Hey everyone. I noticed today that Oblivion: Game of the Year Deluxe edition is on sale now at GOG for $11.99. This is the version that contains ALL of the official DLC, so if you are/were confused by Steam/Bethesda's various versions - this is the one to get.
Perhaps best of all, you'll get a free copy of Arena & Daggerfall! WOOT! I downloaded the whole Elderscrolls series from GOG a few months ago & it's been great!
I know if you're reading this, you probably already have a copy of Oblivion. I did too, but there's a few good reasons to pick up the GOG version instead.
- No DRM: For those who don't know, GOG sells LEGITIMATE games with no DRM. You can simply download, install, play, and uninstall all without the stupid disk.
- No going through a 3rd party interface. To be fair, Steam is also having a sale for the same price, but unlike with Steam, GOG's version doesn't require you run it through Steam's application. In addition, you don't have to use a special OBSE Steam loader, which many people seem to be having problems with.
- Not going through Steam avoids numerous problems with Oblivion/Mods caused by it being installed to Program Files, which is where Steam installs to by default. (For those who don't know, moddable games should not be installed to Program Files or Program Files (x86) due to Windows UAC interference.) Just install the GOG version to someplace like C:\Games & you're golden!
GOG does have an interface called "Galaxy" that you can use that is similar to Steam's, but it is entirely optional. I haven't tried it myself, but like that I'm not not FORCED to use it, unlike Steam, and I hear it has some useful features, like easy update installation, library management, etc.
Also, if interested GOG has the following on sale too:
Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition for $8.99 (The best TES game IMO.
(Includes Bloodmoon and Tribunal expansions + Arena & Daggerfall)
The other Official DLC are free, and can be downloaded from Bethesda via UESP.
Redguard for $2.99
Battlespire for $2.99
(Includes Arena & Daggerfall)
All of the above can be purchased at a discounted price of $14.97 by going to one of the above 3 links, where you'll find "Buy Series" below the main file. So you'll get:
Morrowind (+ Bloodmoon & Tribunal), Redguard, Battlespire, Daggerfall, & Arena
(Not bad for 15 bucks!)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition for $11.99
(Includes all five of the Fallout 3 Game Add-on Packs + Arena & Daggerfall)
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition for $11.99
(Includes all addons: Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road, + Arena & Daggerfall)
The Witcher games & expansions are all 50% off or more.
1-Enhanced, 2-Enhanced, 3-and DLCs as individuals, and 3-GoTY (Includes the base game, all expansions and additional content released to date including Hearts of Stone and the Blood & Wine expansions. See spoiler for more. Or, the whole schebang for $49.44. (See "Buy Series")
No, I'm in no way affiliated with GOG, or making any money off of promoting their stuff. I just wanted to bring this to people's attention because I think they're a great service!