The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reviews rounded up - Gematsu
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reviews rounded up
posted on 11.10.11 at 10:04 AM EST by (@salromano)
Skyrim scores reach massive heights.

The review embargo for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim lifted today, bringing in an influx of perfect and near-perfect scores. Destructoid, DigitalSpy, Giant Bomb, and Eurogamer awarded the game a 10/10—for starters.

See the complete list below. Skyrim is due for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC tomorrow.

Note: our Skyrim review will be published in the coming week. We didn’t receive a review copy, but are still planning on reviewing the game.

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  • Sal Romano

    I should totally start doing more of these roundups.

    • Chaos Raiden

      @Sal Romano: Maybe you should do roundup for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations reviews. :D Pretty strange that not a single review of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations surfaced yet…

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  • Kougeru

    After reading a few them, it definitely seems overrated. Joystiqs review for example didnt match the score they gave it. They complained about technical issues, repetitive quests, and lackluster melee combat. The melee combat was the biggest issue in the entire franchise for me. It’s just so boring and repetitive, nothing other than click click click click click. After reading over 10 of these reviews, It definitely rather sounds like a 7.5-8/10 or a 3.5/5.I hate how nearly every big game gets vastly overrated as everyone ignores all it’s downsides. You should do more of these so I can read a bunch of them easily and make a better judgement based on the things all the reviews have in common. Definitely skipping this for Skyward Sword. I’ll get it when the complete collection comes out with all the DLC in about a year or two. Thank you for doing this roundup.

    • Sal Romano

      @Kougeru: Hrm. Hopefully our review will have better insight then. Matt (who hasn’t written in ages) will be doing it.

      As for Skyward Sword, we’ll have a review for that, too. Embargo lifts tomorrow, but we won’t have it up by then merely for the fact that we just got it.

      We WILL have it up before release, though.

      • Kougeru

        @Sal Romano: This happens with every game I think. My theory is that it’s the hype. I LOVED Dark Souls and told people it was a 9/10 the first week I played it. By the second week, when it was all said and done It really felt closer to an 8. The hype caused me to rate it higher I think, and I believe most reviewers now days are affected by this as well. For that reason I can’t really blame these reviewers since they want to get the reviews out before the game releases. And wow…they’re lifting their embargo that early? Is that normal?

        • Sal Romano

          @Kougeru: It all depends on the game/publisher, really. Some times they’ll wait until the day before release date, other times it’ll be a week.

          But yeah, kind of wish they’d lift it later, just so we could get up our review with everyone else. But I’m happy we’ll at least be able to get it up before launch day.

  • Goddamn it I literally cant wait for tommorow when this comes out! Reviews look great and I cant stop watching the trailers and interviews.

    Also, it will good to read another review from Matt, I thought he’d left the site for a while.

    • Sal Romano

      @TezChi: He’s at Full Sail University now, so he’s been pretty preoccupied.

      He has pretty good history with the Elder Scrolls series though so it’ll be interesting to read what he writes.

  • Looking forward to the review from you guys!

  • go-go-boy

    this game is for champio….no DRAGONBORNS!!!!!!!!!

  • amazing game

  • Azure’Sora

    TA SCORE .o.

  • rockman29

    Game is ridonkulously good.

    I love how much it just trounces Oblivion, that makes it even more fun!