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Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose.
“… one of the most fully-realized, easily enjoyable, and utterly engrossing role-playing games ever made.” 9.5/10 – IGN
“…the big, bold, and beautiful sequel you hoped for and is sure to bewitch you for countless hours.” 9/10 Superb – Gamespot
The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.
Metacritic score: 92/100 Universal acclaim based on 16 Critics
Review by IGN
“…one of the most fully-realized, easily enjoyable, and utterly engrossing role-playing games ever made…it's difficult to ever feel completely satisfied with a play session of Skyrim. There's always one more pressing quest, one more unexplored tract of land, one more skill to increase, one more butterfly to catch. It's a mesmerizing game that draws you into an finely crafted fictional space packed with content that consistently surprises. The changes made since Oblivion are many, and result in a more focused and sensible style of play, where the effects of every decision are easily seen. Featuring the same kind of thrilling freedom of choice The Elder Scrolls series is known for along with beautiful visuals and a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet produced.”
IGN RATINGS FOR THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM (PS3)
An elegant menu system and a huge amount of story content to dig into. Bugs and stability issues do exist, however.
Stunning environmental detail make exploring Skyrim all the more rewarding. Some character models and animations look unnatural.
An incredible soundtrack and great sound design help make Skyrim feel like a real place.
Though the up-close weapon combat is still awkward, customizing your character and conquering all Skyrim's challenges is consistently satisfying.
10 Lasting Appeal
A game of staggering size and filled with content, so there's always a reason to return.
(out of 10)