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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34

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  1. Feb 19, 2013
    9
    I know it is a little "Late" for some PS3 Skyrim fans to join in on the DLC but I must say it exceeded my expectations. I feared that the Dragonborn DLC was going to be riddled with bugs freezes (Much like the add-ons for the Fallout games were on PS3) to the point where it was unplayable. To be perfectly honest, it runs as if it was part of the actual game. Now talking about the DLC iteself, it's is a lot of fun filled with new weapons, armor, tons of quests, and a huge map to boot. If you loved Skyrim and are trying to find reasons to get back into, Dragonborn is a great excuse. Collapse
  2. Mar 30, 2013
    9
    Once again, the employees at Bethesda have shown themselves to be truly dedicated to the entertainment and satisfaction of their fans. Dragonborn is epic. Solstheim is very large and offers a refreshing change of pace from the Nordic society of mainland Skyrim, allowing the player to instead observe the now-struggling Dunmer culture of Solstheim. It's amazing to see the typical morrowin wildife including netches, silt striders, and giant mushroom houses all in full Skyrim HD. However, the true show-stopper in terms of visual appeal is Hermaeus Mora's realm of Apocrypha. This plane of Oblivion far outstrips the generic fire and brimstone of Mehrunes Dagon's Deadlands in every conceivable way. It's dark, threatening, beautifully designed, and completely filled with literally hundreds of well-written works of in-game literature that expand upon the series' lore and makes the world of Nirn feel alive like never before. The only gripe that holds this DLC back from true greatness is the dragon-riding. There's no gettin around it: the commercial highlight of this expansion is an unharacteristically lazy, clumsy, and poorly executed experience. Regardless, this DLC is truly fantastic and a worthy addition to the most expansive RPG in the industry. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    0
    I know it is a little "Late" for some PS3 Skyrim fans to join in on the DLC but I must say it exceeded my expectations. I feared that the Dragonborn DLC was going to be riddled with bugs freezes (Much like the add-ons for the Fallout games were on PS3) to the point where it was unplayable. To be perfectly honest, it runs as if it was part of the actual game. Now talking about the DLC iteself, it's is a lot of fun filled with new weapons, armor, tons of quests, and a huge map to boot. If you loved Skyrim and are trying to find reasons to get back into, Dragonborn is a great excuse. Collapse
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82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

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  1. Mar 21, 2013
    84
    Dragonborn is full of bugs and its biggest selling point is a major disappointment. But this expansion has so much to offer that it's still more than worth the asking price, and just what fans are looking for. [Issue#229, p.73]
  2. After what seems ages, PS3 gamers can now finally get their hands on some downloadable content for Skyrim. And even if you missed Bethesda's sweet half priced deal, Dragonborn is still worth the purchase. [March 2013, p.88]
  3. 80
    With its large new map, unique dungeons, and captivating story and side quests, Skyrim's Dragonborn feels far more like a complete expansion than basic add-on content. Familiar issues persist, and riding dragons isn't all that cool, but it's certainly great to play more Skyrim.