Skyrim is first Western game to get Famitsu 40/40

Perfect score from Japanese mag

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has become the first Western game to receive a perfect 40/40 review score in Japanese mag Famitsu.


Skyrim (look at the Skyrim guide) is the 17th title to receive the accolade, joining classics such as Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy XII and erm, Nintendogs.

A few Western titles have come close in the past, with Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3, COD: Black Ops, Gears of War 3, and FIFA 12 all nabbing 39/40 scores.

The PS3 version of Skyrim received a patch yesterday, with previous lag problems reportedly being vastly improved.

Read our own Skyrim review, if you're still on the fence.

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