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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: 90 out of 100
  2. Negative: 6 out of 100
  1. Dec 31, 2018
    10
    Outstanding. Vr adds such an amazing element to Skyrim. It feels like you're really transported to a magical world.
  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. Sep 23, 2018
    10
    +Full skyrim rpg experience in VR
    +Excellent move controller support
    +Great VR comfort options -Graphics benefit from increased resolution
    +Full skyrim rpg experience in VR
    +Excellent move controller support
    +Great VR comfort options
    -Graphics benefit from increased resolution on ps4 pro

    This is the VR experience I have dreamt of throughout my childhood... From the moment I started to play to several hours in the sense of depth/scale is unforgettable through PSVR.
    Having played skyrim on its original release, bringing the same experience to VR is transformative! Since having my PSVR this game and resi 7 have blown my mind. I cant stop thinking about going back for more! Also I highly recommend the move controllers if you can it makes the experience that much more immersive (especially casting magic at two different enemies at the same time).
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  4. Nov 19, 2017
    10
    This is really hard to score, because on one hand the game is a few years old and it shows, plus the current generation of consoles doesn'tThis is really hard to score, because on one hand the game is a few years old and it shows, plus the current generation of consoles doesn't have the raw computing power to produce really crisp graphics in VR (it looks like a PS3 game). On the other hand it's the only game out there that allows you to freely roam around inside a giant virtual world and it's marvelous. I've not been this excited about a game for years. For now this is the pinnacle of VR gaming, not because it's perfect, but it still blows all the competition out of the water by miles. Expand
  5. Nov 27, 2017
    10
    11/19/2017: Got this game yesterday and was only able to play about 30 minutes before I was ready to throw up. Bought some dramamine off11/19/2017: Got this game yesterday and was only able to play about 30 minutes before I was ready to throw up. Bought some dramamine off brand. Motion sickness is GONE. About two hours in and LOVING it. This game can sell VR. If you need to buy some Dramamine until you get your VR sea legs it will work!! Seriously thought that dragon was going to own me. If this is what the future has to offer almost when I see you guys next year because I'm not leaving this VR world.

    UPDATE 11/27/2017: I ACTUALLY BEAT THE MAIN STORY LINE. All the times I have owned Skyrim I've never beaten the game. This game hooked me so much that I finally beat it! Now I am looking forward to the countless hours of side quest and leveling to get that beautiful platinum. Make no mistake, even without the trophies, this is a most have experience! I have had worn the PSVR for upwards of 6 plus hours at a time and had no discomfort issues. That move controller feels natural in my hand now. Very impressed that they utilized such crappy controllers so well.

    Just a little bit of an update on the motion sickness. So it took me additional day to get over the motion sickness. It turned out that the Dramamine I took the day before was still in my system so I would say after a solid 4 days the motion sickness is completely gone even with no medication. GET THIS GAME. GET THIS GAME GET THIS GAME GET THIS GAME. I'm flying overseas to see my in laws in a few days and I am thinking about packing this VR headset with me!! Its too good! Get THIS game!.
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  6. Nov 22, 2017
    9
    A lot of people don't remember that when the PS1 came out, we had to sacrifice a lot of perks that Super Nintendo had in order to get a fewA lot of people don't remember that when the PS1 came out, we had to sacrifice a lot of perks that Super Nintendo had in order to get a few advancements. For instance, The SNES had ZERO load times. The PS1 had you staring at a black screen for sometimes over a minute between scenes or levels as it loaded off the CD. The benefit was 3D gameplay that we had never seen or experienced before. VR is a similar leap forward in technology. It has it's drawbacks in the form of lower resolution. But what it gains is ASTONISHING. Skyrim VR is the fulfillment of what I have wanted to experience since I was 8 years old. It's the feeling of truly being an adventurer. It is worth every penny over and over again. Expand
  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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