The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Image
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 325 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Buy Now
Buy on

Trailer

Play Sound
Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Skyrim VR Reveal Trailer - E3 2017
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.

See all 24 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 66
  2. Negative: 5 out of 66
  1. 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
  2. Feb 17, 2017
    10
    I rarely give out 5-star or 10-point (100%) ratings on movies and games since there's always something wrong with even the most masterful workI rarely give out 5-star or 10-point (100%) ratings on movies and games since there's always something wrong with even the most masterful work of art. But in the case of Skyrim, I can't bring myself to take off any points for any flaws in the game. I first played it in 2012 on the Xbox 360, with the expansions, and it absorbed all of my free time for several months. Easily 150 hours into it. Then I bought the PC Legendary edition and did the same thing again in 2014 (and another 100 hours)! You'd think I would have had enough by now, and I thought I had enjoyed this game as much as I needed to. Yet, I found myself buying Skyrim for Xbox One, despite getting the Special Edition upgrade for free in my Steam account. (I'm a sucker for console games). Played it all the way through again, with all expacs, and loved every minute of it. I can only hope Bethesda puts as much TLC into TES 6.

    No, I'm not a fanboy, I'm a fanman.
    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. Apr 1, 2017
    9
    This is a tough one to review because I am not sure if I am reviewing Skyrim or the fact that I payed $60 for a prettier Skyrim.

    First I
    This is a tough one to review because I am not sure if I am reviewing Skyrim or the fact that I payed $60 for a prettier Skyrim.

    First I would say if you have not yet played Skyrim, and enjoy open world RPG's, buy it. It is one of the best games ever made, in my opinion.

    Looking at it the other way, it is nothing more than a beautified version of the original Skyrim. It contains all the same bugs & glitches (unbelievable Bathesda didn't fix any of it) but it also maintains the bugs that can be used in your favor (fortify restoration loop, for one). In some ways I find this infuriating, but there is a silver lining for the Xbox one users - mods are available, and there are a lot of them.

    One mod is a giant 'patch' that fixes all known bugs that I am aware of. Some clean up annoyances, such as mission critical characters getting killed, thus locking your quest and others are just plain fun. The Sofie mod was classic, and why not make the women hotter and put them in lingerie? A nice change of plays from the old grey land of Tamriel.
    Expand
  5. May 23, 2021
    8
    Eu trato esse game como GTA, coloco mods e jogo, a comunidade de mods é top, além da empresa da liberdade para se colocar mods apesar de nãoEu trato esse game como GTA, coloco mods e jogo, a comunidade de mods é top, além da empresa da liberdade para se colocar mods apesar de não ganhar as conquistas (ponto negativo) ;(, porém esta no game pass kkkkk Expand
  6. 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.

See all 66 User Reviews

Trailers