All the Best Swag You Need to Celebrate the Re-Release of Skyrim

By Tom Pritchard on at

Last week Bethesda went ahead and released a remastered version of the much-loved Skyrim. With improvements and optimisations to match the current generation systems, along with the much-coveted console mods. If you're a big fan of Skyrim, or the Elder Scrolls games in general, here are some bits you might want toget your hands on.

Skyrim Special Edition

Naturally you're probably going to want to buy the brand new remastered version of Skyrim, and it's available for both Xbox One and PS4.

If you're a PC player with everything Skyrim has to offer (the base game plus all the DLC), the Special Edition will come as a free update. If not, make sure to grab yourself the Legendary Edition or whichever of the three DLC packs you're missing. [Buy on Xbox One here | Buy on PS4 here]

The Elder Scrolls Online, from £12 (No subscription)

The other Elder Scrolls game that's still a big deal is the MMO, set a thousand years before the events of Skyrim. The many races of Tamriel are at war with one another, fighting as part of three separate alliances in order to claim supreme power. The Daedric prince Molag Bal is also using this time to invade the world, which the player has to deal with. [Buy for PC here | Buy for PS4 here | Buy for Xbox One here]

Older Games

Skyrim is the fifth title in the Elder Scrolls Series, and if you haven't played the previous titles you might as well do that as well. If you don't want to go through Steam for whatever reason, you can get the Game of the Year editions (base game plus all the DLC/expansion packs) of both Morrowind] and Oblivion. Arena and Daggerfall are also freely available directly from Bethesda, but you will need a DOS emulator to play them. These are rather long games, so only buy these if you have many, many hours to kill.

Skyrim Special Edition Collectors Edition Guide

Skyrim is a big game. So big, in fact that you might need some help navigating its landscapes and dungeons. It's a hardcover focussing on all the enemies, items, locations, and quests you'll come across in-game. It also comes with a Dragonborn bookmark, and a location map to help you find where everything is. [Buy it here]

The Infernal City, £7

Skyrim takes places 200 years after Oblivion, so it's fair to say that there's a lot of history not mentioned in the fifth game. The Infernal City is set 40 years after the Oblivion Crisis, and the appearance of a deadly floating city in the skies of Tamriel. Umbriel, as it's called, kills anyone who falls within its shadow - before reanimating them as part of an undead army. A team of four unlikely heroes (isn't that always the way)come together to stop the threat, with the whole realm hanging in the balance. [Buy it here]

Lord of Souls, £8

The sequel to The Infernal City, with Umbriel still in action and threatening the safety of the realm. No spoilers from the first book, but the team has been split up on and travelling on different paths to complete their quest. And not all of those paths are good. [Buy it here]

The Skyrim Library, £20.39 per volume

You know all those books inside Skyrim that some people read, but others don't bother with? What if I told you that there's a way to read them all without sitting in front of a TV screen and reading miniature text? Well good news. All of the in-game books have been collected into three hardback volumes, dubbed 'The Library of Skyrim'. o if you really must keep reading The Lusty Argonian Maid, you're all set. [Buy Vol I here | Buy Vol II here | Buy Vol III here]

Tales of Tamriel, £20.39 per volume

Like The Skyrim Library, Tales of Tamriel partially collects the in-game books featured inside the Elder Scrolls Online MMO. Each volume also features exclusive artwork, and a guide to the game's lore. [Buy Vol I here | Buy Vol II here]

Plush Mudcrab, £30

Those pesky mudcrabs, snapping at your feet and preventing you from fast travelling just by being around. They are The Elder Scrolls' most annoying enemies, and now you can own one of your own. Just don't keep it near your bedroom, because we all know you can't sleep with enemies nearby. [Buy it here]

Tamriel Map, £25

A fine edition for any wall, showing off the entire continent that the Elder Scrolls games take place on - including all nine countries that the many races call home. [Buy it here]

Dovahkiin Pop Keyring

Add an adorable mini pseudo-viking warrior to your keys, with this fancy little miniature from Funko's Pop Vinyl range. [Buy it here]

Dovahkiin Helmet Replica, £312

If you have money to burn, and you're a big fan of the game, you might want to invest in this replica of the Dragonborn's helmet. It can be worn, but even if it's too small it'll still look pretty damn good on display. [Buy it here]