The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 61 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 61 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Oct 27, 2016

If you've not played Skyrim before, then you this remaster is a solid option. Everyone else should hold off until a price drop.

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8.7 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2016

You can discuss graphics improvements, mods, DLCs and many more things forever. The truth is this: Skyrim is still one of the best RPGs available today.

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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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Oct 28, 2016

It's amazing that after five years The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition can manage to fit right in with the best of the current generation. Its cold wilderness appears breathtakingly beautiful, and has been expanded on console with the introduction of mod support. Though, this package makes much more sense for console gamers who previously didn't have a way to enjoy the experience with the benefits of new hardware; on PC you don't get much for the inflated price. Nonetheless, any excuse to head back out into Skyrim and become consumed by its sense of wonder and enchanting sub-stories is a good one.

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Oct 29, 2016

It’s showing its age and still suffers from the trademark Bethesda bugs, but The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is a good enough excuse to warrant a return trip or serve as an entry point to this massive game.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2016

The legendary role playing game is back on current generation consoles and it's a must play if you haven't already played it on last generation hardware.

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81%
Oct 29, 2016

Skyrim is one of the best RPG’s of all time. That being said this remaster wasn’t great.

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Paul Tassi

Top Critic

Unscored
Oct 31, 2016

Skyrim is a great game, but one where I finally might have reached my limit, as I discovered in this latest playthrough. If you’ve never played it, this is definitely the version to get, and if you’re a superfan, you’ve probably already bought it before reading this review.

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Oct 31, 2016

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is a terrific entry point for those who were unlucky enough to miss out on one of the last decade’s best open-world RPGs.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2016

A modern classic and one of those games that everyone must play but a little bit overpriced for a simple remaster.

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