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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)

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

Director:

Todd Howard

Writers:

Ted Peterson (additional writing), Michael Kirkbride (additional writing) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Emperor Martin Septim (voice)
Lynda Carter ... Female Nords / Female Orcs (voice)
Terence Stamp ... Mankar Camoran (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Emperor Uriel Septim VII (voice)
Jonathan Bryce Jonathan Bryce ... Molag Bal / Hircine / Male Argonians / Male Khajiits / Male Nords / Male Orcs (voice)
Ralph Cosham Ralph Cosham ... Jauffre / Vincent Valtieri / Male Bretons (voice)
Catherine Flye Catherine Flye ... Nocturnal / Female Bretons / Female Imperials (voice)
Gayle Jessup Gayle Jessup ... Female Redguards (voice)
Wes Johnson ... Lucien Lachance / The Grey Fox / Pelinal Whitestrake / The Arena Announcer / Sheogorath - Shivering Isles / Dremora / Male Imperials / Herdir / Dyus / The Prophet / Malacath (voice)
Linda Canyon Linda Canyon ... Azura / Female Altmers / Female Bosmers / Female Dunmers (voice) (as Linda Kenyon)
Elisabeth Noone ... Mephala / Female Argonians / Female Khajiits (voice)
Michael Mack Michael Mack ... Baurus / Owyn / Male Redguards (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 ... Haskill - Shivering Isles (voice)
Bari Biern Bari Biern ... Female Golden Saint - Shivering Isles (voice)

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Storyline

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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The only "The Elder Scrolls" game that takes place in two eras. It takes place from the end of the third era, and finishes in the first year of the fourth era. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Follows The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996) See more »

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Incredible
6 June 2006 | by trygbjornnSee all my reviews

While Morrowind was indeed an incredible game, Oblivion clearly cleans up much of the crap from the previous title. For one, the combat system is incredible (I found myself playing Morrowind for the story, not the action; here I'm playing it almost more for the action). Two, the fact that everyone actually talks to you makes the game more of a game, rather than a book with controls. Three, the physics system ensures quite a lot of mischievous fun.

Sure, there are drawbacks, but I think what people might be whining about when they say Morrowind was better is that Oblivion might perhaps be too familiar. In Oblivion, there are oak trees and deer and bears and pretty common looking flowers and weather patterns. In Morrowind it was all so exotic and foreign, with the towering mushrooms and strange cities and everyone calling you "muthsera" and the strange creatures no one's ever seen before. Morrowind was more original. Oblivion's just plain good.

Sure, the main quest might be a little shorter, but I can say that I'm definitely tempted to play this game all over again just to play around and get all the stuff I didn't before. Morrowind was a little too empty feeling. Oblivion is a more living world, with wind in the trees, creatures fighting one another ...

But while many may complain about lack of content, look what happened with Morrowind! The original game was long as it was, but two different expansions were released for it! Who knows how much extra material, extra armour, extra adventures, extra lands will be added to the Oblivion experience before the next Elder Scrolls is released (assuming it is, which I certainly hope is so). 10/10, so I say.


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Release Date:

20 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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