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: Mixed (582 reviews)
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 Worldcraft, 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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  • Website: http://www.unearthedgame.com
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UnearthedTheGame
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UnearthedGame
  • Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/UnearthedGame
  • E-Mail: info@sema-phore.com

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Uncharted for PC. -10/10 =)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Well, what to say, Ireally weighed between thumbs up and thumbs down on this one. The positive things are the story, visuals, voice acting and music score, all done quite well in my opinion. And it's nice to see a game with a middle eastern protagonist, as well as a quite strong female character (though unfortunately not playable). The downside, and trust me it is a major downside, is thge controls, they are just incredibly clunky. I wish they had spent more time on them and hopefully they will fix that because if they do then this could actually be really good.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Short but sweet , very pleasant experience .

worth every ¢ent
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
slag, which has not seen the light.
Do not buy this garbage.
In the throes knocked out all achivments
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
dont ever ever ever get this game its like a mule took a massive dump on the unity game engine and ACCIDENTALY made a game with poop sittin on a keyboard yes its that is what every aspect of this game is like
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This game took me 52 minutes to complete the story mode and 60 minutes to get 100% achievements. That kinda sums it up .-.
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27 of 44 people (61%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Contrary to most of the reviews that have been posted about this game, I would actually say that this is a near-masterpiece. There are certain elements in which the game falls down on, but most of its pros outweigh the cons.

Let's just take a glance at the OST of Unearthed - it is very fitting to the scenarios which this game depicts, and it provides some atmosphere to the incredibly well-designed levels. Whoever composed the soundtrack deserves an award, at the minimum.

The level design is something that should be appreciated as well; never before have I been lost and absolutely clueless with where to go, and that is just an indicator of well thought out level design, better than Elder Scrolls and Legend of Zelda dungeons. If an indie game can be compared to an AAA spectacle, then it definitely should deserve some praise.

In terms of the lore, this game excels in story telling. You thought that the Souls series has a convoluted, "see it your way" experience? Well, think again! Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta delves into some extremely deep, multi-layered lore, and every word that is stated definitely had some intentionality on the developer's part. It throws in some completely irrelevant historical figures as well, which adds into the cleverly designed lore.

And man, the voice acting. Mother of god, the voice acting is phenomenal. Coupled with the amazing character animations/models, this package delivers an insanely good dramatical experience. Every word is synched in with the lip movement, which adds into the immersion which this game has. You can actually opt between either the English or Arabic voice acting. Of course, since this game is to do with the Middle-Eastern/African culture, I would say that playing this game with the Arabic voice acting will provide the best results.

Most importantly, however, the gameplay itself is unique. It is nice to see the action-platformer genre mixed in with walking simulation and third person shooting. The CQC combat is incredibly fun and rewarding, requiring precise reactions and input. Most games these days manifests hand-to-hand combat in the form of a glorified quick-time event, but I can reassure you that this game doesn't fall down the same trap. Did I mention the gunplay, by the way? It's brilliant. The gun models look realistic and the firing animations + damage are commendable.

Seriously, this game gets my highest honour. 10/10

Oh yeah, Dania is my new waifu <3

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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
The game is really really bad and should be avoided by everyone, doesn't matter if you like puzzles or shotting or whatever, this game is not worth your time.

So lets start witht he PROS:

- Nothing (Except that the game is so short that you wont have to suffer for that long)

Cons:
- Mechanics are terrible and are so outdated that you can easily find better from games in the last century.
- Shooting in game is god awefull, driving in the game i horrible.
- The game tries to do melee fight which is dreadfull and some of the worst you will see.
- Puzzles? what puzzles?
- Voice Acting is bad.
- Animations is terrible
- The game is so slow

The last part of the game is so painfull to play since you basically just walk behind 2 people until the chapter is done.
Oh and when i say walk then i dont mean the same speed you walk when you go slowly on the street, but more like a snail going through the city.

Even at the end they try to get you excited for Episode 2 (hopefully it never comes) with a trailer.
The fun part is the trailer is not about the game itself but just some random pictures taken of places outside and the put together, and then some added voice acting about stuff that might happen in next episode. Which just makes the company look more ridiculous, because they most likely didn't even start on the second episode whent hey made the trailer.

Conclusion:
Don't listen to people that tell you to support the devs buy buying the game, cheap or not, the game is not worth a cent in my opinion.
Your money is better spent on something else or spent on supporting someone who actually deserves getting supported
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27 of 45 people (60%) found this review helpful
100.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Best Games Ever
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Ride to Uncharted: Retribution
"A game that's like one of those oversized dog breeds: a big heart, a short lifespan and a talent for generating crazy ♥♥♥♥."

If you can get it on sale it's actually probably worth it for the laughs. Trucks jump off sand dunes and fly into the sky. Your character can't walk faster during a stroll-with-exposition scene and it's possible to fall behind the other characters by half a mile and still hear them perfectly because the audio is localize on the player (I like to believe the protagonist just temporarily became schizophrenic). At one point two cars crashed together, neither my own, and the game just told me I won.

The game smacks of good intentions crippled by amateur execution: there's set up for an interesting story and clearly a lot of love put in but the whole end product feels a lot more like someone's over-ambitious Unity hobby project than a finished work. I don't particularly regret buying it (again, on sale) because I feel like this developer has potential to do bigger and better things.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
If you play this game you will see that Allah is one and only god. My score is 9/11 now I will go and pray for Allah . Allahu Akbar
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
WELCOME to '' Ride to Hell: Retribution 2 '' is so bad that is very funny and comic. For 1 euro this game is worth every bug, glitch, hilarious level design and voice acting. This game is a parody for Uncharted even the main caracter looks like :)
If you want to have a greate time and relax buy and play this game.

PS. Don't fogert the survival mode IT HAS ZOMBIE & MUMMY WAVE , very original :))))))))
ENJOY
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
World of Worldcraft
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22 of 38 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?!!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!?!!!!?!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Why on earth people claim this to be anywhere close to the Uncharted series, it is beyond me. There didn't seem a whole lot of point to this game. The most challenging level of the whole game was the tutorial.

The story doesn't make a whole lot of sense, I found myself confused at the plot the majority of the time. There is actually an entire level of just following around two people listening to them talk, and even worse is you actually get an achievement for it.

The animation of the characters are the most awkward that I have seen in a game for a very long time as well. Going by the fact that the story, from what I worked out, was left as a cliff hanger, and the "Episode 1" in the title, means there are going to be more episodes to follow. I hope to god they can pull something a little bit better out of the bag otherwise it's just going to be another flop.

Stay clear campers!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I Want EP2 Badly >:(
I highly recommend this game because of a soundtrack and a gameplay!
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Im not saying its the best game but its the Best Game

Nathan Drake and your eyebrows on PS4 at 1080p and 60fps you'll never beat Unearthed
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
قدم لي هذه اللعبة السرطان. الحمد الله
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Oh man, I sure do love the Uncharted Rip Off, it's truly a masterpiece!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This game is astonishingly bad, but it's not the worst game you will ever play. Lemme explain why...

PROs:
- Good lighting effects
- Decent main theme
- Cheap price
- Survival Mode with several character skins and weapons that you would not find in the main game
- Runs smoothly at 60fps

CONs:
- Horrible sound design, where nothing feels real (shooting, punching and driving are horrible to listen)
- Characters outside the main ones are rendered like ♥♥♥♥
- Many dialogues wouldn't play, while the subtitles where going on
- Awkward shooting
- 45 minutes of game
- Animations that freeze in some sections of the game
- Awful camera

SCORE: 31/100
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