The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011 open world action role-playing video game

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing, open-world video game which was made by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Skyrim is the fifth game in The Elder Scrolls series. It is a sequel to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Skyrim was released worldwide on November 11, 2011 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Three add-ons were later released for Skyrim. They were Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. The legendary edition of Skyrim was released on June 4, 2013, this included ‘’The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’’ Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn.

The player character is known as the Dragonborn in game, a mortal with a dragon's soul and blood.

Skyrim's main story revolves around the player character and their quest to defeat Alduin the World-Eater, A dragon which is said to destroy Tamriel. Tamriel is a ficitional continent in which Skyrim is region. The game takes place two hundred years after The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion takes place. In ‘’Skyrim’’ the user can travel anywhere in the game world due to it being open world.

The game was created using the Creation Engine, which was rebuilt for Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released to critical acclaim. The game sold over 20 million copies across all three platforms.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing game, it uses first-person and third-person perspectives. The player can freely travel around Skyrim, as it is an open-world game. Skyrim has wilderness, dungeons, cities, towns, fortresses, villages,and bandit bases.[1] Players can travel the world using horses or by fast traveling which allows the player to travel to any discovered place.[2] The game’s main quest can be completed or ignored, up to the players choice. Some quests rely on the main story's progression.

References change

  1. Reilly, Jim (December 2, 2015). "New Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Details". IGN. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  2. Onyett, Charles (December 2, 2015). "The Elder Scrolls Evolved: What's New in Skyrim". IGN. Retrieved December 2, 2015.