Reviews and analysis of Oblivion

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5.00/5.00 February 7, 2020

One of the greatest games of all time!

I’ve played through this whole game back in 2007 when it first released and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is just as captivating in 2020 as it was back then. Technology advances every day and so do graphics, so you’re not getting state of the art visuals in this game. Please note this game was primarily developed between 2002-2004, but still holds up incredibly well. The game has its flaws like most games, but the storylines, dialogue, voice acting (first all voiced dialogue in an Elder Scrolls game), graphics and combat (for its time) are almost unparalleled to anything on the market, even today. It is THE best Elder Scrolls game to date (sorry Skyrim), and if you haven’t played it yet now is the best time to because if it’s incredibly low price after being released over a decade ago.

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2.00/5.00 October 21, 2019

Rose tinted...

Aahh..! The misty eyed nostalgia. I remember ploughing through many an hour, whether in Cyrodil or on one of the many planes of Oblivion. Unfortunately, after playing fully modded versions of Skyrim, this game is a clunky, horrible mess. And as for trying to mod it through the Nexus, I had a terrible success rate trying to get the mods to run on my machine! After a couple of days, I gave up and loaded up Skyrim once more. Let us all await Skyblivion in eager anticipation..!

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5.00/5.00 December 20, 2019

Classic game.

I bought this one to replace a copy of mine that disappeared. It’s a no-brainer. I love this game. The graphics are pretty good, the game itself is a total time sink. You can put in hundreds of hours without even touching the main quest. Being the game of the year edition you get the dlc with it. I bought the original release and then paid to get this edition, and then bought it again. It’s that good.

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2.00/5.00 May 25, 2016

Clunky, Confusing, Complicated, and Outdated

This game was purchased to complete the set of Elder Scrolls between Morrowind and Skyrim. The graphics must have been designed for a CRT monitor aspect ratio, because it looks distorted and stretched on a widescreen LCD monitor. Compared to Skyrim, the graphics, especially character faces look outdated and simplistic. The area and local map controls were hard to find, and the compass quest arrows were hard to follow and confusing if several quests were enabled at the same time. Not recommended for anyone who has already seen and played Skyrim or The Elder Scrolls Online by the same studio. What is similar to Skyrim is the Console Controls (also known as cheat codes) that are not mentioned in the instructions, but are found online that allow a player using a PC to audit this game, play any quest in God Mode, or arbitrarily add in-game items like gold or lockpicks as desired. The game designers seem very fond of placing numerous physical obstructions in this game that turn it into a kind of obstacle-course, and the player has to figure out a lot of convoluted and confusing cues to navigate around to complete the quests, which seem designed to slow down game progress more than anything else. I suppose the obstacle-course design was meant to make gameplay more interesting, but the end result was a game that is more frustrating and annoying than challenging. This game still plays on Windows 7 and on Windows 10. My recommendation: buy Skyrim or The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited made by the same company instead of this game, unless you still have a CRT monitor to play it on and prefer simple-looking graphics.

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5.00/5.00 April 3, 2020

One of the greatest games ever made, by far.

After over a decade, I'm sure you either know everything or nothing about this game. Either way, you must experience it for yourself. The graphics do not hold up the greatest, but they are still very playable Graphics. Everything else however it is phenomenal. Probably the best Elder Scrolls experience we will ever get, perhaps even one of the greatest RPGs we will ever get.

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5.00/5.00 November 15, 2019

Classic that should be in everyone’s gaming collec

This is a classic game with countless hours of replay ability. Amazing story, great quests, and an immersive world to explore. The DLC’s are great additions that add to the experience. Graphics are a bit dated, but the adventure is well worth it. See the predecessor to Skyrim and make the history that Skyrim refers to!

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5.00/5.00 May 21, 2020

Great Purchase!

I heard about this game online. It sounded good, but it turned out great!! Excellent game! Of course Skyrim is better, however, this is a refreshing change from the same game thats been remastered on every system and is critically acclaimed by pretty much everyone. If you like open world fantasy games with RPG elements and 1v1 combat sequences, this is definitely for you!

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3.00/5.00 December 31, 2019

I couldn't get too far into this game, but from the first 30 minutes of gameplay I saw that the story for this game is very good. It's too bad I am a graphics snob, and could not continue playing this game due to the outdated graphics quality. There were a few gameplay issues too, things that could be fixed so players have an easier time with certain things like sharpening blades. But the game seems like a lot of fun, I just couldn't get past the graphics.

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5.00/5.00 August 22, 2019

Better than Skyrim

This was my favorite game growing up and not a lot of people have played it. Skyrim made the Elder Scrolls series popular but that game feels bland compared to the story line and adventures you can have in oblivion. The Dark Brotherhood and the Arena in Oblivion are excellent and really stick with the player. I bought this game because I saw that the Xbox One now has backwards compatibility with this game. If you enjoyed Skyrim you have to give this game a chance, it’s older but has soo much more depth. By far this is a game everyone should play, 10/10 even in 2019.

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5.00/5.00 September 15, 2020

Oblivion 10/10

Oblivion is one of the best RPG's you will ever play! If you like skyrim then you will love oblivion! Dialog lacks but at the end of the day it makes it funnier and more enjoyable to play. There's alot of bugs with missions so be sure to save a lot, but that being said it does not effect the game at all and oblivion is still a 10/10 game and definitely worth the purchase!

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