Skyrim is an open world action role-playing game in a high fantasy setting, developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls main series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 11, 2011.
A version for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which will support mods and has been enhanced for play in virtual reality (VR), will be released on October 28, 2016. Skyrim’s main story revolves around the player character and their quest to defeat Alduin, a Dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. Set two hundred years after Oblivion, the game takes place in the fictional province of Skyrim, upon the continent of Tamriel and the planet of Nirn. The open world gameplay lets the player explore freely through forests and mountains with a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation, over a land area approximately five times larger than Bethesa Game Studios’ previous title Fallout 3, according to Todd Howard.
How old is it?
It is 5 years old.
Coming November 11, 2011
Where/How can I play it?
You can buy the game on steam. Link: www.steamgames.com/skyrim/home If a physical copy of the game is preferred you could try GameStop or your local equivalent retailer.
It is available on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
What are some reviews?
IGN – 9.5/10 “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a towering achievement in open-world gaming and continues a franchise that has recently defined itself as one of the best in class.” Gamespot – 9/10 “Skyrim is a great addition to The Elder Scrolls series, offering players an epic experience full of evocative storytelling and entertaining gameplay.” Metacritic – 95/100
What are some awards it won?
GameSpot’s Best Games of 2011 2. Best Role-playing game of 2011 – IGN 3. Most played non-Valve game on Steam in 2011 – Steamspy 4. Game of the year – The winners of British Academy Video Games Awards 5. Best role-playing game – Spike Video Game Award 6. RPG of the year – Best Buy Gamers Club
Why is skyrim so buggy
Skyrim is buggy because it’s old. Newer games tend to have less glitches then older games.
What are some best mods?
Mods change how your game will look and feel, so they’re subjective to the player’s preference. A good place to start looking for a mod is pcgamer’s list of mods: http://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-skyrim-mods-for-performance-graphics-and-more/
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What are the objectives of the game?
The main story revolves around the player character’s quest to defeat Alduin, a Dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. Set two hundred years after The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the game takes place in the fictional province of Skyrim, upon the continent of Tamriel and the planet Nirn. Over the course of the game, the player will navigate through the open world of Skyrim on foot or by means of a horse, boat or caravel. The game continues in the massive open dungeons and caverns that were present in Oblivion; however, they no longer contain enemies until triggered by a specific event.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a great game that won many awards, and can be purchased on steam for $59.99 If you’re looking for a role-playing adventure I highly recommend this game. It is extremely addicting and has loads of content to keep the player occupied.