The expansions live up to The Elder Scrolls name.homes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »
Shivering Isles is the first official expansion for TES:Oblivion. While Knights of The Nine added another quest line and a few more hours of gameplay, Shivering Isles does double that with a larger main quest for the special land and dozens of side quests.
Nothing graphical has changed here so you can expect to see top of the line graphics that require an average machine to run decently. The main point of the expansion is New content, whether it be creatures, quests, items, details, or settings, Shivering Isles has it.
Many new creatures such as Shambles and Scalons make their debut in SI. These are not only more creatures to fight but they each have their own special abilities like Electryas poison you very quickly and Scalons are stronger while near the water. This is a fun touch that adds to the surreal feeling you get while playing Oblivion.
The new area of Shivering Isles is a seperate land that can be accessed by a door on a tiny island in the Heartlands. The mere size of the Isles is about 2 Imperial Cities. When you aren't on a quest it is just plain fun to explore the new areas and see what cool lore or details you can find in the landscape.
The main SI quest is by far the best experience you will get from the expansion and is along the fun factor or the Main quest in Oblivion. You meet Sheogorath and he asks you to help him stop Juggalag and The Greymarch that destroys his realm at the turn of every era. Along the way you meet lots of new characters and have a new take on the lives of NPCs in the game.
The items in SI are a great add with many being better than the Original drops and just being unique in attributes and look. Since Shivering Isles isn't your average place you can also expect to find many odd weapons such as a dagger that heals the enemy on strike.
At the end of the 20+ hours of Shivering Isles you feel as though you have a new take on Oblivion as a game and it feels good. I really reccomend Shivering Isles to any person who likes Oblivion and the TES series and wants to get more gameplay hours out of them.
Pros+ New everything- quests,items,creatures,areas,gameplay Fun look on the TES world, reminiscent of Morrowind
Cons- No major Gameplay changes, still need a higher end PC, could have been a few more hours longer
Best Onechataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
Skyrim is great, but this one is the better one of The Elder Scrolls franchise. If you throw in more polished graphics then this will surpass Skyrim any day. It already does, so there's not use in talking about it.
I actually played this game after Skyrim for some odd reason. I guess I never really noticed this game since I didn't really become a gamer until a year after this game was released. This game does make me speechless at times because I've been sitting here thinking about all the great things to say about it and I can't pick a single thing. There's just too much awesome going on in this game. That's all I have to say.
A great gameLexanderion | Dec. 13, 2013 | See all Lexanderion's reviews »
Oblivion is an amazing game and well worth the purchase, even being over 07 years old, standing on its own as a solid Western RPG and Elder Scrolls title. If you have played Skyrim, you may be off-put by the lesser visuals. However the story alone makes this game be worth a try. The level up system and the gameplay are very similar to its newer counterpart. You'll never be bored as there is always something going on : either a ton of quests to do or just random adventuring, and of course meeting NPCs, dialogues and all that are also included. It is quite an immersive experience and you can clearly see the rots from which Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim was born years later.
One of the Greatest RPGscybrxkhan | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all cybrxkhan's reviews »
Oblivion was my first TES game. Before I tried it, I was never really into RPGs. I always found their stories trite, fantasy cliches with little imagination nor depth. Oblivion, and the TES series in general, offered an alternative: instead of being forced to deal with a bad story, you, the player, get to choose what bad stories you want to experience and at what pace. It was surprisingly refreshing - if I don’t like a questline, I can just walk out. Additionally, I later discovered that if you dig deeper into the game world, the stories aren’t always that bad - there is a lot of lore and background to everything, and though not as amazing as Morrowind or even Skyrim, it was there for you to discover if you had the patience to read books, listen to conversations, and explore hidden locations. Even though it is more than half a decade old, I find Oblivion has aged well. As evidence for how wonderful I found Oblivion, I played around 500 hours of it within two months - unmodded, too. With mods, you can extend the experience even further. All in all, Oblivion is a game I recommend, as well as the entire TES series in general.
The game that put Shealgorath on the mapNova4 | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Nova4's reviews »
This game is huge, is even bigger that skyrim with dlcs, why?... simple... in this game you had, the normal world to explore and the oblivion plain and they are huge places to explore... You can get lost just exploring one city or looking for loot on one of the hundreds of dugeons or chating with the npcs of the game ( chek m'aiq the liar the is my favorite) or my favorite part of the game... mods... lots and lots of mods... this game had almost everthing... and hell yes is fun. +The soundtrack is beatiful. +The grafics are ok for a game of 2006. +The combat is intense and never boring. +The world is live and the main and side quest are so interesting. +This is one of the first games that had a facemotion capturing on it, you really think that the npcs are alive. +This game had Shealgorath... and if you do not know who is he... you must buy this game right now.
The only think that I do not like about this game are the minor bugs and some faces of the npcs, but you can fix this with mods.
Worth everysingle dolar
PLAY ITColeYote | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all ColeYote's reviews »
There is only one bad thing I have to say about this game, and that's the spellcasting system being a tiny bit counter-intuitive. Other than that, it's nothing but praise from me. It's a good story, the world is huge and immersive, the gameplay is fun, the soundtrack is fun, the voice acting (which Morrowind didn't have) is on point, there is a TON of content, it's just a great game.
Top Notch RPGrydad | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all rydad's reviews »
Despite being seven years old, it's not less impressive than when it first came out. I didn't even play it until it was about four years old and that still did nothing to lessen my enjoyment. The amount of detail put into everything (as well as all the other Elder Scrolls games) is just unreal. Whenever you think you've found everything in Cyrodiil, you'll suddenly come across some unexplored castle in the woods, or cave in the mountains. Even after putting well over 100 hours of gameplay in, I still wasn't tired of it. One of the best RPGs and worth every penny. Also, be sure to get the GOTY edition, as the Shivering Isles DLC is definitely worth those few extra bucks.
Lovin it!santtuz112 | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all santtuz112's reviews »
Tons of things to find and see and hours of quests, Maybe go rob store? How about joining guilds? If you like games where you get stronger while you playing you should get this! You find better gear / buy / enchant and train your skills and level up!
Amazingaznsnsn | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all aznsnsn's reviews »
This was my first real RPG. Oblivion has so much action and plot in it, that it would take hours to finish. The added DLC make the game even funner and more interesting. The ability to change from third person to first person allows you to play with different styles. The graphics are very intriguing and draw you into the game world. The combat system is very diverse and allows many different and cool ways to kill enemies. When you at last finally beat the last quest, maxed out all your levels, there is still modding. Adding mods increases the amount of time you spend having fun while testing out new creations from other players. This is definitely worth emptying your wallet for.
Worth every cent!Kevduit | Sept. 10, 2013 | See all Kevduit's reviews »
I purchased Oblivion because I want an open world game that I could do anything I wanted to. Well, I got EXACTLY that! The game is open and free, and the choice of everything in the game is entirely up to you. The character customizing makes you feel as though your character could've possibly been a real person, and then you can make them who you want them to be, by doing side quests, and either good or bad deeds. Want to be a Warrior? Go ahead and throw on Heavy Iron armor, grab your iron longsword and go into battle head on. What about a thief? Join the thieves guild and begin robbing the rich, and giving to the poor (but mostly yourself) You can choose to do whatever you want in this game, and completely create any kind of person you want. Now, with the World. Cyrodiil is a massive land of forests, fields, trees, and mountains. Travel anywhere you want, and live at any city you want. The side quests in this game are literally endless, and once you think you've finally finished you last one, another twenty come out of it. Although Skyrim is the new and improved Elder Scrolls game, Oblivion is really the game to start with! I Recommend this game to anyone that wants a medieval open world game!
Great title, Great Game.Exlerth | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all Exlerth's reviews »
This game is just amazing and even if it's getting old now, it's still beautiful. If you've been playing a lot of Skyrim but never really played any Elder Scrolls before, I suggest you to buy this game. There's tons of hours of gameplay and a lot of Easter Eggs as well!
Great GameXillion | Aug. 25, 2013 | See all Xillion's reviews »
I've had a memorable experience with Oblivion. This is somewhat different than skyrim but if you haven't played any of the other the elder scrolls games, this game would be a great place to start. With the graphics maxed out, it looks beautiful. The music is really great and the story is awesome. You should really pick this up if you're into RPGs.
Nicegrzegorz2047 | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all grzegorz2047's reviews »
The game world is huge and consists of numerous different locations, each with individually shaped and the type of flora and fauna. In addition, each living in his community has its own history, culture and politics. Land, which also resides visit more than forty species of monsters. In addition, many tasks and maze is randomly generated with the start of the game from the beginning. And you've also changed over time. Your character can travel on foot, on horseback, and paying carriers. In Oblivion there is also a new map and a dynamic compass showing how close we are to the site, or as important to do the task. I really recommend it for RPG fans.
An overrated RPG that could have been much moretoasteddude | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all toasteddude's reviews »
Oblivion is a promising if not slightly disappointing RPG. It offers a colourful and varied fantasy world to explore. There are plenty of entertaining quests to enjoy, particularly the Shivering Isles quest line and side quests. The main quest line is dreadful in story and gameplay. The combat is not engaging and does not fit many play styles. Melee combat builds are by far the most viable, with spells filling a support role, not a main role. The combat itself is not very fun and just feels stiff. You can hack and slash at enemies with the largest of weapons and they just shrug off the blows until they die. Some technical issues persist as well, stiff animations and crashes.
Certainly worth it when on sale if you want to experience one of the most influential RPG games for yourself, but you are much better off playing it's sequel, Skyrim, at this point.
Worth playing.Gantork | Aug. 21, 2013 | See all Gantork's reviews »
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the fourth elder scrolls game. Unfortunately i played this game after playing Skyrim, so it was kind of a downstep for me. Altough it´s a great game, just as Skyrim you will spend a lot of time with this game.