Bethesda Releases New “Skyrim” Playable Races Screenshots


Bethesda has released a large set of high quality screenshots featuring close-ups of the various playable races being made available in Skyrim, set to hit stores on November 11th. The races are noticeably higher quality in this expansion — especially in the face — and the close-ups offer a fantastic glimpse at what we should expect when deciding which race to play in Skyrim!

The new screenshots feature the Argonian, Dark Elf, Khajiit, Nord, Orc, Redguard, and Wood Elf races — and we’ve also got a great comparison shot showing some of the races from Oblivion compared to how they now appear in Skyrim. It’s impressive, to say the least.

Comparing Skyrim (top row) to Oblivion (bottom row):


Dark Elf





Wood Elf

Which race do you plan on playing in Skyrim?


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