Arthur Kabrick of gamrReview writes:
"Skyrim is a transcendent experience. It may not be perfect, but it excels in almost every aspect of design. There are games that you play and there are games that you experience, and this is the latter. It sucks you in, and you will get lost in its incredible depths. I am almost ashamed of loving Oblivion as I did, now that I know what an open-world fantasy RPG can truly achieve. So go buy Skyrim, and then call your friends and your boss, and warn them that they won’t hear from you for a while. And while you’re at it, get them to buy it too. This is quite frankly one of the deepest, most enjoyable and most inspiring gaming experiences you will ever have had. You owe it to yourself as a gamer to play this."