helpful customer reviews
2,061 of 2,215 people (93%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
1,080.6 hrs on record
Posted: 27 November, 2014
If I had to choose between this game, and my girlfriend. I'd pick this game.


EDIT: I'm single now

ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE: This game is the best in its genre. In previous Bethesda games they made a sad balance in between Questing, and Exploration. Some having more quests and less places to go, and others having very few quests and more places to explore. But in Skyrim, there is no shortage of quests, and if you are like myself and just wander around aimlessly, you will stumble into places that just blow your mind. Every time I have replayed this game, I stumbled into something new.

For more info i'd very much recommend mods, with mods such as texture packs, difficulty, quests, armor, and weapons, this games replay value is endless.

Go through the game once with plain skyrim, then mod the hell out of it.

Overall I'd rate this game an EASY 10/10. If you haven't already. Please buy it, give it a little, and I swear you will be hooked.
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1,376 of 1,481 people (93%) found this review helpful
116 people found this review funny
103.2 hrs on record
Posted: 13 December, 2014
>murdered Nazeem in the middle of town
>carried him up to the Cloud District
>threw his corpse down into some nearby water
>retrieved his corpse
>carried him back to the middle of town
>guards see me, don't care
>left Nazeem's corpse bent over a well
>guard hard staring me whole time
>decide to leave market place
>accidentally hit "E" while looking at tomato
>get sent to jail for stealing tomato

10/10
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2,176 of 2,415 people (90%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
528.4 hrs on record
Posted: 2 November, 2014
Mod it until it crashes.
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364 of 370 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
213.4 hrs on record
Posted: 29 December, 2014
An epic game made all the more epic by the fact that it is so easy to mod and so well supported by the modding community.

The Elder Scrolls series has a large following and often you will hear people argue over each new TES game comparing it to the last, but for me each TES game stands on its own merits, and Skyrim is no exception. The story is pretty good and there are plenty of side quests, but what makes Skyrim so great even when not modded is its large and open nature. This is a land you can just pick a direction and with no quest in mind and just explore. You will find danger and excitement on your journey ... and loot. Lots and lots of loot.

But once you start modding this game, that is when you unlock the true value that is Skyrim. Potentially thousands more hours content (for free) in a game that can be improved ten thousand different ways from graphics, textures and sounds all the way to game mechanics and user interface changes. You can make the game exactly what you need it to be, and play it for so long you may still be playing when the next game in this series comes out.... and sometimes longer than even that.

If you are interested in modding the PC version of the game, be sure to check out my guide for beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxQ1JN_X-_Y&index=1&list=PLE7DlYarj-DdhDG41roBVJfNCqvO5MmKP
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847 of 926 people (91%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
71.8 hrs on record
Posted: 24 November, 2014
You can pause in the middle of a battle and consume an ungodly amount of cheese wheels, making this game one of the best games ever to exist simply because of how many cheese wheels you can consume in the middle of a battle.

Can you imagine somebody just carrying all these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ cheese wheels into battle? Bewilder friends and foe alike with your unholy cheese wheel obsession, you daring thing, you.

10/10, would play again for some more cheese wheels.

Also there are dragons and swords and magic and stuff whatever no big deal.

P.S. can someone make it so that a single cheese wheel only takes up 0.1 carrying capacity? no reason just that it would be super useful im asking for a friend ok thanks mate
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567 of 623 people (91%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
182.0 hrs on record
Posted: 21 December, 2014
It doesn't matter:
how many characters you create,
how many saves you load,
how many mods you have,
how many times you escape Helgen,
how many Ralofs you meet,
how many times you become thane of Whiterun,
how many Dragons you slay,
how many journies to High Hrothgar you take,
how many shouts you learn,
how many people you kill,
how many pouches of gold you steal,
how many contracts you fulfill,
how many quests you complete,
how many times you kill Alduin,
how many different sets of armor you craft,
how many different types of weapons you craft,
how many horses you purchase
how many people you marry,
how many children you adopt,
how many homes you buy,
how many sweet rolls you eat,
how many pouches of gold you acquire,
how many times you become the Dovahkiin,


...you can never prevent a guard from taking an arrow to the knee...


10 kneecaps /10 kneecaps
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2,453 of 2,860 people (86%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
184.6 hrs on record
Posted: 23 November, 2014
It's like Skyrim with guns without guns.
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939 of 1,072 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: 12 November, 2014
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Graphics:
+ beautifully built landscapes
+ mood lighting
+ great distant view
+ many details
- up close muddy textures
- some awkward animations

Balance:
+ never unfair
+ all talents useful
+ level Rises in the right tempo
- some opponents level up with you, some not

Atmosphere:
+ credible and varied world
+ some stunningly beautiful scenes
+ atmospheric day-night rhythm
+ great dragon fights
+ Friendships and weddings

Sound:
+ orchestral, dynamic soundtrack
+ massive surround setting
+ predominantly very good speakers
- whose voices are repeated rapidly

Quests:
+ sometimes odd stories
+ a variety of tasks
+ entertaining faction missions
+ main quest through the world ...
- but is not exciting

Items:
+ huge selection
+ diverse and useful crafting
+ many collectable ingredients
+ equipment can be enchanted

Game Size:
+ around 200 hours playtime
+ gigantic game world
+ many side quests
+ many caves, castles, ruins, etc
+ guilds with their own job chains
+ civil War as an additional incentive

Character and Combat:
+ completely free development
+ sensible specialization by perks
+ fleet and dynamic action-fighting
+ diverse magic arsenal
- little tactics necessary

Bethesda has his great giant role-playing game packed with so much content that my "To Do" list is quickly longer than Gandalf's beard.
Shortly after the beginning of the game we travel into the city Whiterun to warn agriff whose ruler of an impending dragon. So far, so main story.
In Whiterun we meet a wizard who tells of the magic Academy in distant winter festivals. Oh, interesting, because we are the same time Member.
So also in Skyrim. We slip into the rags of an inmate whose execution to start the game by a dragon, well, is interrupted. It quickly becomes clear that the fire breathers flood the game world (the imperial province of Skyrim), we serve as a chosen one who must stop the dragons.
Because we are a "dragon's blood", a born hero who can swallow the souls of dragons and learn their magic.

Stepping into Skyrim’s world is like wrapping yourself in a furry, Nordic cloak that smells like your childhood blanket. Yes, the Oblivion you remember fondly is back – everything that made the last Elder Scrolls so lovable has returned. Yet now it’s a bit wilder, a bit rougher, and a bit more dangerous, and boy is the game better for it.
Bethesda crafted this massive world with all this content to create something memorable...
The vistas, the villages and towns, the enemies, the rivers, the everything. During the night cycle I'd take pictures of the moons and the aurora. In high mountain passes I took pictures of blowing snow. Swirling spell effects. Anything and everything. It got ridiculous.
These lovely vistas are best seen from a distance. Closer inspection reveals hard edges, plain painted-on textures, and other visual flaws that are conspicuous should you seek them out.
But like many enormous games, Skyrim makes a fantastic impression not because its individual elements are sharply honed, but because they contribute to a grander whole.
Skyrim has freaking giants that will kill you in one thwomp of their mighty clubs, and of course, here there be dragons. Every battle with a dragon is epic, from the first sound of a distant roar, to the glimpse of a soaring beast through the treeline, to the fantastic swoop and crash as the monster lands and unleashes its fiery breath.

Bethesda has every drop of beauty it could from simple attention to detail and imaginative art design bruised. Notice how cold winds visible Kick off rocks, how salmon jump up small waterfalls, such as the towns are built on majestic cliffs and have seen the coziest fire you.

Even the faction quests are better here. It feels like Bethesda realised these became the main quest for many players, and built on that for Skyrim. They start small, but each one unravels into a larger story with higher stakes. Some of them feel like the personal epic that the main quest has always failed to be.
In addition to the citizen's warriors are other groups, as many of them we can join. About the "companion", a kind of warrior guild, in the main quest (yes, there are also side-fractions side quests) we even for melee strong, but vulnerable to mutate something werewolf. On the part of the magician Academy of winter rock again we browse on a powerful artifact, the sacked thieves guild we should help to new glory. And if we kill innocent people, knocking back the Dark Brotherhood on our door, the Assassin Club of Elder Scrolls world.

Im not sure but i think there are 250 perks and you can get 80.
Each skill category is associated with a perk tree filled with unlockable powerful bonuses. Embedded with significant bonuses in every perk tree, unlocking new abilities is always an exciting process, often resulting in tough decisions as you between unlocking dual-casting for your Restoration spells or learning how to select Create dwarf armor and provides plenty of incentive, the repetition game to build with another character.
You don't have to be alone during combat, either. You can summon magical creatures or hire NPCs to tag along. Followers exist all over Skyrim, and if you do them favors, they'll be willing to venture outside towns and deal extra damage during a fight. Followers can even be given simple movement and interaction commands or saddled with extra gear.

In other Bethesda RPGs I've often polish side quests in the case of tracking my character and to help fill the universe like in my own head. What should I do next? Where should I go?
Why was there a spectre running through the woods? I briefly followed him then let him go.
And the books, books, books! Who the hell has time to read? Buy a house? What the hell for? There be dragons that need slaying! It felt like I was riding the crest of a wave with all this stuff happening around me.
Whether you're slashing a dragon's wings, raising the dead back to life, or experimenting at the alchemy table, Skyrim performs the most spectacular of enchantments: the one that causes huge chunks of time to vanish before you know it.

There's always one more quest, unexplored tract of land, one more skill to increase, one more dragon to kill, one more to craft etc etc. The Elder Scrolls series is for along with beautiful visuals and a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of very personal, deeply rewarding experience... definitely one of the best games.

Score: 93 / 100
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263 of 277 people (95%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
68.3 hrs on record
Posted: 10 December, 2014
Killed an old woman. Stole a plate. Got arrested. (Because of the plate). Fought a dragon. Stole a crown. Got drunk. Became a werewolf. Killed bees with fire. Followed a talking dog. Visited the old dwarven cities. Killed robots. Became an assassin. Killed the emperor. Got beaten to death by a whole town for stealing a cabbage. Became a respected general. Fought bandits. Poisoned mead. Stole cabbage again.

10/10 would Skyrim again.
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1,559 of 1,843 people (85%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
123.8 hrs on record
Posted: 1 November, 2014
Stole a plate and became the #1 most wanted man in the world. 10/10
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955 of 1,127 people (85%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: 14 October, 2014
Robbed house, girl caught me, she ran outside to find guards and everybody attacked her.

10/10 IGN
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1,616 of 1,949 people (83%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: 15 November, 2014
If this game was a spoon, it would be a good spoon.
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187 of 192 people (97%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
115.2 hrs on record
Posted: 28 November, 2014
A game where trying to interact with giants holding clubs turns into the funding of NASA's space program.
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587 of 686 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: 26 October, 2014
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Field Rating Review
Graphics
9
Skyrim is a beautiful game, made even more beautiful by the extremely active modding community. The engine was a wonderful leap from the previous engine we saw in Oblivion and the Fallout series. The details in the environments are wonderful reminders of just how intricate the world really is.
Gameplay
9
Skyrim lives up to its Elder Scrolls name, granting us the freedom to craft our own story, in a gigantic world where you can spend hours simply exploring. The combat has seen a huge improvement since the days of Oblivion, with the ability to dual-wield chaning up gameplay styles wonderfully. The physics however, are still as wonky as ever. Sometimes with hilarious results. You won't get tired of wandering around this world.
Story
8
Enough interest to drive you forward, and plenty of lore to keep you distracted, Skyrim finds the wonderful balance of permeating the world with the story, yet giving you the freedom to advance the plot when you wish.
Multiplayer
N/A
Depressingly, no.
Replayability
9
The only thing that will stop you from coming back to Skyrim for awhile is completely burning yourself out. But then the cycle repeats.
Overall
8.8/10
Being a long time Elder Scrolls fan, Skyrim was a welcome breath after the much loved, much played Oblivion. The freedom, the scope, and the environment are great. The graphics are beautiful. Though none of the Elder Scrolls since Morrowind have yet captured the full extent of the magic that made Morrowind so great, Skyrim has been a huge push in the right direction. A must buy for any RPG or open-world gaming fan.

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548 of 639 people (86%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: 26 October, 2014
THIS GAME IS:
10% luck
20% SKILL
15% CONCENTRATED POWER OF WILL
5% PLEASURE
50% PAIN

AND 100% REASON TO PURCHASE THE GAME.
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620 of 736 people (84%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: 28 October, 2014
I can shout at cabbages not only IRL, but virtually too. 10/10
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448 of 524 people (85%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
59.6 hrs on record
Posted: 11 September, 2014
I bought skyrim for $19.99 and not even a full 2 days later it goes on sale for $4.99

Ohhh Lord Gaben why have you forsaken me!?
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237 of 263 people (90%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
436.6 hrs on record
Posted: 3 September, 2014
I used to have a life like you. Then I took a Skyrim to the disk
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709 of 863 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: 7 October, 2014
Its freaking skyrim just buy it.
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174 of 188 people (93%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
480.4 hrs on record
Posted: 9 August, 2014
I don't have a girlfriend, but now I don't even need one.
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