The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch Edition

Bethesda Softworks

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
85
Top Critic Average
97%
Critics Recommend
Based on 68 critic reviews
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 68 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 68 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 17, 2017

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Genre: RPG

Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch lets you live another life, in another world…anytime, anywhere. The open-world adventure from Bethesda Game Studios where you can be anyone and do anything, now allows you to go anywhere – at home or on the go. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch includes all-new exclusive features like motion control for combat and lockpicking, outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda franchise, and amiibo (sold separately) compatibility. From battling ancient dragons, exploring rugged mountains, building a home, or mastering hundreds of weapons, spells and abilities, set your own pace in a world that alters dynamically based on your choices. Play any way you want and define your character through your actions. AN ANCIENT EVIL AWAKENS Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned, and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesied hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand against them. AN OPEN-WORLD FANTASY EPIC Create your own custom character and do virtually anything you want. Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells and abilities, and use all-new motion controls exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version to battle with melee weapons, aim your bow, or pick locks. BECOME LEGENDARY Use items and attire from The Legend of Zelda on your quest! Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian Shield or look heroic in the Champion’s Tunic. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch also includes all official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 'Take a Walk' Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2017

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim “Close Call” - Nintendo Switch

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Although it may not be immune to the test of time, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim still holds up as one of the most immersive virtual worlds ever created in a video game. All of its vastness, beauty, characters, stories, and goofy bugs fit nicely onto the Switch, where it runs at a good, steady framerate and resolution. The addition of motion controls are handy unless you plan to be a melee fighter, and amiibo support is a nice touch, but neither is really a game changer. This is a great way to get your Skyrim fix if you've never played before or have been looking for a reason to jump back in.

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Motion controls add a breath of fresh air to a familiar game, with astounding results. A must-have for anyone with a Switch and a love of open world games.

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Metro GameCentral

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8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

One of the best ever Western style role-players is given a new lease of life as a portable game.

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The Switch version of Skyrim is a well-executed version of a modern classic that you can play on the go, offering the same delights (and minor frustrations) of the original

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