The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 68 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 68 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

Although it may not be immune to the test of time, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim still holds up as one of the most immersive virtual worlds ever created in a video game. All of its vastness, beauty, characters, stories, and goofy bugs fit nicely onto the Switch, where it runs at a good, steady framerate and resolution. The addition of motion controls are handy unless you plan to be a melee fighter, and amiibo support is a nice touch, but neither is really a game changer. This is a great way to get your Skyrim fix if you've never played before or have been looking for a reason to jump back in.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Nov 17, 2017

One of the best ever Western style role-players is given a new lease of life as a portable game.

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Nov 16, 2017

Motion controls add a breath of fresh air to a familiar game, with astounding results. A must-have for anyone with a Switch and a love of open world games.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

The Switch version of Skyrim is a well-executed version of a modern classic that you can play on the go, offering the same delights (and minor frustrations) of the original

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8 / 10
Nov 16, 2017

A strong foundation and a high-quality port make Skyrim worth revisiting on Switch.

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Unscored
Nov 16, 2017

When I ask myself what I'm willing give up to play this on a portable, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on Nintendo Switch allows me to answer "I don't have to give up much of anything."

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Unscored
Nov 16, 2017

Despite the fact that it's probably being developed for refrigerators at this point, Skyrim is a great choice to port to the Switch. Very little had to actually be compromised, and unless you have a thing for high-res texture packs on PC, you aren't missing out on much.

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Nov 16, 2017

Skyrim is pretty much second only to Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it comes to action RPGs on this console.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2017

Skyrim VR is one of the best VR games that are in the market nowadays. Even though this game has gone through almost every console and also PC, this is a great way to surprise the player and create a better immersion.

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Unscored
Nov 17, 2017

Being able to take this huge adventure with you everywhere you go is fantastic, and, if you thought that Skyrim took over your life before, now it actually can.

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