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

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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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Nov 16, 2016

A wonderful recreation of Skyrim, which remains - despite rough edges and badly-aged elements - one of the greatest RPGs ever made.

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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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Nov 15, 2016

Did Skyrim need a remaster? Probably not. Are we all going to buy it anyway? Probably.

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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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4.5 / 5.0
Nov 1, 2016

This Special Edition is nothing less and little more than Skyrim. That is either exceptionally exciting or a respectable pass, depending on how much Dhovakiin thirst the last five years has left you with.

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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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9 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2016

If you've never set foot in the world of Skyrim then now's the time to get your feet wet. Still one of the best RPGs to date and that's not just nostalgia talking.

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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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8.7 / 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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