The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR MastheadThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Masthead

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating


Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

Based on 46 critic reviews
Spread the word:

Game Information

Available on:Oculus RiftApr 2, 2018
HTC ViveApr 2, 2018
PlayStation VRNov 17, 2017

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Genre: RPG

A true, full-length open-world game for VR has arrived from award-winning developers, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim VR reimagines the complete epic fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains and more, Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to experience any way you choose. Skyrim VR includes the critically-acclaimed core game and official add-ons –Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn.

Where to Buy

Green Man Gaming

Review Data

View More
Mighty Head
Strong Head
Fair Head
Weak Head
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – PlayStation VR E3 Trailer thumbnail

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – PlayStation VR E3 Trailer

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Screenshot 1
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Screenshot 2


6.8 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Because of its diminished graphics and clumsy combat controls, Skyrim VR definitely isn't the best way to actually play Skyrim. However, if you leave the difficulty on the default lowest setting and roam the world as a god who can slay enemies with the flick of the wrist, it's a good way to experience Bethesda's legendary RPG from a whole new perspective.

Read full review

Metro GameCentral

7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A serious attempt to get the whole of Skyrim working in VR, but the compromises in terms of graphics and controls are considerable.

Read full review

Game Informer

5 / 10.0
Kyle Hilliard

I'm glad Skyrim VR exists. I like seeing developers like Bethesda experiment with its fully featured triple-A games in VR, but Skyrim was not a game made for the platform and it shows

Read full review

Game Revolution

Game Revolution

Maybe one day we'll play an Elder Scrolls game that's built for VR natively, but for now, Skyrim VR is the next best thing.

Read full review