The fourth installment of the Elder Scrolls series raises the bar for the entire RPG genre. A true must-play for all.

User Rating: 10 | The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion X360
Oblivion is the perfect game. No matter how dispositioned you are against RPGs, Oblivion will make a player out of you. Set in the land of Cyrodiil at the heart of the Tamriel Empire, you are a player released from prison with a doomed Emperor. He tasks you with closing the Oblivion gates, portals to a hellish world where demons lie.

But that's not even half of it. As you progress through the game, you have the ultimate freedom. Do whatever you please. Follow the Main Quest and destroy Oblivion Gates, do one of the 150+ side quests, or just go hunting for loot to buy better weapons.

The character AI is phenominal. Each character has his or her own opinions of you, and their own personal schedules. Lots of characters visit church every day, for example.
People react to your actions both with them and abroad. Assault them, and they will hate you. Bribe them and they will like you. They will sometimes even tell you rumors of your own deeds throughout the land. If you choose to become a vampire (yes, vampires), your vampiric form may put off people.

The creatures you will face in your travels take up residence in caves, ancient buried cities, mines, and in camps throughout the wilderness. You will face bears and zombies, bandits and necromancers. Mages, conjurers, and plenty of demons from Oblivion.

Join a guild for extra bonuses. Be a mage, mercenary, assassin, thief, or compete in the Arena. There's no shortage of things to do in this vast, open world.

And that's only the surface. You will find plenty more adventures on your trip.
Plus, the Collector's Edition comes with a map of the world, a guide to all the different races of the game, and another DVD packed with galleries, trailers, and the making of the game.

Oblivion is essential gaming for everyone.