Game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Engine: Creation Engine, Havok (physics engine)

Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

Release date: September 2012

Genre: Action role-playing

Mode: Single-player

Distribution: Downloadable content


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire is the second official downloadable content add-on for the action role-playing open world video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The Xbox 360 version of Hearthfire launched on September 4, 2012. It was released on Microsoft Windows via Steam on October 5, 2012. It was released for the PlayStation 3 on February 19, 2013, in North America and February 20, 2013, in Europe.

Hearthfire revolves around the addition of land acquisition and the ability for the player to build and customize their own home. The add-on also introduced adoption giving the Dragonborn the option of adopting a child to live with them in their personal home. Hearthfire received a mixed reception from critics.

Hearthfire allows the player character to purchase a plot of land and build their own home from raw materials such as lumber and clay, with the option of adding greenhouses, bee hives and alchemy/enchanting facilities. The option to hire stewards to look after the home, carriage drivers for quick transportation, and a personal bard are also available. Hearthfire also introduces the option to raise a family by adopting children. In addition, previously bought pre-built homes can be altered to have a children's bedroom added into them.

Hearthfire received a mixed reception with Metacritic ranking the PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 versions of the game with scores of 69 and 54, respectively. Eurogamer gave Hearthfire a score of 5/10 stating that it could have been "more creative" and "less restrictive" for the house building feature and that the new child adoption seemed nothing more than "simply picking one of a handful of pre-rendered moppets who will go through a series of pre-rendered routines.


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