Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta - Episode 1 - Gold Edition
Unearthed is an episodic third person Action Adventure game set in modern day Middle East. The game is available in full Arabic and English voice over and features 21 Languages for Menu and Subtitles.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (750 reviews) - 52% of the 750 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 3, 2014

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Introduction:

Unearthed is an episodic third person Action Adventure game set in modern day Middle East. The game is available in full Arabic and English voice over and features 21 Languages for Menu and Subtitles.

The game features the voiceover talents of Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite), Jeff Rosick (Friday Night Lights, Metro), Tara Platt (Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Naruto, Halo 2, Charmed) and David Lodge (COD:MW2, World of Warcraft, Fallout 3)

Story Synopsis:

When fortune hunter Faris Jawad and his sister Dania receive a call to visit Morocco they embark on an exotic adventure throughout the middle east on the trail of the famous Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta.

The trail won't be clear however as Faris will have to overcome an unholy alliance of a militia army leader, a weapons dealer and a wealthy antiquities smuggler who are after the same goal.

Key Features:

  • Travel across the Middle East from the wild life of Moroccan Atlas mountains to the alleys of old Damascus through the port of Alexandria and the metropolitan city of Dubai.
  • Unique mix of platforming, melee fighting, shooting and stealth gameplay.
  • Presented in a TV style episodic format along with recaps of previous episodes and teaser cliff hangers of what lies ahead.
  • Unlockable Survival Mode: Battle against endless waves of enemies (Mummies, Zombies, Ghouls) across 8 varied maps featuring three exclusive maps designed for PC and Mac.
  • Unlockable Extras: Concept Art, Renders, Animatics, Cutscenes, Character Gallery, Treasures
  • Available in 21 languages for menus\subtitles. Voice-over in Arabic and English.

Gold Edition Features:

This Gold Edition contains over 120 fixes to the console version based on the reviews and player feedback, they are summarized as below:
  • General: A restructured tutorial level to better introduce the game mechanics, No more colliding with ragdolls and small objects such as broken pot pieces which allows for easier movement, invisible walls to prevent falling from high surfaces, clear font size for hints and facts in the loading screens, re-recorded all the Arabic voiceover to remove the extra echo.
  • Hand to Hand Combat: Fully revamped hand to hand fighting system with brand new animations, full camera orbit control, more fluid response and streamlined special moves .
  • Shooting System: Re-balanced all the weapons to allow for weapon specific range, accuracy, reverb zones, recoil, auto, semi-auto and manual targeting, and brand new weapon SFX.
  • Driving System: Improved car handling, no more flipping when turning at very high speeds, orbit camera, Better driving enemy AI, Tire tracks, Full Physical Damage Model for the player car with smoke, sparks on colliding with other cars, props and buildings.

PC/Mac Exclusive Features:

  • Supports Full HD 1920X1080 at 60 FPS
  • 4X the texture resolution of the console version
  • High Quality Anti Aliasing
  • Very High Resolution Shadows
  • Motion Blur
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
  • Ambient Obscurance
  • Screen Space Reflections
  • Vignetting
  • Chromatic Abberation
  • Lens Dirt Layer
  • Fog effect
  • Anaglyph 3D Glasses Support
  • Exclusive "Tangier Night" survival level
  • Damage effect shown on the player car when hit by other cars or objects
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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or 8
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850, 1 GB VRAM, Shader Model 3 Support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, Mac Lion 10.7, Mac Snow Leopard 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 9 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, Mac Lion 10.7, Mac Snow Leopard 10.6
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Quad Core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5850, 1 GB VRAM, Shader Model 3 Support
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (750 reviews)
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CptLvl
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
My review for this game, Uncharted 4.

In this game you play as Nathan Drake, explorer, treasure hunter, smartass, on his quest to help his long lost brother, Sam find the treasure of legendary pirate Captain Avery.

Graphics: This game has beautiful motion capture, Drake's facial features have not looked as realistic!
Beautiful sky boxes, amazing gun models.

Voice acting: Nolan North returns as Drake, and we have Troy Baker as Sam, the two do a great job getting you immersed in this story of epic action.

Multiplayer: Lots of fun, great with friends, I will keep playing it!

Music: So beautiful I cried.

Overall: 10/10
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DANNYonPC
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I actually kinda enjoyed it,
Sure it wasn't good in any way, but it gave me a few cheap laughs, simple achievements and such

No idea how i ever got this game (it was in my libary) but i enjoyed my hour playtime
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Dank_Lord_Gaben
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
One of the worst games I've played in a while. One moment im running to take down someone and then the game gliches and makes me fall through the ground. (That was the second level to.) The voice acting is terrible, the graphics are ok but I wouldn't say great. Theres mor than I can type in a paragraph but DO NOT buy this game. I made that mistake of buying it despite the reviews.
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Teecasey
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Keep your expectations under control and you won't be disappointed! If like me, for some reason, you have an itch to enjoy something quirky set in Arabian speaking countries this will do until they release Badiya! The voice acting is very good, especially the female lead.
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Katpanic
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Kind of okayish.

Despite having janky controls and being really short, I still sort of enjoy it. The combat feels not good at first, but it isn't terrible.

I don't really know what to say, but it plays better than the very early Tomb Raider games, but they've got to be coming up on 20 years old at this stage, if they aren't already.

There is a bit in the opening of the 2nd level where one of the protagonists refers to the other's affecdtion for 'Raiding Tombs and Uncharting Mysteries', and that really sums up the entire game. They're trying very hard to reference somethign else, but it's done clumsily and without clear comprehension of what it is that they're doing.

Also, there are these forced hand to hand combat scenes that are just terrible. The game turns into a 3-button 3D fighting game that boggles the mind. Who would do this?
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Grilled Salmon
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
it's ♥♥♥
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mr_ahmed1997
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
اللعبة جيدة من ناحية القصة والتصميم واقعي لأكن طريقت اللعب و القرافيكس شويه يبغاله تعديل فا تقيمي لي اللعبة حيكون ٨/١٠
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CRONUS
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
5/10 there is no shawarma or kebab in the game
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DeltaExample
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Forget Tomb Raider. If Lara Croft pulled out her soft round breasts and rubbed them against my cheeks while gently whispering in my ear that she wanted to go on an adventure, I'd promptly inform her of my newfound homosexuality and proceed to hop on Faris Jawad's ♥♥♥♥.

Glory to Allah.
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No More Please
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
Okay, okay, okay....

Yeah, this game sucks! I'm not arguing against it. It's horrible. It's garbage. But when you've played the sh** I've played through, Unearthed is hardly a "bad" game. The shooting and controls are decent.

And... yeah, and that's it.

It's obvious what game this is trying to rip off. A five year old could tell what Unearthed is trying to be like. But oddly enough... I can help but saw "Awwww!" like seeing a toddler trying to paint their own version of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" with some crayons. You just can help but love it and post it on your fridge.

The graphics are pretty decent. They look nice and are well-textured. They don't come close to the very obvious game that Unearthed is ripping off, but they aren't the worst graphics I've seen in a game.

Okay, yeah. I might as well mention everything that sucks. The animation. The stealth stage. The really easy puzzles. The RC car. The stealth section. The boring walking section. The driving section. The main meat of Unearthed is rotten to a black, squishy mess.

But... I feel like the team that made this did put some effort into this game. It runs relatively smoothly. The voice acting is decent. There's tons of details put in to make this game feel "alive". It just completely fails and falls flat on its face.

I don't know. Maybe my sympathy for Unearthed has spawned from seeing all the people out there make fun of it. Like the chubby kid at the playground you knew from elementary school. Sure he was the easy one to pick on, but he was just an innocent, unknowing kid. So forgive me if I show some pity on this game.

Yeah, it still sucks massive a**, though. So... 4/10!
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GaNoo
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
cheap knockoff of Uncharted/Tomb Raider. Still, for a cheap knock off the story isn't half bad. It also has some decent texturing. True, the voice acting is horrible, and the animation somehow even worse...and the glitches! Don't get me started on ther glitches!

Let's be honest! The game is a steaming mess! Other than a decent storyline, the game virtually has no redeeming factors! The worst part though is that it's an abuse of the "Episodic" game genre! It's why I hate episodic games! They can be abandoned and you never get to finish your game! This game? Prime example! It came out in 2014, and here it is 2016, and still no episode 2! The game has no ending, and likely never will!

The games also WAY too short for a 5 dollar game! I know it says I spent 5.3 hours playing it, but the game was completed in about an hour and a half...Not even enough time to start getting the games playing cards! So, I had to sit and let it run so I could get them.

If you absolutely MUST get it, get it on sale! It's been on sale for 99 cents...that seems like a fair price for the content in this game..any more than that is a ripoff.
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kipper
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
REVIEW -- UNCHARTED 4 PC -- REVIEW

Uncharted 4 takes place immediately after Uncharted 3, we find Nathan Drake in a beautifully rendered cave, the recognisable voice of Troy Baker rings through the air, god I love him...

GAMEPLAY - 9/10
The gameplay builds upon the nearly perfected action of Uncharted 3, with intense areas where you'll have to carefully navigate over ledges or through caves, it's a graceful and cinematic experience that could please anybody.

STORY - 8/10
I hate to find a fault in this game, but sadly I have to say that the story isn't quite as good as Uncharted 2 or 3...
My main gripe is simply the fact that Nathan Drake now has a sister, who I don't quite remember from the last games, and it seems that her only purpose is to become kidnapped. As well as this, he now has an uncle (I think? It was hard to remember) that only serves to tell the story, and if anything becomes a bit of a deus ex machina.

OVERALL - 9/10
Overall, this game is amazing, a very well deserved sequel to Uncharted 3, and I'm just so happy it came out on PC. The only thing keeping this from being a 10/10 is the cliffhanger at the end, I have been kept in suspense since I finished and I just want Uncharted 5 already.
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Ed
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
I played it for a couple hours. The graphics are mediocre, the story-line cheesy, and it felt like a knock-off of some cross between Tomb Raider and The Librarian movies. I doubt I'll ever re-install it.
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WolfyMcWolpherson
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
I gave up on this game after only a few minutes - the controls are terrible. Also despite her prominance in the advertising, the hijabi character is not playable, which is the main reason I bought the game at all.
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lordmonkeycheese
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
it's like uncharted and tomb raider had a disabled child and tried to play soccer with it


0/10
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BoAli360
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
انا اشتريته الانه بالعربي و دعم للعبة
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Mahrten
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
I've played Xenoblade Chronicles X, I've played Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and I've even played Thundersnail, but this game is the only one that feels like a true next-gen experience to me.
The shooting-mechanics are revolutionary and responsive. The graphics are to die for. The hand-to-hand combat is only contested by the grabbing mechanics of Little Big Planet, and it's an overall fantastic game every gamer, casual or hardcore, should experience.

Oh wait.
None of that is actually true. This is a bad game.
Play it for laughs though. I'm legitimately looking forward to episode 2.
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demontrace
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
This game is horrible. It's pretty obvious they were shooting for more than they could deliver.

The graphics are terrible, and somehow run like molasses. The music is fine, and the voice acting is fair. Not great, but fair. The controls are difficult, and the animations are not fluid at all. The game feels very stiff, and it's unforgivable that you cannot rebind your controls. You're stuck with whatever they assigned for you. The areas where they force your character to move slowly kill any pacing the game may have. Platforming and climbing are almost humorous in their execution.

In addition, the humor and writing is absolutely awful. It's 4th wall breaking, and not funny. Not to mention, in the first actual cutscene between brother and sister, they don't even look at each other as they speak.

Stay very far away from this game.
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Medovic
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 25
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SpaceCouncil
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
Who the even heck is Nathan Drake anyways?

This game is terrible in all the right places. I would put this one step down from something like Deadly Premonition. The whole 'episode 1' feels like a prologue as its likely supposed too but inevitably it all feels a little like the devs got too ambitious. Its got tomb raiding, cover mechanics, RC cars, platforming, rooftop chases, car chases, a slightly awkward fighting system and a Sci-fi original narrative to boot.

Its got jenky animations in all the right places, just watch their hands during the cut-scenes. The shooting is AT BEST functional. Its hard how to put into words why exactly it is I like this game and want to see more (though that's likely not going to happen) Its kind of like a bad movie in the way 'The Room” was; it sort of has this vibe as this is obviously a disaster but I can't look away and simply must see this thru.

I am not making a comparison to Dreamfall: The Longest Journey as they are completely different games but I can't help but shake the feeling that this game reminded me of Dreamfall in a way that I'm not entirely sure I can justify. Yet the feeling remains.

Some of the dialogue seems hyper aware that it's a videogame which is always fantastic to see. It has also come to my attention that this is some approximation of an iOS version which would explain why there is an option to automate aiming entirely right after choosing new game. Which would explain a lot of the overall jenkiness. But part of that jenkiness is what makes it endearing.

THE GIST
Pick it up when its cheap. Its harmless and I rather enjoyed it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I actually kinda enjoyed it,
Sure it wasn't good in any way, but it gave me a few cheap laughs, simple achievements and such

No idea how i ever got this game (it was in my libary) but i enjoyed my hour playtime
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Kind of okayish.

Despite having janky controls and being really short, I still sort of enjoy it. The combat feels not good at first, but it isn't terrible.

I don't really know what to say, but it plays better than the very early Tomb Raider games, but they've got to be coming up on 20 years old at this stage, if they aren't already.

There is a bit in the opening of the 2nd level where one of the protagonists refers to the other's affecdtion for 'Raiding Tombs and Uncharting Mysteries', and that really sums up the entire game. They're trying very hard to reference somethign else, but it's done clumsily and without clear comprehension of what it is that they're doing.

Also, there are these forced hand to hand combat scenes that are just terrible. The game turns into a 3-button 3D fighting game that boggles the mind. Who would do this?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Okay, okay, okay....

Yeah, this game sucks! I'm not arguing against it. It's horrible. It's garbage. But when you've played the sh** I've played through, Unearthed is hardly a "bad" game. The shooting and controls are decent.

And... yeah, and that's it.

It's obvious what game this is trying to rip off. A five year old could tell what Unearthed is trying to be like. But oddly enough... I can help but saw "Awwww!" like seeing a toddler trying to paint their own version of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" with some crayons. You just can help but love it and post it on your fridge.

The graphics are pretty decent. They look nice and are well-textured. They don't come close to the very obvious game that Unearthed is ripping off, but they aren't the worst graphics I've seen in a game.

Okay, yeah. I might as well mention everything that sucks. The animation. The stealth stage. The really easy puzzles. The RC car. The stealth section. The boring walking section. The driving section. The main meat of Unearthed is rotten to a black, squishy mess.

But... I feel like the team that made this did put some effort into this game. It runs relatively smoothly. The voice acting is decent. There's tons of details put in to make this game feel "alive". It just completely fails and falls flat on its face.

I don't know. Maybe my sympathy for Unearthed has spawned from seeing all the people out there make fun of it. Like the chubby kid at the playground you knew from elementary school. Sure he was the easy one to pick on, but he was just an innocent, unknowing kid. So forgive me if I show some pity on this game.

Yeah, it still sucks massive a**, though. So... 4/10!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
5/10 there is no shawarma or kebab in the game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
well, i liked the voice acting, but the game play style and the graphics reminds me of PSOne games
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Who the even heck is Nathan Drake anyways?

This game is terrible in all the right places. I would put this one step down from something like Deadly Premonition. The whole 'episode 1' feels like a prologue as its likely supposed too but inevitably it all feels a little like the devs got too ambitious. Its got tomb raiding, cover mechanics, RC cars, platforming, rooftop chases, car chases, a slightly awkward fighting system and a Sci-fi original narrative to boot.

Its got jenky animations in all the right places, just watch their hands during the cut-scenes. The shooting is AT BEST functional. Its hard how to put into words why exactly it is I like this game and want to see more (though that's likely not going to happen) Its kind of like a bad movie in the way 'The Room” was; it sort of has this vibe as this is obviously a disaster but I can't look away and simply must see this thru.

I am not making a comparison to Dreamfall: The Longest Journey as they are completely different games but I can't help but shake the feeling that this game reminded me of Dreamfall in a way that I'm not entirely sure I can justify. Yet the feeling remains.

Some of the dialogue seems hyper aware that it's a videogame which is always fantastic to see. It has also come to my attention that this is some approximation of an iOS version which would explain why there is an option to automate aiming entirely right after choosing new game. Which would explain a lot of the overall jenkiness. But part of that jenkiness is what makes it endearing.

THE GIST
Pick it up when its cheap. Its harmless and I rather enjoyed it.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
only 0.1 hrs is enough for this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
907 of 1,104 people (82%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
This is the worst game I've ever played and I highly recommend it. It's up there with Ride to Hell Retribution in terms of hilarious incompetence and misery. It's one of those unique experiences that are so bad that you just have to see it for yourself.

You owe it to yourself to suffer and laugh through this game.
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1,139 of 1,602 people (71%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
Many people would try to tell you that Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta is a poor man's Uncharted, when it's clearly the other way around. My friend and I discovered after playing through the whole game that what we have here is clearly the better experience. For example:

Uncharted had Nolan North. Unearthed has Troy Baker. Which one of these voice actors won GOTY last year? That's what I thought.

Unearthed: 1 Uncharted: 0

Unearthed runs at 60 FPS at 1080p. Uncharted only runs at 720p at 30 FPS. Basic math tells us that since the frame buffer has roughly 4 times as many pixels and twice as many frames, Unearthed is at least 8 times better looking than Uncharted.

Unearthed: 9 Uncharted: 0

Uncharted 3 had horses. Unearthed has 4 wheel ATVs. That's 4 more wheels than Uncharted lets you ride.

Unearthed: 13 Uncharted: 0

Uncharted only runs on the PS3, while Unearthed runs on Android, PC, Mac, and probably the Gizmondo.

Unearthed: 17 Uncharted: 0

Uncharted only has creepy slippery Nazis. Unearthed has full on zombies, and it doesn't need to explain why they're there.

Unearthed: 18 Uncharted: 0

Uncharted usually only gives you a few weapons to choose from at any time. Unearthed has more weapon types than there are enemies in the entire campaign.

Unearthed: 19 Uncharted: 0

Nathan Drake is a ♥♥♥♥♥ who gets scared and emotional when the going gets tough. Faris Jawad doesn't stop cracking jokes even when a gun is fired at his sister.

Unearthed: 20 Uncharted: 0

Finally, as Unearthed rightfully points out on the store page, this game has been translated into more languages than most best-selling literature will ever see, because Semaphore knows everyone will want to play this and wants to be culturally sensitive to everyone. Uncharted consists of playing a white guy shooting minorities. I think we know who is more socially responsible.

Unearthed: 41 Uncharted: Racism

Winner: Unearthed

This is just a summary of all the things that make Unearthed the best. I didn't even go into detail about the leisurely strolls through the city discussing the plot, or the Kafka-esque analysis of the futility of escaping in a car as the city loops around you. There's just too much to this game to pack in one review, and I implore you to check out what may already be the de-facto GOTY of 2014.
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184 of 235 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
UPDATE: Here is a full play through for the game done by me. I went through it a second time for you guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDaqY5XSwlA

First and foremost I would like to say that their are a lot of people bashing it just based on what they read from Metacritic, without actually owning or purchasing the game. I have in fact purchased and played through the entire game already. In short I can't recommend it as it is the shortest story driven game I have ever played (1 hour to complete going slowly). Here are my basic points and review of the game.

The pros:
- The story, while your two main characters are a bit weird (brother and sister), has some potential. Sort of Indiana Jones'ish.
- The environment looks pretty decent for a $5 title. Recently Indie games have been scaling back the graphics to focus on gameplay, this actually has some pretty decent looking areas.
- It is fully voiced in English and Arabic.

The cons:
- Short! The game is super short. It took me about a hour or so to complete and I could have done it a lot faster. 1 tutorial level, 1 full exploration level, 1 short vehicle combat level, 1 walk around level, 1 quick chase event, and 1 driving event.
- Weird movement issues at points. I would try to interact with a ladder to go down and it would jump me in the air and climb up something that wasn't there.
- AI is dumb. I would shoot someone with a SMG and their buddy a couple feet away would still be walking patrol saying something like "I know he's around somewhere". Also some other nuances like "Cover me, I'm reloading" when no shots were fired.
- The melee combat is awful.
- The driving sequence has you driving around Moroco, but the city just loops around. You will drive through the same streets no matter how you progress.

Would I recommend it? Not really. The game has some glaring issues with it, in many cases to the point of them being comical. However I am curious what they are going to do with the next few episodes. I don't regret the purchase if for anything will make for a good playthrough video. It is a $5 USD game for let's say 1 hour of campaign. There is a survival mode that I unlocked after completing it, but I could take or leave that. The price point is so low that you might want to pick it up just to see what it's about, but you aren't going to miss anything groundbreaking if you don't. Plus it is probably the shortest campaign driven story game that I have ever played.
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350 of 479 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
While it's refreshing to see a game like this that doesn't feature a burly white American man as the main character, Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta, is unfortunately a very buggy, poorly slapped together game with hilariously bad voice acting, animations and writing.

It's nothing more than a mockbuster created to capitalize on the success of the Uncharted series. Even in one of the early cutscenes it's mentioned that the protagonist "always enjoyed raiding tombs and uncharting mysteries in videogames." If the game wasn't so broken I may have enjoyed it, but it makes Deadfall Adventures look like "the Citizen Kane of Video Games". It's sad because the Unity engine is capable of much, much more.

Would only recommend it if you want something to laugh at.
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171 of 228 people (75%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Guide to uninstalling : Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta

1) Open your Steam libary
2) Find "Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta - Episode 1 - Gold Edition"
3) Click Mouse Right Button -> Delete Local content
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311 of 436 people (71%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
The game was SO great, it cured my cancer.
I give it 9/11. Allahu Akbar.
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218 of 298 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
5 minutes in and already dropping down into white endlessness because of clipping errors. Moving is a hassle, left/right movement is not strafing but will turn the character, move him forwards and re-align the camera - no matter what the mouse tells the camera to do. Might be handy on a console, but when you're using a mouse to control the camera view - why build in things that override the player controls? It's really an utter nuisance. Controls can't even be configured. Maybe you'll find it better with a gamepad, but even with a controller there's nothing you could do to avoid "jump-rolling" into a wall and dropping into eternity. Doesn't look toooo bad, it's obvious that some work went into this, but to my eyes it's PS2 level, hardly PS3. Not "current shooter average".
Pigeons sitting under water, enemies staring at walls and shouting lame "reloading, cover me" commands into an empty room, showing zero AI at all... Really sorry to be so negative, but it's just not worth the 4€ from my point of view.
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150 of 200 people (75%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
This game taught me that culture means always carrying guns and shooting everyone you see.

10/10
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95 of 118 people (81%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
This game took me 52 minutes to complete the story mode and a total of 60 (extra 8) minutes to get 100% achievements. That kinda sums it up .-.
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71 of 84 people (85%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2015
Man, PC got an awful port of Uncharted.
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83 of 105 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
It's like I discovered the meaning of life. But it ended up being horrible and the complete opposite of what I wanted/expected.

On the other hand they were nice enough to include graphics, sounds and controls.


My favorite part was being able to rotate the camera through peoples faces and seeing their teeth from the inside.
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55 of 64 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Well this is it ladies & gents, the most horrid game I have played in recent years.

As soon as the game loads up you will feel the clunky, awkward controls and notice the incredibly bad character animations. The camera can be manually rotated, but it often gets "caught" on obstacles. The voice-acting is simply atrocious, and is backed up by an exceptionally poor script. I actually looked forward to ending the lives of the protagonists just to free them from their dull existence. The only thing this game had going for it was that the surround sound (5.1) seemed fairly consistent and some of the background noises such as flies buzzing around bins, were surprisingly good. The music was generic and uninspired though.

The story of this game is not fleshed out at all... in fact, it barely exists. The narrative boils down to this: you look for treasure with your sister, but someone else wants that treasure too. That is it.
To make matters worse, the game consists of several very short scenes which do not even warrant the title of being "levels". They are incredibly linear, and only the first scene (after the intro/tutorial scene) actually consists of any platforming and exploration. One level is simply walking through the market at snail pace without any meaningful conversation between the three people walking together. That level was the most tedious experience I've ever suffered through in gaming.

Oh and also there's a pointless zombie survival mode tagged on at the end in which you get placed in a corridor while zombies spawn on either side of you. What... The... Hell?!
Who thought slapping that in would make this game any better? WHO?
The entire game lasted me around 90 minutes for me to 100% it (story, achievements, and a go at zombies)

I cannot describe how bad Unearthed is in a review, so I will summarise with this: please do not waste your money on it.
I did not waste my money on this; luckily (or unluckily) I won it for free.
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