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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • SKU: 2095189
  • Release Date: 11/11/2011
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Sexual themes, Use of alcohol
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (267 out of 271)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Bethesda Softworks
    • Publisher: Bethesda
    • Platform: Xbox 360
    • Genre: Role Playing
    • Release Date: 11/11/2011

    Synopsis


    The long-awaited and much-anticipated next installment of the award-winning The Elder Scrolls franchise is here. Now, the expansive, open world that forever revolutionized the face of the fantasy epic leads you deeper into the combat, the magic and the myth than you've ever been before. This time, you don't just play as a character, you truly become whomever it is you wish to be — and have the freedom to do anything you can possibly imagine. This follow-up to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, offers stunning graphics and a gripping storyline that immerses you in the game from the moment you turn it on. Are you ready to unroll the Scroll and let the journey begin?

    Imagine rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields and crumbling dungeons. Imagine ancient dragons beholding secrets so powerful they could transform your future. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim immerses you in the engrossing world of the franchise you already know and love with more realism, more choice and more intensity than ever before. Featuring a new game engine that brings every tiny environmental aspect to life in blistering detail and AI that brings you close to your allies — and your enemies — Skyrim blurs the line between your world and that of the game. An all-new character engine opens wider an already vast virtual world, putting every decision, every action and every consequence entirely in your hands as you arm yourself with hundreds of new weapons, abilities and spells. Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the creators of the 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout 3, this immaculate fifth chapter challenges your skills, immerses your mind and will forever change the way you view gaming. It's time to return. It's time for Skyrim.

    Features


    The Elder Scrolls

    Dive into the engrossing world of the award-winning franchise in the much-anticipated sequel to the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Become a character of your own design, do anything you can imagine and choose every path you take in a completely open virtual world

    Immerse yourself in a hyper-realistic environment, rich with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields and ancient dungeons.

    New character system gives you the ultimate freedom of choice, and delivers advanced AI technology for deeper interactions than you've ever experienced

    Arm yourself with hundreds of different weapons, spells and abilities

    Battle ancient dragons like you've never seen, and learn to harness their secrets and powers for yourself

    Fallout 3

    Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the creators of the 2008 Game of the Year,

    Spike Video Game Awards — Winner — Game of the Year



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 271 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This game defines epic.

      Posted
      Gurgs

      This is my first review that i have done for a game here, and i think this is the perfect game to review. There are a lot of rpgs on the market and there a lot of rpgs that can be considered top in its class. This game surpasses that. How so......read on......i'll tell you. When it comes to vast landscapes, hours of adventures, a good story, solid game play, and all around fun, this game offers that fully. The dept of the game is deeper than many games and the only game that can probably get close to being as deep as it is, is its predecessor. You can basically do whatever you want to do. You want to explore different cities and villages, do it. Want to smith your own weapons and sell them to earn some extra gold, go for it. Wanna make armor and enchant it so it can better protect you, enchant away! Want to loot and plunder caves, rob villagers, sleep all day, wake up and go on an epic quest for a dog, HAVE AT YOU! In this game, you can literally do whatever you wish. The only boundaries you have is your on imagination. The graphics on the game is phenomenal. Not a giant step above oblivion, but still beautiful none the less. The character models are awesome, and they don't all look alike!!! *yay!* The scenery of Skyrim is very impressive, and lets not talk about the water animation, it looks as if you can literally dip your hand in it and take a sip.....well.....hoping a deer didn't relieve itself in it upstream. The amount of time that you can spend on this game is crazy. There is so much to do in this game that if your new to the Elder Scrolls games, you could get overwhelmed very easily. On the bright side however, they made the interface a lot easier to use now, so if you are new to the series, it will be easy to just pick up and play. The favorites list has to be one of the best new installments in this game that i like. Now, you can select any weapon, armor, or magic spell that you frequently use, and add it to your favorites. To select an item as your favorite, simply click the Y or triangle button and BAM! Now all you have to do is push up on the D pad to select it. The leveling up system has also changed making it easier for new players to get in and get there feet wet. When selecting new perks, don't just focus on one particular tree, move around to the others and see what they have to offer, and let me tell you, there is a LOT to offer. You can basically be and do whatever you want, there is no 'Warrior' class, or 'Rouge' class, you can be a big, strong meat eatin' guy, that runs around all day casting fire spells and using a dagger, or, a skinny high elf with a gigantic battle axe that eats carrots all day. Its totally up to you. I can keep going on about this game, but it would be better if i stop talking, and YOU get to playing. Speaking of which, i'm gonna go play now. and to those who are about to game, I SALUTE YOU!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Begin your other life!

      Posted
      ClintCommander
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've had skyrim for a while now, but I wanted to wait until I pretty much had experienced everything I could before writing a review for it. I didn't want to fully endorse it only to find something that ruined the game for me. Of course, nothing happened like that. I know you've heard this from a bunch of different "fanboys" a bunch of different times but this game is awesome! I mean, this is a true RPG right here. It's huge! The world is massive and is just chuck full of things to explore. Gone are the times in the bast games when you would wander for miles and not encounter much at all. Now you are exploring caves, ruins, barracks, towns, cities almost constantly. That doesn't mean that you won't be able to just explore and take in the scenery, however. There are tons of places to climb up and see for miles and I would recommend it because this game is very good looking. The world is one of the most finely crafted I have seen in a video game. There are many things you can do as well. There is a pretty lengthy main quest that I found to be very good but I would constantly get sidetracked by my curiosity of my surroundings and people coming up to me to give me a side-quest. There are a handful of guilds to join and play through as well that have had a lot of attention paid to them. Add to this the ability to smith your own armor, create your own potions, etc. and you have a bunch to do in this game. There are also a ton of improvements to the combat from past games and conversing with the NPCs is much more fluid and interesting this time around. It's not perfect. Im sure you've hear about quite a few bugs and glitches in the game. Those are true. The thing is,though, not all of them happen in every single copy of the game. Very rarely are they game-breaking either. They are usually just amusing little things like flying mammoths that float gently to the ground after a while and stuff like that. Things I easily overlooked in that grand scope of the game. If you have decided not to play the game only because of something bad you've heard about it then you will be missing one of the best games to date. If anything you should also read about why people like it and then play it while giving it a chance. You'll probably find yourself wrapped up in it like I did.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best RPG ever created

      Posted
      someuser

      To say Skyrim is the best RPG ever created is a bold statement in a genre filled with so many amazing titles. From the original Pool of Radiance, to Baulder's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Fall Out (just to name a few) I have never played a RPG as beautiful, immersive, and as fun as Skyrim. With well over 100 hrs of game play, fun and exciting side quests, a great main story line, and a massively open-ended world to explore, Skyrim is guaranteed to put a major dent in your social life for weeks to come. Bethesda has improved on nearly every short coming of Oblivion. The characters and graphics are more realistic with a world where you can almost taste the dirt and grime. The process of character creation and leveling has been improved drastically. The crafting / alchemy system has also been revamped to allow for a substantially more fun experience (you can now also forge your own weapons and armor)! There is a much greater variety of weapons, armor, and miscellaneous items EACH beautifully rendered in stunning detail. There is also much more variety in textures eliminating the "every fort and dungeon looks the same". Your characters (and horses) now "stick" to the ground instead of floating / flying. The sound effects and sound track are awesome. I could go on and on over the awesomeness of this game and the huge improvements in brings to the Elder Scrolls series. However, there are a few cons as well. On the Xbox, loading times can be very long (on the PC they are nearly instantaneous). The graphics on the Xbox is also noticeably lower then the PC version. However, the game's interface and control is obviously designed for a console's controller and thus can be a little burdensome with a keyboard (luckily you can buy an Xbox like controller for the PC if you wish). Like any huge and complex game there are bugs to be worked out, some graphical anomalies, and a buggy companion path finding algorithm. Aside from the load times of the Xbox version, nothing close to being a deal breaker. In conclusion, if you like RPGs this is a MUST HAVE game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Skyrim has officially topped my list for best game

      Posted
      Silversoap

      For a long time, the number one game on my list has been Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Partly because of it's amazing story, and partly due to the fond memories I have associated with it. When Bethesda released Fallout 3, I thought that first place slot was going to be replaced. However, though Fallout 3 is a close second, its immersive gameplay and storyline were not quite good enough to overtake OOT and the memories. I had actually never played an Elder Scrolls until a friend had me borrow Oblivion. I enjoyed it, but there were too many things that annoyed me with it to really get into it. I had read reviews that a lot of the basic system had been improved with Skyrim, and so I decided to pre-order it. About 10 hours into the game, it replaced Fallout 3 as my number two. About 40 hours in, after having done a good number of side quests and a hefty portion of the main quest, it officially topped my list. The game is so immersive ... many of the characters seem so real, the landscape is unlike anything I've ever played, and the surprises that have come up are frequent enough to keep me on my toes. There may be slightly less humor to this game than one would come across in Fallout 3, but when Skyrim is funny, it's extremely brilliant. The fact that armor and weapons no longer degrade and break on you is one of my favorite changes that Bethesda has made. I understand that some people feel it takes away a certain realism from the game (because fighting dragons and mages is definitely part of my everyday life), but for me, it was just a nuisance. If you are wanting a game with a huge, open world environment where you can choose from hundreds of side quests and literally get lost in the game for hours on end, while having a blast , then this is definitely the game for you. If not, you should probably get back to your Modern Warfare 3.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the biggest games ever

      Posted
      Herobrine

      Carrying on the tradition of TES, Skyrim is an extremely long, extremely well thought out game with 500+ hours of gameplay easily. The scope of skyrim is absolutely amazing, with hundreds of locations, NPCs, quests, and thousands of weapon and armor combination. Another way skyrim excels is the fact that there is a play style for everyone, mages, warriors, berserkers, archers, assassins, spellswords, and so much more. Skyrim is exciting and open right from the start, as you don't have to do the main quest at all, but can play for hundreds of hours without even starting the main quests. In addition to supporting so many types of characters, there are different guilds and factions that all offer their own story and questline. A mage can join the College of Winterhold, a warrior can join the Companions, an Assassin can join the Dark Brotherhood, a thief can join the Thieves guild, anyone can join either the imperials or stormcloaks and fight in the civil war, or, with the new expansion pack, players can play as either a vampire lord or a member of the Dawnguard. There are also other aspects besides questing, such a buying and decorating a home, smithing, enchanting, alchemy and a whole host of other things to do in Skyrim. This is truly the best game of this year, and one of the best ever,along with TES franchise, up there with the classics in sheer amount of gaming. Despite the M rating, I think that anyone 12 and above can play, because it isn't the most violent, bloody, or inappropriate game available. On another note, multiplayer may be a good thing for this game, but it doesn't have, despite good co-op and multiplayer opportunities. I also recommend a decent headset for full immersion, as this game has a lot of dialogue and arguably one of the best soundtracks currently. (See recommended products for ideas)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best RPG game ever made.

      Posted
      DeadIslandFan

      To say Skyrim is the best RPG ever created is a bold statement in a genre filled with so many amazing titles. From the original Pool of Radiance, to Baulder's Gate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Fall Out (just to name a few# I have never played a RPG as beautiful, immersive, and as fun as Skyrim. With well over 100 hrs of game play, fun and exciting side quests, a great main story line, and a massively open-ended world to explore, Skyrim is guaranteed to put a major dent in your social life for weeks to come. Bethesda has improved on nearly every short coming of Oblivion. The characters and graphics are more realistic with a world where you can almost taste the dirt and grime. The process of character creation and leveling has been improved drastically. The crafting / alchemy system has also been revamped to allow for a substantially more fun experience #you can now also forge your own weapons and armor#! There is a much greater variety of weapons, armor, and miscellaneous items EACH beautifully rendered in stunning detail. There is also much more variety in textures eliminating the "every fort and dungeon looks the same". Your characters #and horses# now "stick" to the ground instead of floating / flying. The sound effects and sound track are awesome. I could go on and on over the awesomeness of this game and the huge improvements in brings to the Elder Scrolls series. However, there are a few cons as well. On the Xbox, loading times can be very long #on the PC they are nearly instantaneous#. The graphics on the Xbox is also noticeably lower then the PC version. However, the game's interface and control is obviously designed for a console's controller and thus can be a little burdensome with a keyboard #luckily you can buy an Xbox like controller for the PC if you wish#. Like any huge and complex game there are bugs to be worked out, some graphical anomalies, and a buggy companion path finding algorithm. Aside from the load times of the Xbox version, nothing close to being a deal breaker. In conclusion, if you like RPGs this is a MUST HAVE game.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just one warning...

      Posted
      AceDread

      This game is absolutely fantastic, and I haven't even played it yet. It's almost hard to believe this game is almost here, seeing as how the last Elder Scrolls was released in '06. The reason why people get so up in arms about this series is because of the history. Bethesda made their first Elder Scrolls in the 1990s, and it was a huge hit. While it was quite buggy, all games pretty much were at the time(except Bungie's Marathon, which was the first online game to have voice chat.) My absolute favorite Elder Scrolls game would have to be Morrowind, simply because the glitches in that game made it that much better. See, in all Elder Scrolls games, you have the option of being able to make your own spells.(Generally, this becomes available much later in the game.) However, the stronger the spell is the more gold you have to pay to create it, and you have to have enough mana to cast it. In Morrowind, you were able, with glitches, to get as much gold, health, mana, or any kind of stat you wanted. At one point, I created a spell that made me levitate and increased my speed by like 1000. I was flying across the map so fast the game couldn't load the textures fast enough for me to reach them. It was so awesome, but at that point you can't play the game anymore. If you had reached land, you would either die of impact or you'd run so fast you'd just be in the air again. My only warning for this game is this: While it's very easy to learn, if you were buying this for someone as their first game, they will not appreciate it like avid gamers, simply because they have to learn about video games themselves while having to learn about a whole new world called Tamriel while doing so. it can be a bit much for a first time gamer. Not to say that this game is insanely difficult, but you can make it that way if you felt so obliged. There's always a difficulty bar in the game options menu, you can turn it to very easy, which makes NPCs health lower tremendously and are very easy to kill. Or you can make it nearly impossible, which is pretty much impossible. NPCs have so much health you'd have to be knocking at them for 10 minutes to kill a heavy armored guard. Also, this series has had, easily, the most replay value of any game I've ever played(Except World of Warcraft, for obvious reasons), multiplayer or not. I'm not saying you won't get bored of it, as it is human nature to get bored of things. But with 300+ hours of gameplay, there's a lot to go back to. Hell, it's 2011 and I haven't done nearly everything in Oblivion OR Morrowind. These are timeless games, ones you'll tell your kids about.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Very frustrating

      Posted
      Argolich

      The story is good, just as in Oblivion and the characters are very well defined but the game play is very frustrating. Even on the easiest setting (novice) combat is ridiculously difficult. I'm at level 15 and get killed by a bear. I move from location to location and get attacked by dragons that just appear...and you can't run away from them and I can't figure out how to defeat them. I get jumped by 3 or 4 bandits and no matter how high my combat skills are I get hit by magic and lose half my health points in one strike. I don't get it. I lowered the difficulty as low as it could go and still at level 15 my warrior is a frustrating embarrassment. It could be me I grant you, but I thought Oblivion was much more fun. I've saved at a place where you can't proceed any further until you kill a frost dragon. I even have two companions with me. It always attacks my character and ignores the companions even when they repeatedly hit it with arrows and spells. I've tried to get past the dragon using every weapon and spell combo I have and i've died 13 times. I'm nearing the point where the frustration is sapping any joy out of the game. Leveling up does next to nothing to improve your abilities. The dragon I get. But running into one every 30 minutes out in the world is a serious pain when you can't escape them or kill them. Getting attacked by a bear and getting killed 3 or 4 times before you get a lucky critical hit on it just ain't all that much fun after 30 minutes. Maybe others are having an easier time of it than I am but I'm losing patience. My sword hits do pathetic damage even when I use a power attack. My stamina is massive yet I run out of steam after 3 or 4 swings and can't even run away. I don't remember Oblivion being this way. I'm probably one of the few reviewers who is somewhat disappointed by Skyrim. Its difficult to enjoy the great story when it is frequently interrupted by stupid and unavoidable deaths and be forewarned...the game has many, many load points and the load times are ponderous. There are places where you have to load to go into a building and then suffer another load if you go into some of the interior rooms. Ponderous.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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