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

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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 

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