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Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Genre:
Role Playing Game
Sub Genre:
Fantasy
Release Date (US):
November 11th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
November 11th, 2011
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher:
Bethesda Softworks
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
597 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
383 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.

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PSU Review Score
9.5
Avg. user review score:
9.7

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Summary

Quite possibly the best open-world RPG of this generation, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an enormous and addictive game that is breathtaking in presentation and scale.

We like

  • Enormous and gorgeous open-world
  • Fighting dragons is truly exciting
  • A practically endless experience

We dislike

  • Occasional yet laughable graphical glitches
  • Overused character models and comments detract immersion
  • Dungeons grow a bit repetitive

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It was after clearing some buried Dwarven ruins deep in the mountains of Skyrim that I finally felt ready to start hunting dragons instead of letting them hunt me. I had spent about an hour hacking away at Daedra and skeletons, and hurling flames at frostbite spiders before slowly proceeding to the dungeon’s boss. Along the way I narrowly escaped traps, navigated through elaborate puzzles, and collected treasures fr...

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