The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)

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After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mankar Camoran (voice)
Female Nords / Female Orcs (voice)
Lucien Lachance / The Grey Fox / Pelinal Whitestrake / The Arena Announcer / Sheogorath - Shivering Isles / Dremora / Male Imperials / Herdir / Dyus / The Prophet / Malacath (voice)
Jonathan Bryce ...
Ralph Cosham ...
Jauffre / Vincent Valtieri / Male Bretons (voice)
Catherine Flye ...
Nocturnal / Female Bretons / Female Imperials (voice)
Gayle Jessup ...
Female Redguards (voice)
Linda Canyon ...
Azura / Female Altmers / Female Bosmers / Female Dunmers (voice)
Baurus / Owyn / Male Redguards (voice)
Mephala / Female Argonians / Female Khajiits (voice)
Craig Sechler ...
High Chancellor Ocato / Falcar / Alval Uvani / Faelian / The Adoring Fan / Clavicus Vile / Barbas / Sheogorath - pre Shivering Isles / Male Dunmer / Male Altmer / Male Bosmers (voice)
Jeff Baker ...
Bari Biern ...
Female Golden Saint - Shivering Isles (voice)


The Player is in the Imperial Prison when the Emperor and his bodyguards need to go through his cell to escape from the Imperial City. The Emperors sons are asassinated. The Player goes to Kvatch where he finds the last heir of the Septim Bloodline. The emperor has been killed while escaping from the City. The Player must help the heir Martin Septim to save the world from the Oblivion Crisis. And joining the Blades, Save Kvatch from Oblivion, Save Bruma, and be the Champion Of Cyrodiil.

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The fate of the world rests in the hands of one. Find him and close shut the jaws of oblivion.


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20 March 2006 (USA)  »

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The Gray Fox, voiced by Wes Johnson, frequently uses the exclamation "Capital!" when he is pleased with a task the player completes for him. This may be a homage to Wes Johnson's job as the arena announcer of the NHL's Washington Capitals. Johnson is also the voice of the Imperial City Arena announcer as well. Bethesda Game Studios bases out of Bethesda, Maryland, for which the Washington Capitals is considered their home team. See more »


When the "Rumors" dialog subject is selected from a female Dunmer, the character will talk about a break-in at the palace. The spoken dialog matches the subtitles until the end, then the actress is heard to say "Wait, let me try that again," and the entire dialog is repeated, but there are no accompanying subtitles and the character avatar is not animated as if speaking. See more »


[first lines]
Emperor Uriel Septim VII: I was born 87 years ago. For 65 years I've ruled as Tamriel's emperor, but for all these years, I've never been the ruler of my own dreams. I have seen the gates of Oblivion, beyond which no waking eye may see. Behold, in darkness, a doom sweeps the land. This is the 27th of Last Seed, the year of Akatosh, 433. These are the closing days of the third era, and the final hours of my life.
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An Absolute Masterpiece. More than a game: A Revolution.
4 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. What is Oblivion? I tell you now, Oblivion is more than a just a video game. It is a Revolution of gaming as we know it. Fun, open-ended game-play like none ever before experienced. A grand, deep plot, more expansive and in-depth than Lord of the Rings. A masterful voice cast, featuring wonderful, famous talents. Miraculous graphics- trees that look real and grow just as normal trees do with accurate geology, corpses and other objects that roll down hills and move with real-world physics as you grab them. A wonderful character creation system, allowing you do customize your character from the tone of his skin to the point of his nose to the puffs of his lips to the length of his hair. Fabulous creatures, from the wolf, to the horse, to the Minotaur, to the Daedra, all of them giving the feeling which they are intended. Grand cities, with stores, houses, churches, hotels... everything a real city would have. Revolutionary Radiant AI allowing all of the 2,000 NPC characters to think on their feet, and complete their own goals. Dozens of thousands of quests to complete: So many that the side-quests of side-quests have side-quests! This is a game like never before. A game which sets a new standard for all gaming, and truly gains dominion over all games previously released. I'd like to welcome all who desire to buy this game to the wonderful world of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the greatest video game of all time.

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