Are you a fan of engrossing, well-made games with gripping storylines, gameplay with tons of depth and significant replayability? Well if you are then you've probably heard of these two stellar action-RPGs already. What you might have missed, however, is that you can now pick up the both of them as a sweet double pack for just £9.99 from Play.com. Individually, you'd have to shell out a little bit more as the nearest competition for Bioshock is £8 from ShopTo, with Oblivion at £10.50 from CoolShop.
These are two exceptional games that, if I'm being really honest, haven't dated a bit - except perhaps in the graphics department. Having said that, the underwater would-be utopia of Bioshock's Rapture is still pretty beautiful to behold, and the gripping, cinematic storytelling, level-design and fearsome, disturbing foes are no less striking now than they were a year or so back. This combination of first-person shooter and action-RPG will feel very similar to anyone who played its predecessor System Shock 2, but I'd argue that Bioshock almost trumps that gaming masterpiece. There's a lot of palaver over actually getting the game started for the first time on the PC, but once you're away you quickly get the perception that you're playing through a true modern classic. Well, at least I did.
Oblivion is a different game of sorts. Developed by Bethesda - the company behind the massively award-winning Fallout 3 - this is a grander and more expansively designed open world RPG than its apocalyptic cousin. The sheer amount of options open to you, the number of different ways you can play through this epic saga, the depth of character customisation, are still breathtaking. You want to be seven foot tall combat juggernaut? Go right ahead. You want to try giving Dumbledore a run for his money and playing as a massively powerful mage? It's entirely up to you. Fancy doing a bit of everything, freelancing as a gladiator and beast hunter whilst becoming a paid assassin on the side? Sure thing! In amongst the numerous side quests, the caves, castles and cabins that dot the landscape ripe for exploration, and the engaging main storyline is a beauty of a game.
I'm of the opinion that games this good don't come around very often. If you haven't checked these two out yet and want to experience some of the best that video gaming has to offer, this is definitely a good place to start!
Lydia posted the best deal for the Xbox 360 version a few days back, and the deal is still on. You can find it here if you prefer twin joysticks to a mouse and keyboard.
Thanks to andywedge from Hotukdeals