The Elder Scrolls series has been around for some time now, and the latest Elder Scrolls game, Skyrim, has been given an update and port to the latest games consoles. Available on Xbox One and PS4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition has the same great gameplay and story from the original Skyrim, but with major enhancements to the graphics, framerate and overall performance.
Another new addition for this Special Edition is the addition of mods, which add more weapons, characters, and quests, something that the original version did not have.
Skyrim sees you starting as a prisoner, arrested for a crime that you may or may not have committed. You are able to completely customize your character, from major things like gender and race to the tiniest of details, like how high or low your eyebrows are!
The mythical races you chose from all have different strengths and weaknesses and special abilities. For example, the Khajiit, a humanoid cat race, has the ability to see in the dark, and is more geared towards stealth than combat.
Other races, like the Orcs, are more suitable for physical fighting. Some races, particularly the elves, are good at magic, and some others are immune to poison and certain magical attacks. As you progress through the game, you can choose to focus on completing the main quest, or focus on the many side quests and stories spread across the land that the game covers.
The main quest involves the return of the infamous dragon to the land, though they were thought for centuries to all be dead. It is revealed that you are the Dragonborn, a non-dragon capable of performing the same magical spells, called ‘shouts’, that the dragons can.
These ‘shouts’ range from fire breathing to slowing down time and even pushing things out of your way. You have to go out and slay the main dragon that has been travelling around resurrecting all of the previously slain dragons.
There are plenty of side missions to choose from too, such as resolving the Civil War in Skyrim or becoming the Thane of all of the Cities.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is available on PS4 and Xbox One, and is a free upgrade for PC users who bought the original game and all of the DLC in the past.
There are two options to buy this new Skyrim release: Standard and SteelBook. Standard comes with the full revamped Skyrim and all of the DLC that it originally launched with, and is available both physically and digitally. The SteelBook version has the same content, but it comes in a high quality metal case, and is only available physically.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is available on Amazon here.