Just in case you weren't sold on the depth of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's character creation system, Bethesda has decided to hammer its point home with the release of new photos showcasing every single preset variations for each of the game's ten playable races. From spiky horned Argonians to painted Orcs, braided Nords and squinty-eyed Elves, visit our fancy new gallery below for a look at the two hundred studio-made models waiting to be inhabited in the upcoming RPG.

The photos were released in advance of Skyrim's appearance at this weekend's PAX Prime 2011 in Seattle, where it will be on display as a hands-on demo for attendees.Take a peak at Bethesda's last batch of character screenshots to see some of the main races in action.

Still haven't found the right face for you? Relax, these are just the presets. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will feature a full do-it-yourself-you-picky-bastard character design system when it launches on November 11 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Aug 24, 2011


  • ZiltoidTheOmniscient - August 25, 2011 1:16 p.m.

    Wow looks like there's gonna be much more diverse options in character creation. Can't wait for this.
  • Brassballs - August 25, 2011 10:38 a.m.

    Why do all the Argonians look startled? Like somebody just slapped them with a particularly rancid bit of beef.
  • Gotxxrock - August 25, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    This made me chortle to a high degree. The eyes and quills make them look alot more avian than reptilian: Raptor People.
  • Valntyne - August 25, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    I call dibs on the orc with the epic beard.
  • TopNewt - August 24, 2011 11:38 p.m.

    The Argonians look amazing!
  • Gotxxrock - August 24, 2011 10:06 p.m.

    Gamesradar, let me just point out how sexy your new screen shot interface thingy is. Going from one set of portraits with seamless ease and comfort to another... with no buffering... words simply can't describe the euphoria that overcame me. ON TOPIC, these screen shots are most pleasing, love the Argonians and Wood Elves. All of them look stellar
  • Craza - August 24, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    I'm glad they're heavily upgrading the character creator. The last time I tried to make a Khajiit look like a black panther, he turned out dark red with a bright neon blue mustache. I'm still so confused as to how he got that mustache. Everything was on the dark-color spectrum.
  • jackthemenace - August 25, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    I call far REight Male. The really sleek, dark-looking one. He's bad-ass.
  • Slayer11496 - August 24, 2011 7:12 p.m.

    the female redgard second from the right looks like fortune from MGS2
  • usmovers_02 - August 24, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    I was scared for a second. I thought they were ditching the actual character creator. Heres to reading the entire article and not just skimming.
  • Spacegrass - August 24, 2011 6:17 p.m.

    I've always played Dunmer in the past, but the new Argonians look so awesome that I'll have a hard time deciding. All of these look great; none of them are pretty, but medieval people aren't supposed to be. They look like products of a very harsh world.
  • CHEIFBadman - August 24, 2011 4:56 p.m.

    I wanna make the Red Guard with the big white beard
  • chrisat928 - August 24, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    Male Orc, second from the left is going to be the model I use.
  • Yaro - August 24, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    Love the new picture viewer!
  • codystovall - August 24, 2011 4:18 p.m.

    Call me racist but all lizard people look the same to me.
  • Vordhosbn - August 25, 2011 1:16 a.m.

    You damn Reptilianist, probably wouldn't want them sitting at the front of your bus either eh?
  • MeabhieD - August 24, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    I need this game...

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