The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

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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.

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By TechSpot on

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...

By PC Gamer on 88

Despite a rather ho-hum main quest, Dragonborn is crammed with enough side quests and new stuff to be an exciting...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

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By PC Advisor on 80

More than a year on from release, enormous roleplaying game Skyrim doesn't seem in any danger of going away. It's achieved this despite having so far lacked any truly meaty expansions or DLC - the add-ons so far have been on the piecemeal and awkward...

By Xtra Gamer on

Time for the first review of 2012 and what a way to start it with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Ever since it was announced this game has had so much pressure to come out on top. Being the sequel to the amazing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which is...

By GadgetReview on

Skyrim is the biggest game to release in 2011. It may not have the sales numbers of, say, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but it didn't suffer with over 10 million copies sold. And with over 100 hours of gameplay in a single run, it's by far one of the...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 100

Skyrim is a game about an ancient evil, a civil war, and mighty Nord heroes. It’s also a game about stealing people’s pants while they’re wearing them, punching bears in the face, and performing unspeakable acts of necromancy on adorable bunny...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Bethesda's eagerly-anticipated RPG epic fulfils its promise with a rich world, gripping plot and hundreds of hours of potential gameplay...

By Hi Tech Legion on

Even so called “sandbox” games that have come out recently have been disgustingly restrictive. Either that or the world rendered provides nothing more than an exercise for the obsessive compulsive to run around and collect artifacts, forgoing a fun...

By NowGamer on 94

Skyrim certainly draws a new line in the sand for RPGs moving forward, blending the accessibility of Fallout 3 with the depth and storytelling of Baldurs Gate. Mods and better visuals make the PC version the one to get.More Articles >>>...

By Game Observer on 86

Skyrim makes strides in the Elder Scroll franchise. It introduces important changes without touching the foundation of what made the series great: freedom. You will waste countless hours running around, discovering beautiful locations, fighting new...

By Neoseeker on

Today we are following up our initial review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by taking a look at the performance of the PC version of the game. Like the console version, Skryim for PC features an open world full of luscious landscapes, large scale cities...

By Smarthouse on 90

Bethesda's latest RPG comes in the anticipated glee of rabid role players who have followed the Elder Scrolls series through to its fifth instalment. Each time, the worlds have become richer in detail, broader in scope and longer – and Skyrim is the...

By FiringSquad on 97

We should have acted. They’re already here. The Elder Scrolls told of their return. Their defeat was merely a delay, to the time after Oblivion opened, when the sons of Skyrim would spill their own blood. But no one wanted to believe… believe they...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 100

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is almost too good for this world. Since getting my review copy, I've spent dozens of hours exploring the mountains and valleys, the glaciers and forests, the caves and ruins of Skyrim, battling dragons, and getting...

By GamePro on 100

Wonder comes in many forms in Skyrim, and Bethesda shows us this wonder in many places and in many ways in one of their most enjoyable games yet.Wonder has always been at the heart of The Elder Scrolls. The wonder of discovering what sits on a...

By thestar.com.my on 100

As we sprinted away from the soldier's angry friends, we realised that there was no way we could cover even a quarter of this game in time for this review. There was simply so much to do and so much to explore, and the game's immersive enough to keep...

By Strategy Informer on 95

So, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, henceforth known as “Skyrim” or “that game you have already”. Why would you want to read another review of it after the maelstrom of positivity unleashed last week? First of all this is a PC-only review, and yes I have...

By Game Observer on 82

Yet overall, Skyrim does deliver a profound experience. The main storyline is interesting enough to make you want to see it through to the end, and the sometimes random encounters you will have with dragons will keep things exciting and bursting out...

By Gameplay Monthly on 83

The game places you in humble beginnings. You are, to no surprise for people familiar with the Elder Scrolls series, a prisoner when the game begins. Events unfold, a dragon tries to eat you, and suddenly you are a prisoner no more. This is where...