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  • Summary: Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in detail. The Special Edition includes the game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings theSkyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy to life in detail. The Special Edition includes the game and add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and more. Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of mods to the PC and Xbox One. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more with Mods, there are no limits to what you can experience. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Dec 21, 2016
    90
    If you've never set foot in the world of Skyrim then now's the time to get your feet wet. Still one of the best RPGs to date and that's not just nostalgia talking.
  2. Nov 12, 2016
    90
    Fundamentally, stepping back into Skyrim is like revisiting one of your favorite places as a child. Everything is like you remembered it, except it's been redecorated and modernized.
  3. Nov 4, 2016
    85
    Skyrim Special Edition brings whatever you want in terms of duration and deeply enjoyable RPG experience, but it could be a much better remaster with more polish.
  4. Nov 9, 2016
    82
    A valid remaster job, with good visual improvements and tons of new contents due to the added mods support. Owners of the original game are a bit let down due to the lack of a savegame import feature and high price point, but it's definitely recommended to anyone who never played the game so far.
  5. Nov 8, 2016
    80
    The updated graphics may not feel truly current-gen to Xbox One and PS4 players, but the quality and originality of the game’s mechanics and setting are still a step above the competition.
  6. Nov 3, 2016
    80
    Xbox One owners will be super pleased –– thanks to Bethesda’s ongoing mod support since the release of Fallout 4, you’ll get access to over 200 mods at the time of writing. PS4 players aren’t so fortunate, and will likely be disappointed by the paltry number choose from –– Sony’s 1GB limit on mod files means that the mods themselves are limited to more cosmetic changes that don’t nearly explore the vast potential that a community driven bank of content provides.
  7. Dec 30, 2016
    55
    Sure, it’s still awesome in scope and there’s a ton of content in the package, but it only offers minimal visual improvements, dated gameplay, and inexplicable legacy bugs. Unless someone defines their RPG experience by sun rays and water effects, this reissue just doesn’t represent a notable improvement over the original. Still, for those who aren’t yet Dragonborn, this is the best way to become so.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 57
  2. Negative: 5 out of 57
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    10
    Skyrim holds up among the best games ever made, even in modern-generation gaming.
  2. Jul 16, 2021
    10
    Let's be honest don't go to the creator store(which is a choice if you won't so I'm not gonna go to a 9 for it being money you wanna waste ifLet's be honest don't go to the creator store(which is a choice if you won't so I'm not gonna go to a 9 for it being money you wanna waste if you wanna) but besides that I got it recently for my Xbox one and it brought me back to my childhood and a creative world. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2016
    10
    This is the best "console" version of one of the greatest open world RPG's ever. What else needs to be said? It's an amazing game with anThis is the best "console" version of one of the greatest open world RPG's ever. What else needs to be said? It's an amazing game with an insane amount of content. And now console users are gaining access to mods as well. This is imo, an important step in console gaming. As a PC user I would like to apologize for all of the jaded "Supreme master race" PC users who are gonna talk crap. We've been playing modded Skyrim for years and while it's true that the Special Edition doesn't offer anything new to PC users, it's free for anyone who already owns the content included in this version of the game. So there is absolutely no reason for PC users to be spreading any negativity about this remaster. For console users this is an amazing value and certainly worth it. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2016
    9
    This game may just basically be a re-skin of the original, but what were you expecting when you bought it? When I first popped this sucker inThis game may just basically be a re-skin of the original, but what were you expecting when you bought it? When I first popped this sucker in my Xbox I immediately noticed the cosmetic changes. Lighting dynamics and better textures, though relatively minor changes, impact the game more that I previously thought they would. I found myself immersed in the story and the lore yet again, and after lack of playing this title in a while it felt almost like the first time I had played the game. Many missions were lost in memory and it felt good to replay all the quest lines that made this game as fun as it was. Plus all of the original DLC come with the game pre-installed. I had never played the DLC so the game was enhanced even further. I recommend this game to anyone who adored the original and especially to those who have not experienced the downloadable content. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2020
    8
    Another glitchy, lovable Bioware mess. Addictive as ever, little replay value
  6. Sep 6, 2017
    7
    Skyrim s'est mis à la page sur console à l'occasion de cette édition spéciale qui regroupe (comme l'édition légendaire les regroupaitSkyrim s'est mis à la page sur console à l'occasion de cette édition spéciale qui regroupe (comme l'édition légendaire les regroupait quelques... années plus tôt) les deux extensions Dawnguard et Dragonborn. Suivant la mode de la remastérisation à outrance, Bethesda aurait eu tort de ne pas capitaliser sur son jeu le plus vendu à ce jour !

    Le résultat est assez plaisant mais pas non plus extraordinaire : le jeu est en effet bien attifé, rehaussé, rhabillé comme un vieil acteur qui aurait mis un costume d'une belle finition... mais c'est toujours le même vieux bonze dedans. Cinq ans ont en effet passé, ce qui est la fois peu et beaucoup : comparé à d'autres ténors plus récents du jeu de rôle, Skyrim accuse le poids des ans même après son lifting.

    La différence avec la version 360 est évidemment sensible mais la vieille console n'est pas en reste ; ce qui finalement constitue le plus important concerne la fluidité, souvent mise à mal sur 360, imperturbable sur One -bien qu'on reste bloqué à 30 im/s pour un jeu aussi vieux ! (mais pas si vieux non plus).

    En tout cas, le jeu a aussi gagné en stabilité (pas un seul plantage) et en confort général avec une lisibilité graphique bien agréable. Il garde les mêmes qualités et défauts que l'original, exploite habilement le folklore des dragons et nous enterre vivants sous les grottes et les antres à explorer ad vitam aeternam... nous fait demander trop souvent "où est la sortie vers Bordelciel, bordel ?!".

    On apprécie toujours la belle musique, la VF de qualité et si on ne les pas faites, les deux extensions souvent surprenantes : Dawnguard sait renouveler l'intérêt malgré -lors de son parcours- une grotte-donjon d'une lourdeur hallucinante ; Dragonborn pousse le bouchon de la dragonite encore un peu plus loin et nous étonne lui aussi par quelques idées bien trouvées.

    Voilà donc la meilleure version d'un jeu encore perfectible mais auquel on finit par s'attacher, presque à l'insu de son plein gré !
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  7. Feb 25, 2019
    0
    There was no reason to make this remaster, Skyrim is not that old and this remaster sucks, it doesn't really improve the game.

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