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.
A masterpieceDingusaurus | Oct. 1, 2014 | See all Dingusaurus's reviews »
This is one of my favorite games of all time, simply because it's so interesting. The characters are extremely interesting (even if the voice acting is a little cheesy), the plot is great, and everything just feels incredibly fluid. I had it first on the Xbox, got the DLC, and then got the game and DLC again on PC simply because it's so good. If you don't have this game, for whatever reason, then I strongly urge you to get it, you won't regret it.
A True GemAzrael360 | Sept. 24, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
This was the first game I played from the Elder Scrolls series and loved it, immediately. It was for the Xbox 360, and I fell in love with this incredible big game, such environments, culture, stories and world, it has it all. My last save in the console version has a time of 375 hours played. Comparing it to Skryim, this RPG is a little more complex than Skyrim, you have more options for your character and skills, but probably you won't use them all.
Just recently I picked up again to play it on PC, but you can tell its age. But thanks to the modding community, you can convert it into a beautiful game, with new content and fixes. Go to Nexus and see for yourself. To start, I highly recommend the Unofficial Oblivion, Shivering Isles and Official Mods Patches for this GOTY Edition.
If you have never played this game but enjoyed Skyrim, you have to give it a try. And later if you enjoyed this one, don't forget to play the game Morrowind too!
Buggy but keeps bugging you to come back!DBA | Aug. 27, 2014 | See all DBA's reviews »
Oblivion, the 2nd Elder Scroll's game I have played and the 2nd one I've enjoyed. This game (and the series) is outstanding and definitely a leader in open-world RPG's.
The game consists of a main plot like any other game, the thing what sets this game and Bethesda's open-world RPG's apart is the fact you can go off from the main quests and do what ever you like. You can complete the 100's of side quests, you can explore every nook and cranny in the world, or you can go around killing (Although I do advise you join the Thieves Guild and level up before hand because paying off bounty can cost quite alot (Or you can get them player.payfinethief commands in the game to make it easier).
Compared to Skyrim, graphic fidelity is something lacking in Oblivion which is expected however the game world is beautiful compared to the newer title in the game due to a wider range of colour palettes, more diverse terrain, a more vegetated world and many other unique landmarks with fine detail. Another segment of the game which is different is the combat, it is slower and requires more thinking compared to Skyrim's system. Arrows are like feathers floating through the sky and more stamina is needed to swing that blade of yours, this is even the case for movement and levelling in general, however the modding community has existed for years meaning a simple search on Oblivion's Nexus Forum's can get you a 'Fast Arrows Mod' or 'Better Levelling Mod' instantly, and that is what I love about Oblivion, Mods are easy to install and are in huge numbers. Yes Skyrim now has an easier Modding portal which is the workshop but Oblivion uses a better search system, Google. As well as the previous points, Oblivion offers more customisation and more items compared to Skyrim which is pretty bland if you ask me, but it's up to you which one you prefer.
Another thing is that Oblivion is extremely buggy but again, modding prevails and gives us 'Unofficial Patches' for all aspects from the base game to DLC (Which are included in the GOTY version of the game). Now you may be thinking, why would I want a buggy, unfinished game? Yes, that my be the case yet to me, bugs in such a full game makes me laugh whenever I see them (In the case of animations and yes, there are mods to fix them too so don't worry).
Overall Oblivion is basically a palette for you to go wild on. You can mod, complete, explore, create and basically do whatever you like and that to me is the thing which makes me keep playing Oblivion and the Elder Scroll's in general. It's such a good game which is on sale 24/7 now-a-days so I advise you to buy it.
Thanks for reading, DBA.
AmazingGhost_Panther | Aug. 23, 2014 | See all Ghost_Panther's reviews »
If you have a game bucket list this should be at the top. There is nothing wrong with Oblivion. It has everything an RPG fan loves. Fun quest lines, great factions and Daedric Gods. If your a fan of Skyrim or Morrowind buy this game. Oblivion is for everyone.
It won't fall in oblivionNoelKreiss13 | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all NoelKreiss13's reviews »
The Elder Scrolls is one of the most famous and old franchises in videogames, just like morrowind did, oblivion is an open world experience where you can do whatever you want, follow the main mission or explore the world to became the strongest knight in Cyrodill, also with two greats expansions, which includes even more content, what makes it a total worth game, which you will play for hundreds of hours!