Skyrim: So exactly how broken is the PS3 version? Er, you'd better take a look at this...

Oh dear. What a big old mess the PS3 version of Skyrim has turned out to be for some gamers. If you've not been paying attention, have a read of Dave's rant in last week's High Horse feature. He went weapons free. And justifiably so.

While waiting for a miracle from Skyrim developer Bethesda to make everything better again, our esteemed colleagues at CVG have put together a video highlighting in all its shitty glory just how terribly broken the PS3 version of Skyrim is being for some unfortunate players. Behold the horror with your own eyes...

Whichever way you look at it, in that sorry state Skyrim on PS3 is broken and unplayable. Needless to say, we'll keep you posted on GamesRadar of any developments.




  • birdman1041 - November 23, 2011 10:30 p.m.

    "Skyrim on PS3 is broken and unplayable." Glad I didn't listen to the 10/10 review you guys gave it then, despite knowing it was "inevitable" this would happen.
  • GalaxyNewsRadio - November 23, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    You cant expect every reviewing company to play every game until it breaks. This Skyrim thing is about 30-35 hours in.
  • MikeOkizard - November 24, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    Are you kidding me? That is what bug testing and product development are all about. Would you say the same thing about a car you buy if they didn't test it to more than 5,000 miles, and then the wheels fell off? This is a game that they themselves said is meant to be played for 100's of hours. Many times bugs DON'T show up until you are mostly through the game. To make a game that has bugs is fine, as long as it is still playable. This bug makes the game UNPLAYABLE, and therefore needs to patched or refunded.
  • GalaxyNewsRadio - November 26, 2011 1:16 p.m.

    I completely agree. But that's bethesda's fault and completely irrelevant to the point I was trying to make. The guy above me, unless I'm mistaken, was blaming GamesRadar for giving this game a perfect 10, and I think he was being unreasonable
  • Ivegotmyawesomepantson - November 24, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    GR did their review on the 360, like they do for most multiplatform titles.
  • DarthKratos - November 23, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    I just want to say to all my fellow PS3 Skyrim users that there already is a temporary solution. Just save your game and load it up again you don't have to quit or reset the system or anything. My save is around 10 MB and doing this keeps my game framerate perfect for another few hours. Bethesda better release that patch soon, but I'm just letting you know there is a workaround so we can enjoy our game.
  • Scoob - November 23, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    Stories like this make me think of the old Usenet pissing contests in '99. Back then it as all about whether or not the Dolphin would be better than Project Reality I think it was called. And given that PCs back then kicked the crap out of consoles on every front aside from fighting and platform games, there was the whole PC vs Console thing. The number one reason that console was better according to the fanboys of the day? You don't have to patch your games, because everything runs awesome the first time! Having to wait for lengthy installations and input serial codes was also high up there. Oh the difference less than a decade makes.
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 23, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Lol that is why you get a Wii, Better games... that work. I'm loving Skyrim on the 360, won't be played again until I beat Skyward Sword though...
  • Fiirestorm21 - November 23, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    How does this make the Wii better? One game comes out for the Wii and suddenly y'all forget that it's pretty much the only great game coming out for it for a long time, and the first great game in a long time. Yeah, you're right, Skyward Sword is also an excellent, large RPG that runs better than Skyrim on PS3. You're right. But even if I did buy Skyrim for PS3 and was having these problems, I'd simply go and buy one of the many other numerous AAA titles out this year that are mysteriously missing on the Wii. I mean, let me know when you guys get Uncharted 3 or Arkham City (without buying a new console to do it).
  • blackbeltbap15 - November 23, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    this looks exactly like the way my pc plays most games,ya i wish i could upgrade it, cant even play Team Fortress 2
  • UberNoob - November 23, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    This only goes to show the Wii is better.
  • BladedFalcon - November 23, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    Lol right, the wii couldn't even dream to run a game of this scale. Desperate troll is desperate.
  • UberNoob - November 23, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    It's okay if you lack humor and take offence when it comes to jokes. Admitting the problem leads to the solution. Here, I found this guide for you:
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 23, 2011 4:25 p.m.

  • RonnyLive19881 - November 23, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    I meant that for UberNoob you troll...
  • UberNoob - November 23, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    Ever hear of a joke? Geez, people have no humor these days... Stop being so sensitive...
  • UberNoob - November 23, 2011 5:57 p.m.

    My bad. Wrong reply. That was BladedFlacon who apparently is mad...
  • orionpaximusprime - November 23, 2011 12:02 p.m.

    As a PS3 owner... i'm really glad I bought it for my 360. But if I had bought it for the PS3 instead, I guess I would be playing Uncharted 3 or something until this got fixed (oh drake I miss you, maybe skyrim will let me return to you some day)
  • JonnyJon - November 23, 2011 11:25 a.m.

    Gotta love the dramatic music playing, making it sound all tragic like if it's not fixed soon then people's head will start exploding.
  • MikeOkizard - November 23, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    OMG, anyone else try to watch the video, only to be treated to an advertisement for Syrim......ON XBOX360?!?!? I was watching it like oh this is ironic, and then BAM...available now on XBOX360.That was a nice slap in the face. As a PS3 owner, I have yet to see an issue, but I am around 7 mb save file, so I'm sure it is coming. As my favorite game series, it really sucks to be playing it and focused on the dread of how I know it is going to look shortly. I should be able to just get lost and forget about crap like this. Their patch better work or they will have a lot of complaints with the BBB. I would hope for a recall if they can't....

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