The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

4.8 out of 5
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Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail.
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About The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

About this game

Winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning detail. Skyrim Special Edition includes the critically acclaimed game and add-ons plus all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections and more. 

Skyrim Special Edition also brings the power of Bethesda Game Studios Creations to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more – with Creations, there are no limits to what you can experience.

EPIC FANTASY REBORN

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.

LIVE ANOTHER LIFE, IN ANOTHER WORLD

Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU PLAY

Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. The new character system allows you to play any way you want and define yourself through your actions.

BATTLE DRAGONS

Battle ancient dragons like you’ve never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.

Game Details

Release Date:
October 26, 2016
Developer:
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher:
Bethesda Softworks
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 18
USK rating of 16
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchises:
The Elder Scrolls
Skyrim

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space

Critic Reviews

81
8 / 10
"If you’ve never experienced Skyrim, the Special Edition is certainly an adventure you can’t afford to miss."

Attack of the Fanboy

Mike Guarino
"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...

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Andy Hartup
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"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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Achievement Hunter?
88.34% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Simple
2.63%
Easy
14.1%
Just Right
77.07%
Tough
5.45%
Unforgiving
0.75%
Relax & enjoy! 77.07%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.12%
Played It
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Beat It
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Conquered It
31.19%
Completionist! 31.19%  of players have Conquered It

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 168 ratings
91% of users would recommend this.
4.8

User Ratings Breakdown

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Recommended

Javier
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A very good game no matters what year, currently in 2022, is awesome!
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A Steam Deck Hit

Bazzzooo
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Amazing game that ports really well on to the Steam Deck
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Recommended

Velimirius
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One of the best games of the last decade thats for sure, very immersive, great quests and big open world. Not to forget the soundtrack which is fantastic.
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Beautiful and Nostalgic Trip Through a Fantastic World

Keeper of Chaos
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Beautiful remastered version of the game. Iconic soundtrack, story, and gameplay that everything else seems to use as a measuring stick. I played the game the night it released and had a hard time putting it down for years. Coming back to this world with graphics and enhancements the community has implemented has made this game stand the test of time and honestly is still pretty gorgeous even by today's standards.
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Recommended

Skrymer
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This game has that almost undefinable “it”factor. It has that “one more turn” appeal. The combat is simple, which is great for people who aren’t the most dexterous. You can focus like a laser beam or wander around aimlessly. You can keep trying to find a way not to get killed by being creative. Most importantly, it it simply immersive like a great book. As an added plus, an incredible community of modders. At 60 years old, the first open world game I have ever loved.
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Recommended

lIb
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super godgmae and dark soul high ver
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Recommended

MS
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Just the classic Skyrim experience packaged into the special edition. I decided to go with this edition due to the modding community's preference of it over the legendary or anniversary editions. If you don't want to manually download mods, Special Edition has access to the creator club so you can gets mods from within the game and not from 3rd party websites so it's even easier to mod of you don't know how. Overall playing has been a lot of fun, haven't played Skyrim in many years so it's definitely scratching that fantasy itch I've been having. Total score review: 8/10
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5/5

Fanatical User
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My all time favorite game ever. Its not just an RPG, its the type of RPG where you can be anyone you want (to an extent obviously) rather that just the character they give you. This game has made me desperate for another game like this so i'm scared to see what Elder Scrolls 6 will be like... However DO NOT GET ANAVERSARY EDITION. I wrote another review on that... shocking.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Special Edition and Anniversary Edition
Somewhere in the middle. 17% of GameFAQs users said The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is Simple or Easy. 77% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right.
According to PEGI, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is suitable for players aged 18 and above.
Yes, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is Steam Deck Verified.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-750/AMD Phenom II X4-945
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 470 1GB /AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit Version)
  • Processor: Intel i5-2400/AMD FX-8320
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB /AMD R9 290 4GB
  • Storage: 12 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 84 hours. 88% of users played The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition for over 80 hours.
91% of Fanatical users recommend The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. The average review score is 4.8/5
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition was released on October 26, 2016
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is published by Bethesda Softworks
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition was developed by Bethesda Game Studios
Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as RPG, Adventure, Action, and Story Rich
Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, and Great Soundtrack
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as having Character Customization
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition as Action

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