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  • Summary: A true, full-length open-world game for VR has arrived from award-winning developers, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim VR reimagines the complete epic fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains andA true, full-length open-world game for VR has arrived from award-winning developers, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim VR reimagines the complete epic fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains and more, Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to experience any way you choose. Skyrim VR includes the critically-acclaimed core game and official add-ons -- Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

    Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel and the future of the Empire hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesied hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand amongst them.
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E3 2017: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - PlayStation VR Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Nov 16, 2017
    100
    The achievement made by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is one by way of both hardware and design to capitalise upon this. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR’s level of immersion is simply fantastic, and while Bethesda Softworks could well have gone the route of DOOM VFR and created a shorter spin-off experience, developing a brand new The Elder Scrolls instalment specifically for VR would have taken many years and far too much in the way of resources for what is still a nascent audience. As it stands some may find the price point of the videogame a bitter pill to swallow, but for those who dreamed of a truly immersive role-playing experience, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is simply the best opportunity available today.
  2. Nov 30, 2017
    86
    By far the largest PSVR title to date and packed with enough content to keep players coming back for months, experiencing Skyrim as an actual inhabitant of the world is an experience like no other and truly makes you feel like an epic adventurer, at least until you take a coffee table to the knee.
  3. Nov 20, 2017
    85
    Skyrim VR is one of the best VR games that are in the market nowadays. Even though this game has gone through almost every console and also PC, this is a great way to surprise the player and create better immersion.
  4. Nov 16, 2017
    80
    For a game that wasn’t originally designed for VR at all and has been ported first to the least powerful of the big three VR platforms in the PSVR, Skyrim VR is nothing short of impressive. This really is the Skyrim that you know and love, but now you can enjoy it like never before with the immersive presence of a VR headset. With a large variety of control schemes to choose from and hundreds of hours of content, this is a game that all RPG fans should play as long as you can look past the sometimes glaring issues. And if you don’t own a PSVR yet, luckily there’s a new Skyrim VR bundle with your name on it.
  5. Nov 20, 2017
    80
    Five years after its initial release, Skyrim is still a fantastic RPG... and one of the best VR experiences.
  6. Nov 27, 2017
    75
    The added perspective brings Skyrim’s immense scale to life, giving the 6-year-old game a renewed vigour. As incredible as it is, it’s just not the sort of game that really benefits from VR. Skyrim’s made to be played for long sessions, but most people can only tolerate VR for shorter bursts.
  7. Nov 18, 2017
    50
    I would love to see more experiments like Skyrim VR and Resident Evil 7 in virtual reality, where fully featured games get ported to this still-young medium. This port is rough, but I’m still hopeful that there is a game out there that works both ways. For now, if you want to revisit Skyrim, your best bet is to boot up one of the editions you already own or grab it on Switch.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 88
  2. Negative: 4 out of 88
  1. Oct 1, 2018
    10
    I've been playing videogames for almost 30 years. Skyrim on PSVR is the best gaming experience I have ever had. So immersive, so engrossing,I've been playing videogames for almost 30 years. Skyrim on PSVR is the best gaming experience I have ever had. So immersive, so engrossing, so amazing to be inside the world. I play for hours (sitting), using Moves, and love every second of it. I marvel at it repeatedly, and literally say "wow" while playing. Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2017
    10
    4 hours in and the world of Skyrim is alive and immersive in VR. This has renewed my interest in my PSVR. This is how Skyrim was meant to be4 hours in and the world of Skyrim is alive and immersive in VR. This has renewed my interest in my PSVR. This is how Skyrim was meant to be played. I can't wait to dive back in! Expand
  3. Feb 12, 2018
    10
    Ladies and gentlemen.
    Welcome to the first true open-world VR game! The most of VR games are really closed and limited but not this one. Yep,
    Ladies and gentlemen.
    Welcome to the first true open-world VR game! The most of VR games are really closed and limited but not this one. Yep, graphics is not perfect, but it is 7 years old. I want to believe that it will give a push to developing of open world VR games. My dream came true. The most of people criticize Bethesda for reissuing games. But in this case they are not right.
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  4. Nov 19, 2017
    10
    I’ll keep it simple. This is the best game I’ve ever played and I’ve played them all since the 80s. Critics will cry about graphics or theyI’ll keep it simple. This is the best game I’ve ever played and I’ve played them all since the 80s. Critics will cry about graphics or they got sick because they’re not used to VR. The graphics are great once your actually IN SKYRIM. People can criticize this masterpiece but they’re the ones missing out. Big time. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2017
    10
    The first must have game for VR. This is the first full game for VR and even if not perfect, the entire game is presented in virtual reality.The first must have game for VR. This is the first full game for VR and even if not perfect, the entire game is presented in virtual reality. There are still some movement issues, because we humans have not adapted to motion in VR worlds, the game could have used more tweaking in the controller motion sensitivity. Beyond that, it is hard to describe in words, all I can say is that this game makes me excited about VRs future. It is a lot of fun. Expand
  6. Jan 22, 2018
    9
    This is probably the best VR game I have, and is certainly the one I play the most. Having played Skyrim extensively before on my PS3, I wasThis is probably the best VR game I have, and is certainly the one I play the most. Having played Skyrim extensively before on my PS3, I was blown away at how well it had been adapted for Virtual Reality.

    I would advise that players use a pair of PS Move controllers - they make the game that much more immersive and it's easier to move things around in the game world than trying to use your normal dual shock controller. Archery is so much better that I've hardly used any other kinds of weapons! I also find magic a lot easier to aim than it was using a controller.

    VR sickness isn't a problem when I use the "teleport" movement, although as a newbie to VR it was a problem before I discovered the settings, so if you find yourself feeling queasy I'd recommend that you change the VR settings accordingly.

    The graphics do not feel as crisp as the original PS3 version, in particular it's more difficult to see objects in the distance, but this is a limitation of the hardware rather than the game itself, and by no means does it make the game any less playable.

    All in all I'd say this is a must have game if you invested in the PSVR; of all the games I've tried so far this is the best.
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  7. Jun 9, 2018
    0
    Was the reason I got PSVR. Was the best game I had ever played (in general, not just in PSVR) even though it's still a bugfest. Until IWas the reason I got PSVR. Was the best game I had ever played (in general, not just in PSVR) even though it's still a bugfest. Until I realized I was hit by a main questline breaking bug which forces me to go back to a savegame from 2 and a half months ago.

    If I manage to fix it I will revise my rating a bit. Currently this was a huge waste of time. I've spent more than one quarter of my time by now trying to fix bugs rather than actually progressing in the game.

    I'm never touching Bethesda again on a console or without mod support. 7 years and we're still battling game breaking bugs in Skyrim. On the PC bugs are minimal with the mods that fix them.
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