New Skyrim character screens are all class

We hope you've banked some vacation time, because you may need to take an immediate leave of absence to fawn over these sixteen new The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim character screenshots straight from the hallowed halls of Gamescom.

Bethesda's newest collection of in-game pics depict all seven available races including the tiger-like Khajiit, the reptilian Argonians, the Game of Thrones Sean Bean-esque Nords, Orcs, Reguards, Wood Elves and Dark Elves. Paired with what is reported to be a robust character customization system, the sheer variety of choices should make it so that no two players are ever alike. Check out the pics and let us know which skin you'll be wearing this fall.

Above: Argonian (female)

Above: Argonian (male)

Above: Argonian (female)

Above: Dark Elf (female)

Above: Dark Elf (male)

Above: Khajiit (male)

Above: (Slightly less regal) male Khajiit

Above: Nord (male)

Above: Nord (male)

Above: Orc (male...or so we're told)

Above: Orc (male...most likely)

Above: Orc (definitely male)

Above: Redguard (female)

Above: Redguard (male)

Above: Wood Elf (male)

Above: Wood Elf (male)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is on track to devour social lives whole on November 11th for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Read our hands-on preview to see just some of the potential heroes in action.

Aug 18, 2011




  • HowlingSnail - August 24, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    I don't care how awesome these all look, I'll still be playing as a Breton Mage/Swordsman.
  • Rivenscry - August 23, 2011 11:05 p.m.

    If I remember correctly, there are actually ten (10) races in the Elder Scrolls games, not 7. If this has already been mentioned, ignore me. :) Bye for now.
  • ChickenFillet5140 - August 20, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Argonian definitley. Love going underwater and searching for treasure.
  • BlindMarksman - August 19, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    Duuuude... DUUUUUDE! Dem lizards... GOT BOOBS!?!?! What is going on here?
  • jasoncarter - August 19, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    Holy crap, Khajiit! I almost fainted.
  • dontshootthereviewer - August 19, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    Always I go for Nord first, feels best for skyrim anyway
  • SpartanCL89 - August 19, 2011 9:28 p.m.

    I have been excited for this since the reveal! And nothing has made me more excited for this and want it NOW than these screens! BF3 and MW3 are taking a backseat!
  • Spybreak8 - August 19, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    Awesome stuff, those look really cool and I'm already trying to decide which one to pick first!
  • Xifihas - August 19, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Plenty of detail in the character models. Now let's hope that a similar amount of detail went into the gameplay...and the bug testing. Nah, that would never happen, it's Bethesda we're talking about.
  • Darkshine34 - August 19, 2011 4:56 p.m.

    All of these look amazing! That male Redguard screen is epic.
  • Yeager1122 - August 19, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    Cant wait to customize one of these.
  • TheHungryLemur - August 19, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    It looks like they've really improved the toning of the faces... Much sharper, if you know what I mean. Every character I made had a very round face! :P
  • kytano_skorpius - August 19, 2011 6:48 a.m.

    Picking a Nord just like Oblivion. Of course, it makes sense considering that Nords are from Skyrim. So my character will be right at home.
  • Doctalen - August 19, 2011 6:29 a.m.

    Definitely going to be a Khajit named Mufasa
  • hppop1 - August 19, 2011 5:56 a.m.

    Finally you can tell the difference of each race!! oh yeah GONNA BE AN ORC BRUTE FORCE ALL POWERFUL
  • Gob - August 19, 2011 5:52 a.m.

    @Bradmillo0: Why does everyone seem to think that stealth involves not being physically strong. He looks normal for the world that TES takes place in (besides magic, it's all manual labor, like the middle-ages) especially for a race that lives in trees and climbs all the time (climbing involves muscle).
  • Robotron2084 - August 19, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    It's worth saying again- I'm want the Dog! Please tell me I can have the Dog throughout the game!
  • deadpool125 - August 19, 2011 3:24 a.m.

    Redgaurd is buff. Why do the black characters always have to be "Heavy Weapons Guy"? He looks badass, but i'm just saying. Think about it. its true.
  • bren789123 - August 19, 2011 1:17 a.m.

    I hope the imperials show up for this game
  • Blue2 - August 19, 2011 12:51 a.m.

    My brain said: "Don't buy it yet, You got other games you need to finish first" The gamer in me says: "Very good but since I haven't played it yet, Get Oblivion first" The Furry in me says: "OMG, I could be a Lizard or a lion? BUY IT NOW!"

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