The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of the Year Edition presents one of the best RPGs of all time like never before. Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. With a powerful combination of freeform gameplay and unprecedented graphics, you can unravel the main quest at your own pace or explore the vast world and find your own challenges.
Also included in the Game of the Year edition are Knights of the Nine and the Shivering Isles expansion, adding new and unique quests and content to the already massive world of Oblivion. See why critics called Oblivion the Best Game of 2006.
Live Another Life in Another World
Create and play any character you can imagine, from the noble warrior to the sinister assassin to the wizened sorcerer.
First Person Melee and Magic
An all-new combat and magic system brings first person role-playing to a new level of intensity where you feel every blow.
This groundbreaking AI system gives Oblivion's characters full 24/7 schedules and the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them. Non-player characters eat, sleep, and complete goals all on their own.
New Lands to Explore
In the Shivering Isles expansion, see a world created in Sheogorath's own image, one divided between Mania and Dementia and unlike anything you've experienced in Oblivion.
Challenging new foes
Battle the denizens of Shivering Isles, a land filled with hideous insects, Flesh Atronachs, skeletal Shambles, amphibious Grummites, and many more.
Begin a New Faction
The Knights of the Nine have long been disbanded. Reclaim their former glory as you traverse the far reaches of Cyrodill across an epic quest line.
This English-only Deluxe version includes the following Downloadable Content (DLC)
Fighter's Stronghold Expansion
Live the life of a noble warrior in this expansive castle with private quarters, grand dining hall, and a wine cellar.
Knights of the Nine Quest
Vanquish the evil that has been released upon the land. New dungeons, characters, quests, and mysteries await.
Spell Tome Treasures
Get these books and find low and high-level spells, as well as new powerful spells with multiple effects added.
An underwater multilevel hideout for evil players to find refuge, providing your character with safe haven.
Conquer one of the deepest and most challenging dungeons in all of Cyrodiil to claim this fearsome weapon.
The Thieves Den
Uncover a famous pirate's lost ship and claim it for your own. Designed for stealth-based characters.
In the frozen mountains of Cyrodiil stands Frostcrag Spire, a tower of wonders for your magic-oriented character.
Harness the power of the stars. Rebuild the Orrery to unlock the secrets of this Mages Guild Inner Sanctum.
Horse Armor Pack
Tamriel is a dangerous place. Protect your horse from danger with this beautiful handcrafted armor.
Hundreds of hours of funLSD | Dec. 20, 2014 | See all LSD's reviews »
Oblivion was the first RPG game i played, and i absolutely loved it. If you've played a Bethesda game before, you'll know exactly what to expect -- and when i say "exactly", i mean "precisely", because every game since Oblivion has been more-or-less a copy & paste experience. If you haven't, though, then Oblivion is the perfect place to start. The graphics are fantastic, if a little dated (and severely over-saturated), and the gameplay is 100% the same as the recent Bethesda titles, which means there's no need to be put off by the fact the game is over 8 years old.
The game is essentially a huge open world comprised of 9 large cities and hundreds of individual settlements, dungeons, ruins and forts; and to go with those hundreds of locations are dozens upon dozens of quests -- some of them intricate questlines, others short side-missions.
The world is interesting and varied, the characters are numerous and life-like, the quests are all good fun, the story is fantastic... ...sadly, however, the the level system is severely flawed.
The level system is just awful, forcing you to min-max to avoid being hampered, as the game levels all foes up with the player, while also forgoing the use of experience -- instead granting level progress based on your usage of skills. The flaw with this is that if the skill-ups you received weren't combat-related, you can't level up combat-attributes, meaning you'll be facing levelled up foes with stats that might not be able to match their abilities.
It's still a fantastic game, but the level system really drags it down.
I Never Even Played the Main Questtedesco75 | Sept. 17, 2014 | See all tedesco75's reviews »
Looking back on Oblivion, it was good at the time and it showed glimpses of what would become Skyrim but to go back to it now is an exercise in difficulty.
The voice acting is great (who doesn't love Patrick Stuart?) but as with most Bethesda games the story is not really the main draw here so you may not really hear all of it unless you are drawn in to the story (I wasn't). I have logged over a hundred hours in this game and I have never made it past the second or third story quest as there is so much to do and so many ways to play that you can get distracted.
Of course as I have said many times not all is roses there are a number of problems with this game that only seem more glaring as the years go by. The leveling system is downright atrocious. It is cryptic and difficult to understand. Once you do figure it out you might decide it's better to not level at all as the world levels with you so soon you will be facing bandits wearing armor to match your own. This is something that Bethesda fixed in Fallout 3 and Oblivion but if you want to play without mods be ready. That segues into my next big beef with this game which is the combat it is not really very fun to play as a melee character and I opted to go full stealth so I never really fought anyone. It is neat you can roleplay that much but I did it because the mechanics sucked.
Overall Oblivion was fun at the time of it's release and there is a lot of good stuff here, but you are better off playing one of the new Fallout games or Skyrim.
Old but goldCARLEST | July 5, 2014 | See all CARLEST's reviews »
Have you ever wanted to visit Oblivion? Now is your chance! This game offers you everything that you need in a good RPG. It has a good storyline, nice graphics and good voice actors. Mainly, what you need to do is find the kings son and shut the gates to oblivion. There are many cool monsters that you need to fight with and it is pretty hard sometimes. The cities are really nice and colourful. And the most awesome building, White Gold Tower is really nice. First I bought this game to visit those nice cities but now I play it and the game is really awesome. The DLCs add really much content and are pretty long in my opinion. I'll recommend this game to everyone. Go and get it!
A fantastic fantasy worldJokin93 | March 30, 2014 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
I initially played this game when it first appeared, in 2006 and I remember that I loved it a lot back then, the game had me hooked instantly, with the epic story and beautiful scenery.
I had no mods back then. But now I do and I must say that thanks to those, this game is better than many games that were released in 2010 or later. There are mods for everything (better graphics, fun and content) and whereas the initial game keeps its extreme level of epicness, these spectacular mods improve the replay value and make it worth a lot more than its price.
This game is worth every penny and it will have you hooked for hundreds of hours, just like Skyrim.
Adventure, Anyone?xiluxpain | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all xiluxpain's reviews »
One of my very first RPG game was coincidentally The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. What makes this game appealing at first sight is easily the brilliant art.
When I first observed a family member play Oblivion, I was enchanted. I immediately went out and found myself a copy.
What makes Oblivion a great game is the ease of control. You, yourself control the movements of your character with great flexibility. You will soon find the list of skills, magic, and variety of weapons and armors that affect your movement and progress in the game.
In Oblivion, you start off as your in-depth, customized character that may be one of several races. You find yourself in a jail, but are soon free to face an unknown danger. Aside from the main story-line quests, there are many side quests which greatly enhance your game.
You can join many guilds, wield a variety of weapons, own property, and journey on your own.
One of the greatest features, in my opinion, is the freedom of side quests, and most importantly, the option to simply slay everyone in sight. That's right, you can kill just about everyone so long as they are not required for the main quest. There are also tons of mods you can download to further enhance the game. Stripping your fallen enemies is also an option.
Till this day, I don't believe I've even completed all the quests possible.