Perfect Skyrim review from Famitsu, what would you award the game?

By Alan Ng - Nov 29, 2011

Just when you thought you had read enough Skyrim reviews to last you a lifetime, we have just one more to tell you about as this one is pretty significant. If you are familiar with Japanese publication Famitsu, you will be interested to know that they have just published their highly anticipated review for the game.

We asked if you were familiar with them, as most of you will know that they usually just focus on Japanese games. However, with Skyrim now out to the masses and a collection of stellar reviews already online, Famitsu has now revealed their review for Bethesda’s new epic and we can tell you that they have scored the game a flawless 40/40, according to VG247.

The Japanese publication has handed out maximum scores in the past, with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword being the last notable game to get top marks, but this is the very first time in the publication’s history that they have awarded a Western game with maximum marks. Just like other publications like Edge, Famitsu’s review scores are held in high esteem within the industry, so to give a game like Skyrim a perfect score tells you just how good the game actually is.

If you have Skyrim, you will most likely agree with their opinion that the game is one of the best, if not the best game to release in 2011. However, Skyrim’s recent problems on all three platforms have been well documented, but with a patch update hitting all three versions this week, the problems will hopefully be gone for good and everyone can get back to playing a game which Famitsu have deemed worthy of a 40/40 review score.

As a player who has already racked up hundreds of hours on Skyrim, would you agree with the perfect score for the game or do you have a different opinion? If you could give a review score for Skyrim based on your personal experiences so far, what score would you give the game?

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  • Jesus Lopez

    I was really surprised when I began to hear how much the gaming community really like the new Elder Scrolls game: Skyrim, especially because it is strictly an RPG title. Most of the time RPG appeal to a smaller crowd and now I really want to play this game. I’m really impressed with the graphics and
    love that it’s not a turn based combat game like most RPGs. Today games are so expensive and I can’t afford to pay $60 for a game, so I like to rent them through Blockbuster Movie Pass. DISH customers can subscribe to Blockbuster Movie Pass and get movie and game rentals though the mail, 20 extra channels and access to a huge online collection of on demand titles. I am so happy that I was able to get it, even though I have and employee DISH account. Luckily, I have time to
    finish my current games and then rent Skyrim on 2/24/12, I cannot wait!

  • Sam

    gameplay, content and story wise I give the game a 9. Technically, technically and consumer support I give a 2.5 and that’s cuz I’m feeling generous. The technology in this game is so freaking retarded. Support for only 2 cores !!?!?!?!?!?! WTF There are 8 core processors out there. Support for 2 gigs of ram? Most computers have 8-12 gigs of it. This is propably the worst technological fail of the last 2 years (since fallout NV anyway)

    So they still do a great game but they can’t get a decent engine to run them. Especially after hyping that there no engine would be bug free with ultra realistic graphics that would melt are computers. Yeah well it’s not even close.

    • Dtoracle

      Sorry to break it to you, but most computers(the ones people own, not the ones in stores) don’t have 8-12GB of memory. & most people have 1-2 core processors. I know you need a reason to justify your purchases, but don’t get mad at Bethesda.

  • this game dont deserve perfect score no bathesda game deserves perfect score its 21st century and only they make games that lag so badly its  unbelievable. Also my skyrim never had problems on ps3 but after the patch the game keeps freezing, crushing my ps3, i didnt need the patcgh but was forced to have the patch 

    • Sam

      Hmmmm, bro, delete the patch data, and just don’t plug in your internet when you play Skyrim. You don’t require it so don’t use it. That’s what I use to do.