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.
"… one of the most fully-realized, easily enjoyable, and utterly
engrossing role-playing games ever made.” 9.5/10 – IGN
“…the big, bold, and beautiful sequel you hoped for and is sure to
bewitch you for countless hours.” 9/10 Superb – Gamespot
The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been
murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this
conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to
the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of
Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the
prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the
only one who can stand amongst the dragons.
- Epic Fantasy Reborn – Skyrim reimagines the open-world fantasy epic,
pushing the gameplay and technology of a virtual world to new heights.
- 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
- 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.
- Dragons Return – Battle ancient dragons like you've never seen. As
Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.
Metacritic score: 94/100 Universal acclaim based on 32 Critics
Review by IGN
“I was stacking books on a shelf in my house in Whiterun, one of
Skyrim's major cities, when I noticed a weapon rack right beside it. I set a
sacrificial dagger in one slot, an Orcish mace in the other. They were on
display for nobody but me and my computer-controlled housecarl, Lydia, who sat
at a table patiently waiting for me to ask her to go questing. The chest
upstairs was reserved for excess weapons and armor, the bedside table for
smithing ingots and ores, the one next to the Alchemy table for ingredients. I'd
meticulously organized my owned virtual property not because I had to, but
because tending to the minutia of domestic life is a comforting break from
dealing with screaming frost trolls, dragons, a civil war, and job assignments
that never seem to go as planned. It's even a sensible thing to do; a seemingly
natural component of every day existence in Skyrim, one of the most
fully-realized, easily enjoyable, and utterly engrossing role-playing games ever
made…t's difficult to ever feel completely satisfied with a play session of
Skyrim. There's always one more pressing quest, one more unexplored tract of
land, one more skill to increase, one more butterfly to catch. It's a
mesmerizing game that draws you into an finely crafted fictional space packed
with content that consistently surprises. The changes made since Oblivion are
many, and result in a more focused and sensible style of play, where the effects
of every decision are easily seen. Featuring the same kind of thrilling freedom
of choice The Elder Scrolls series is known for along with beautiful visuals and
a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal,
deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet
IGN RATINGS FOR THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM (PC)
An elegant menu system and a huge amount of story content to dig into. Bugs and
stability issues do exist, however.
Stunning environmental detail make exploring Skyrim all the more rewarding. Some
character models and animations look unnatural.
An incredible soundtrack and great sound design help make Skyrim feel like a
Though the up-close weapon combat is still awkward, customizing your character
and conquering all Skyrim's challenges is consistently satisfying.
10 Lasting Appeal
A game of staggering size and filled with content, so there's always a reason
(out of 10)