Despite how long it's been out, Skyrim still enjoys a dedicated audience thanks to a thriving modding scene, as well as Bethesda's fair hand for designing an eminently replayable game. At this point though, it's safe to say that you've probably played a fair chunk of the game legitimately, and might fancy spicing up your next playthrough with a few overpowered abilities, or at least removing some of the duller elements altogether.
Skyrim is jam-packed full of quests, both on the main storyline and off the beaten track, but one almost all players will encounter is the Golden Claw side-quest in Riverwood.
In a game where you can role-play in a countless number of ways, it's only fitting that you can get hitched to one of your favourite characters along the way.
In a game where you can get accumulate countless trinkets, get married and adopt children, it only makes sense you can dabble in home ownership too. Skyrim Houses unlock when you complete certain quests and hand over a sizeable amount of gold, allowing you to have a base in some of the game's biggest cities.
Skyrim is absolutely littered with quests. Though you're introduced to the game through the main story, it can be ignored entirely almost from the off for you to find adventures in any direction you choose.
As with many of Bethesda's huge adventures, Skyrim was treated to a series of hefty expansions that introduced new questlines, weapons, factions, locations and even the ability to build your own house.
If you're playing the original versions of the game and have bought the DLC, it'll show up on the game's main menu to signify it's available. If you have bought the PS4, Xbox One or PC version of the Special Edition, it'll automatically be included too.
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For the first time on consoles, players will be able to download Skyrim mods on PS4 and Xbox One. The recent launch of mods in Fallout 4 allowed players to customise their adventure with graphical tweaks, new sound effects and even entire new missions, and with hundreds mods available from day one on Xbox One, expect similar healthy support for Skyrim upon release.
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