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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (XSX) game cover art
Platform: Xbox 360
Tags: RPG, First-Person, Fantasy
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
More Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Switch


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Staff Reviews

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review

Reviewed November 27, 2011

Tom Chick says: "This is when Skyrim will reward you most richly. Not when you're trying to win, or beat it, or get to the end, or level up, or earn the achievements. Not when you're playing it like a stat-based RPG, or a single-player MMO, or a challenge. Skyrim is putatively a game. More accurately, it's a narrative loom."
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review

Reviewed February 10, 2012

Rob Hamilton says: "It's the sort of fantasy epic that perfectly matches the game's barbarian choir musical intro and the constant array of thick nordic voices exhorting you to fight for your country. Still, it was dozens upon dozens of hours before any of this main quest work was done for any reason other than me randomly wandering somewhere I was supposed to be."
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Reader Reviews

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review

Reviewed March 18, 2012

Suskie says: "It’s very cold – in the thematic sense, though the snow certainly helps. Skyrim is one of the increasingly few Western RPGs to understand that “dark” is not synonymous with “edgy,” and its sheer prettiness prevents it from being as oppressively bleak as post-apocalyptic DC was."
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