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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: 93 out of 119
  2. Negative: 13 out of 119
  1. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Skyrim, um RPG épico, é melhor ainda ainda quando se joga no modo portátil, ainda mais no Switch que roda com perfeição.
  2. Nov 11, 2019
    10
    15 years of portable gaming, this was what we've been dreaming of. Spent hours just staring into snowy night forests and mountains and15 years of portable gaming, this was what we've been dreaming of. Spent hours just staring into snowy night forests and mountains and fighting feels like childhood fantasy. I would give just 9/10 if big consoles would run this with 60 fps, but they don't. Just this one game is a reason to go with Switch. Expand
  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. Feb 6, 2018
    8
    It's portable Skyrim, I can't complain for the most part. My only problem is that there are still a lot of glitches in it. Im fine with themIt's portable Skyrim, I can't complain for the most part. My only problem is that there are still a lot of glitches in it. Im fine with them leaving in fun glitches that don't break the game, but at one part I walked into a pillar and got stuck for 15 minutes until I quit with out saving. FINISH YOUR GAME BETHESDA! Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2018
    8
    Skyrim was my first open world game. So it has unique place for me. İf i score this game to my initial playings its score was 10. But in timeSkyrim was my first open world game. So it has unique place for me. İf i score this game to my initial playings its score was 10. But in time i have played lots of open world game and skyrim lost its magic. But even so its story and gameplay still good enough. My score is 8. Expand
  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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