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 (737 reviews) - 53% of the 737 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 3, 2014

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About This Game

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

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
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
nice try... definitely not good enough.
just watch Jim Sterling´s videos about it... "enjoy"

short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdp-JxX4Rdw

long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkvRgmjncME you have to check-out the quad-section after 43:25! plays even worse than it looks like

pro: done in less than 2 hours if you hunt for easy 100% (i know, i missed some achievements...)
con: everything else mostly...
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
A clone of uncharted set in the middle east:

Pro:
OK story
tons of language support
steam cards & achieves
It's like a "B" movie, so bad it's actually kinda good
1st try from an Arab dev team ... still doesn't suck as bad as half the russian games out there ... ya I see you 1C.
I doubt there will be an ep 2.

Con:
6 hour into ... ok not 6 hours but it feels like it
subpar driving & shooting controls
3rd person scenes are not even "B" quality. "D" or "E". Seriously I've seen grade school drama clubs with better acting.
inexpensive $5.49 CDN
Runs on intel graphics ... yep so does my toaster.

Overall:
5/10 +1 cards, +1 "B" movie bad, -1 controls suck, -1 acting sucks, -1 I doubt there will be an EP 2 = 4/10

You know what? Pick this turkey up when it's on sale $2 or less, and have some "it's so bad it's good" fun.

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
This game is just sooo bad! LOLZ! The controls aren't very fluid, they work but feel uncomfortable though the entire game. AI is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Animation loops make hands and heads derp out while watching cutseens. It's extremely short, the game has 7 chapters each chapter can be completed between 2 and 10 minutes. The story only had me only slightly interested, but most of it was "ugh" predictable and the game was sappost to be a series of episodes which I think they gave up on and wont ever release. Unfortunally I will quickly forget that I ever even played this game. The only thing that I actually liked was the backdrops and environment detail, it was very pretty to walk though the streets and temples but each zone is so small that I guess they actually had time to make it look good.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
I could give this game a negative for the controls response alone. Walking, jumping, kicking and punching all feel like an effort.

The camera deserves a special mention too. Forced perspective, wheeling and eventually made me feel a little motion sick.

The graphics are not fluid and feel dated. The sound is so-so.

This is a very short game with long (skip able) cut scenes.

Achievements are easy to get, most story acquired and one object related.

Nice mix of scenes and game play and the story is okay.
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