The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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In the quest "The Sirens' Deception", a band of female thieves ask you to come over to their house to do something. If you're playing a male character, they'll ask you if you want to come over for a "night of fun that you'll never forget". In doing so, a fight eventually breaks out between you and the women, due to the fact that they are thieves and they want to take away your belongings.

There are a couple of references to necrophilia. In one town a shopkeeper might ask you what the fine for necrophilia is. Depending on how you answer, she might also imply that she has committed acts of necrophilia multiple times.

There is also a joking reference to bestiality. (When you ask people about rumors, they will sometimes say that a certain character married a wood elf and that he or she "would rather sleep with my horse").

You have the ability to take everything from a dead body leaving them clad only in a loin cloth for males or a bra and panties for females.

The PC version has a mod that is downloadable that can show full nudity. THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE WITH THE BASE GAME

One character mentions cooking a deer's penis.

All without mod:3/10

PC with mod:10/10

The game frequently sees the main character engage in combat with vast numbers of different animals and enemies.

Quests will often involve killing someone, legally or illegally.

One quest involves killing an innocent in order to be initiated into the "Dark Brotherhood"

Enemies will sometimes bleed when you kill them. Often, you can see a splash of blood of you shoot one with an arrow in a sneak attack. Also, there will often be a small puddle of blood left in the spot where your enemy was standing when you shot him or her.

Enemies will often cry out in pain or surprise when you kill them.

you can't do any visible damage to the body of opponents

Wolves will often attack you, and you can kill them, and they often yelp in pain. Also keep in mind that the appearance of a wolf in this game is a lot more cute and dog-like than in Skyrim, so killing them in this game might be a little more disturbing and seem a little more like animal cruelty.

Animals bleed a lot more in this game than in Skyrim. For some reason it seems to be the opposite for human deaths though.

Necromancer caves have many dead bodies and severed heads.

The Dark Brotherhood are all about killing innocent people.

Compared to today's games, it isn't really violent. It would be rated T or a light M. There is no Gore, only some blood.

All without mod:5/10

PC with mod:9/10

Some characters will sometimes use some milder swear words when you engage in conversation with them, but it is rare and swearing is not a common feature in the game.

Crap is the most common word.



Mainly PG to PG-13 language or T language


Characters may drink various alcoholic beverages in the game. Temporarily, this will boost their health, but lower their acrobatic and athletic skills.

Characters may also drink bottles of an illegal drug called "skooma." Temporarily, this will boost their speed and strength, but lower their intelligence and agility.

This is not shown explicitly and your character cannot get "drunk" because the game refuses to let you drink many potions or alcohol. It's no worse than Morrowind.

It's about PG to PG-13 level


Mainly the level of a PG-13 horror film

Following the missions in the game often sees you moving through dark places like caves which some people may find scary.

Some of the creatures you encounter can also be quite scary for some people, specifically the zombies which have a rotting, mutilated look.

The plains of Oblivion are a hell-like realm and some players will find it creepy and/or scary.

Parts of the plains of Oblivion have severed and bloodied heads stuck on poles, as well as some bloodied corpses.

There are also sections in the game which involve fighting ghosts/phantoms, and some players may find the ghosts scary.

In the Shivering Isles Downloadable Content Pack, the Daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath, can quickly change mood to a roaring maniac.

These changes are unpredictable, and sometimes he makes threaths, such as ''Ta, come back again, Or I'll pluck out your eyes!'' and other detailed suggestions.

With the graphics compared to today's games, it isn't very scary or anything. It looks more cartoonish than anything else. 5.5/10 with expansion

4/10 without expansion

All without mods or expansion:19/50 T level

All with expansion only: 20.5/50 T level

PC with gore mod and expansion:30/50 M level

PC with gore mod only: 29/50 M level

PC with nudity mod and expansion:32.5/50 AO level

PC with nudity mod only:31.5/50 AO level

PC with mods only: 34.5/50 AO level

PC with mods and expansion: 35.5/50 AO level

without the mods the game overall IS a T rated game the ESRB changed it due to complaints from parents.

Should be fine for kids 13+ With mods however, is 17+

Australia:M / Germany:12 / Japan:D / New Zealand:R13 / South Korea:15 / South Korea:18 (GOTY edition) / UK:15 / UK:PG (bonus DVD) / USA:T (original rating) / USA:M (re-rating)

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