Skyrim reviews

  • - Shacknews — “I simply fell in love with the world of Skyrim, and I plan to lose myself in it for some time to come.”
  • - PC Gamer (94/100) — “It’s the best open world game I’ve ever played, the most liberating RPG I’ve ever played, and one of my favourite places in this or any other world.”
  • - Joystiq (5/5) — “This is the deepest, loveliest world ever created for a single player to explore, and one that no one should deny themselves.”
  • - G4TV (5/5) — “Skyrim offers the single most impressive gaming landscape I have ever seen, not just in its scope, but in the variety and detail, a truly monumental achievement that allows for sublime absorption of the player in its verisimilitude.”
  • - USA Today (4/4) — “Even when you think you’ve spent hundreds of hours exploring, there’s always one more fresh face to meet, or dragon to slay, or thrilling adventure waiting.”
  • - Associated Press (4/4) — “Skyrim has taken over my life. But, hey, it’s a good life.”
  • - Destructoid(10/10) — “Submit you will, for The Elder Scrolls V is the new zenith of role-playing games and it commands you to look up.”
  • - Eurogamer (10/10) — “a masterpiece”
  • - IGN (9.5/10) — “playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet produced”
  • - UGO – “Skyrim is the closest Bethesda has made it to making a perfect open-world game.”
  • - Wired (10/10) — “Boundless Skyrim Will Become Your Life”
  • - NZ Gamer (9.5/10) — “Playing Skyrim is like getting lost in a massive series of fantasy novels, only this time you’re writing them yourself.”
  • - Machinima (9.5/10) — “Quit your job. Divorce your spouse. Give your children up for adoption. Do whatever you need to do to find the time to play Skyrim.”
  • - Giant Bomb (5/5) — “The sheer amount of content packed into the game is a true marvel of video game production; it’s even more marvelous that all of it is so well executed that you want to see and do everything, and better still that you’re free to play it all in whatever way you want.”
  • - Xbox 360 Achievements (99/100): “Simply put, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has raised the bar in the RPG genre.”
  • - GamesRadar (10/10) — “Skyrim is sprawling, generous, gorgeous and ambitious.”
  • - Team Xbox (9.8/10) — “This is easily one of the best RPGs to come out in this generation of consoles. You must own this game.”
  • - The Escapist (5/5) — “An absolutely first-rate roleplaying game that combines an abundance of content with an abundance of quality.”
  • - Game Informer (9.5/10) — “It’s one of the biggest, most content rich games I’ve had the pleasure of playing.”
  • - MSNBC (9/10) – “Skyrim is breathtaking”
  • - NeoSeeker (9/10) — “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is truly one of the best games I’ve played in recent years – one that will live on in my mind for many more.”
  • - AusGamers (10/10) — “If you can only buy one game this holiday season and want your absolute money’s worth, there’s no looking past what is arguable the industry benchmark for sandbox and emergent gameplay with player-choice at its helm, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A work of sheer genius.”
  • - Game Industry News (5/5) — “With its beautiful and deep world I know, I’ll be spending a lot more time in Skyrim and I easily expect to pass over the 200 hour mark that I achieved in Oblivion.”
  • - Complex (10/10)
  • - PC World (10/10) — “Skyrim represents the culmination of that balancing act, of all Bethesda’s learned and mastered about epic nonlinear play”
  • - GameSpy (5/5) — “it’s without a doubt one of the best games I’ve played this year… if not one of the best role-playing games of the last decade.”
  • - GamePro (5/5) — “Like every other game in the series, Skyrim is going to eat hundreds of hours of my gaming time over the next few years.”
  • - RipTen (10/10) — “With this game, a new era dawns, a new standard in immersion. This is Bethesda’s magnum opus.”
  • - OXM UK(10/10): “Bethesda’s new Elder Scrolls is a world apart”
  • - CVG(9.5/10) — “it’s an adventure; an escape into a compelling world of myth and magic – and it’s the biggest, deepest RPG of the generation.”
  • - Hooked Gamers (9.5/10)
  • - PlayStation Universe (9.5/10) — “Open-world RPG fans have every reason to be excited; Bethesda truly delivered an extraordinary game.”
  • - The Sixth Axis (9/10) –”Simply put, Skyrim – the game – is a wonderful experience because Skyrim – the land – is a wonderful place. I heartily recommend a few days off work or school so you can visit.”
  • - The Guardian (5/5) — “The sheer size of the adventure, both in terms of its environment and in the amount of activities available to the player, is mind-blowing.”
  • - AZCentral — “Put plainly, The Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim is the best game released this year.”
  • - AVault (5/5) — “In a marketplace where console RPGs are bigger than they’ve ever been before,Skyrim’s arrival marks a fitting Return of the King.”
  • - ActionTrip (9.6/10) — “one unforgettable adventure.”
  • - ScrewAttack (9/10)
  • - Video Game Writers (5/5): “The Elder Scrolls is still the pinnacle of open-world RPG experiences and Skyrim feels like the magnum opus in a series that has spanned nearly 20 years.”
  • - CNET — “a triumphant experience”
  • - Just Push Start — “Skyrim is the pinnacle of RPG gaming offering countless hours of exploration and action.”
  • - Feed Your Console (9/10)
  • - Attack of the Fanboy: “The core changes that were made to the franchise, like the revamped graphics and combat systems, were probably enough to seal the deal in the case for this being the studio’s best work.”
  • - Gaming Union (9/10) — “It will consume you.”
  • - Xbox Addict (97%)
  • - Crave Online (9/10)– “The settings Bethesda created are absolutely stunning.”
  • - Game Revolution (9/10) — “Endlessly replayable and a phenomenal landmark in gaming, Skyrim deserves a place in every true gamer’s collection.”
  • - CNN — The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is truly a wide-open game with many possibilities and visually stunning places to explore.”
  • - Bloody-Disgusting — “The beauty of Skyrim is once you have it you won’t have the desire to play anything else for a very, very long time.”
  • - DallasNews.com — “It’s the best Elder Scrolls yet and easily one of the best games this year.”
  • - Atomic Gamer (10/10) — “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is easily my favorite game of 2011.”
  • - Al.com (A+) — “The result will be that I’ll probably log even more time in Skyrim than I did in Oblivion. Skyrim is not only bigger, it’s better in almost every way.”
  • - Charleston Gazette (10/10) — “This is the pinnacle of modern role-playing games.”
  • - NowGamer (9.4/10) — “Brilliant in every way – just remember to fix your social circle once you’re done.”
  • - Frictionless Insight (5/5) — “Skyrim is the most fun you can have this side of Oblivion.”
  • - PC Mag (4.5/5)
  • - Planet Xbox 360 (9.7) — “There are also a good amount of surprises that were kept a secret for the release which had me howling in excitement for how carefully well done they were implemented. Having only completed over 60 hours, there is still a great deal for me to explore and quests to finish.”
  • - SFX (5/5) — “Finish Batman: Arkham City quick, because once Skyrim begins you’re not playing anything else for months.”
  • - TotallyGN (9.5/10) — “Skyrim is an epic experience.”
  • - Project Coe (9.5/10) — “We most certainly have another contender for Game of the Year right here.”
  • - Spong (99%): “Skyrim is definitely a fitting sequel to Oblivion.”
  • - Strategy Informer (95%)
  • - Digital Spy (5/5) — “Skyrim is hotter than a dragon’s backside after three courses at a curry house.”
  • - Ten Ton Hammer (93%)
  • - Trendkiller Online – “Skyrim is available everywhere for the 360, PS3 and PC and is officially my game of the year.”
  • - We Got This Covered (5/5) — “If you’re on the fence for a specific reason, it’s time to take the plunge, as Skyrim is a can’t miss release.”
  • - GamersTemple (98%)
  • - gamrReview (9.7/10) — “Skyrim is a transcendent experience.”
  • - T3 (5/5)