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Undoubtedly if you already have Oblivion then this expansion, the Shivering Isles, is practically already in your hand. It's a real treat and even a break from the normal (boring?) lifestyle in the Heartlands by comparison. There's a bounty of new swag, interesting characters and quests to be had in these isles of Mania and Dementia; a great expansion to an already great game.
The first is at Pro-G with an overall score of 9/10:
The Shivering Isles is the perfect expansion; it gives you the chance to be good and become Sheogorath's Champion but also lets you be periodically evil, killing and torturing, you can even be the Oblivion version of Frankenstein and create you own monster. The land is as strange as its creator but beautiful in its own way. Indeed, Cyrodiil looks almost pedestrian in comparison. While it's a shame that this expansion is the first and last, Oblivion's swansong was well worth the wait and fans of The Elder Scrolls will not be disappointed.
The first is at Gaming Nexus with an overall score of 8/10:
If you were one of the many avid fans of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion then you owe it to yourself to jump into Shivering Isles and see what Bethesda has been up to. It may not be a full on sequel, but it's definitely an interesting adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat for a good 20 hours. It's clear that a lot of effort has been put into making this a great stand-alone chapter in The Elder Scrolls universe; I had a lot of fun seeing everything there was to see and doing everything there was to do. $30 may be a bit much for a downloadable expansion, but after you've journeyed through the Shivering Isles I think you will agree that this it's worth every cent.