The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
In the frigid northern province of the continent of Tamriel the legendary dragon god Alduin rises, bringing with him a plague of ferocious flying lizards and the promise of the end of the world of Nirn. Only one being stands between this malevolent force and the people of the eponymous province Skyrim: Dovahkiin, the Dragonborn, a figure blessed with the ability to absorb the very powers these terrible creatures seek to unleash upon the land.
Mayhem and wonder can lurk behind every bend, every hill, and every mountain.
Main quest line is an improvement from Oblivion.
Dual-wielding and Shouts make combat more fun.
Enchanting, making potions, and crafting weapons is easy.
The world of Skyrim is gorgeous and feels alive.
Freedom to explore and play the way you like.
Vast world to explore, dungeons and caves are wonderfully differentiated.
Graphics and sound are for the most part incredible to behold.
Enough improvements to the Bethesda RPG formula.
Great new leveling and combat system.
Superb visuals, voice acting, soundtrack.
Dragon battles are a blast.
Lovely art design capped by some beautiful, atmospheric touches.
Technical issues could ruin moments for some players.
It's too easy to go into "sneak" mode when backing up with the control stick.
You will forget what it means to sleep or have meaningful social interactions outside of the game.
Combat isnít very visceral, and victories and losses feel unearned.
Menus and interface are terrible.
While the world is wide open, most quests and dungeons are very linear.
Bugs abound, especially with physics.
Interface is gamepad friendly.
Does little to take advantage of the PC platform besides the improved visuals.
Companions are still dumb as a bag of rocks.
No multiplayer mode.
By TechSpot on November 21, 2011
The praise Skyrim has received is well justified, and although I'm generally not an RPG fan, I must admit to having some fun. The graphics are impressive, particularly considering how much detail the outdoor scenes contain and how well the game runs o-
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By PC Advisor on February 10, 2013
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By Xtra Gamer on February 29, 2012
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By PCWorld New Zealand on January 17, 2012
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By Expert Reviews on December 14, 2011
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By NowGamer on December 13, 2011
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By Game Observer on December 10, 2011
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By Smarthouse on November 29, 2011
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