The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Bethesda Softworks
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Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol
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Rating Summary
This is a fantasy role-playing game in which players assume the role of Dovakin, a figure with the power to combat dragons in the fictional world of Skyrim. As players traverse through open-world environments, they complete missions and quests that impact the fate of their character. Players use swords, bows and arrows, axes, and magic attacks (e.g., fireballs, ice shards) to kill various enemies (e.g., wolves, dragons, soldiers) in melee-style combat. Some sequences are highlighted by slow-motion effects, particularly for decapitations. Large blood-splatter effects also occur during combat, and some environments are stained with blood or body parts (e.g., heads impaled on spikes). Players have the ability to injure/kill non-adversary characters, including bound prisoners that scream in pain. The dialogue and text contain references to sexual material (e.g., “She...raped the men as cruelly as [he] had ravished her”; "“She knew after all these many years when to be sensual and when to be sexual”; “Remember when you thought [he] was...intent on making you...into his personal sex slave?”). Alcohol such as wine, mead, and ale can be purchased and consumed by players' character throughout the game; in one sequence, players can engage in a drinking contest with another character, which eventually results in slurred speech. The word “sh*t” appears in the game.

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