Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Is Now Totally Free To Play

The incredibly popular Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is now free to play. What a cool offer for fans of the franchise. Get the details now.

By Douglas Helm | Updated

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Oblivion fans rejoice, as your favorite RPG is now free to download. Well, free-ish. If you have an Amazon Prime subscription to Prime Gaming, the iconic game will be available to download until May. Those who haven’t played Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion now is your chance to give it a try for yourself.

Of course, you’ll also need to have a PC to take advantage of the free game. The download won’t be available for home consoles since it’s a Prime Gaming deal. With that being said, it’s still a great grab for PC owners. Not only do you get the game, but you also get the best version of it since it’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition. Game of the Year Editions tend to have all of DLC included, so you’re getting even more value for this free game. DLC for Elder Scrolls IV includes the beloved Knights of the Nine and the Shivering Isles expansions, so the Game of the Year edition will definitely keep you occupied for hours on end.

Another plus is that PC gamers will have access to the multitude of mods that users have created over the years. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion came out was back in 2006, so the game can definitely show its age a bit. But with mods, you can add more spell options, enhance the graphics, add quality of life features, and much more. PC is definitely the best way to play Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in 2022.

If you’ve never played Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, this free download will be a real treat for you. It was widely considered one of the best games of 2006, with many people considering it one of the best RPGs of all time. Bethesda, the studio behind the Elder Scrolls series, really knocked this one out of the park. They would go on to release the next game in the Elder Scrolls series, Skyrim which would also be considered one of the best RPGs of all time. Bethesda’s next big project is Starfield, which is set to come out in 2022. Starfield will take the winning Bethesda-RPG formula to space. No gameplay footage has been released yet, but fans are waiting with bated breath to see what the RPG masters have in store.

Bethesda is also known for the Fallout series, with Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 being standouts from their catalog. In short, there’s a lot of good RPG content from the studio out there, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a really great place to start. Especially if you can get it for free. Just remember to download it before the end of April. The game will only be free until then. Another caveat to keep in mind is that your game will only be available to play if your Amazon Prime subscription is active. If you lapse on your subscription or quit the platform, you won’t have your copy anymore. Of course, you can get it back if you start your subscription back up.