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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Deluxe Edition £6.79 @ Steam [PC Download Games]

Lydia Low
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Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Deluxe Edition £6.79 @ Steam [PC Download Games]

Steam are currently offering the Game of the Year editions of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for a very discounted rate. The next best price for a downloadable version of the Game of the Year Deluxe edition of Oblivion is £19.95 from Direct2Drive. If you want the regular GotY edition on the other hand, a digital download from elsewhere will drain at least £14 more with the next best offer being £19.95 from Direct2Drive while a physical copy will set you back at least £26.56 (from Cool Shop).

The Game of the Year Edition includes the Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles expansion packs, while the Deluxe version also boasts the Fighters' Stronghold expansion, Vile Lair, Spell Tome Treasures, Mehrunes Razor and more.

Alternatively you can get the Deluxe GotY edition as part of the QuakeCon Pack which is comprised of 27 titles including a plethora of Quake and Doom games and the previous Elder Scrolls title Morrowind for just £49.99

This most recent instalment in the Elder Scrolls series is set in the Cyrodiil region of Tamriel and concerns the turmoil created when the Emperor dies without leaving an heir, allowing the Prince of hellish parallel world Oblivion to set into motion a plan to invade the peaceful kingdom. It is up to you, a humble prisoner, to find the Emperor's heir and help him to overcome Mehrunes Daegon and his dark minions.

However, this main plot can easily be little more than a backdrop if you choose to strike out on your own and explore all that the world of Cyrodiil has to offer. Wherever you go you will find caves, abandoned forts and strange ruins to investigate and pillage as well as plenty of side quests allowing you to play the wandering saint or lonely mercenary, moving from village to village running errands or taking care of problems.  Or you can train with the Mages' Guild to become a top ranking wizard, become a master sneak in the Thieves' Guild or even indulge your dark side as a cold blooded killer as part of the Dark Brotherhood.

The expansion packs add even more value to this huge game; The Shivering Isles add-on actually gives you a whole new world to explore, filled with new flora and fauna and very different characters from those found in Cyrodiil.

I have never understood why many people turn their noses up at Oblivion; there is just so much here to keep you entertained and it is easy to lose, literally, hundreds of hours without even grazing upon the main quest. Of course it is not perfect, however. The main narrative is somewhat slight which is a shame but it is perfectly serviceable and entertaining enough and the fact that Sean Bean, Patrick Stuart and Terence Stamp all lend their voices to characters really adds to its appeal. It's a shame that elsewhere the voice acting is so skimpy with far too many characters sharing a single voice and some real hit and miss moments. Worst of all, there are glitches galore, some of which can be fatal to your game which is obviously a massive issue.

Problems aside, Oblivion is one of my favourite games of recent years and represents a massive achievement from Bethesda and this deluxe version is a total steal at this price.

Thanks to kidblast at Hotukdeals!

Add a comment6 comments
Jerec  Aug. 12, 2010 at 22:16

Gutted the PS3 doesn't get the Vile Lair and the little extras. Such a superb game.

Lydia Low  Aug. 12, 2010 at 22:20

Yeah, i'm a console gamer but i'm almost tempted to take advantage of this deal just for the extra bits and bobs!

MrRobin  Aug. 13, 2010 at 08:58

I did get a lot of enjoyment out of Oblivion and many, many hours of play for my money (I still only got about 1/3rd of the way through too) but it got to the point where it became annoying that I had to spend several minutes trying to kill one bad guy because I had leveled up too soon (why oh why do the baddies level as you do, keep them the same?!) or leveled up wrongly and I was always chasing a moving target - i.e. I could never catch up so that my character was strong enough

Matt Gardner  Aug. 13, 2010 at 09:43

Yeah that was the one thing wrong with Oblivion...it never made you feel like a badass no matter how much work you put in because everything levelled up with you. There was little sense of achievement in that respect which made things a little frustrating at times.

MrRobin  Aug. 13, 2010 at 12:12

Does the same thing happen in Fallout3? I've yet to play that...

Lydia Low  Aug. 13, 2010 at 15:42

I never had that problem because i had so much armour with the "Reflect Damage" property. I think about 70% of all damage i took was reflected back so, if anything, i actually felt like a bit too much of a badass!


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