Mark Butler writes: "Skyrim is not quite perfect. The combat could be slicker, the menus less cumbersome and the graphics a little sharper. But such minor concerns are largely irrelevant in the face of an experience that regularly delights and, on occasion, is capable of taking your breath away.
"Pushing the established open-world RPG template in new and exciting ways, Bethesda have succeeded in creating a vivid and exciting gameworld that begs to be explored. Its landscape is so remarkable, and its quests so engaging, that you could quite easily find yourself playing for days at a time. And you really couldn’t be blamed for doing just that."