The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Video Game 2011) Poster

(2011 Video Game)

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Sex & Nudity

  • Your character can get married in the game but there's no sex.
  • Some of the side stories imply rape.
  • Players can have their character in their underwear. Other characters will comment negatively towards them if they do. Enemies can also be stripped down to their underwear (either by pickpocketing them or looting their corpse).
  • A man asks a woman to marry him. She declines politely.

Violence & Gore

  • Weopons can get bloody. Not graphic, more cartoonish than anything.
  • A very mild "M" rated game. Violence is prevalent but never graphic (mostly just some blood) and there is no sexual content.
  • At the beginning of the game a prisoners head is chopped off by an axe is a little graphic not very graphic.
  • Heads ripped off and lots of blood splatterd all over the place if you choose to become a fully fledged werewolf or buy the decapitation perk. dragons burn people alive in a non gruesome way just cartoonish fire around the character.
  • during the game you can unlock an ability to cut off the heads of your opponents in a rather graphic way
  • in front of the entrance of a cave, we can see impaled and skinned corpses: quite graphic
  • You can kill animals (deer, wolves, rabbits, chickens, etc). You can also kill other fantasy creatures (skeletons, giant spiders, etc). When an enemy is killed there is a short splash of blood. When killing some creatures, the blood will be a different color. There's occasionally blood on walls in dungeons. The blood can sometimes stain melee weapons.
  • If you become a vampire, you'll watch yourself get bitten, then wake up hours later as a full blood vampire. Not very graphic, but may affect some queasy players.
  • A public beheading takes place at the very beginning of the game, and is seen up close, with blood. This only lasts for three seconds.
  • Necromancer caves sometimes have skulls on spears.
  • Although the game can be violent, the enemies that you will be fighting most often (e.g. dragons, draugr, giant spiders, and the such) will not spill much blood, and it's usually a greenish color. Keep in mind that the point of the game is to kill dragons, which is more fantasy like than violent and that most if not all violence is done out of self defense.


  • Damn is used moderately throughout the entire game, Ass is used once, Whore is used twice, and Bitch is used twice. Bastard is used too at the beginning of the game and other times.
  • Almost non-existent. The word Damn is used a handful of times and they use their own "gods" names in vain.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Much stronger than the base game as there is much alcohol, but also many uses of drugs, implied and shown, but never explicit.
  • The player can drink many forms of alcohol, including mead and wine.
  • One drug makes you player character faint and wake up in a cell with a dead prisoner beside them. It also makes the screen turn green and purple, as if high on drugs. It's more humorous than graphic.
  • There are also many potions that enhance the players abilities. Health, stamina and mana potions are the most common. They simply give a boost to a certain attribute.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • If this game were a movie, it would be rated pg-13 for some strong violence and bloody imagery.
  • It's a fantasy game with multiple enemies and allies. Many may be found scary to young children (skeletons). Some of the tombs that the player must go through are dark and claustrophobic. They can also have traps. There're many extremely creepy moments, sometimes giving you the feeling that you are watching a horror movie like draugrs sneaking up on you and scaring you or spiders making terrifying sounds while you don't see them.
  • Skyrim isn't that violent and contains some disturbing imagery and characters. It's best for children between the ages 12-15.
  • Violence is simaler to most fantasy games and movies such as the Lord of the Rings and the other elder scrolls games.

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