Ten playable races are available in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and the game guide below reveals all of them, as they appear during the characters customization process.
Each race included in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, features different skills and abilities, therefore when the game starts, the player should be careful which race he picks up.
After the introductory cutscene, the customization screen pops-up and the first step required in creating a new character, is to choose a race.
Additionally, the player can modify the characters gender, appearance and name.
Players should know that in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the customization process is irreversible, meaning that the only way to change the race of a character, is to start a new game.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the most anticipated video games of 2011.
It is the fifth title in the Elder Scrollsseries and it became available on November 11, 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received a score of 9.5 points out of 10 on IGN, and 5 points out of 5 on guardian.co.uk, where Nick Cowen reviewed it.
In his review, Nick Cowen praises the amount of content offered by Bethesda Game Studios, pointing out that:
“The sheer size of the adventure, both in terms of its environment and in the amount of activities available to the player, is mind-blowing.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Argonian Race
“This reptilian race, well-suited for the treacherous swamps of their Black Marsh homeland, has developed a natural resistance to diseases and the ability to breathe underwater. They can call upon the Histskin to regenerate health very quickly.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Breton Race
“In addition to their quick and perceptive grasp of spellcraft, even the humblest of High Rocks Bretons can boost a resistance to magic. Bretons can call upon the Dragonskin power to absorb spells.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Dark Elf Race
“Also known as Dunmer in their homeland of Morrowind, dark elves are noted for their stealth and magic skills. They are naturally resistant to fire and can call upon their Ancestors Wrath to surround themselves in fire.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim High Elf Race
“Also known as Altmer in their homeland of summerset Isle, the high elves are the most strongly gifted in the arcane arts of all races. They can call upon their Highborn power to regenerate Magicka quickly.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Imperial Race
” Natives of Cyrodiil, they have proved to be shrewd diplomats and traders. They are skilled with combat and magic. Anywhere gold coins might be found, Imperials always seem to find a few more. They can call upon the Voice of the Emperor to calm an enemy.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Khajiit Race
“Hailing from the province of Elsweyr, they are intelligent, quick, and agile. They make excellent thieves due to their natural stealthiness. All Khajiit can see in the dark at will and have unarmed claw attacks.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Nord Race
“Citizens of Skyrim, they are tall and fair-haired people. Strong and hardy, Nords are famous for their resistance to cold and their talent as warriors. They can use a Battlecry to male opponents flee.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Orc Race
“The people of Wrothgarian and Dragontail Mountains, Orcish smiths are prized for their craftsmanship. Orc troops in Heavy Armor are among the finest in the Empire, and are fearsome when using their Berserker Rage.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Redguard Race
“The most naturally talented warriors in Tamriel, the Redguards of Hammerfell have a hardy constitution and a natural resistance to poison. They can call upon an Adrenaline Rush in combat.”
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Wood Elf Race
The clanfolk of the Western Valenwood forests, also known as “Bosmer”. Wood elves make good scouts and thieves, and there are no finer archers in all Tamriel. They have natural resistance to both poisons and diseases. They can Command Animals to fight for them.”