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  • Summary: Shivering Isles features more than 30 hours of new gameplay and allows you to explore an entirely new plane of Oblivion – the realm of Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness. Shivering Isles adds to the existing world of Oblivion so you can continue playing with your existing save game/character, or create an all new character just to explore the new content. Within the Realm of Sheogorath, players can explore the two extreme sides of the god's madness – the sublimely creative and the completely psychotic. Something is happening to the Shivering Isles and Sheogorath himself looks to you to be his champion and defend his realm and its inhabitants from destruction. Do you have the strength to survive his trials, tame a realm fraught with paranoia and despair, and wear the mantle of a God? The Shivering Isles features a bizarre landscape split between the two sides – Mania and Dementia-filled with vast, twisting dungeons mirroring the roots of the trees they are buried within. You'll encounter more than a dozen new creatures including hideous insects, Flesh Atronachs, skeletal Shambles, amphibious Grummites. Throughout your adventure, you will discover all new items, ingredients, spells, and more, and have the talented craftsmen of Crucible and Bliss forge new armor and weapons just for you. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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  1. Ultimately, this 15-30 hours of gameplay is a must-play for anyone, even if you didn't finish the main game.
  2. If you own The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, you really can’t go wrong with this expansion.
  3. An essential addition to the Elder Scrolls universe. [Feb 2008, p.94]
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  1. MikeL.
    Dec 12, 2007
    A solid expansion to the game that will add hours to its life. Only complaint it doesnt add to the main experience, so feels like the add on it is. Still worth it. Collapse
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    Shivering Isles is a solid expansion pack that doesn't add much to the main game but entertains nether-the-less. It's location is different from Oblivion and it features a variety of colorful, unique topography. The main plot of the pack is descent enough, but doesn't rival the main game's alternative. Although initially amusing, the crazy NPC speak in this game gets old really fast... And you'll be gagging to punch Sheagorath in his nuts after only a few missions. Don't do it, though, or you'll soon be skydiving without a parachute. Actually... don't deny yourself that pleasure, give him that nice tut in the sweetrolls! Just make sure you save the game first. Expand