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Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

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  • Summary: In an age long past, the rift was formed, decisively separating the lands of light and the plains of darkness by an impassable chasm. Over time the Enclave of light grew strong and prosperous, while those confined to war-ravaged plains of the outlands harbored nothing but hatred and jealousy. Now, after hundreds of years, the rift is closing, and it is only a matter of time before a full-scale war erupts. Enter the fantasy universe of Enclave where the eternal struggle between good and evil rages, and your actions will determine the fate of a nation. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Enclave on PC is illegally beautiful; in fact, I'd venture to say it ranks among PC's best-looking ever if you have the power to run it optimally. What a shame and horrible oversight that it doesn't allow you to use a control pad of any kind. [June 2003, p.58]
  2. The PC version of Enclave has a much tighter control scheme then compared to the Xbox version.
  3. The game is fun, with great environments, fun weapons, tight controls, and quirky enemies.
  4. This fun is tempered by the frustration created by the lack of mid-mission saves, surprise death traps, and a combat system which makes a challenging game even more difficult.
  5. Beyond the graphics, Enclave isn’t particularly anything special. The plotline is such a shallow hash that you don’t end up feeling anything for the characters, which are unlikely to evoke the sort of empathy (or major motion pictures) of, say, Lara Croft.
  6. 73
    A technical demonstration gone horribly awry when it came time to lay in the gameplay that would make it all truly epic.
  7. Twenty to 30 hours of gameplay, and not a single one of them worth a damn. [July 2003, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    This is an underrated gem. The controls are fixed (compared to the Xbox version), and that improves the game overall, leaving intact the excellent level design, physics, graphics, and gameplay that already grace the PC version. Collapse
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    Can say som things about this game first is quite normal look and interesting atmosphere, second is wery fun gameplay who love dungeon type games (I mean kill em all with puzle missions), third is quite normalprimitive battle style (More orientired on joystick, but wery easy to play on mouse+keyboard), but 1 thing what I dont like much is too way easy for hard difficulty, but anyway lots of fun and good to evening relax...
    I like it and really can reccomend if you like fun games.
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  3. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    A great game that reminds me why I love the action/adventure genre. The graphics are great, the premise is unique, the gameplay is solid, and there's a sense of exploration from trying to find the hidden stashes of gold. Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2014
    5
    This game had great graphics at the time of release which is the main positive of what has been said by previous reviews. As time goes by the power of old graphics wears off , so the game play and story become the only reason to play it.

    Sadly this game fails that as the story is ok and the game play is quite poor, being highly repetitive and lacking depth.
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  5. Oct 12, 2013
    2
    I have to say... this is really bad. First of all you have exactly one attack. No block, no roll, etc. Just wildly spamming left mouse. Second, this is easy on the hardest mode. Third, this is a TERRIBLE console port. You can't even navigate the menu with your mouse... that's how lazy they were. No real graphics improvements either. Ironically you can't use a controller to play either. They did not make the gold fun to find either, its always just hiding behind the rock you are passing or stairs you are going up. And the saving is automatic at start of level with no checkpoints in between, meaning if you fell off a thin flight of stairs or something, you are stuck repeating the level. Expand

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