The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

A must-play RPG for mature fantasy fanatics.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 52 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 183 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Amazing, only game better is ESV.

Oblivion still holds up well 12 years later, and holds a really important place in my heart. It is a brilliant RPG and is OK for any tween who's into RPGs and hours of exploration. It has a smart main story and hundreds of side quests and is still a very graphically beautiful game. There is mild violence with a tiny bit of blood and characters and animals can be killed. Also, as every elder scrolls fans know there is alcohol/drugs like mead and skooma. This should definitely be a game that your child plays before Skyrim, because the content is much milder.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

I good

This game was originally rated T, but some pervert made a mod on the PC and so this game's rating changed to M... The sexual themes are not even bad, some people might even giggle a little bit because you can take people's armor then you can see there under wear. The only language that I saw through out the hole game was d*mn, b*sterd, and h*ll. Blood and Gore: there is some blood on your sword after you fight somebody or something. If you drink alcohol theme there is bad things that happen to you.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Take Two
  • Release date: March 21, 2006
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: M for language, sexual themes, use of alcohol, violence, blood and gore
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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