Fall Video Game Preview 2016: What You Need to Play

From sci-fi shooters and sprawling, epic adventures to a brand new 'Pokémon'

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'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition' (Xbox One, PS4, PC – October 28)

Though ahead of its time for scope and depth in 2012, the years – and an entirely new console generation – have not been kind to Skyrim's graphics. Stunning games like CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3 have stolen more than a few hearts from Elder Scrolls fans, who will have to wait at least another year for a proper sequel. In the meantime, Skyrim developer Bethesda Game Studios is taking the hint from the multitude of fan-made graphics updates for the PC version and is releasing its own, enhanced edition of the best-selling role playing game. Vastly improved visuals, along with support for those fan-made enhancements ("mods") plus all three game expansions (Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn) will bring the whole experience up to date. Plus, we'll all get to start over, which is just as well – by the time we finished leveling-up our heroes the first time around, we were able to face down dragons with a spoon.

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