The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition
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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.
Flawed, but shines nevertheless!Ninjaboots | June 12, 2014 | See all Ninjaboots's reviews »
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a great game. It has bugs and it has quirks, but it is nevertheless a great game. Here are some of its pros and cons:
Pros: -Complete customization of your character (appearance, class, race, skills, etc.) -'Big' open world (you can run around anywhere you like, doing anything you want, in any order you want.) -Tons of side quests and faction related quests. -Fast Travel is a vast improvement over TES:III Morrowind. -Quest and map markers are vast improvements over TES:III Morrowind. -Many builds and 'types' of characters are viable.
Cons: -Interface clearly designed for console (Playstation/Xbox) and not computer. -Since enemies level-up with you, it's possible for them to become much stronger than you (Likewise, you can become stronger than them if you plan in advance how you will level up for optimal ability point increases). -Some NPCs speak with multiple voices (clips from various voice actors with completely different sounding voices), this shatters the 'immersion' a bit. -Resist Disease doesn't function properly (even with 100%, you can still get diseases). -Main storyline is a bit repetitive. -Landscape 'scenery' is a bit repetitive. -Personal Con - In Morrowind, you could put Paralyze on a weapon, in Oblivion, you can't (except a staff, which doesn't deal damage, so I'm not counting that.)
Overall, Oblivion is an improvement over its predecessor graphically and mechanically, despite its flaws. There are plenty of patches and mods available to help remove some of these bugs/flaws, and add additional content which increases its replay value greatly.
I strongly recommend the game to anyone, particularly Skyrim fans who missed out on it previously, or RPG fans in general.
One of the best open world games yet!ProgenitorX | June 7, 2014 | See all ProgenitorX's reviews »
I've played this game so many times now, each time with a new character build. There is a lot to do with tons of variety to keep you entertained. The story lines are interesting and fun to explore. Highly recommend this game if you're looking for something to keep you busy for hours to come. Even though Skyrim is out now, Oblivion is still a great game on its own (some may say even better, apart from graphics of course). The game just gets bigger once you start looking at player mods.
Best RPG of it's timeluky7dayz | June 7, 2014 | See all luky7dayz's reviews »
This game is now outdated by it's sequel, Skyrim. However, what it lacks in ground breaking graphics it makes up in innovation and replayability.
It may be older then skyrim but it gives its own replayable tale that can take you as long as you wish to get through it. If you ever get tired of skyrim, its fun to get back to oblivion!
Best Elder ScrollsSeibitsu | June 7, 2014 | See all Seibitsu's reviews »
This was my first Elder Scrolls game and have to say got hooked to it, didn't regret buying it at all. Althought the missions end up beign a little bit repetitive, you will have tons of fun exploring these Tamriel lands, full of nature and bandits. The story is long enough and you have infinite things to do. Even with the expansions you'll have more fun. Knights of the Nine let's you create a secret society that wants to defeat an evil guy. Shivering Islands gives you a brand new storyline full of missions and a new vast island to explore.
My Favorite Elder ScrollsTrebledaniel | May 19, 2014 | See all Trebledaniel's reviews »
This game is more refined than its predecessors, and it keeps the game challenging with enemies that level with you. The quests are the best of the series, and the options to choose major skills, race, and sign all affect how well you can play a certain role. It is one of the best RPG's Bethesda has made. Pick it up if you are looking for a great open world experience.