The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


For most people, such a game does not need any introduction. However, for the small minority, Skyrim is a role playing fantasy game based in a civil war torn country. It is the 5th installment in The Elder Scrolls series and has won numerous awards such as, “PC Game of the Year”, “RPG of the Year”, and “Overall Game of the Year”.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Above, the protagonist is seen strutting thru one of the game’s many towns.

The story is, in this phrase, mind blowing. Very few games are able to attain such a level of greatness in a narrative, and no game can compare to Skyrim.

Despite the fact that it will never be seen as Bethesda’s best game, it has many key components which do not make it their best title. The graphics, although not fantastic, are still great. Despite the lack of ultra-realistic graphics, the game is still extremely enjoyable since you become fully immersed in Bethesda’s medieval-esque fantasy world.

The story is, in this phrase, mind blowing.

The game play is pretty good, the fighting system works nicely and the player is really able to be immersed while adventuring. But really, as I’ve already stated, the narrative the game is able to deliver will top any other facet of this game no matter how impressive they may be.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Above, the game’s fighting GUI is showcased in an encounter with one of the game’s iconic dragons.

Over all, it is entirely worth the hefty price it has for the simple fact that it is a whole experience to play Skyrim

One of the best, simple.

PROS: amazing story/narrative, great gameplay, good graphics, good modding community

CONS: sometimes bland voice -acting