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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay. The action is also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the AI and design.

price, action, gameplay

usability, design, AI

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 39 reviews)

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Expert review by: Guest, "Gorilla Biscuit" (psxextreme.com)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

 

The horses' hooves clop rhythmically on the cobblestone. The wheels strain underneath the weight of the wagon you are in. You open your eyes to a snowy morning. Your hands are bound. You have been caught trying to cross the border into Skyrim by an...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: JamieH (gamereuphoria.com)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

 

Skyrim is a labour of love. That much is clear from the first time you see the distant peaks and hear the melodic notes as the game draws you in. There are few open world games today that feel as complete as Skyrim does – everything you see and every...

Skyrim is captivating. It will swallow you up and trap you within it’s world, in which you could happily carve out an entirely new existence. Not only is it adventure on the most epic scale but the attention to detail is astounding – revealed through...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Kelley (thunderboltgames.com)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is built solely on the idea of discovery. In the very beginning you have no idea who you are, where you are, or why you’re aboard a carriage filled with condemned prisoners. All you know is you’re an outsider, and once...

Once you’ve found the parameters that Skyrim works with, it’s not difficult to play by its rules, and even enjoy it. There is a huge, jaw dropping world to discover at whatever pace you desire. Along the way you’re free to author your own story,...

Dec, 2011
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Expert review by: Mark Salmela (411mania.com)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3) Review

 

The next big RPG from Bethesda is finally here. Can Skyrim possibly meet its high expectations? Read and find out.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Kevin VanOrd (gamespot.com)

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...

Bugs and performance issues 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: Justin Amirkhani (gameshark.com)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

 

I come from the land of ice and snow.

Expansive world; unparalleled character customization; endless content; epic fantasy setting

Odd bugs and glitches

Justin Amirkhani is a regular contributor here at GameShark.com and can be found on Twitter as @Keadin. His work can also be read in print across Canada and on Xbox.ca

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Lewis Denby (beefjack.com)

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: Edward Inzauto (gamernode.com)

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: Azariah Ellington II (playstationlifestyle.net)

PS3 Review – Soul Calibur IV

 

Before I begin this review, I would like to mention that I am a big Soul Calibur fan, as well as a big fan of the fighting genre in gaming as well. The

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Phil Soletsky (game-over.com)

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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