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.Read full description
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.
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Admittedly now a days the graphics are a bit wonky compared to new games, but I have sunk over a thousand hours on this game (combined time on xbox 360 and PC). Mods add a huge chunk life to the game. Huge open world with great RPG use to create whatever kind of character you want, Ive tried tons of combinations and still come up with new character ideas. The Shivering Isle dlc that adds another whole strange plane of oblivion to explore. Sheogorath is my favorite NPC and daedric prince, his realm is so diverse and interesting as well. Everything to the extreme. Knights of the Nine adds an interesting option especially for characters that follow the path of the holy man or do-good-er.
I played this game when it first came out and was the only game I played for probably a month afterwards. Insanely addicting and fun, great story, huge open world to explore, and hundreds of hours of side quests to explore. Of all the Elder Scrolls games, this is the one I poured the most time into. Graphics aren't great, but for a game of its age, that's to be expected. Any RPG fan needs to play this game.
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind was a very harsh and alien game, it was an old school CRPG meant for old school CRPG players. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was, by contrast, a very streamlined game. It was much more balanced than it's predecessor, and much more easily accessible for any type of gamer. Well, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is the transitioning point. Often seen now through rose coloured glasses, Elder Scrolls fans were very split on Oblivion. Honestly can you blame us? We were used to the complicated and challenging nature of Morrowind, the unique and varied landscapes. Then Oblivion takes away all of that challenge, and all of the landscapes look like the same forest and meadow. So does that make Oblivion not worth playing? No, because despite the bold steps it took to make The Elder Scrolls more easily acceptable. There is still a great game lying beneath. It's just brought down by some new ideas that would later be refined in Skyrim. On the surface, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a much simpler game than Morrowind. The combat is easier, there are less skills and items, NPCs have less dialogue. But what you get still ends up being a grand adventure, with a level of freedom few games have ever come close to replicating. I would recommend, for anyone looking to get more of a challenge out of this game, try playing with the Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul mod. It removes the level scaling in favour of Morrowind style enemies and loot. The mod was so well made that Obsidian hired him to work on Fallout: New Vegas. That is really Oblivion's saving grace, with the magic of mods you can make it the game you want. Whatever that game may be.
Do I recommend Oblivion to you? Yes. Of course there are some things to keep in mind. First let me just say some really great things about this game. Overall I do think this game stands its ground even with the release of Skyrim. This game has some really memorable side quests (some of which leave you in awe). You could absolutely lose yourself in the many side quests Oblivion has to offer. I will give you an example of one of my favorite side quests(I won't spoil anything). You are given the task of finding a young girl and you are told that she was heading to a certain town. When you get to this town you find that everyone there is very distant and the town itself is rather empty. If you ask about the girl, people get very annoyed and even tell you to stop talking nonsense and to leave if you didn't want trouble... This made me very suspicious because when I went into the local tavern and into one of the rooms I rented out for the night you find an item that belongs to this girl. So now you know she has been here and ....I'll let you figure out the crazy things that ensue afterwards. The shivering isles dlc is a great add on and it seriously adds many hours to the game. It is however very difficult at times(at least for me). The beauty of pc games is that you can just type the good old (tgm-toggle god mode) and go through a level if you really wish to ( I do recommend trying to actually beat the missions manually). Negative: One of the biggest negatives is the fact that enemies scale to your level. Yes that may sound counter intuitive but it really is a draw. As you level up the oblivion gates become really difficult. And if you go high enough they can become downright unfair. It is definitely wise to go through as many of the gates you can at a lower level so that you can have an easier time with them. However, if you know this ahead of time I can't see this being too much of an issue. I would absolutely get this game if I were you. It isn't as pretty as skyrim but it definitely is worth playing. P.S The dark brotherhood missions in this game are way better than the ones in skyrim(I love the mission in the "mansion" esque place...so cool)
get ready to indulge in the biggest RPG you've ever played , and to make a huge deal of decisions along your journey in the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion . You're tasked to find the heir of the emperor of Cyrodil after a number of attacks from the Oblivion realm on the Empire start increasing threatening the existence of the world , a very good and well executed plot that makes the game enjoyable but you'll soon forget since the game has so much to offer and encourages you to stray of the path and look for more outside the main quest , many guilds to join and many tombs to raid and plunder, huge amount of rare loot to gain , and 10 distinct skills to master to increase your chances of surviving , the game offers many play styles to pick from magic , heavy and rogue like combat , you start the game by choosing your race and few skills that will determine how you play the game ahead , few issues in the game might be game breaking as it's absolutely huge , you'll encounter a lot of bugs so it's imperative to save the game as often as you can , and some fighting systems are under developed like the archery ( my favorite) ,which was saved by the ability to mod the game, huge collection of mods that will change and shift you experience entirely and add even more quests and whole campaign lines to your game . there are 4 main factions as well as 9 or more side factions with a load of stuff for you to do , if you were a hardcore RPG gamer or just a casual player ,you'll find something to do here, an absolute must play classic .
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