4.5 A Majestic Tour de Force. JustGreatThings | 06/11/2011 | See all JustGreatThings's reviews (7) To put it simply, and to avoid any confusion, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a sheer masterpiece. A fantasy RPG set in the mythical province of Cyrodiil, what sets Oblivion apart from its contemporaries is the primarily first-person perspective, a feature which is integral to the extent to which you will become immersed in this colossal role-playing experience. And what a gargantuan game it is! The Game of the Year Edition contains not only the base game (this alone provides more hours of gaming bliss than 20 average games combined) but also the two expansion packs that matter: namely, The Knights of the Nine and The Shivering Isles DLC packs. The latter expansion in particular boasts enough content to almost be considered a separate game in itself, offering a whole new map to explore, a new story, dozens of side-quests and countless new dungeons, items, creatures and NPCs to encounter.So, with the impending sequel, Skyrim, almost upon us, you may be on the fence about dipping into its predecessor. But I can assure you, if you simply give it the time and patience it deserves, Oblivion may well prove to be the most incredible gaming experience of your life.