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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition (XBOX 360)
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on 9 December 2011
This is now the third playthrough of this game I just love these open world games , so please keep them coming .
I'm a 55 year old women and receive enormous pleasure from this type of games they are so playable and don't rely on quick reactions That are not so good these days , I love to play all the quest so to make my adventure last as long as I can . Brilliant
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 7 April 2012
Thsi game is a little underated as the prolific Skyrim has been released but Oblivion is definatly the best game in the series the gameplay is good the story line is great (no spoilers) and the joinable guilds the dark brotherhood, Theives, Mages and fighters are all good things to do, the size of the world is incredible a great game for everyone
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2011
Oblivion has to be one of the all time classic RPG's, it's up there with Zelda-Occarina of Time and FFVII for sheer fame and lasting impressions.
It's now 2011 and so this game is now ancient, the graphics are hugely outdated and the limited voice acting starts to grate after a while but these issues can be ignored/forgiven due to the sheer amount of adventuring and content on offer, you can plow through the adventure in short order (which still takes a lot of time!) or you can be a completionist and go after every ruin/dungeon/sidequest on offer, either way you will not feel short changed for £15.

It's also nice that on the xbox all the game wrecking glitches have been ironed out and the patches are included as part of the initial game set up so if you're not connected to the internet you can still enjoy this adventure without any horrendous problems.

The bonus DVD is fairly interesting, it's not exactly bursting with massive production value but it is a nice touch and fan boys/girls will enjoy it, the printed map is also a nice bonus but to be honest it's of little use gamewise and will spend a lot of time in the box unless it's employed as a poster.

ONE IMPORTANT POINT: If you're an Xbox Arcade/4gb slim owner you will not be able to use the Shivering Isles/Knights of the Nine expansions as these require a hard drive to install, you can still stream the main game straight from the disc though.

Buy it, play it, love it. Then play Skyrim and thank god for game evoloution.
You can't go wrong for £15.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 2014
I originally played this game when it first came out having never played an RPG before. I was instantly hooked by the quality of the graphics, the size of the map, the interactions with other game characters, and the sheer volume of both storyline quests and other random tasks you can take part in. It's an enormous, gorgeous looking game and one hell of an achievement.
Since then, I have played other RPG's but in my opinion Bethesda always make the most enjoyable games. I always feel part of the story - others I've tried such as Two Worlds and Sacred 2 were woeful in comparison. So while I absolutely loved Oblivion, when I moved on to Fallout 3 & Skyrim, they raised the bar to the nth degree.
I was aware of the flaws in the mechanics, the interactions, and some of the bugs in the game, but I actually found them funny. So rather than them having a genuine detrimental effect to my enjoyment of the game, they added to it! For example, a beggar speaking in a squeaky voice one second asking for a spare coin, the next sentence they spoke would be in a powerful, booming voice. Stupid, but funny.
Having since moved from PS3 to Xbox, I decided to buy this again and play through everything from start to finish, hoping that my experiences with Fallout 3 and Skyrim wouldn't spoil the enjoyment of the game. At the start, I found myself thinking that the flaws, especially the levelling system which was as daft as ever, were denting my enjoyment somewhat. But over the space of a couple of hours, it all clicked back into place. Some elements of the game are superior to Skyrim - such as detect life & night-eye enchantments, and the alchemy part of the game I enjoy more.
Oblivion doesn't have the polish of Skyrim - it's a more raw game that's for sure - but it has good storylines to follow, some genuinely interesting random tasks, and the DLC is fun (although this version doesn't include all available DLC - there are some you can buy from Xbox marketplace).
As for value for money, less than £20 for a game you could easily get between 150 & 200 hours of gameplay if you want it to, it's an absolute must. It's not perfect by any means, but learn to love the flaws and it'll give you a few chuckles as well as good fun gameplay & longevity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2012
Better than Skyrim ? I think so.

You might not be able to do as much as you can in Skyrim but this game is so good that it doesn't matter that you can't dop as much.
This is one of the best RPG's I have ever played, I can't wait to start on the expansions!
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on 11 June 2015
Although I Completed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Long Ago, I Decided To Play The Game That Predates It, & Although This Is Not As Sharp & Clean As It's Replacement, Oblivion Is Proving To Be A Fantastic RPG Game That Everyone Who Loves Open World Adventure Magic & Swordplay Will Easily Fall Into.
The Map Is Nowhere Near As Vast As In The Magnificent World Of Skyrim, & It's Not As Full On If You Like, But This Game Could Be An Introduction To The World Of The Elder Scrolls For The Young Uninitiated.
One Advantage This Game Has Over Skyrim is, It Doesn't Glitch Out Or Lock You Out Of Completing Missions If You Happen To Find Objects Or Paraphernalia Needed To Complete Those Tasks !
Skyrim Did This Constantly, & It Was Sooo Bloody Frustrating To Have A List Of Missions You Can't Complete Just Because You Decided To Treasure Hunt The World Around You Instead Of Directly Going From A-B-C (etc).
I'd Recommend This For Rookie RPG Fans, Although You Will Have To Put Some Time in, But At Least You Can Leave It, Play Something Different, Then Come Back & Continue The Adventure Whenever You Like !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2012
it is a very good game with lovely add on's.i would tell people to get this game. to anyone who has played skyrim first i would really get this game to get a better understanding of the game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360)=]
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on 5 June 2013
I originally remember when this first came out and only got it 2 years ago, however, its a brilliant game with a brilliant atmosphere with so much to do. The campaign is detailed and fun along with the hundreds of side quests you can do. It also gives you the freedom of where you want to go along with being able to create a character, what you want to say and picking factions to join which have their own campaigns, making the game have lots of freedom and changing the atmospheres of its world. The expansions are extremely brilliant as well with the colorful and scary atmosphere of shivering isles which, once again, offers a main campaign and fun side quests. The Knights of the nine expansion is also fun with more followers and another campaign which involves new enemies.

Brilliant game! Brings back some good gaming memories!
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on 1 June 2013
This is a very good game, but you must forgive the gaming graphics as they are a good for years old now. This is only because we have all been spoilt with games like COD, Mass Effect, and GTA etc etc. But you must be mindful that it could potentially take over your life. I started playing this and played for about 30 Mins and only got out of the cell and found myself exploring and getting use to how the game works. So it's fair to say I'm no were near finished, but at least I'll get my moneys worth. Speaking of cost, this is a no brainier as you get the Anniversary addition with the additional content included. Great buy.
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on 24 September 2014
Had the original release of this game years ago, and never completed all the quests. Also did not buy the expansion packs first time around, so this 5th Anniversary Edition is perfect as the complete Oblivion game for me. A bargain at this price, the main game has countless hours of game play, and with both Knights of the Nine, and Shivering Isles, included on Disc 2 (install those before you install the main game content) this is the definitive version of this classic game.
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