The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    11/11/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Role Playing

Video Game

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Contains strong violence
  • Production Year

    2011

  • Release date

    11/11/2011

  • Genre(s)

    Role Playing

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.

  • Classified date

    05/09/2011

  • BBFC reference

    BDM282610

  • Language

    English