The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition - Xbox One

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 5357106
  • 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

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1787 out of 1825)

    Product Details


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

    Synopsis


    Free yourself from limits in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. Remastered and with extra quests, dialog and characters, this awe-inspiring add-on to this critically acclaimed game gives you even more detail to bring your experience to life. Enhanced mods give you unlimited options in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

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    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

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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

      Best version of Skyrim available...

      Posted
      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still a great game!

      Posted
      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: 3 out of 5 stars

      Same old Skyrim: new features = new glitches

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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

      Posted
      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!

      Posted
      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



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