BioShock & The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bundle - Xbox 360

Also known as: Bioshock & Oblivion

Got packs, screens, info?
Also for: PC
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: 2K Games Soft. Co.: Bethesda
Publishers: 2K Games (GB)
Released: 10 Jul 2009 (GB)
Ratings: BBFC 18
No Accessories: No Accessories


Get Adobe Flash player


Bioshock begins as your plane plummets into icy and uncharted waters and you are forced to enter a lighthouse oddly located in the middle of the ocean. Discovering a primitive diving bell inside the structure, you board it and travel to the bottom of the ocean and into the haunting world of ‘The Rapture’.

You discover that ‘The Rapture’ was once a utopian society created shortly after The Second World war for only the best scientists, doctors and artists but has been ravaged after a war over ‘Adam’, a genetic enhancement that gives people almost superhuman powers.

As the player proceeds through the dark and violent society, they will encounter many of the mutated beings left over from the conflict, from small girls who feed off the dead to create ‘Adam’, to the ‘Big daddies’- huge biomechanical creatures armed with deadly weapons.

The player will pass through the underwater buildings and harness ‘Adam’ to mutate themselves like the residents of ‘The Rapture’ to gain control of new weapons ranging from telekinesis to the ability to produce fire from your hands.

’The Rapture’ itself is rusting and decaying, creating a city of fear without light, smeared with blood and filled the screams of its former citizens. As the game progresses, the player must employ new tactics to defeat some of the more heavily armoured members of the nightmarish underwater colony. The ‘Big daddies’ will not go down easily and you will have to take advantage of your environment as well as your mutations to finish them off once and for all.

You will be met with the most important of choices: save the civilisation or exploit them to allow yourself to escape their hellish world.

Moving into more archaic times, you get a decidedly different, RPG experience with Oblivion.

Oblivion boasts one of the most richly detailed and vibrant game-worlds ever created and will no doubt appeal to anyone who has ever been a fan of RPGs. This game will convince even the most hard-hearted action-adventure or fps fan that the RPG genre is very much alive and well and thriving.

Immersive is an overused word in the world of videogames, but it is the most apt to describe this game. Oblivion combines a powerful combination of freeform gameplay and sublimely beautiful graphics. The game is immense – 200+ hours of gameplay is estimated for the average player! You can also play it at your own pace and in your own way.

You can get straight into unravelling the main quest or choose to explore the vast world and find your own challenges. The enormous world of Oblivion is open for you to explore at your own pace, and shorter challenges such as fighting bandits, mixing potions, creating magic items and persuading friends keep the challenges coming.

The storyline will be familiar to those who have played previous games in the series. After the mysterious and untimely death of the Emperor, the throne of Tamriel lies empty. With the Empire ready to crumble, the gates of Oblivion open and demons march upon the land - laying waste to everything in their path. To turn the tide of darkness, you must find the lost heir to the throne and unravel the sinister plot that threatens to destroy all of Tamriel.

You get to pretty much create and play almost any character you can imagine, from the sneaky wood-elf thief, to the noble warrior to the sinister assassin to the wizened sorcerer. Oblivion also features over 1,000 non-player characters who come to life like never before with facial animations, lip-synching, and full speech. They even engage in unscripted conversations with each other and you.

The game also boasts an an all-new combat and magic system which brings first person role-playing to a new level of intensity where you feel every blow. The combat and magic systems are very intuitive too, and you will learn as you play. No need to get lost or confused by long, tedious tutorials with this game, which is great news for ‘casual’ RPG’ers.