The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 61 critic reviews
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7.7 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2016

Die Skyrim Special Edition fällt leider doch deutlich schlechter als erwartet aus und bietet selbst für Besitzer der PS3 Version nur marginale Verbesserungen. PS4 Besitzer erhalten zusätzlich einen stark eingeschränkten Mod-Support, der aber zumindest hilfreiche Mods bietet, die euch das Spiel erleichtern oder zusätzlichen Content liefern. Wer noch die Erweiterungen von Skyrim nachholen will, oder bisher noch nicht Skyrim gespielt hat, kann hier ohne Bedenken zugreifen. Für den Rest lohnt sich der Umstieg leider kaum. Es bleiben wenige Argumente die den Vollpreis für diese Version rechtfertigen würden.

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8 / 10
Nov 9, 2016

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is an opportunity for gamers who don't own an Elder Scrolls game to lay claim to the best in the series. For others, this Special Edition offers the chance to relive some of the best open-world adventuring ever seen. Other than audio issues and some slightly odd-looking NPCs, this is a remaster tour de force.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2016

I am torn. A part of me is enjoying reliving through Skyrim and making different choices this time around. However every time I bump into an old bug or the game crashes on me, I sigh and the whole thing seems a lot cheaper. Why are all the listed changes to the game cosmetic improvements to lighting? It leaves a slight taste of making a quick buck while everyone waits for Elder Scrolls VI.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2016

I have to be honest, for a first play through, I didn’t expect to clock the 80+ hours in the game, I haven’t been this invested in a game for a long time, and it has been such a nice change of pace to be engrossed in just one game and play through it. However saying that, there is no excuse for the glitches and problems that are in the game. Skyrim gets an 8/10.

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Nov 4, 2016

It’s the best way to play Skyrim when not doing so on a PC. It’s dated, as anything from 5 years would be, but everything added up, this is an extremely solid package and for the amount of content, I see no reason not to jump back into the world, unless the price point is your biggest worry. That aside, hours of time will be lost to Skyrim once again and I’m looking forward to it.

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Recommended
Nov 29, 2016

It's still a fantastic game, even though it is showing signs of ageing, it is a classic and people will probably still be talking about it years later.

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Nov 13, 2016

Overall, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is just as enjoyable an experience as it was five years ago, however, it hasn’t received a full touch up for current generation consoles.

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Nov 16, 2017

Like a fine wine, Skyrim is a game that has improved with age. I had mixed feelings about the Nintendo Switch version prior to playing, knowing what issues I faced in the PS3 version and wondering how it would perform on the Nintendo Switch. However, I had nothing to worry about - the game is fantastic on the Nintendo Switch and is a fantastic way to experience Bethesda's open-world wonder. If you haven't played this before, you are in for a treat! If you have, you're in for a pleasant surprise and returning to this world is a welcome trip down memory lane!

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 22, 2017

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a classic and deserves to be played by all because it mixes magnificent RPG elements with a wonderful adventure in a sensational open world and an even better story.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 14, 2016

In 2011, Skyrim is rightly considered to be one of the greatest RPG’s of all-time and now in 2016 with its Special Edition remaster, it still stands loud and proud as one of the best on the market.

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