The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition - PlayStation 4

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 5357201
  • Release Date: 10/28/2016
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Sexual themes, Use of alcohol
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    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1784 out of 1832)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
    • Publisher: Bethesda
    • Platform: PlayStation 4
    • Genre: Role Playing
    • Release Date: 10/28/2016

    Synopsis


    Explore an even bigger world in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. Maps just got even bigger, remastered art and dynamic depth of field let you enjoy incredible detail, and new characters and dialog ensure that nothing is ever the same. Exciting quests and powerful mods deliver unlimited gaming action in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

    Features


    Pre-order this Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

    Experience the complete Skyrim collection with this Special Edition, which includes the original game, plus add-ons with all-new features like remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field and more

    Skyrim Special Edition also brings the full power of PC mods to consoles. New quests, environments, characters, dialogue, armor, weapons and more

    Skyrim's game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields, and ancient dungeons

    Choose your role in the Skyrim universe with the power to play as any type of character, and use weapons, armor, spells and shouts from all three official add-ons at your will

    Become a Vampire Lord or join the ancient order of the Dawnguard, in order to stop the Vampire Lord Harkon, who has returned to power and plans to use the Elder Scrolls to end the sun itself

    Create your own home in Hearthfire that allows you to purchase land and build from the ground up with new tools, including a drafting table and carpenter's workbench, to turn stone, clay and sawed logs into a cottage or expansive compound

    Journey to the vast island of Solstheim and traverse ash wastes and glacial valleys while strengthening your shouts until you can bend the will of your foes and tame dragons - you'll need your power to face off against the first Dragonborn

    Battle ancient dragons like you've never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself



    Customer rating

    4.7
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Yes it's the exact same game from 2011!

      Posted
      zj13
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Son Is Disappointed In Game

      Posted
      Juliana
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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!

      Posted
      Brandon
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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!

      Posted
      CaptainHero
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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

      Posted
      Xiasmem
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      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

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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.

      Posted
      Meda
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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



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