The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Skyrim's move to Switch brings huge adventure on the go.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 8+


There are a lot of dumb reviews on this thing, but I’ll tell you the truth. This game is set in medieval age so there are swords bows etc. However my 12 year old son played this and his brother (8 years old) played it and enjoyed it, after viewing gameplay I can safely say this game is fine for 8 and up. My 8 year old was taught a lot about family and loyalty just through the side quests alone. The story is long but filled with positive role models/messages. All together fantastic game.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
age 12+

Great game for young teens. Don’t know why it’s rated M.

The violence in this game is probably what a lot of people are worried about. But, it’s not that bad at all. I got this for my 13 year old son, and he has really been wanting it and I watched him start up the game. The game starts with a medieval beheading. But, the beheading is far away, so you can’t really even see it and it’s not that violent. Then, a dragon attacks and you need to escape the town. During the game, you are attacking mostly inhuman creatures such as, goblins, giant spiders, giants, etc.... When you are attacking them no visible wounds get on the creature, it just leaves some blood on your sword, there is not even blood splatter on the ground. If you get to a high enough level, you can do finishers. These are epic things you do to finish off the enemy. Some of them include impaling the creature with a sword or beheading them. But they look ridiculously fake. Sense the game is old, it looks really glitchy and it looks like the sword doesn’t even touch the creature. The blood just looks fake as well, it is really dramatic. I also don’t know what common sense is talking about with the rape and stuff. My son and I have explored the whole map and there is none in it. So, I think this game is good for 12 year olds and up. I have no clue why it was rated mature. And if you are a parent that is apprehensive about their teen/kid playing this, it should be completely fine.

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