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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

4.8 out of 5
167 User Ratings
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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...

GamesRadar+

Andy Hartup
GamesRadar+
"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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~20 Hours
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>= 80 Hours
88.34%
Achievement Hunter?
88.34% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

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
14.85%
Halfway
12.54%
Beat It
36.3%
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 167 ratings
91% of users would recommend this.
4.8

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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Forsaken
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7th bestselling game for a reason. What a classic!
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Recommended

Blitz
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Love it, already lots to do in the base game and so much to do when it comes to modding.
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Recommended

Sonia
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A classic that you can't miss. I've always heard and seen videos about the game, but never played it myself. Now I can't stop playing and exploring Skyrim. If you like Norse Mythology this game is absolutely for you.
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Recommended

ftrcp
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A great game for the collection of every rpg gamer!
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Not Recommended

Not a CS major
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I was sure that, for such an old game, modding would be a pretty straightforward proposition. I have spent more than 10 hours trying to get any of a few popular mod collections from nexus mods working and I can't get the collections fully installed without the game crashing immediately on startup. Since modding is why I decided to jump in and try the game, since mods are a complete mess since they are dependent on old steam versions and whatnot, and who knows what other reasons since you practically need a masters in computer science to understand how skyrim mods work, it's been a big waste of time for me to this point. Maybe the mods will get fixed at some point? It's byzantine.
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Very Good game
Verified purchase
This epic role-playing game might be Bethesda's best game yet, and offers an unique and spectacular world filled with fun. The freedom ensures a great experience for both the casual and hardcore gamer, as you're free to play the game how you like. This game will forever be a 10/10 and a game I will come back to playing. I wish Bethesda were still that good today, but instead we recently got Starflop.
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Overrated & Clunky Combat

Randy H.
Maybe people get into the story or something because the combat is simply awful. I couldn't get into the game due to this. Another issue is that the game doesn't save at all, and if you forget to do a manual save, you can lose hours of progress. Bad design.
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Amazing Game

Sirmrmagoo
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I'm Only 6 Hours In And I Could Spend 100 More
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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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