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Best Role-Playing Game 2011

December 22, 2011 Written by Anthony Severino

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Every day of our lives, we wake up and we’re told what to do. By our families, our jobs, our governments – we are all expected to live a certain way. In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can do whatever you want when you want to from the second you turn the game on. You choose the type of character you want to be and then forge your own path. There’s a main storyline you can follow, but you can just as easily spend 200+ hours in the game without making even a single kill. (where’s the fun in that, though?)

No two playthroughs are ever the same. This type of freedom is rare. Playing a game without confines is liberating and helps to immerse you in the closest thing to a living, breathing world you can find outside of reality. This among so many other reasons is why Skyrim is the Best RPG of 2011.

Runners Up:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Catherine
  • Dark Souls
  • Dragon Age II