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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: 52 out of 113
  2. Negative: 41 out of 113
  1. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Though no new gameplay features or quests were added, the jump from 32 bit to 64 allowed for a greater stability necessary on most weakerThough no new gameplay features or quests were added, the jump from 32 bit to 64 allowed for a greater stability necessary on most weaker hardware, allowing for more mods to run at the same time. And as for the few graphic enhancements, they offered interesting additions for any who wishes to take screenshots in-game. Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2020
    10
    The best RPG that ever existed!! Excellent!!! The freedom, the character build system, openworld, great history and perfect soundtrack.
  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. Sep 11, 2020
    7
    This game is very good, I play every day, because the world is so big, but have some points I don't like, first the bugs, because the gameThis game is very good, I play every day, because the world is so big, but have some points I don't like, first the bugs, because the game have so many bugs, they can be funny, but they can break your game, and this is a remaster, but they haven't correct many bugs, and I now there are mods that correct this bugs, but isn't official, and because this you need to install these corrections, but this isn't a big problem. And now the graphics, they aren't so different to the original game, and Skyrim is a 2011 game, but this remaster was released in 2016, and I believe they can make a better work in the graphics, again, there are mods that help to make this game more beautiful, but if I want a remaster, I don't want to install mods to make this game more beautiful. Now I have a opinion about a "mechanic" they have introduced the Creation Club, basically paid mods, because in this mechanic, you have Credits to buy, creation (mod) of one house, or a new sword, and this credits are completely paid, you have 100 credits when you play the game in first time, but this is all, if you want another Creation, you need to buy these credits, and I don't want to pay for mods. In my opinion, I like the game, but the bugs, graphics and this paid mods aren't what I want to play, but the game is playable and you will have a lot of fun if you like RPG games. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2020
    5
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  6. May 7, 2021
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game itself is just great! But the developers were negligent about the special edition. I can't recommend this particular edition. Look for a repack. 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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