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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and story are overall positive. The gameplay and design are also appreciated, but the reliability and usability get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)


The province of Skyrim might be frigid, but the role-playing game that takes place within it burns with a fire few games possess. In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you take up arms against dragons, and your encounters with them are invariably...

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


The Good: Incredibly expansive adventure loaded with quests, sidequests, and sidequests to sidequests, plus tons of equipment and other cool stuff. Good leveling system. The Bad: User interface is a little clunky. Some bizarre gameplay moments. The...

I recall when I was in graduate school, something like 17 or 18 years ago, playing The Elder Scrolls: Arena. There was a dead king, an usurper to the throne, and some staff broken into eight pieces to reassemble, but that was all just cake icing; a...

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review [Xbox 360/PS3/PC]


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of my favourite games in years, which is why it?s often so frustrating. We?re all aware of Bethesda?s technical hiccups: they seem to infuse every game the company develops, scratching away at otherwise remarkable...


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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review


Never laugh at a live dragon.

Elegant and rich open-world game design; Dragons and Shouts; Accessible stats and crafting system; Deftly handles multiple combat systems; Dual-wielding weapons and spells; Constellation skill system; Majestic landscapes, orchestral soundscapes; Nearly...

Lack of companion control; NPCs can repeat dialogue too much; Quests can be too linear

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the big, bold, and beautiful sequel you hoped for and is sure to bewitch you for countless hours.

Immense world stuffed with varied tasks to perform ; Dragon battles are a blast ; Lovely art design capped by some beautiful, atmospheric touches ; Enjoyable battles that you can approach in a variety of ways ; Lots of compelling, self-contained...

Glitches and bugs frequently disrupt the immersion ; Friendly AI is often more of a hindrance than a help

As for standard spells, they come in the usual schools of magicka: destruction (zap skeletons with sparks!), conjuration (summon a giant frost atronach!), alteration (light the way ahead!), and so on. You can even dual-wield spells, going full-on mage,...

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Perhaps what Bethesda does best is immerse players in rich worlds that afford the opportunity to explore freely and let the game experience emerge naturally. In Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the feeling of finding one's own path through such a world seems...

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Best game ever made!


Best RPG ever made! Thank God it is not a MMPG (I hate playing online). Though there are bugs and down sides to some of it, ultimatly you could not ask for a more incredable game. Cannot wait (though I know it will prob be awhile) for an expansion pack...

Amazing graphics, hours and hours and hours of game play, interesting and fun quests; am playing for a second time and feels like a completly different game! MODS! MODS! MODS! Very addictive

Bugs,(deer falling from the sky, graphic glitches, etc.), have to use f_ing Steam, poor menue system for invetory items (but then again "There's a MOD for that!)

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Excellent game, I'm hooked. Best game of 2011


To counter the above review, you don't get ads happening when you play the actual game. You have to sign in to Steam and when exiting you get an advert which you can close.

Graphics are great, gameplay is immersive

Steam is a little annoying but not a show stopper at all

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This game is fun, and looks awesome


I've seen a lot of complaints, but I think they're nuts. This is a really cool game. I've never encountered Steam before, and I was a little uncomfortable having to deal with another entity, but I discovered it's hassle free.

It's similar to Oblivion, but they took out some of the annoying stuff, and made the game more fun to play. The graphics are stunning. It's wide open for new adventures. Have fun

It won't load itself into the drive. I had to actually do the work of taking it out of it's box, and putting it in the drive myself. I tried to say, "Hello computer," to the mouse a couple of times, but in the end, I had to physically push the power...

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not that good


After weeks of playing i found out there is a Cheat code. I went back and started a new game now i can fly that was so cool. Everyone can see you and the animals go crazy. Flying over the Mountains was so cool a really FUN Game now.

For the price i didn't see any pros

The game was sort of Boring to me the graphics aren't that Great. And it takes forever to get around until you get to a base point setup