Skyrim Nintendo Switch REVIEW: Has Bethesda classic found a new home on Ninty portable?

Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim’s   is here, but does the Bethesda classic still hold up after all these years?

The Nintendo Switch Skyrim port features exclusive Nintendo content, including special items and armour from The Legend of Zelda.

Players can use Legend of Zelda amiibo to unlock Breath of the Wild armour and weaponry, like the Master Sword.

The Nintendo Switch version also introduces motion controls, letting players fire arrows and swing swords using the Joy-Cons.

The bundle includes previously released Skyrim expansions like Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. 

Then there’s the portability aspect, which means gaming fans can play on the go.

Does the Nintendo Switch Skyrim port live up to its predecessors? Check out the review gallery below to find out.

Much like the recently released , Skyrim looks great and runs smoothly on Nintendo Switch.

Character models may be showing their age and there’s a fair amount of texture pop up, but Skyrim still features one of the most beautiful game worlds of all time.

None of this has been lost on Nintendo Switch, where the game’s beauty continues to shine through.

This is one of the biggest and best role-playing games ever made, containing hundreds of hours of gameplay thanks to the inclusion of post-release DLC like Dawnguard and Dragonborn. 

It also works surprisingly well on the go, giving fans the chance to level up and perform bite-sized side quests on the commute to work or during a lunch break.

And speaking of surprises, the intuitive Joy-Con controls are a great fit, and add a new dimension to the combat.

Throw in some genuinely useful Legend of Zelda gear, and this feels almost as definitive as last year’s PS4 and Xbox One ports.

We say almost, because the Nintendo Switch port doesn’t feature the same mod support that came with PS4 and Xbox One.

This gives long-term fans less of a reason to revisit this all-time classic, especially if they sank tens of hours into the original.

And while the Joy-Con controls may be a good fit for Switch, the combat hasn’t aged particularly well. Fighting enemies continues to be the weak link in an otherwise exceptional game.

But that shouldn’t put you off playing one of the greatest games of all time, particularly if you’re yet to visit the wonderful world of Skyrim.

Bethesda’s classic role-playing game has found a new home on Nintendo Switch, and should keep you busy until the next bout of Nintendo exclusives hit the shelves.

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