The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Official Game Guide by Bethesda SoftworksFind Your Path
-Covers all available content for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Shivering Isles, Knights of the Nine, and downloadable content.
-Detailed maps for every part of the world and every major city, plus special maps for every key section of the main quest.
-Specific chapters on how to create your character and maximize your abilities and skills.
-Over 450 full-color pages packed with information on everything you need to know about the massive gameworld of Oblivion.
-Walkthroughs for every quest in every part of the Oblivion world, including the main quest, as well as miscellaneous and freeform quests.
-Sections on various gameplay systems including stealth, combat, magic, spellmaking and enchanting, alchemy, and more.
LGR - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Review
This is a rare and remarkable achievement--a huge, open-ended, complex, detailed role-playing game that's fun to play and a pleasure to behold. Oblivion not only delivers everything that earned the Elder Scrolls series the devoted loyalty of a huge following of fans, but also significantly improves on the weaknesses of its predecessor, Morrowind. Morrowind earned recognition for being one of the best role-playing games in years, but the immersive and long-lasting experience it provided wasn't for everyone.
Retrospective Video Game Review for the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Universal acclaim - based on 54 Critics What's this? Generally favorable reviews - based on Ratings. See all 54 Critic Reviews. See all User Reviews. User Score.
Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer goes to hell and is sentenced to eat donuts for eternity, only to find that all of the Krispy Kremes in the fiery abyss cannot quell his unending hankering for the fried doughy treats? For as grand as Oblivion is in its scope, it's equally compelling in its execution. Its depth is immediately apparent as you start by creating any character you like, beginning with a race such as the battle-ready Redguard, the bow-and-arrow expertise of the High Elf, or the innate stealthy traits of the catlike Khajiit. Soon you'll choose a class, be it a warrior, wizard, thief or any custom combination you'd care to conjure, and then you'll select your birth sign read: special ability. Once you've escaped the initial dungeon - a necessary but not overly drawn-out rat-killing trek during which the game instructs you on the basics of blocking, spell casting, sneaking and more - the hand-holding eases and you're free to roam the great outdoors. Here, you canseek out the heir to the vacant throne of the land and quash the hell-spawned threat that could destroy the world.