Just as foretold in the Elder Scrolls, the time for the dragons to return to Tamriel has come, led by Alduin, a dragon of godly proportions whose victory would mean the end of Tamriel. Players take the role of the last of the Dragonborn, a group of god-sent dragon hunters that possess the power to defy the powerful beasts and absorb their power. There have been several signs indicating the dragons' inevitable return as prophesied by the Elder Scrolls, such as the opening of the Oblivion gates some two centuries ago. The final sign is a Nordic civil war between the Imperial Legion from Cyrodiil, who wish to exercise authority over Skyrim, and the Stormcloaks, a group of Nordic rebels who wish to kick the strangers out of their land. The protagonist starts his/her journey during the said events, and in keeping with Elder Scrolls tradition the player begins as a prisoner.
The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim got amazing reception by critics including Game Of The Year 2011 by X-Play,Game Of The Year 2011 by SPIKE Video Game Awards,Best Role Playing Game by SPIKE Video Game Awards,Best Company by SPIKE Video Game Awards,Best Xbox 360 Game by IGN,Best PC Game by IGN and Best Role Playing Game by ReviewsOnTheRun.