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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 andIn 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. Play Magazine
    90
    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. Computer Gaming World
    30
    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 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  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 theThis 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. Expand
  2. Akkmutd
    Apr 30, 2003
    10
    Challenging... ... Especially attempts to grab all the golds & survive!
  3. SilentScope
    Feb 17, 2005
    8
    Good old fashioned mindless hack/slash/magic fare, with nice graphics and great sound. Nice change from all the serious pc games out there.
  4. May 17, 2019
    7
    Good game. I really like it. But It'll never be outstanding and the melee combat is just mind numbingly boring.
  5. Oct 6, 2015
    6
    A game that is surprisingly enjoyable even though old with ugly old graphics. Not bad at all for a game I got for 50cents. If you don't mindA game that is surprisingly enjoyable even though old with ugly old graphics. Not bad at all for a game I got for 50cents. If you don't mind ugly graphics and rather sub par combat you're likely to enjoy it.

    Has a variety of characters that you can play each mission with though at first you only start with 1 character and get more as you progress. It's important to collect as much gold as possible as in between missions you use it to upgrade characters with better weapons and armour.

    And there are two campaigns to play light and dark.

    Swapping weapons is so slow. And blocking doesn't seem to work well.
    Sure it's not perfect but I still find it fun and enjoyable.
    It's still an ok game better than some triple A titles.
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  6. 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 theThis 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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  7. Jok`RdeMo
    Mar 22, 2003
    1
    One word - CONSOLE. If you like PS2 or X-BOX, then U will like this, but every self respecting PC gamer will hate this game. I gave it one One word - CONSOLE. If you like PS2 or X-BOX, then U will like this, but every self respecting PC gamer will hate this game. I gave it one point only because of graphics, everything else sux. Expand

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