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Tom's Hardware Steam Giveaway: 'Skyrim: Special Edition'

Do you like free games? If you answered "Yes," you've come to the right place. In case you haven't heard, every two weeks the Tom's Hardware Community Staff throws raffles for free Steam games, and our latest Steam Giveaway for Skyrim: Special Edition is nearly over. We have three copies of Bethesda's updated RPG classic available to win. If you're looking for a game to keep occupied this is it. In addition to re-mastered, high resolution graphics, Skyrim: Special Edition also features all of the original's DLC content.

As always, head to the giveaway thread for your chance to win. One copy will be given away via our free-to-enter raffle, and two others will be given away by answering the discussion prompt in the giveaway thread.

The Steam Giveaway will run until 12pm EDT on Friday, December 9. The game will be awarded to the winners as a Steam gift. A Steam account is required to receive the prize and play the game.

  • Jeff Fx
    Anyone who bought the original and all the DLC already has the special edition. It looks much better than the original release, but not as good as the original + 3rd party mods.
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  • Math Geek
    wouldn't mind having it to see what all the hubbub has been about all these years. never played it myself but would for free :D
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  • RomeoReject
    My younger brother doesn't have this yet though, could be nice for him!
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  • alextheblue
    18976968 said:
    Anyone who bought the original and all the DLC already has the special edition. It looks much better than the original release, but not as good as the original + 3rd party mods.
    I was missing one DLC and I didn't catch wind of the freebie option for DLC owners until it was too late.

    Anyway, while what you say is true, I believe there is more potential in Skyrim SE - mods are free to consume a LOT more RAM for one thing. You can still mod away so if you want super realistic textures, I'm sure they're out there. It's built around DX11 instead of (I believe) DX9 in Skyrim. It also comes stock with some pretty-graphics extras like volumetric lighting (godrays), SSAO, lots of other shadow improvements like smoother shadows + shadow movement, temporal AA, rain occlusion, flowing water shaders, dynamic DoF, reduced pop-in when moving fast, and probably other tweaks. Some of that could be added with mods, but not all of it, and it's nice to have it baked in. It does require a beefy system to turn crank godrays up though.
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