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.
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!
Still the BestMrDaleks | Aug. 20, 2014 | See all MrDaleks's reviews »
This was the game that was offered to me with my xbox 360 years ago, i spent so much time in this game it's almost ridiculous, and yet, i still love it. I played other TES Games but for me, Oblivion is the best, an endless gameplay in a gigantic world, so many quests, so many things to do.
The Elder Scroll IV : Oblivion is a game you will fall in love with.
Refreshing RPGJericho417 | July 31, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
Oblivion has a lot to offer, even for new comers to the Elder Scrolls universe. I do think that there is a bit too much hand holding, though. The graphics don't age well, but you can use mods to help it look pretty.
The modding community did a lot with this game, since Bethesda released a toolkit. You could easily add spells, quests, and gear, customize them to your hearts content, then place them anywhere you wanted in the game. So much effort went in to this game, that it's hard to find anyone who recommends playing the game without any mods.
The combat feels nice, but it is a little stiff. Magic is extremely useful, with spells for nearly everything. The inventory system is a bit clunky, especially if you're at maximum capacity. Despite the flaws, the world of Tamriel is so much fun. You can join factions, even becoming the leader in each one. Oblivion gates pop up all over the map and you can choose to close each and every one.
I'd really recommend this game for anyone who enjoys a fantasy setting. You can play however you please, whether you want to be the savior, criminal, or just some guy who wanders through ancient Ayleid ruins.