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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: 52 out of 66
  2. Negative: 9 out of 66
  1. Dec 10, 2018
    10
    What should I say about his game? It's just a amazing, a totally must have! I felt like playing a real tabletop RPG, as it has the mostWhat should I say about his game? It's just a amazing, a totally must have! I felt like playing a real tabletop RPG, as it has the most realistic roleplay I've ever seen in a e-game. TONS of quests are waiting for you, wherever you are, Dovahkiin! Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2017
    10
    Really solid port of the Special Edition. Runs at very steady 30fps in both modes and in handeld looks incredible, a dream come true to haveReally solid port of the Special Edition. Runs at very steady 30fps in both modes and in handeld looks incredible, a dream come true to have Skyrim on the go like this. Glitches will still be found like in any version of the game, but my score is based on the port, rather than the game itself. We already know what game Skyrim is. 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 15, 2018
    9
    Prepárate para reírte y frustrarte con los bugs!
    Es un juego inmenso y divertido, además te puede dar cientos de horas, ¿Qué más se le puede
    Prepárate para reírte y frustrarte con los bugs!
    Es un juego inmenso y divertido, además te puede dar cientos de horas, ¿Qué más se le puede pedir?
    Una de las pocas pegas que le veo es que sigue teniendo muchos bugs, y si bien la mayoría no van más allá de cosas visuales, algunos te pueden obligar a cargar la partida en un punto anterior (en 120 horas de juego me pasó en 2 ocasiones)
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  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. Feb 24, 2018
    8
    Yet another port of Skyrim, and a good opportunity for me to pick it up as it comes out on a platform that I have! So full disclaimer: I onlyYet another port of Skyrim, and a good opportunity for me to pick it up as it comes out on a platform that I have! So full disclaimer: I only played it on the Switch! So I don't know how it plays on other platforms. There wasn't really a moment where I thought: Man, I gotta have this in 60 fps!
    It plays fine. A little buggy, you know it's still Skyrim, but it plays fine. Motion controls aren't really that comfortable though. They feel kinda awkward. But the gyro aiming with the bow is wonderful, because you can easily finetune your aiming. I tried the game with the Joy-Con grip and again: It just played fine. And that all with the fact that you play Skyrim on a handheld it's definitely worth it if you haven't played Skyrim before. It's one of the best open world games ever made.
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  7. Sep 7, 2018
    0
    Bethesda is the worst game developer. None of the known bugs were fixed. But that was not enough for them and they added even more. Every 5Bethesda is the worst game developer. None of the known bugs were fixed. But that was not enough for them and they added even more. Every 5 minutes or even more often, you can hear audio noise. 60EUR for a broken game, that's so adorable. Expand

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