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THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM

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THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM

Type of media DigitalMedia

Release date 11/11/2011

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 01/11/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM is a role-playing game for PC, set in a vast open-world playing environment. The player takes on a number of quests in an attempt to save the land of Skyrim from destruction in a time of civil war. The game was classified '15' for strong violence.

There is violence throughout the game as the player attacks enemies using a range of weapons, including swords, daggers and axes. Attacks cause large spurts of blood but no realistic injury detail. The amount of blood goes beyond the limits of the BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12', which state 'There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood' but is permissible at '15' where 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury'. It is not possible to inflict further damage on the corpses of defeated enemies. While attacking innocent characters and allies is possible, it is not encouraged by the game mechanics as it makes you more likely to be attacked yourself and therefore hinders your progress. The game places a strong emphasis on problem-solving and collecting information rather than solely focusing on violence.

Other strong aspects of the game include: a cutscene which shows a decapitation during an execution; a section where you make the choice whether to join a group of cannibals in eating human flesh (although no detail of the activity itself is shown); and sight of a female murder victim with some bloody cuts on her limbs and back.

Details

Distributor(s)
ZeniMax Europe Ltd
Classified date(s)
05/09/2011
Main language
English
BBFC reference
BDM282610
Registration number
VFD58276

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