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You can try Skyrim for free on Steam over the weekend

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The 5 people who don't already own Skyrim on PC have the opportunity to try out the game's Special Edition over the weekend for free. The SE version of the game will also be available at half the price during the free weekend.

Bethesda really want to make sure that the next 10 generations of humanity try Skyrim at least once. With versions of the fifth instalment of the Elder Scrolls series soon coming to Nintendo Switch, VR devices and toasters around the world, this weekend Steam will play host to a free trial of the game's Special Edition.

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Interested newcomers to the series or those looking to upgrade to the Special Edition can do so at a 50 per cent discount during the free trial.

If by some strange twist of fate you haven't had the opportunity to play Skyrim until know, be warned that the initial 20 or so hours of the game represent an excellent vertical slice of everything you will ever get to do in the title. This means clearing out dungeons, crafting, clearing out dungeons, fetch quests, clearing out dungeons, interacting with mechanically immortal over the top Viking NPCs, clearing out dungeons, leveling with loot hunting and clearing out dungeons.

If you think this sounds a lot like an Korean MMORPG, then you aren't too far off.

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If you enjoy what you see during the free trial, the full game is pretty much more of the same.

Currently, Skyrim still doesn't require you to instal Bethesda's game launcher, unless you want to access Creation Club - Bethesda's subcontracting tool for Skyrim and Fallout 4 mods.

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