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  • Summary: The Anniversary Edition includes Skyrim Special Edition and 74 creations, all 48 currently available and 26 to be released. These showcase over 500+ individual elements such as quests, items, armor, houses, etc.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 1, 2021
    90
    Much like a real anniversary, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition is less about embarking on something new and more about happily re-living some wonderful, past moments. It was a great game then, and, even 10 years later, it’s still a great game—made even better by the bundle of Creation Club DLCs thrown into the mix. Skyrim‘s been around for a long time, now, and, whether you like it or not, the Anniversary Edition shows that Skyrim has still got the ability to stick around for at least a little while longer (I’m sure we’ll get TESVI eventually, though!).
  2. Nov 19, 2021
    90
    If you wish to spend another lifetime on Skyrim, this is the best way to do it. The Anniversary Edition brings more than 500 new items, quests and mods in the never-ending Bethesda's RPG.
  3. Nov 17, 2021
    85
    It’s never too late to explore Skyrim for the first or the 100th time, and this version gives us yet another reason to go back to one of the best games ever made.
  4. Nov 24, 2021
    76
    For any console player who already owns the Special Edition, some of the improvements of the Anniversary Edition are already available as free patches. Those folks will find the Anniversary Edition a reasonably priced add-on. It provides a significant new quest, some new mechanics, a new mode, and lots of cosmetic additions, plus access to the Creation Club and mods. Just don’t expect a graphical facelift. For console gamers without any experience of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at all, the Anniversary Edition is definitely the version to pick up. With the Elder Scrolls VI in production, the Anniversary Edition is most likely (and hopefully) the final version of a seriously aging but still viable classic RPG.
  5. 75
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition continues to be exactly what makes Skyrim popular: a massive world to explore with tons of different ways to develop your Dragonborne. Outside of that, mods make an appearance and add a bit to the formula in their own way. Otherwise, this Skyrim is exactly as you remember, except it loads a bit faster and plays a lot smoother.
  6. Nov 18, 2021
    70
    While perhaps not as enticing as it could have been, the additions that this version of Skyrim offer keep it from feeling like a total cash grab.
  7. 50
    What was once the pinnacle of its genre has become a bit of a joke as it releases again and again and again. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition adds very little that can’t be found in the 2016 Special Edition or is already free with Creation Club content. There is enjoyment to be had out of playing the game in the new survival mode and I still adore the base game. However, Skyrim just isn’t as strong when held up to modern standards, and it is the fault of Bethesda that this tired horse is now running a race with so many others that are leagues faster.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 16 out of 22
  1. Nov 21, 2021
    10
    Tbh, I really enjoy this game because the frame rate is realistic and so does the graphics. It's one of my favorite Skyrim ports of all time,Tbh, I really enjoy this game because the frame rate is realistic and so does the graphics. It's one of my favorite Skyrim ports of all time, including the PS4 version. I really enjoyed fighting against the dragons, bandits, skeletons, and more enemies. My final verdict of this game is a 10 out of 10! Expand
  2. Dec 4, 2021
    9
    This game is obvioisly great but the graphics are not polished enough for the ps5 port. I hadn't played skyrim since it came out on the ps3This game is obvioisly great but the graphics are not polished enough for the ps5 port. I hadn't played skyrim since it came out on the ps3 and it has been a fun return. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2021
    7
    On the PS4 it really is worth upgrading to Aniversary edition since mods were not a thing before. But on PC you could already have a ton ofOn the PS4 it really is worth upgrading to Aniversary edition since mods were not a thing before. But on PC you could already have a ton of more mods availabe to you. Plus it crashed your game when it was released. It was recently patched from Bethesda. On a PS4 pro it gets a 10/10 from me, but on PC it does not make much of a difference and looks like just another cash grab from Bethesda. 4/10 for PC. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2021
    1
    Just Sad.... i love the game because of the mod community... but milking a game like that is just sad
  5. Nov 18, 2021
    0
    I'm so sick and tired of this goddamn gaming re-releasing every couple years. Elder Scrolls 6 was teased 5 YEARS AGO and it's been nothing butI'm so sick and tired of this goddamn gaming re-releasing every couple years. Elder Scrolls 6 was teased 5 YEARS AGO and it's been nothing but silence since.

    If the rest of the idiots buying the 46 versions of the game would stop needlessly and impulsively throwing money at Bethesda/Microsoft we might actually get the game we want instead of a repackaged 10 year old turd .They're similar to the morons that spend $2000 on a PS5 because they lack so little self control that they would rather support scalping than pay a normal price for a system... Do you people not realize you're enabling the same **** system you constantly **** about on Reddit?
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  6. Nov 14, 2021
    0
    Chocolate is really good, but when you ate too much, you throw up.

    Same goes with video games. Skyrim was cool 10 years ago, now please let
    Chocolate is really good, but when you ate too much, you throw up.

    Same goes with video games. Skyrim was cool 10 years ago, now please let it die in peace. I just cannot stand it anymore and now i am even hating this game. STOP with remasters, definitive editions, anniversary my ass, just stop.
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  7. Nov 18, 2021
    0
    Loved the game when it was released back in 11/11/11 and played it over 300 hours.

    But this version is a punch in the face for all fans.
    Loved the game when it was released back in 11/11/11 and played it over 300 hours.

    But this version is a punch in the face for all fans. Releasing a mini dlc and take the best mods from the community and than charge money for that? Funny Bethesda
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