The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrimfor iOS



Create an entire world for your fantasy character in the snowy Nordic lands of Skyrim.

The fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls saga

Elder Scrolls fans will be blown away by this touchscreen version of the well-received Skyrim.

Lose yourself in the fantastical lands of Skyrim. This installment of the Elder Scrolls has beautiful graphics that will keep you coming back for more.

You'll explore snowy mountains, crumbling temple ruins, and breathtaking waterfalls. This software is a role-playing game (RPG) that gives you the freedom to control the game. There are vast lands that your character can discover.

Skyrim has simplified the controls to fit a touchscreen. Most options are on-screen and adapt to whatever your character is doing. If there is a weapon nearby, all you need to do is simply tap the button to pick it up. Some tasks are automated to avoid a mass of buttons taking up the screen. You can also select a range of your favorite spells, weapons, and attack moves which you then tap to use. This makes the layout easier, although the controls are still awkward. On a console, the analog triggers select most of the options and feel more natural in a gamer’s hand. Using a touchscreen would be strange for any avid gamer, but it is easy enough to grasp.

The expansive adventures and beautiful graphics come at a price, though. The game drains the battery like a vampire and can make other programs on your iPhone run slower when Skyrim is running in the background. The overwhelming nature of the game also seems a lot harder to navigate on a small screen. Some players may find the vast world too big to fully explore on their iPhone.

Where can you run this program?

This program runs on iOS 8.1 and later.

Is there a better alternative?

No. This RPG is good for hours of fun. A similar game for the iPhone is Final Fantasy VI.

Our take

Skyrim is a great game for Elder Scrolls fans. It brings the world of fantasy adventure to smaller screens and those on the go. It tends to get overwhelming on the iPhone, though, so if you have the option to pick your platform, check out the PC version, which is more manageable.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you want to play this RPG away from your computer, it is perfect for you.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrimfor iOS


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