Developed by Bethesda Game Studios
Released in 2006
Played in 2006
Played on Xbox 360
Played to completion*
What it’s about
Set in the central Imperial province of Cyrodiil, Oblivion tells the story of the assassination of Emperor Uriel Septim VII and the resulting chaos as the dragonfires — bear with me here — go out, leaving this plane of existence vulnerable to invasion by demonic forces. You are tasked by the Blades (it’s always the Blades doing the plot’s heavy lifting, isn’t it?) with finding Martin, Uriel’s illegitimate son and last surviving heir. By putting him on the throne, you can close the Oblivion gates opening across the land, which you will certainly want to do because they are extremely repetitive. Naturally, complications arise.
Of course, it’s an Elder Scrolls game, so saying that it is “about” the main plot is practically missing the point. It’s an unfathomably large game.