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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: 85 out of 94
  2. Negative: 5 out of 94
  1. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    this is simply the best, largest and complete full game on PSVR. Combat in VR with the Move controllers is what VR is all about: you'rethis is simply the best, largest and complete full game on PSVR. Combat in VR with the Move controllers is what VR is all about: you're there, facing countless dangers in front of you and from your back, and you raiser your shield and find an opening and attack, or you run away, go stealthy, aim your bow from afar and get them without they ever seeing you. Or waving powerful spells at giant spiders, draugrs, bandits, wolves, giants, you name it... all details such as books or objects and houses are there from the original game.

    locomotion could be initially easier if the Move controllers had analog sticks, but still much thought went into how to make it work and once you get used to it (like in the new intro tutorial area), it's as natural as with analogs

    anyway, there's no ammount of enough praise to Bethesda for proving that PSVR is capable of being more than a costly amusement toy...
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  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. Nov 30, 2017
    10
    Great Great Great! I don't play skyrim before, but i play a lot VR Stuff! This is the best Immersive Game after Farpoint for me! Amazing workGreat Great Great! I don't play skyrim before, but i play a lot VR Stuff! This is the best Immersive Game after Farpoint for me! Amazing work Bethesda! Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2017
    10
    We were waiting for a good game in virtual reality, but that it would be Skyrim VR - it was hard to believe.
    I play with Move and this is a
    We were waiting for a good game in virtual reality, but that it would be Skyrim VR - it was hard to believe.
    I play with Move and this is a new experience of conquering Tamriel. Excellent implementation of my favorite game.
    I recommend.
    No problems with the motion sickness here do not feel, although in other games it happened.
    10 of 10.
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  5. Nov 18, 2017
    10
    Nos encontramos ante una bestialidad de videojuego. Bethesda ha sido capaz de llevar un juego inmenso a las PSVR, y aunque gráficamente elNos encontramos ante una bestialidad de videojuego. Bethesda ha sido capaz de llevar un juego inmenso a las PSVR, y aunque gráficamente el juego tiene sus carencias, es una experiencia totalmente apabullante. No se ha visto nada igual antes, un mundo abierto tan grande en el que te vas a ver inmerso. Sonido, ambientación, jugabilidad...bienvenido a Skyrim...porque una vez que entres, no podrás salir de él. Toca techo la Realidad Virtual. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2017
    9
    I have bee gaming since 87, and have experienced almost everything this industry have to offer since then. Bought the PSVR + camera this blackI have bee gaming since 87, and have experienced almost everything this industry have to offer since then. Bought the PSVR + camera this black friday for 200 euros, and ma, this is insane. Probably the most game changing thing since the transition from 2D to 3D!

    That said, i think VR is still very limited. Sure, there have been prototypes since the 80s and now it's finally good enough and affordable, but it's obvious there's still a long way to go. The resolution is pretty bad, the field of view a bit limited, and as much as PSVR is the most confirtable peripheral in the market, it's still too big for us to be 100% immersed. Even though, like i said above, VR is insanely immersive!

    Back to the review, this is the Skyrim most of us already played (plus the DLCs). The difference is that, for the first time, we play inside that world. The sense of scale and presence is incredible, and seriously, it's impossible to describe via words, pics or videos. The controlls are also amazing, both with the controller and move. For obvious reasons, visually we are playing the 7th generation version of the game to guarantee 90fps, but then again, resolution aside (which is more a hardware limitation), Skyrim never felt this real and immersive!

    I'm new to VR, so i'm still a bit worried about VR consequences. I keep reading that people play Skyrim (and other VR games) for 10 hours straight. I try to play for 30 minutes to 1 hour and stop. I don't have much of motion sickness or nausea, but i do feel a bit tired after 1 hour playing any VR game. Again, i'm sure that the resolution doesn't help, so i expect future devices to feel much, much better (Pimax 8k VR anyone???).

    Anyway, Skyrim VR is a massive step in gaming in the right direction. It's not the best looking game available, but it's easily the biggest and most complex.
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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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