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 (132,122 reviews)
Release Date: 10 Nov, 2011

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"A vast and gorgeous world of exciting possibilities, fascinating places, engrossing adventures and flying lizards."
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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)
Helpful customer reviews
1,045 of 1,211 people (86%) found this review helpful
205 people found this review funny
277.9 hrs on record
Posted: 4 April

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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2,017 of 2,401 people (84%) found this review helpful
178 people found this review funny
1,310.2 hrs on record
Posted: 31 January
I only played for a bit but it seems alright.
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133 of 147 people (90%) found this review helpful
57 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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5,528 of 8,091 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
197.2 hrs on record
Posted: 23 April
So Valve and Bethesda have taken away paid mods. Cool and all the power to them but I belive Valve should still make it easier to donate to mod creators, especially on a game that's so heavily dependant on mods from the community. The base game is so open and full of promise, but it's also empty and borning. It's as if they made the game expecting mods to make it better.

Original Review: Was a great game and still is but I'm just gunna give it a thumbs down for the forced payment of mods now. I figure if we the community can shove this games rating down far enough then maybe valve will reconsider the forced payment option and maybe let devs have a donate option instead.
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5,653 of 8,277 people (68%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
74.6 hrs on record
Posted: 23 April
Epic game every one knows this have to live on Mars not to know this . But like many other reviews on steam ,company practice is also a part of the game experiance people are quite happy to downvote games because of there buisness practice and this is no different .

Bethesda and Valve a shameless attempt to make a cash grab on mods . They failed only because people stood up to them other wise we be paying for mods. What makes it worse is both companys own a large part of there rise and success down to free mods.

Suggesting a donation box for the actual developers of the mods who put time into making it and not a requirement to get the mod just a donation option

People telling me to change th review are the same people who where trying to tell us all why paid mods is a good thing.

White Knights of Valve and Skyrim please insert your tears and buthurt in the comments section below i only charge $1 per comment
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