IN WHICH OUR INTREPID HERO MUST…
Prevent a dangerous cult from opening the gates to an inter-dimensional realm called Oblivion.
WHAT MAKES IT GREAT:
We haven’t yet played Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — the advance reviews have been absolutely rapturous. But Oblivion was another best-of-class RPG that appeared (as Skyrim undoubtedly will) on many a game-of-the-year lists. The outstanding achievement of Oblivion goes beyond its vast scale, it’s how the developers packed and populated this world with so many interactive elements (with nearly 200 side quests) and believable non-player characters — you actually believe the province of Cyrodiil has existed long before you even picked up your controller.
DID YOU KNOW?
When scaled to gameplay, there are approximately 16 square miles of explorable areas in Oblivion.