The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – xbox360

9.6

The latest addition to the Elder Scrolls universe is expected to elevate the series to new heights. Featuring a brand new engine, Skyrim is shedding the poorly aged GameBryo. Players enter the role of the Dragonborn, an individual prophesied to take on the Sons of Skyrim, an army not unlike the Vikings of old. If you’re wondering where Skyrim happens to be, it lies somewhere to the north of Cyrodiil in TES4: Oblivion.
GenreRole-Playing
Platforms
xbox360


DEVELOPER Bathesda | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Reviews xbox360


9.6

giantbomb.com review
You’ll probably have your own set of stories about the crazy things that happened during your many hours in Skyrim, including a horse fighting a dragon, and a conjurer who raised a slain chicken as her undead minion during a battle. Those both happened to me, by the way. Aside from the infrequent hard lockups and such, the oddities that tend to pop up in Bethesda’s games have almost become part of the charm for me, though you know yourself how much those things detract from your own experience. But it hardly matters. No other game I know of operates with this many moving parts to create such an immense world filled with this much choice in how you engage its excellent, endless fiction. It’s one thing when a game offers dozens of hours of gameplay; it’s quite another when that gameplay is good enough you’ll want to live in its world for that long.
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9.6

joystiq.com review
This is the deepest, lovliest world ever created for a single player to explore, and one that no one should deny themselves. This is a game about following Emerson’s advice, leaving the trail and finding that the most powerful force on Earth or Tamriel isn’t fire or sword, but the ever-insistent desire to know what lies beyond.

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9.6

eurogamer.net review
t evokes a word that’s overused in reviewing of all kinds: one that’s best kept in the cellar in a plainly marked box and reserved only for the most special of occasions. For Skyrim though, I’d like to blow the dust off it, open up the lid, and enjoy a masterpiece with you.
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9.6

destructoid.com review
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is every single reason to love a Western role-playing game, condensed into a single comprehensive experience with nothing lost in the conversion process. It is a game that will drown those who step into its absorbing, overwhelmingly detailed world, a game that will bury you and refuse to let go. Yet your submergence will be agreeable, your burial ecstatic, and the hands placed around your throat welcomed like those of a lover’s. To play Skyrim is to enter into a relationship, one that provides feelings of empowerment, yet demands total submission.
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9.6

gamearena.com.au review
Skyrim is completely and utterly addictive in every aspect and quite possibly, I’ll say it, the greatest RPG of all time. It affords you the luxury of playing it your way and doesn’t try to constrain you. It wants you to get lost in a winter wonderland and believe me, you will. Kiss the rest of your life goodbye.
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9.6

meristation.com review
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9.6

digitalspy.com review
Minor issues aside, Skyrim is hotter than a dragon’s backside after three courses at a curry house, and if you’re the sort of person who favours tunics over T-shirts or prefers a tankard of mead to a pint of Stella, chances are this is the game for you. Likewise, if a deep combat system, an engaging plot, a wonderful cast of characters and a stunning, open-ended game world sounds like something you might be interested in, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim should be at the top of your list.
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9.6

gamestyle.com review
There have been some amazing games released in 2011. Gamers have been spoiled with Portal, Battlefield, Batman Arkham City, Call Of Duty, Crysis 2, the list goes on. Yet here is Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, an absolute masterpiece, the more you invest in the game, the more you get out of it. A truly epic game that deserves all of the plaudits. It is more than a just game, it is an experience.
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9.6

gameshark.com review
There are a billion little moments through Skyrim that will make you pause with wonder and excitement. It manages to stick out from the deluge of other fantasy settings by virtue of its detail. In an almost Tolkein-esque fashion, every rock and tree is wonderfully realized and builds towards creating a continent that will make you believe it’s real. The mythology of the world may not be as realized as George R.R. Martin’s or even Margaret Weis’, but it does more than enough to flesh out an already breathing world.
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9.6

spaziogames.it review
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9.6

computerandvideogames.com review
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9.6

1up.com review
Where Radiant Story could use some significant extra work, though, is in acknowledging the player after finishing the main "slay the dragon" quest. I didn’t join the Companions — Skyrim’s version of the Fighter’s Guild — until after finishing the quest, and one of the characters said, "Well, who’s this guy?" I fully admit to yelling at the TV in response: "I’m the fabled Dragonslayer? Did you not notice that I’ve been killing dragons left and right!?" Other times, characters would threaten me with their extensive contacts within the Dark Brotherhood (the assassin’s guild in the Elder Scrolls univers), and I would simply nod and think, "You’re talking to someone who finished that quest line."

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9.6

next-gen.biz review
These moments are why you play Skyrim, because in the instance of breathless excitement, triumph or discovery, you invest completely in its world. You don’t play because you care about the fate of Skyrim’s people – no matter how many prophecies claim you must. You play for the moment a hidden switch unveils secret catacombs in what you thought was a ransacked tomb. You play for the moment a dragon’s silhouette fills the sky, backed up against the otherworldly colours of the northern lights. You play for the moment a diary clutched by a desiccated corpse sends you on a country- wide hunt for some ancient, forgotten loot. The illusion frequently falters – and sometimes completely breaks – but when it does you’ll want to conspire with the game to pretend you didn’t see. You play on, for the moments of clever design, fortunate coincidence or downright inspiration that turn you from suspending disbelief into utterly convinced.
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9.6

cheatcc.com review
During the dragon sequence, which isn’t even 30 minutes into the game, I managed to skip ahead in the event order and crash the entire world. I could wander around and poke at the NPCs, but I was no longer able to interact with anyone or complete the quest. Eventually, I had to restart the level, re-customize my character and relive the torture of my almost beheading.

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9.6

videogamer.com review
In the light of the game’s impressive strengths, however, all of this criticism feels like unnecessary nitpicking. Skyrim is easily one of the strongest and best examples of the Western RPG, and it further establishes Bethesda’s reputation as one of the most talented and creative forces in the gaming industry. Moreover, it offers players a world so vast they could easily become lost in it, and so beautiful they may never wish to return from it.
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