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  • Summary: Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in detail. The Special Edition includes the game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings theSkyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in detail. The Special Edition includes the game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of mods to the PC and Xbox One. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience. Expand

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 30, 2016
    90
    A well done remastered version of a still fantastic RPG milestone. Small problems like the cumbersome inventory are still there, but that doesn't change the fact that everybody should get to know this game.
  2. Nov 11, 2016
    80
    Skyrim is still a great place to get lost in and the visual upgrade is welcome. It perhaps doesn’t go as far as it should and it’s a shame no other aspect of the game got looked at but it’s still well worth your time.
  3. Games Master UK
    Jan 1, 2017
    80
    The original version with graphics mods installed still looks better, so it's not worth the upgrade. [Christmas 2016, p.73]
  4. Nov 1, 2016
    73
    While the Special Edition may one day become the definitive version of this legendary RPG, if you want to play right now and want the best experience, you’re better off getting the 2011 version and modding it.
  5. Oct 31, 2016
    60
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is an attempt to make a quick buck off gullible consumers.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 12, 2016
    60
    Purely graphical upgrade with support of the Gen4 console modes that PC owners of the original game and all expansions get for free. [Issue #269]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 124
  2. Negative: 44 out of 124
  1. Sep 18, 2021
    10
    One of the best RPGs ever existed. The story, dialogue, music, ambiance, gameplay, characters, and everything else you can count, is so wellOne of the best RPGs ever existed. The story, dialogue, music, ambiance, gameplay, characters, and everything else you can count, is so well done. With the mods, you can make the game slightly better. With tons of quests, content and lore, the journey almost never ends and the game does never bore you. The game is full of details. What an extraordinary game this is, I regret not playing the game earlier. Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2019
    10
    Skyrim is one of the best games of all time, this remastered version is not really big jump in graphics tho some things are little bit betterSkyrim is one of the best games of all time, this remastered version is not really big jump in graphics tho some things are little bit better but not as near as good as graphic mods u can get for "Oldrim", but I think it still deserves very high score because it is still Skyrim Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2016
    10
    This website is full of unwarranted negativity. The PC version of this game was free to everyone who already owned the content included in theThis website is full of unwarranted negativity. The PC version of this game was free to everyone who already owned the content included in the Special Edition. So to everyone that's complaining about how the game compares to a heavily modded version of the game, go back to playing that version and stop crying. This remaster is obviously meant to improve the console experience and it succeeds. This is a massive improvement over the XBOX 360 and PS3 versions of the game. Expand
  4. Jun 25, 2017
    7
    I don't understand all the hate on this version. It is Skyrim, with better graphics. That's all. Now, is it worth buying? I bought the game,I don't understand all the hate on this version. It is Skyrim, with better graphics. That's all. Now, is it worth buying? I bought the game, but to be honest, it has little more to offer than the original didn't. With mods, you could get a very similar experience. They saw an opportunity to make more money and that's it. It is still a good game, the graphics are good, but the game's physics look very old compared to what we have today. It is still midly enjoyable. 7 out of 10 for me. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2020
    5
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  6. Dec 1, 2018
    3
    Skyrim is definitely one of the best games of 2011, but my main problem with this game is the fact that if you want to use mods then yourSkyrim is definitely one of the best games of 2011, but my main problem with this game is the fact that if you want to use mods then your achievements will be blocked. The problem with this issue is that this game is by far one of the best rpg for the pc but it has so many game breaking bugs that it is rlly hard to play it without to have to modding it to reduce Bugs, Glitches and much more. There are so many quests which are bugged and does not work. You can not finish them and what else can you do as a gamer? use mods to fix it BUT this will break the ability to earn achievements. Thanks to the guy with this idea. Also many modder can do the job much better than the dev itself that's a weird mystery. My biggest issue with this game is the PAID Mods system. You will not get an achievement block IF you pay for mods. Really???? I would rather pay the modder for a good mod than paying the dev who even made this horribly situation with mods and achievement issue. I love the game and I would totally give it max points but these 2 points are totally destroying the game for me. I never finished it, game breaking bugs did not allow me to do so because I am doing ALL quests in the game. 1st when finishing all sub quests then I am starting to do the main quests. I had reached lvl 60-80 on the xbox 360, bought this game for pc with the hope to mod the bugged quests but yeah..... This here is a Special Edition but it has the same old bugs which the normal Skyrim had. Also same issue with achievements and mods. The funny thing is that this games graphics looks like 2013 or something. Don't know why this is a remastered version when the graphics looks much worse than you can make with mods in Skyrim normal edition. The sad thing is that they've just copied the old bugs and posted in in the remastered version there is no excuse for doing this. Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2019
    0
    the game itself is still very enjoyable, but the creation club is just horrible, the first sign of what bethesdas future will be. I gave thethe game itself is still very enjoyable, but the creation club is just horrible, the first sign of what bethesdas future will be. I gave the normal skyrim a high score but this is just atrocious Expand

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