Jeremy Soule
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Soundtrack


4.5
superb

Review

by pizzamachine USER (213 Reviews)
December 9th, 2013 | 139 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A beautiful soundtrack that should not be forgotten.

Playing a video game is an adventure every time. It is more than just a story; a video game whisks you away into a new world, one that you can explore and be an active ingredient in. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion promised just that, a gorgeous world to roam free in, and roam free I did. I spent a mini life in that game, running through endless grassy meadows, caves, villages, and castles to complete quest after quest after quest. It is impossible to forget the experience I had playing the game, and its respective soundtrack is a large part of the reason why.

Wherever I went, the music was with me. It was in all corners of the world, and it never grew tiresome. The orchestral music breathed life into the game’s surroundings, and did so gently. This was not a bombastic soundtrack, it was quite the opposite: warm, colorful, peaceful, minimalistic, and the effect was lulling. Jeremy Soule’s soundtrack has a whimsical, magical quality about it that perfectly captures the essence of the world and the excited feeling of the starry eyed player as they run through it. It is a beautiful, easy-on-the-ears soundtrack that one can enjoy whether they are playing the game or not. However, if someone has played the game before, when they listen to its soundtrack, they can still see Oblivion’s painted hills, untouched by time, and the vision is lovely.

My experience with Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is one that continues today thanks to its elegant soundtrack. I can re-experience it whenever I turn on the music, a flood of positive memories and feelings come flowing back. While other game soundtracks can produce similar effects, this one is different - Jeremy Soule has created something truly special. The Oblivion Soundtrack is in a league of its own and provides a fantastic listening experience. From beginning to end the music tells a story, it conjures a world of its own, and ultimately Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Soundtrack is one of the most memorable game soundtracks I have ever heard.



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If not number one, it sure comes close to being one of the best soundtracks ever recorded....


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pizzamachine
December 9th 2013


13480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This was pretty difficult to review but I'm glad I did it. : )

TheBarber
December 9th 2013


3602 Comments


Holy shit soo much nostalgia within this one, ggreat of you to review this!

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Gwyn.
December 9th 2013


17076 Comments


worst fucking game

demigod!
December 9th 2013


49248 Comments


nah it rules sweet soundtrack too

good review too

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Gwyn.
December 9th 2013


17076 Comments


neck

TheBarber
December 9th 2013


3602 Comments


"worst fucking game"

stfu.

Gwyn.
December 9th 2013


17076 Comments


but soundtrack is good

pizzamachine
December 9th 2013


13480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

fo sho

kris.
December 9th 2013


14678 Comments


enjoyed skyrim's OST more but yes lawd best composer

Emyay
December 9th 2013


6280 Comments


game rules yeah. can't remember the soundtrack but i'm sure its awesome

TheBarber
December 9th 2013


3602 Comments


Like walking in cities or forests was the best thing ever thanks to the ost

Jade
Emeritus
December 9th 2013


10698 Comments


nice job bud. this game'll always hold a special place in my heart

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
December 9th 2013


18921 Comments


Great review dude. I like Skyrim a little better because of how they tweaked it but Oblivion is still awesome and still has amazing music.

demigod!
December 9th 2013


49248 Comments


i feel like Cyrodiil just had more to it as a world than Skyrim, however Skyrim's gameplay mechanics are a lot more interesting and varied imo

InfamousGrouse
December 9th 2013


4285 Comments


skyrim was just too dull, exploring didn't quite give me the buzz cyrodiil did

auriel's ascension best track ever

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
December 9th 2013


18921 Comments


I never actually tried exploring Cyrodiil. I got the game when I was 14 so I never played a game like it. I should pop that in again and try it out again.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
December 9th 2013


14904 Comments


oblivion ost vs skyrim ost

go

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YakNips
December 9th 2013


18944 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I actually just replayed this recently. Got all 50 achievements :D

Mongi123
Contributing Reviewer
December 9th 2013


18921 Comments


I don't remember Oblivion's music that well but Skyrim has such a great soundtrack

demigod!
December 9th 2013


49248 Comments


idk both are so good and have certain stand outs but i think i found oblivions more memorable honestly

@mongi yea man do it some time, the game is a little lol at points and maybe a bit buggy but i think its aged nicely, better than morrowind at least *puts on flame shield*



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