About the Product
- Live another life in a whole new world -- gamers can create and play any character they can imagine, from the noble warrior to the sinister assassin to the wizened sorcerer
- First-person melee and magic systems bring first person role-playing to a new level of intensity
- The groundbreaking new Radiant AI system gives Oblivion's characters full 24/7 schedules and the ability to make their own choices based on the world around them
- Features over 1,000 non-player characters who come to life like never before -- facial animations, lip-synching, full speech, even unscripted conversations with each other
- The enormous world of Oblivion is open, giving you short challenges and open-ended gameplay -- everything from fighting bandits to mixing potions
Top Customer Reviews
As computer owners, we are constantly reminded that it is expensive to upgrade hardware. Every once and a while, a game comes out that justifies those expenses. I think this is the game that should make people upgrade. And, if you do it now, you won't have to worry about upgrading for the next generation of games. My computer is plenty powerful enough to run it (Alienware Area-51 5500 with 1Gig Ram, ATI x850 256megs Ram, S-ATA 80 gig HD, Viewsonic VX924 Monitor).
However, if my computer was too slow, I know I would upgrade in order to play this game, it is that good. Even after a few hours of playing, I am confident in saying that this game is fantastic! Any money you spend on your computer will be well worth it!
The beginning level acts as a tutorial. Instead of being ordered how to do things, the game starts open ended (a clue that the entire game will be this open ended as well). It gives suggestions on things, such as how to use the bow and how to cast spells. But if you choose to not be an archer or a magician, you can still proceed. You customize your character at different points based on how you were playing. I think that is an original design for character creation, as opposed to creating a character from scratch before ever playing the game.Read more ›
Awesome Character creation: Very detailed. A bit cumbersome, but you can pretty much make your character look however you want.
Beautiful Graphics: I play on a 1505 notebook w/ a 1.66GHz duo core processor, 1gig ram, and a 256mb ATI mobility radeon x1400 card. I can run the game at 20-60 fps, depending on what I have enabled. The graphics look very nice w/ 2x HDR or Bloom & 25-50% distance rendering. As a side note, 10fps is playable, 25fps is quite smooth. If you have a high, low end card, you should be able to run it fine, with good graphics.
Great real life physics simulation: Blood spatters, logs roll, arrows bounce. You can pick items up, move em around, or just knock em over.
Cool Items: Unlike Morrowind, with its largely fiction based items, Oblivion has things like apples, potatoes, mutton, paintbrushes, gold, etc. They are much more realistic - especially the ingredients (aka - food).
Great Faction System: This time around, the factions are a bit more realistic. For instance, instead of the Theives guild being merely about odd jobs, its a place where you can sell your fenced goods and pick up some trainig. Specific 'jobs' are still available, but their not handed out like candy, as in Morrowind. You need to independently thieve for a while and sell a set amount of fenced goods in order to get them.
Good fame rating system: You'll have a seperate fame and infamy rating. Good deeds make fame higher, bad hightens infamy - realistic.
The Lusty Argonian Maid: Remember good o'l Uncle Crassius from Morrowind and his tale of the Lifts-Her-Tail? The story continues....Read more ›
First of all. I love the interface. Whereas many people are whining and crying because they only have 8 quick keys, it doesn't bother me. I play a combat class. I have my sword on #1, my bow on #2, and I'm truckin. I don't have a large stack of potions, so I don't quick key that. If I ever need anything else, I hit the Tab key, scroll though my inventory and grab it. Even if I were playing a Mage type, I wouldn't see needing more than 8. A weapon, some spells, and you're good. If you have to map every item to a key, then go find another game. You hit the tab key and with some mouse clicks, you are all over the map, quests, inventory, attributes, skills, factions, etc. Very easy to getting use to and figuring out from playing Morrowind. Just like Morrowind, when you pull up the inventory or the spell list, time stops... so you can drink your potions, pick your spells, and choose your weapon and go to town.
I am running this game on a Dell Inspirion laptop at the High Quality video setting and I'm having no problems with anything. The graphics are beautiful. The scenery, the level of detail in your character and the NPCs around you. The sound is awesome. All characters speak thier parts and have facial expressions. The NPCs walk around town and talk to each other. Walk in and out of buildings, they have thier own agenda and their own life, they don't stay anchored to a room where you can go find them all the time (merchants do stay in their place of business from open to close). I know I am going to have to upgrade my home computer if I want to play this, but it is definately worth it.
I like the quest system.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great game, just be warned about getting too sucked in to this world.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Oblivion is a great game. This was probably the 6th copy I bought between different consoles.Published 12 months ago by Jake T.
Bought as a gift. Was told that it was very cool for an older version of the game. Have fun!Published on January 4, 2014 by Matthew
Arguably one of the best games EVER! It completely immerses you; it feels like you are actually living another life in another world. Read morePublished on November 10, 2013 by Maximus Minksamus
Ordered this on a Saturday. It was mailed within two hours, and reached my mailbox on Monday. Amazing. Installed the game that evening. Read morePublished on September 13, 2013 by David M. Dibble
This is an awesome open world game and would recommend it for any players who like strategy and deeply involved game.Published on July 4, 2013 by Philip
When I bought this game, I was buying it for the cool stuff that it came with. I had already played and beaten the game and became so obsessed with the back story to the game, that... Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by MPC