I recently bought a PS3 and stumbled upon Elder Scrolls Oblivion for a cool 14.99. Worth every penny. Heck it is one of those rare games that is worth paying its original price. This thing is like Fable on steroids. This is the first time, ever, that I have been so emersed in a game, that I have forsaken my Honey-do list. It is an amazing, massive game. A huge sandbox - I have completed about thirty quests that have nothing to do with the main quest of the game. All in the name of leveling up and acquiring gear. My only complaint is the limited cast of voice actors. I can understand why Bethesda would not one unique voices for every passer-by, but they could have at least hired some voice actors that vary their voice to give the illusion that the voice is unique. This is a mild gripe and is overshadowed by the attention to detail that was put into this masterpiece. Last night I reached my first Oblivion Gate and was blown away by the hellish design. Very freaky. There are clusters of grass that when observed very closely, are coated in blood.
I am playing a good guy. Big time Duddly do right. I think next time I will play this game in a much darker manner and see if I can achieve the same things.
Feel free to list other favorites. IMO it doesn't get much better than Elder Scrolls Oblivion.