The beloved RPG Skyrim can now be considered officially old as it hits the most popular PC gaming store for classic games.
GOG (or Good Old Games) announced that Skyrim would come to the platform celebrating the store’s 14th anniversary. Still one of the best RPGs on the market, Skyrim’s original release and its updated Anniversary Edition are available for purchase again – both at deep discounts.
“After many years and many requests from our users, Skyrim, the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls franchise, is now available on GOG,” the platform said in a press release.
As is usual with games sold on GOG, your versions of Skyrim will be DRM-free. You can install the game on as many systems as you want, you don’t need to be online to play and you don’t even need to be logged into your GOG account to launch it after it’s installed. You also won’t need to log into the game’s Creation Club – a companion platform that lets you buy mods curated by Bethesda.
Due to Skyrim’s massive popularity among modders, GOG’s RPG version will be “most mod compatible” on Nexus Mods and will support the Skyrim Script Extender – a popular tool used by many mods for the game. GOG says it is also preparing “something special to provide an even smoother modding experience”, for which we can “expect more details soon”.
Many modern triple-A and indie releases are listed on GOG, but the storefront specializes in older titles. Earlier this year, he said in a blog post (opens in new tab) who wanted to refocus on retro games that hold a special place in the hearts of gamers. Skyrim’s addition to the platform shows its age as it joins its predecessors in The Elder Scrolls series.
You can now find The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition on GOG. If you’re desperate to get back to the world of Tamriel, it’s probably best to take Skyrim for another round, as it will be years before The Elder Scrolls 6 launches.