Oblivion turns 16, is now old enough to legally drive in the U.S.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is now 16, and is old enough to drive that used car you got it for its sweet sixteen birthday.

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Published Sun, Mar 20 2022 4:06 PM CDT   |   Updated Fri, Apr 15 2022 7:32 PM CDT

Today it's time to go back to a time when the Xbox 360 was brand new. It was a time when Bethesda convinced me to buy an entirely new video games console just to play Oblivion. That was sixteen years ago today, and the game is still just as impressive as ever.

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Oblivion's release was a time of enchantment and magic. The game is pretty old today--old enough to legally drive that old Studebaker you bought it years ago as a starter car--but the RPG has aged like a fine wine.

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The graphics aren't too shabby and still hold up even on the Xbox 360, with an extra injection of visuals on the Xbox Series X. The draw distances aren't so great though...

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During that time so long ago I managed to buy an Xbox 360 at my local Target for a cool $300. What a steal! I thought I had gotten a good deal. Turns out I bought the Xbox 360 Core Version, the SKU that ships without any onboard storage. I fired up Morrowind and played for about 5 hours...then I tried to save. I couldn't because there was no storage. It was pretty painful...

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It was worth it though. Buying an entire console is something I rarely do to experience a game--I did it to play Breath of the Wild on the Switch--but Oblivion was special.

Sixteen years later, it is still special. Today you should take some time away from your day to jump back into those bright gleaming high fantasy forests and just revel in the beauty of the classic RPG experience. Maybe smack around a minotaur or two, delve an elven fortress, and hang out with some hilarious NPCs.

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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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