The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

9 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Josh EngenNov 10, 2011
In the end, Skyrim will be hailed as both the best and worst title of the year depending on whom you ask. RPG gamers who look for subtle storytelling and endless replay value are going to love every minute. But gamers that have even a slight problem with impatience will quickly become frustrated. However, even the most devoted naysayer has to admit that Skyrim is at the top of its genre, and that's no small feat.
Sammy BarkerNov 11, 2011
And yet we still recommend you play it. The game doesn't deviate too heavily from the staples Bethesda's carved out for itself, but it is a game that's above and beyond the sum of its parts. Visually and mechanically it's not the most compelling experience in the world, but its setting, outstanding sense of place and wealth of content make it an intriguing experience from beginning through to your 150th hour.
Alex DonaldsonNov 10, 2011
With Skyrim Bethesda have truly succeeded in crafting not a sandbox, but a world. It's a world that's more exciting to live and play in than any other they've created. It's a game where the world is the greatest character of all, reigning supreme over all others. Skyrim's world is beautiful. That, combined with exciting gameplay, open-ended character development and engaging story threads is all it takes to be truly great - but it all starts with the world. From that, through that, the game itself is beautiful too.
Daniel BischoffNov 17, 2011
Regardless, these are the kinds of issues that only professional critics will point out. The gamer in everyone will launch Skyrim in their PS3 and sit in awe at the masterpiece Bethesda Game Studios has created. In terms of raw value, $60 seems like a paltry sum for the massive amounts of content and gameplay within Skyrim‘s heights. It will certainly prove to be the Game of the Year contender everyone can agree upon and continue that sentiment through 2012.
Adam DolgeNov 10, 2011
Skyrim is not perfect, but the flaws don’t keep it from being an excellent game. If you measure enjoyment on sure obsession and addiction, Skyrim is easily one of the greatest games of the generation, perhaps of all time. Open-world RPG fans have every reason to be excited; Bethesda truly delivered an extraordinary game.
Nick PantazisNov 10, 2011
Skyrim is a transcendent experience. It may not be perfect, but it excels in almost every aspect of design. There are games that you play and there are games that you experience, and this is the latter. It sucks you in, and you will get lost in its depths. So go buy Skyrim, and then call your friends and your boss, and warn them that they won’t hear from you for a while.
Álvaro CastellanoNov 11, 2011
La quinta entrega de The Elder Scrolls regresa para demostrar el poderoso estado de forma de la saga. El rol se viste de gala para recibir a Skyrim, un título al que sólo algunas deficiencias tecnológicas y de pulido han privado de ser un juego prácticamente redondo, y que muestra fortalezas épicas en aspectos fundamentales como los de jugabilidad, duración o dirección artística.
Fabien PellegriniNov 13, 2011
Amis rôlistes, si jamais l'envie vous prend de toucher à Skyrim, dites adieu à toute vie sociale pour les semaines à venir ! Car essayer le nouveau The Elder Scrolls c'est l'adopter pour un bon bout de temps. Riche de dizaines de moments épiques, de centaines de quêtes et de milles petites choses à faire, le jeu de Bethesda ne fait pas vraiment dans la demi-mesure.
Alwin WubsNov 10, 2011
Skyrim doet het onmogelijke; het evenaart en overtreft Oblivion. De gigantische wereld bulkt uit van de interessante mensen, gebeurtenissen en bovenal sfeer. De hoeveelheid content is gewoonweg absurd en zal spelers uren en uren en uren aan het beeldscherm gekluisterd houden, zonder hen ook maar een moment te vervelen. De verbeterde gameplay en levelstructuur maken de game bovendien toegankelijker en veelzijdiger terwijl het continu uitdaging blijft bieden.