Game: "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
Score: 9.4 out of 10
Genre: Action RPG
Parental rating: Mature for blood and gore, intense violence, sexual themes and use of alcohol
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: Xbox 360 (also available for PlayStation 3 and Windows)
Play: Single player
Full disclosure: This game was provided to me by Bethesda. I completed the main quest and several side quests in about 40 hours.
The final boss: The enormous, mesmerizing land of Skyrim and the volume of addictive activity it offers places Bethesda's epic among the best games of 2011.