The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Genre(s): RPG
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UK Publisher: Bethesda
US Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: Bethesda
Age Rating: ESRB Mature | PEGI 18

It's not the story, the dragons or the FUS RO DAH that makes The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim an essential open world RPG - it's the landscape. Set in the Northern part of Tamriel, Skyrim is a majestic and beautiful natural environment pockmarked with valleys and enriched by mountain ranges, which inspires a sense of heroism simply by existing in it.

Technologically, this isn't a huge leap forward from Oblivion, but artistically it's on another plane, making up for that game's relative blandness with a world where a stunning skyline or vista is almost always waiting around the next corner.

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94

A vast and gorgeous world of exciting possibilities, fascinating places, engrossing adventures and flying lizards.

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