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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Yes it's the exact same game from 2011!

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    zj13
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    The first time I played Skyrim was on November 11th of 2011 when it was originally released; and back then I absolutely loved it. So when I heard Bethesda was making a Special Edition I knew I had to get it. Ironically though, the game is the exact same version from 2011, which means all the same bugs made it in, hence making certain aspects of the game annoying. Now don’t get me wrong, not that it’s a super big deal, but considering Bethesda had 7 years to fix all the annoying bugs including broken dialog loops with non-essential NPCs, broken non-essential quests lines, and most annoyingly dragons killing off entire villages when fast traveling in, just to name a few, is still disappointing. I logged over 350 hours back in 2011/2012 and was hoping to do so again, but considering I’m a completionist I’m not willing to log that many hours again just to be annoyed with the same little things all over again. Thus I decided to only play through the game’s main storyline for nostalgic purposes, and surprisingly I ended up being satisfied. Nothing new has been added to the game, however there is an additional feature that allows you to download modified content created by the Skyrim gaming community, but in exchange you lose the ability to earn PS4 trophies. I would definitely recommend giving Skyrim a onetime play through unless you are a completionist or have played it before hoping all the little annoyances have been removed from the 2011 version.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun, Beautiful, and Still Buggy

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    NOTW116
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    When I first played Skyrim on my PS3 years ago it blew me away. The beauty of the world, the size of the game, and all the incredible secrets to find. Now you get all that with many improvements such as improved graphics, a more steady frame rate, and all the DLC. After playing for almost 400 hours on my PS3 I am still surprised by how much there is to explore and new things to find now playing the Special Edition on my PS4. Creation Club and mods are available to download and add more to your game. I personally don’t play with mods because I’m trying to platinum the game and don’t want to do a fourth playthrough of the gigantic game. Creation Club is my alternative to mods because they don’t disable trophies although the Creation Club store is lacking in content at the time of the review and some things are a little overpriced. While the game still manages to give you impressive vistas and more detailed environments many of the 3D models in the game aren't smooth. A few other things stand out that make the game feel dared too like textures not displaying in the distance, limited NPC dialogue and really bad AI; especially from your followers. All the glitches from the previous version are still in the game so be prepared to deal with that yet. Combat was never very good and playing it now it stands out even more after having many years of more polished and refined gameplay in games. Also there is no first person view while riding a horse which can be very immersion breaking. Overall it’s just a prettier version of the original game with a better frame rate. Much of the game hasn’t aged very well but the massive open world still offers plenty to do and lots to explore. If you’ve never played Skyrim or an Elder Scrolls game before and you like open world RPGs then this might be worth checking out. If you have played Skyrim before and want to play it again then I would absolutely recommend checking this out as it is the best way to play it on console. 4 out of 5 Stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Son Is Disappointed In Game

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    Juliana
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    My 19 year son, read the reviews online and decided that $50 of his Christmas money was going for video game entertainment. He is a freshman in college so we count our pennies. He read online reviews and felt confident about the purchase of this game. He brought it home, immediately started to play it and absolutely disliked the game. Why did he not like it? As a mom who doesn't ever play video games I was curious. He said it was comparable to Follow Up 4 and that he doesn't like Bethesda software development games. He asked if we could return it. We rarely ever return any merchandise ever, our unwanted things usually end up being donated to the Salvation Army. So I called Best Buy and learned that you can't return opened video games. You're out of luck. In our case, this purchase was a bad decision. Since Best Buy tracks customer spending with our reward card, it seems for consumers like us that spend thousands of dollars yearly in there stores and never return anything, they would have tried to help us exchange this game for another. Again we have purchased hundreds of video games through the years and never ran into the issue of dislike before. Buyer beware of not liking this game and know that all sales are final when purchasing video games through Best Buy. - From a mom who tried to make it right;)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Back to Skyrim!

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    Brandon
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    As an active Skyrim player since its release the remastered version is just about amazing in every way, the game itself received a huge face lift and the land of skyrim is more beautiful the ever. The only 2 cons I have with it on the PS4 is that it has very less more space for mod support with the Xbox version having 5gbs of free space for it, but that's Sony on there part. The other con which is small but only for pro users like myself is the game runs a little choppy in some places you can see it briefly, you lose about 2-3 frames not a huge complaint but It would be nice if Bethesda released a patch to be able to run the game in 4k like it tries to on the PS4 Pro or 1080p 60fps since the console has the power but that's on the developers hands to make a patch for it. But the game is amazing mod support makes it endless it has all DLC in it. Is it worth 60$? In my opinion it isn't it's about 40$ since its a remaster but if you love everything in the elder scroll series you won't mind dropping 60$ on it. If your new to Skyrim and wanted to try it? Please for the love of Talos try it out. Also take about a week off of work. Thank me later :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best video games ever!

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    CaptainHero
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    I was introduced to the Elder Scrolls series of games with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PS3. It was one of my favorite games so I was anxious to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim when it was released. When Bethesda made Skyrim, they got it right, continuing the Elder Scrolls lore while improving graphics and gameplay in in a vast virtual world with many optional side quests to go along with the main storylines. I ended up getting Skyrim for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and introduced my wife to the game and got her hooked. So much so that when Skyrim was remastered for the PS4, it was her who insisted that we get it. Despite having finished the main story lines on other platforms, we have both spent hours playing the PS4 version. The ability to create different characters and make different in-game choices keeps the game from getting stale and improves replayability. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel was a bit of a disappointmetn for us, but there is no game we can recommend more highly than Skyrim!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your friends will miss you while you're gone

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    Xiasmem
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    When this game first released I played it every chance I got for a good month, sunk HOURS of time into it to explore everything, downloaded the DLC and loved every minute of it, and it was the first game that I ever received a platinum trophy for - on accident - simply because I was earnestly trying to soak up everything the game had to offer. Although I won't be rushing right out to pick up this latest version, this is certainly something I will be picking up in the near future because I do miss my time in the world they created in Skyrim. The lore is fantastic, the exploration is engaging and they did a remarkable job of teasing you on towards the next horizon to see what may be waiting. Every cave is worth exploring and the eventual addition of designing and building your own home in the world is a great means to really lose yourself in the world of Skyrim. Your friends will miss you while you're gone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good buy for returning or new fans of Skyrim

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    Christine
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    I'm not a huge elder scrolls fan, and skyrim is not one of my favorites. But I do appreciate it for what it is and praise it for what it does do right. If you've never played a elder scrolls game before, this is a good one to start with. Big open world set in a northern warriors focused environment, there's plenty to do and more than enough to see. I personally don't like the open sand box aspect of it, but those looking for the freedom of going where you want, this is your game. If you are a returning fan of skyrim, then I also suggest a re-buy. The game looks awesome, fixing the bland graphics on previous gen consoles. The new beautiful look to the environment has warmed my heart a little moe to this game as presentation is everything in a open world like this. Nothing new from the previous legendary edition, but that's where the mod support comes in. All in all, a worthy reason for a remaster if any.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Remaster of an already great game

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    Fddyd
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    This game was for my son actually, and he absolutely loves it. He had the PS3 version and played hundreds of hours on it (despite the bugs and frame rate issues). The game must have held his interest, because he actually spent his own money getting this version and is talking about getting the Nintendo Switch version as well. It's rare for a game to hold his interest for this long. The graphic overhaul is simply stunning, especially outdoors. The lighting effects and detail in the water are breathtaking. The dungeons and interior areas do not seem to benefit quite as much by the upgrade, but still look better than the PS3 version. The framerate is the biggest improvement. Anyone who played the PS3 version knows that the game would sometimes play like a slide show. He hasn't noticed any slowdown on this version and has quite a few hours in it already. Cannot recommend this enough. Great game

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A really long and completely engrossing game.

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    Meda
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    I wanted a game that would really give me the most bang for my money and I really got it with Skyrim. In fact I think I got too much, there's so much to do and so many hundreds of quests that it really starts to feel overwhelming but also at a certain point things start to feel repetitive. There's only so many hidden mines, caves and bandits forts you can clear out before it feels like you're just playing the same level again and again. So I'd say try to advice doing too many side quests as they can kind of reduce your excitement of the games main story progression. I would say if this games on sale definitely buy it, if you're into RPG games DEFINITELY buy this but I'm not sure how long a casual gamer would enjoy this game. I was crazy addicted to it for the first few weeks and now when I haven't even finish my main central quest I haven't played it for almost a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Game, Smart Remake.

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    Squiter

    Skyrim was the game that blew away many people and topped charts across the board. Music, Aesthetic, Gameplay, Story and Much more. Skyrim isn't the game that has a linear story path. It's a game where if you Do not wish to follow the main story, You can venture off and do some quests for people around town, make friends so they'll give you items, and unlock secrets of places or items that aren't a part of the main story, but The Lore of Skyrim. You Can fight your way through dangerous undead dungeons, climb mountains and of course one of the main draws of the game; Fight Dragons. Its You Vs Skyrim. Bethesda took the amazing chance to Remake such a successful game, Hopefully in the future they Add the chance to Convert files, Buts that's a data conflict waiting to happen. Oh and By the way? Don't let lydia near the giants. Unless you want her to become a personal satellite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Dannika
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    I love the Elder Scrolls games, and was looking forward to playing Skyrim on current gen. For the most part, this games is perfect. I've had no freezes, frame rate issues, quest bugs or glitches in general. The updated graphics are stunning. My one complaint is the same complaint I've had about the game since 2011. The people look absolutely awful, and the remaster didn't change that. I was hoping with remaster they'd make the adults (kids always looked fine) have more natural looking faces like in Oblivion, but it seems they opted to leave the angled, odd looking features that have always reminded me of the characters in Morrowind. Oh well, the game is still amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfying

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    Elle
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    It's difficult to ever feel completely satisfied with a play session of Skyrim. There's always one more pressing quest, one more unexplored tract of land, one more skill to increase, one more butterfly to catch. It's a mesmerizing game that draws you into an finely crafted fictional space packed with content that consistently surprises. The changes made since Oblivion are many, and result in a more focused and sensible style of play, where the effects of every decision are easily seen. Featuring the same kind of thrilling freedom of choice The Elder Scrolls series is known for along with beautiful visuals and a stirring soundtrack, playing Skyrim is a rare kind of intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience, and one of the best role-playing games yet produced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good For Those Who Can't Mod PC Version

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    CrimsonKingXIII
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    I've played the original edition of Skyrim quite a bit on PC with a lot of mods and wanted to try this out since I was unsure if my PC, which is older, could handle the newly updated special edition and I must admit that my interest didn't last long. I've just grown too accustomed to my modded original edition Skyrim that the special edition fell flat, so I traded the special edition in not too long after receiving it and will be sticking to my original edition Skyrim even if doesn't have all the visual enhancements that the special edition offers. I do think this game is good for those who have only been able to play Skyrim on the older consoles or who don't have PCs that are good enough to handle the special edition and are willing to have little to no mods for their game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An already good game with a graphical overhaul

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    BenC
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    Been good getting back to Skyrim. Still has a few small bug's, but overall has been great. Anyone who played the PS3 version knows the longer you play into the game the worse some glitches, and crashes get. Haven't had those issues, hopefully a little more power from the PS4 will prevent those from being as problematic? So far the few bugs I did encounter were fixed after a patch/update was installed. The mods are great, though don't expect it to be as encompassing as the mods on PC. And, some mods have caused game crashes, but they are negated by saving often. Is a good idea to have an alternate save file if you are installing mods on a game you have been working with for a while. They can have consequences, though it doesn't occur often. Had one save corrupted, but it hasn't occurred again in some time now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plenty to do for the person that likes adventuring

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    CaffeineKing
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    Skyrim is a massive world filled with caves, hills, mountains, rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, ancient ruins, castles, villages, wildlife, dragons and bipedal races. The map is a massive expanse that includes a wide variety of biomes and weather. I didn't finish the main story in the game right away, because I was side-tracked by the rest of the world of skyrim. I was always wanting to know what was over the next mountain or what was up ahead if I followed the river. The leveling system in the game allows you to build your character for the way you want to play. I have put countless hours into the game, because of how big it is. I'd recommend it to everyone and especially those that like to explore and find all the secrets and little details in a game world.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As expected

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    Zmato34
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    Skyrim has always been a game to get lost in, but getting lost in it now is easier then ever. The beautifully updated graphics and seamless updating to the current systems make it everything you want and more. You know what you're getting with this package, but for anyone who has already spent hours in Tamriel or those new to the elder scrolls lore this is an amazing game and entirely worth the buying price. Skyrim is beautiful, Skyrim is fun, and Skyrim is an amazing game. I have spent hours playing Skyrim and Skyrim Remastered, and not only will that not end soon , but I have not regretted a minute of it. I can't speak highly of it enough. If you enjoy getting lost in a world then this is a spectacular world to get lost in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dragon killing time!

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    klyefrog
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    I loved the original skyrim when it came out so of course I had to get the ps4 special edition to re-live the excitement. Even after already playing a ton of the game years ago I was able to pick it up and be sucked in once more. All the same game is there but has conviently been supplemented by all of the additional expansion packs already integrated to the game so for people like me who never played those there are hours of fresh untouched gaming ready to be had. If you miss fire blasting frost trolls and slaying dragons then get this game, if you never played the original then definitely embark on the skyrim conquest. Highly recommended, the only reason I didn't mark it five stars is because it isn't an entirely new game but it's five star in content

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable but not as rich as Witcher III

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    themule
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    I'm a fairly casual gamer so it can take me months to finish a single game but I do like to complete the main storyline if possible. I've heard many good things about Skyrim so I have always been anxious to pick it up for my PS4. I've only played it for a couple of hours and have generally enjoyed it but I must say that I've been completely spoiled by previously playing Witcher III. In contrast to Witcher III, the graphics in Skyrim aren't as detailed, the voice work isn't as good (it sounds like they are reading lines from a script), and the faces don't seem to move with the voice. I think there's lots to enjoy here and I'll definitely get through it over time but I won't be as immersed in it as I was with Witcher III.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Research before you buy.

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    wolfy42
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    I was very dissapointed with this purchase. The box says you can use mods, and the internet supported that idea, but you do not find out till you get home and set things up that the ps4 version is very limited in which mods you can use. Basically none of the useful mods work on the ps4. Honestly I should have just returned the game but I got it on sale with a $10 off coupon that would have expired, so I kept it. The graphics are better, then before, and it does come with all the DLC (which I didn't have on the original pc version), so that is nice. It's a good game, but still the same as the original. I'd recommend getting it if you don't have an xbox360 or PC and didn't own the old version already, otherwise skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent RPG, lots of value for the price

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    Dorcas1
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    Elder Scrolls continues to be a quality RPG, and Skyrim is one of my favorite games. Character and gameplay customization, tons of areas and quests, and lots of replay value. I had the PS3 version and spent many hours exploring the map and following the seemingly endless quests and interactions. It's been awhile since I had played it, so when I found a deal I picked up the PS4 version, which has the expansions. It's as good as I remember! I normally wouldn't re-buy a game, but Skyrim is a modern classic. I was surprised to find one area on the open map so far that was buggy, but since it was in the open it was easy enough to get around it and it wasn't a game stopper.

    I would recommend this to a friend