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.
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.
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.