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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and story. The gameplay and design also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and usability.

graphics, design, gameplay, story, price

usability, reliability

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 92/100 = 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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Lewis Denby (

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Nick_Tan (

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Kevin VanOrd (

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,...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Edward Inzauto (

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Preview


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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Phil Soletsky (

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...

Expert review by: Steve Hill (

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review


How do you review a game that lasts for months? Ideally, on a generous day rate. In reality, a man on a motorbike brings it to your house, you put in it the Xbox, and a full 12 hours later you stumble into bed riddled with self loathing, having...

Epic, involving, addictive

Long loading times, cliched, addictive

A vast sprawling world of copious possibilities that compels you to explore it

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Matt Peckham (

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


You begin in a prison cart, hands bound, juddering down a mountain path as a chorus of French horns plays a mournful melody. You'll spend a lot of tim...

Intensely detailed and nuanced environments ; Excellent character development system

Some gameplay elements (like the economy) are just a facade ; Mediocre combat system

Skyrim represents the culmination of a long balancing act, of all Bethesda's learned and mastered about epic nonlinear play. It's a triumph of freeform design, less a roleplaying game like so many popular D&D-haunted others than a glimpse of what it...

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review


A fantasy epic in the very best way, Skyrim is simply stunning all-round

Let’s get this out of the way from the off: Skyrim is a bit of a rubbish name for a game, especially when it’s the sequel to the rather more impressively-monikered Oblivion. Those worried that the la

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Barry (

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


Barry heads to the cold snow capped lands of the Nords to make his fortune by selling Iron Daggers. Will he make it in the harsh unforgiving lands of Skyrm, or will he be eaten by a bear.

Outstanding visuals ; Extremely refined combat system ; Unparalleled level of character customization ; Sandbox or story driven, depending on your play style

Can get lost in the sea of quests and lose interest ; Easy to become overpowered in combat

I don’t think I can stress just how much there is to do in Skyrim and with how much detail it is presented in. Sure there are a few bugs and potential exploits, but if you don’t like them, don’t use them. The bottom line is if you are after an...

Dec, 2011