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  • Summary: The open-world adventure from Bethesda Game Studios where you can virtually be anyone and do anything, now allows you to go anywhere—at home and on the go. New features include motion controls, gear based on the Legend of Zelda series, and amiibo compatibility. Dragons, long lost to theThe open-world adventure from Bethesda Game Studios where you can virtually be anyone and do anything, now allows you to go anywhere—at home and on the go. New features include motion controls, gear based on the Legend of Zelda series, and amiibo compatibility. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesized hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand against them. Live another life, in another world—from battling ancient dragons, exploring rugged mountains, building a home, or mastering hundreds of weapons, spells and abilities. For the first time ever, go into battle Legend of Zelda style: fight with the Master Sword, guard with the Hylian Shield, while wearing the Champion's Tunic. The game also includes official add-ons—Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. Nov 16, 2017
    100
    The fact that a game stuffed with hundreds of hours of content runs so well on a mobile video game console is nothing short of amazing. On its own, Skyrim is a phenomenal game and now I don’t have to be stuck on the couch or on my computer. I can play it wherever and whenever I want. What a time to be alive.
  2. Nov 16, 2017
    90
    The Switch isn’t short of games that have already taken a bow, or several, on other hardware, but Skyrim might be the one that most deserves another look from both hardy Elder Scrolls adventurers and absolute beginners alike. Despite its age showing, the countless little cracks in its already fractured façade, it still delivers a palpable sense of space, and the player’s niche-carving progress through it, that few games before or since have managed. May its dancing northern lights never dim.
  3. Nov 16, 2017
    90
    Seeing one of the most celebrated open worlds brought to Nintendo’s portable flagship is a welcome surprise. Being able to take a game this expansive on the go is an amazing feat, and seeing it come in this feature complete is Bethesda at its best. While the motion controls have a bit of wonk, come for the HD rumble, and stay for the chance to explain why you are yelling Fus Ro Dah! on the bus.
  4. Nov 16, 2017
    85
    Overall, I’m more than impressed with Iron Galaxy and Bethesda’s work on Skyrim for Switch. If you’ve never played Skyrim before, now is a great time to get into it. Skyrim on Switch is the only version that you can take to Starbucks for an Americano to the knee and it is quite an accomplishment.
  5. Nov 27, 2017
    80
    It’s still a great RPG too, with a compelling swords and sorcery narrative, plus a sprawling, reactive world to explore.
  6. Nov 16, 2017
    80
    Bethesda has managed to port its enormous and captivating world into what's basically a tablet, and has done so almost flawlessly.
  7. Nov 21, 2017
    67
    The magic that is Skyrim is definitely still there after all these years. However, the bugs, old animations and repetitive quests are showing even more than before. There is still a beautiful world out there though, that is ready to be explored.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 121
  2. Negative: 13 out of 121
  1. May 18, 2020
    10
    Amazing game, amazing port. When it comes to graphics, it's in between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One version (which I personally think runs betterAmazing game, amazing port. When it comes to graphics, it's in between the Xbox 360 and Xbox One version (which I personally think runs better than the PS3 and PS4 version.) They took out God rays, but trees still reflect advanced shadows as if the God rays are still shining through them. The water textures are from the next gen versions, the night skies as well. Most of the other textures are from the 360 version, but everything looks much cleaner. The resolution is bumped up as well and the frame rate is locked at 30 and never drops! (Except one instance when I used a scroll that caused an entire room to explode and items went flying everywhere, the frame rate dropped for a split second). You get the entire package on a mobile device, and in handheld mode it looks next gen. What more could you ask for? (Besides mods) Expand
  2. Aug 12, 2018
    10
    5 out of 5.
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is open and expansive, giving you the tools to truly play the way you want. The variety of quest
    5 out of 5.
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is open and expansive, giving you the tools to truly play the way you want. The variety of quest lines will keep you busy for quite some time. Leveling doesn’t penalize you as previous entries in the series, and that is a welcome change. Combat is excellent. The stories are great with some hard decisions as to which side to take, while making you feel uneasy either way. The world is vast, you will be hard pressed to run out of things to do. If you’ve played a Bethesda game, you know what to expect, and this game is their masterpiece.
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  3. Nov 17, 2017
    10
    Yep zelda is a great game , but one of my favorite rpg's come's to the switch
    Just imagine ,running trough the big world just on a small
    Yep zelda is a great game , but one of my favorite rpg's come's to the switch
    Just imagine ,running trough the big world just on a small screen on a plain
    It pretty much has everything that the other console version have
    Only controls are a bit hard in the beginning
    That doesn't take anything away from the 10 ,the game is just so good
    A must buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  4. Dec 10, 2019
    9
    Skyrim on Switch is a very good adaption. Buy it you won't regret it. Especially when it has discount. I just with the fighting could be made better.
  5. Nov 20, 2017
    8
    Its Skyrim on Switch, it is what it is. It does what it set out to do, that is being Skyrim on the switch.
    Nothing out of the ordinary here,
    Its Skyrim on Switch, it is what it is. It does what it set out to do, that is being Skyrim on the switch.
    Nothing out of the ordinary here, just a huge open world with lots of content. You know exactly what you are getting as far as game play. That is not to say i'm unhappy, quite the opposite! Its been good fun to revisit the game again. But hands down the best part is having it in a portable state, the ease of seamless pick up and play makes it great.

    I'm very happy with it.
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  6. Jun 22, 2018
    8
    While this game is fun I find it does not have some of the RPG elements of the previous games that made TES great
  7. Feb 25, 2019
    0
    So far this is one of the best open world games on the switch! The gameplay still holds up great in 2019!

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