One particularly dedicated fan of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim recreated the entire map in Age of Empires 2.
Reddit user Grouchy_Bluejay4511 shared his creation with a handful of screenshots showing iconic Skyrim locations like Whiterun, Solitude and Windhelm built in the classic real-time strategy game.
The world isn’t just built to look at though, as Grouchy_Bluejay4511 promised, it also includes more than 50 quests and 100 unique characters, with players able to command any city and aim for control of all of Skyrim.
Skyrim in Age of Empires by Grouchy_Bluejay4511
Those who want to experience it for themselves will be able to do so “soon,” as Grouchy_Bluejay4511 plans to upload it to Steam’s modding store Steam Workshop. They haven’t said when exactly it will be available, but plan to play through it a few times first to test for bugs first.
Despite launching almost 12 years ago, Skyrim is still firmly entrenched in the video game consciousness, especially in the modding community. However, it is still the latest game in the series, because while developer Bethesda has now released games like Fallout 4 and the new space epic Starfield, The Elder Scrolls 6 will not be released until 2028 at the earliest.
Regardless, mixing Age of Empires 2 and Skyrim might not go wrong. IGN said the latter was “great” in our 1999 review, and there’s a reason people are still playing it two decades later. Regarding Bethesda’s Skyrim, IGN said: “Skyrim is a rare, intensely personal, deeply rewarding experience and one of the finest role-playing games ever produced.”
Photo credit: Grouchy_Bluejay4511 on Reddit
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.