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  • Summary: With this official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the island of Solstheim. Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with shouts that bend the will ofWith this official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the island of Solstheim. Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary - the first Dragonborn. Expand

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  1. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Mar 14, 2013
    85
    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]
  2. Play UK
    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]
  3. With an engaging main quest and a multitude of extra goodies to keep you entertained, Dragonborn justifies its price tag. If you’ve rinsed Skyrim’s dense main map – and let’s face it, you probably have: it’s now been a whopping 14 months since the game came out – this is a meaty, if long overdue, slice of additional adventuring to finally get stuck into.
  4. 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.
  5. Feb 20, 2013
    78
    Dragonborn is a solid welcome back party for Skyrim's PlayStation 3 audience. For a system that once struggled to run the game competently, Dragonborn is practically a technical showpiece. The only hitch is that it requires sustained interest Skyrim, a desire that may be tough muster for those who ended their terms with the game amicably. If you're not in that crowd, or maybe you took an elongated break, it’s hard to think of a better invitation to dive back in.
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  1. Apr 21, 2014
    10
    We've already explored all of Skyrim, so now let's go back to the nostalgic island of Solstheim, so similar yet so different to how itWe've already explored all of Skyrim, so now let's go back to the nostalgic island of Solstheim, so similar yet so different to how it appeared in Bloodmoon. Great new weapons, armour and shouts, as well as an amazing 3+ hour main quest. The characters are so much more advanced, and there is a lot of effort obviously put into it. In my opinion, better than Dawnguard Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    Cabros como chucha le pongo 11 esta wea, es la zorra como mierda le ponen un 7? Tan cagaos del ano, se los culio un negro pichulotote vayan aCabros como chucha le pongo 11 esta wea, es la zorra como mierda le ponen un 7? Tan cagaos del ano, se los culio un negro pichulotote vayan a mearle el sapo a suhermana, aweonados ql, este juego es 2d y es la zorra !!! Nunca le diun peso peroen realidad vale la pena jugarlo es bkmmm!!!! Expand
  3. May 6, 2016
    10
    Dragonborn is a well-made and exciting extension for an already amazing game. Although it did cause the game to load for longer amounts ofDragonborn is a well-made and exciting extension for an already amazing game. Although it did cause the game to load for longer amounts of time, it was able to create an interesting and well executed story, and that's exactly what I bought it for. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2015
    8
    This is pretty effing big for DLC which all developers need to be taking notes on, it gives you a whole new region to explore, and new baddiesThis is pretty effing big for DLC which all developers need to be taking notes on, it gives you a whole new region to explore, and new baddies and creatures to kill!!!! It's definitely worth buying if you didn't get the legendary edition, and you learn new shouts which is another bonus, i haven't even explored all of Solstheim yet which is the new region, GREAT DLC for an already amazing game. Expand
  5. Aug 18, 2021
    8
    Has the same strengths and weaknesses as Skyrim more generally. Unlike Dawnguard, this leans in very heavily to the exploration/worldbuildingHas the same strengths and weaknesses as Skyrim more generally. Unlike Dawnguard, this leans in very heavily to the exploration/worldbuilding angle, and actually improves upon the vanilla game in some ways in this respect, especially in terms of the demographics (it's really weird for a "Nord" country to be only 40-50% Nord; here the Dunmer settlements are mostly Dunmer and the Nord settlements are mostly Nord). Solstheim and Apocrypha are both great; and Apocrypha is unquestionably more interesting than the Soul Cairn. The worldbuilding in Dragonborn is honestly more "perfect" than it is in the base game, even though it's not as elaborate and intricate (largely because it's not as big). Not quite as interesting from a gameplay perspective as the Dawnguard DLC was, and in no way, shape or form does it come anywhere near as close as Dawnguard did into making the Dragonborn a semi-compelling character, or have any characters as interesting as Serana. But it is more popular among fans than the Dawnguard DLC, which I suspect is because it plays much more to Skyrim's strengths whereas Dawnguard was more subversive but didn't gel as well with the rest of the game. Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2017
    8
    Great DLC, worth the price, a full new map filled with a lot of new enemies (i mean, for this game) and new quests
    Main quest of this is
    Great DLC, worth the price, a full new map filled with a lot of new enemies (i mean, for this game) and new quests
    Main quest of this is greatly achieved, though the thing that seems the main attraction (dragon ride) is a HUGE dissappointment.
    8/10
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  7. Jul 1, 2014
    4
    The hype was real when trailers for this DLC came out. Everyone was pumped including me and then I got it. Downloaded it and was instantlyThe hype was real when trailers for this DLC came out. Everyone was pumped including me and then I got it. Downloaded it and was instantly disappointed when I noticed you could only really visit around what seems 30% of the island.

    With what you CAN get to are just places that have to do with the main quests in the DLC so there is no real exploring taking place.

    You can ride dragons... cool.

    Needless to say this DLC is disappointing. Overall, I would say Bethesda has mastered the craft of making mediocre DLC for Skyrim.
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