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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly remastered. I can't wait to steal all th

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    Kinn
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    When I last played Skyrim a few years ago on xBox 360 I ended with over 500 hours invested into the game. It was the only video game that I had no regrets putting that much time into and it will now be the only game that I have no second guesses about doing it all over again with this xBox One remaster. I noticed the updated graphics and smoothness right from the start. With the remastered graphics, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and new water / snow shaders you get a totally fresh feel to it and you do not notice that it was a game that was written years ago. I feel that the story is in no need to review with all the awards and achievements the original game has received. You will have all the open-world RPG goodness that the original game had along with all the DLC (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn) plus mods! Yes, mods! As of writing this, xBox One currently has 125 mods that are ready to use. Ranging from adding a few tables and chairs in different inns to allow extra seating, no health regeneration or even realistic carrying weight. There are plenty of mods that allow me to customize the game to my liking. I highly suggest the mod called "Slave Pack Riekling Porter [XboxOne]". This mod adds a little funny looking Riekling Porter who lives alone on his selfproclamed Wak Wak Island, a small rocky Island in front of RavenRock. You will also want to get "Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - RDO [XB1]". This amazing mod adds over 5,000 lines of completely voiced dialogue for NPCs. It mainly adds to friends, followers, spouses, and rivals. Every word is voiced using the original voices from the game. This is a must have for anyone playing this game. Skyrim Special Edition includes: - The critically acclaimed game - All official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn - Remastered art and effects - Volumetric god rays - Dynamic depth of field - Screen-space reflections - New water and snow shaders - Play PC mods on consoles. Now console gamers can experience new quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more *My Favorite Mods* Alternate Start - Live Another Life [XB1] Adds a totally new feel to the game by changing the starting story. Misery and despair have haunted you all your life. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, you've been arrested and thrown in the dungeons. Your trial was supposed to be weeks ago, only nobody has come for you. It's been so long since seeing daylight you no longer know what month it is anymore. The dungeon is cold, damp, and worse still, you're running out of food. You will be given the opportunity to choose your race and then choose a new life for your character to lead. Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - RDO [XB1] Adds over 5,000 lines of completely voiced dialogue for NPCs for more than 50 voice types, focusing mainly on friends, followers, spouses, and rivals. All dialogue is voiced using the original voices from the game, achieved through re-adding existing dialogue in new and suitable places, as well as editing together multiple lines to form brand new dialogue. Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch [XB1] The goal of the Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch (aka USSEP) is to eventually fix every bug with Skyrim Special Edition not officially resolved by the developers to the limits of the Creation Kit and community-developed tools, in one easy-to-install package. Features hundreds of gameplay, quest, NPC, object, item, text and placement bugs fixed. No unsafe changes (such as deletions of stock objects). Designed to be compatible with as many other mods as possible. Slave Pack Riekling Porter [XboxOne] This mod adds a little funny looking Riekling Porter who lives alone on his self proclamed Wak Wak Island, a small rocky Island in front of RavenRock. You have to do a favor for him in-order for him to join you. I won't spoil that for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Game To Play Them All

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    Dovahkiin
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    Everything is bigger, bolder, and better in Skyrim, be it dragons, giants, mammoths, breath taking panoramas, or simply shouting an unsuspecting NPC off a cliff. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the game of the year in 2011, and it is still massively entertaining today, even with other notable games available (looking at you Witcher 3). The freedom this game allots one to be whoever one wants to, to fight the way one wishes to, is truly the reason I believe why people come back over and over again to this game after five years! One can be a blacksmith, a thief, a pickpocket, a juggernaut with two handed weapons, a master swordsman, a prudent warrior with a shield, a reckless dual weapon wielder, a mage, an assassin, a chef, ..... I really can keep going on. This game is, in one word, epic! Like every other Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim is, indeed, plagued with all sorts of glitches. Nothing like seeing wee bit Dorthy phantasm-ing through wooden walls of her home. Or boldly stabbing a Draugr Death Overlord multiple times with abandon cause he is rooted to the spot and cannot dish it back at you. Or watching a ten tonne mammoth soar vertically through the air like its ascending the heavens. Glitches. Lots of glitches. But these are minor annoyances, or delights, depends on your mood really, while playing this massive epic. You will be entertained with this, in my opinion, ultimate fantasy RPG to date. So get your copy and be whoever you want to be. Use 'shouts' to take down your enemies and dragons!!. Or shoot them down with a barrage of arrows. Or simply use fire, ice or lightning. Or use magic with your left and stab them with your right hand! You can and will do everything in Skyrim!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Return To Glory, Bugs And All...

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    ZackAttack
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    I waited a long time to get this, and was very excited to find out the game was getting remastered. The graphics are amazing considering how massive the open world map is. I'm sure there's a lot to process when the game's running, but it looks great. The one downside, somewhat major is many of the bugs from the previous version on XBOX 360 were never patched. But that's Bethesda for ya. Just maintain a healthy 20-50 game saves and rotate them so a game breaking bug doesn't set you back too far. This is a great RPG, the story involving the Dragons is interesting, and the story involving civil war through out the land is kind of comical since it doesn't really seem to matter too much who you favor. There are plenty of funny quests and character, all kinds of unique loot and strange encounters to be had. This game has some of the funniest random glitches since there's so many resources and variables to pull from. Would highly recommend to anyone that likes RPG/Fantasy games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a great game!

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    Eblis712
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    You will either love this game, or hate it. But that goes for a lot of games. To the people who have never played an Elder Scrolls game including Skyrim, definitely give it a shot. If you tried out and liked Fallout, but have not tried an Elder Scrolls game, get Skyrim for it's pretty similar in gameplay. Most people have already experienced Skyrim and want to know if it's worth the price tag. My answer? No, it is not. And that's coming from someone who loves Elder Scrolls and who has already put in 60+ hours on this remastered version. The upgrades they made to the game are barely noticeable after a short while of playing the game. The only thing I love is the new quick loading times. I've messed with several mods and they're fun and cool, but overall I like to play games the way they're made. I see lots more hours to come on this Remastered version, but I still don't think it's worth the full price tag. If anything, I feel that I'm just making it worth it myself. But I'm a big fan, so Bethesda has my money, and I'm happy with the purchase after owning two other copies on the xbox 360.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best version of Skyrim available...

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    JABL
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    I played Skyrim my first time on my MacBook Pro and I was less than pleased. The graphics on there were horrible, and I thought the plot, the first time I played was very light. Then I took a step back and played Oblivion, Skyrim's predecessor and it gave me new insight into The Elder Scroll series. Having loved Oblivion, I took another chance on Skyrim, with this new version and have to say I LOVED IT this 2nd time around, and am glad I played. TES series is about exploring the environment and doing all the side quests while you role-play as the type of character you want to shape. The main quest, surprisingly, is ancillary - the beauty is all the other content that is in the game. And boy, does this version have all the bells and whistles! Skyrim SE just looks beautiful through and through - they redid the density of plantlike in the forests, they expanded the color palette drastically, and it comes with all the DLC! This is the definitive version of Skyrim, and the best part is on XB1 it fully supports Mods, which PS4's version does not. Enjoy! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Same old Skyrim: new features = new glitches

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    DJBlackfo
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    The three star rating is for the game that has been released on every platform, sans Nintendo consoles and mobile devices (unless you are like me and can always find a way....). This game needed a re-boot, not a re-master. The game uses the same mechanics as the older version, which feel old and out of date. The "God Rays" cause lighting issues in and out of dungeons which leave you open to an enemy's attack when blinded or shrouded in shadow. I feel like I'm on a three dimensional track when moving around with an x,y,z axis swinging my weapon, casting spells, and blocking attacks. On the other hand, your enemies feel free from restriction, giving them the upper hand in most situations. Unless you switch out into 3rd person, you'll be wondering why you can't walk up a steep hill that seems more than capable in first person. Skyrim is still a solid game with plenty of play time; I have yet to complete every single quest in my old save from 5 years ago. Then again, so was Oblivion.....and Morrowind.....where are those re-masters?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fell in love all over again

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    CitizenErased
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    I bought Skyrim at launch on 11/11/11 all those years ago and I didn't finish the game until February 2016 because there is simply just so much to see and do. The map of Skyrim is HUGE and you can walk or ride your horse almost anywhere you can see. You don't have to follow the main story if you don't want to. If you've never played this game and you have even a slight interest in Role Playing Action games, this is a must buy. For those who have already played the game the graphical improvements alone might not be worth the full $60. But if you've never played any of the DLC's then that alone is a reason to buy this complete package. On Xbox1 you can take advantage of even more mods, and Bethesda games do tend to run better on Microsoft hardware. All that aside, Skyrim is a wonderful game that I would recommend to anyone. Gamers of any and all skill levels are bound to find something to love in here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome story & game, but can be glitchy at times

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    Jonny
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    One of the best games I've ever played, but I've encountered a couple glitches in a few of the missions where I had to google how to then use a different glitch in order to complete the mission. Can be frustrating at times especially if it's a critical mission. Annoying when all I have to do is pick up an item to complete a side mission, but yet it somehow falls under a bench and now I can't pick it up. ive tried using magic and shouts to move the object to an opening to pick it up but nothing has worked. I had to simply move on from the mission and maybe go back later and try to see if I can complete it at a different time, but that's an example of how annoying it can be at times. All-in-all its a great game with a massive story that you can take in countless directions. However, it takes up a lot of your time so you better come up with a good excuse/story for your girlfriend...if you have one. Lots of fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Ianosei
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    I played SKYRIM a long time ago on xBox 360 and have wanted to play it again for some time now. When I saw it was available on xBox One, I rush out and got 2 copies, one for myself and one for my son. We both have been playing it regularly and are loving it. Even though it's my second time through a lot of the content, it had been so long it's still new. For my son, he is in awe and his excitement from the game is so fun to hear because one, it's just fun to see him get excited but two, I remember feeling the same way when I first encounter a lot of the game and am reliving it again though him. This is by far one of, if not the, best games of its kind I have played on a console or PC. I highly recommend it to anyone that likes this type of setting. You may encounter a few small bugs but I have not run into anything that makes this game in anyway anything but OUTSTANDING!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OMG Yes.

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    Jin23
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    I had this for PS3 and rebought for XBox One. Love it. Graphics are great, love the story and open world.. Currently I'm level 31 and haven't even started the main story line. With that being said, my complaint about the PS3 version was that after you beat the game there were no more random dragon encounters, I don't know if that was fixed in the newest version or if they changed that with an expansion pack but that is something I would look into before beating the game.. I have honestly held off on starting the main quest line so that I can get my other stuff done in the game before dragons start spawning everywhere. Oh and this is a super great deal since it includes all of the expansions!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great game no matter which type of gamer you are!

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    bestbuyreviewer
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    Im an avid destiny and call of duty guy but decided to try this game and wow. If you've never been in the skyrim series like me no worries....you'll soon be an addicted pro. It's a dark ages type game with magic, dragons, and lots of gorey fighting that builds the skills of your character every step of the way. Its suspenseful and mysterious...almost like a mind game. It takes alot of concentration to beef up your character...which makes it very easy to get sucked in for hours at a time without realizing it. It has different races to choose from- each with their own skill set. The special edition pack has new maps and new missions to complement the game. It's awesome. You won't regret buying this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun twist

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    Danny
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    Same game but with a bonus. The bonus is you can add mods , like leveling up fast and a whole lots of other things . I give this a 4.5 stars only because I have the original game with all the additional game packs . And Now here I'm buying the same game all over again. Yeah , it's a great game . but , I just wish it had some other add on's, other then the ones I already have. But to be fair , you can add a mod so that you can have a different start in the game and not have to choice between the original two choices at the beginning of the game. So yes I recommend this game. Especially if you never have played it before or even if you have so try it and change it up a bit. Theirs quite a bit that can be changed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mods greatly change this game

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    Phoenix84
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    I played Skyrim to death on Xbox 360 and picked up this edition when it was on sale during Black Friday. When you add visual mods to this game it completely changes how it looks. My Whiterun has trees growing throughout the entire town (hippie mod) and the buildings look more like log cabins (texture mods). Weather mods add more realistic weather and facial mods add better textures to women, men, and other races. Vampires suck eliminates random vampire attacks on cities and spares citizens from certain death in vanilla Skyrim. Mods disable achievements and if that's an issue you want to play vanilla Skyrim first before adding mods. If you don't own a PC capable of running Skyrim it's worth purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Gem That All Need To Play

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    Phantasystar77
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    If you don't know already, Skyrim is an open world RPG that you could spend 100s of hours exploring. This version is a step up in graphics over the old 360 and PS3 versions, but still pales a little in comparison to the PC version. If you own both an XBox One, and PS4 this is the version to get. I personally own both versions and prefer this one. While they both look similar, but the XBox version has the edge due to mods. While the PS4 also has mods, they are extremely limited compared to this one. This means no Macho Man dragons on PS4. However if you don't care about mods and own a PS4 Pro, you may want to opt for the enhanced Pro visuals. Either way you're in for a treat buying this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    To be fair

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    Armatesz
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    Anyways to be fair I rather liked skyrim for 7th gen, but with how this game is now. Visually speaking I mean... part of the screen is cut off for various televisions. Although they have released a patch before to try to curb this, it is still partially cut, it is however still playable and you can tell what flower or whatever you picked now but on the start screen the bethesda logo is still partially cut. I would advise waiting some more so that bethesda fixes this the rest of the way. There are some other known issues like some of the new environment lighting does not look right... like light appearing to fall from an angle that you can tell is not the actual light source.... like the moon >_>'

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MIND BLOWN!

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    bestpal
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    I only purchased this because my Xbox 360 now resides in the master bedroom, while my XboxOne is in the living area. I wanted to continue to play Skyrim on the large TV. I was blown away by the graphics, and happy to see that the game play was actually faster. The little details are also amazing, example: When going into caves, you now see bats flying around. There are a lot of small improvements that make the game feel more real. I love the fact that most of the add-ons are included. I am playing the Dragonborn mission, and there is a whole new island to explore with its own side mission. If you are a fan of skyrim, like me, do yourself a solid, and get this!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One vs PS4 version if you own both systems

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    Candyman5OS
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    Im a lucky gamer that has both the PS4 and Xbox One so I benefit from almost all the exclusives that release. Multiplatform games I usually go with what ever one is best. If you have both like I do I recommend getting the Xbox One version. Why you ask? Well one word, Mods. The PS4 is so limited in space and what mods can do compared to the Xbox One that its a huge selling point for the Xbox version. Of course PC is the best when it comes to these things but this is from a Console perspective. PS4 mod size limits to only 1 gig for mods, 5 gigs with Xbox and doesnt allow any scripts, textures or sound files to be added.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good...buuuut...

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    GenkiAkuma
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    As I'm sure you've read from numerous reviews, Skyrim is a fascinating game. So, obviously, this game is recommended. The issue, of course, is in the pricing. This is a five year old game, so don't expect to be wowed necessarily with it being on the latest consoles. That being said, this version comes with all of the known DLC, as well as one new feature (for consoles), the mods. The XONE version is definitely the way to go if you want to play for the mods (other than the PC version, of course). I wouldn't pay full price for this game, though. Wait for a sale to hit, they do often, and then purchase it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My favorite game

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    Budsy
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    Ok, so while it is my favorite gamer and I want to give it 5 stars I just can't. I would 4.5 if it would allow though. PROS: It is all you have heard. hundreds of hours of game play in a huge world that you can roam freely. Have fun, make money follow story lines and be whoever you want to be. Graphics are much improved over the previous release of the game and the addition of mods is pretty cool. CONS: Thoroughly disappointed that they went through the work to re-release the game and did not go through to try and fix the bugs in it. How sad and it is for that reason I cannot give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    *Sigh* I bought it again

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    Xenotrigger
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    Why does it have to be this good? If your reading this review you should already know a decent amount this game. And the fact that its a prettier, bulkier (due to the included dlc), slightly more polished version of his younger 360 brother should be an instant buy for fans of the original version. For newcomers your signing up for your life to be taken over by the countless questing and exploration. Mind you though this game does suffer from some of the previous ver. glitches and the combat can become abit tedious to some. But its a Bethesda game so you should know whats up. If not then find out!!

    I would recommend this to a friend