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  • Summary: Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta is a third person action adventure game set in modern day Middle East that is presented in a TV-Style episodic format and it will be available in both Arabic and English voiceover and with 21 languages for menus and subtitles. The game will mark the first timeUnearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta is a third person action adventure game set in modern day Middle East that is presented in a TV-Style episodic format and it will be available in both Arabic and English voiceover and with 21 languages for menus and subtitles. The game will mark the first time that a Saudi Arabian development house targets the Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 platforms along with other major platforms including: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android Devices. Expand

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  1. Uncharted oh sorry! Unearthed is a real rip-off of our beloved series, there is no reason to take a second look at it.
  2. Jan 14, 2014
    30
    Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta is pure garbage. It just about works, it's shameless in its mimicry of better games, and it's as ugly as Satan's pink portion. God damn, there's something hilarious about it though.
  3. Feb 6, 2014
    5
    By the way, this is just Episode 1. Do the developers really think that anyone would go for seconds?
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  3. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. Aug 11, 2015
    10
    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. MyMany 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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  2. Nov 15, 2014
    10
    بلدي بالرصاص حتى ضحكت مع اللعبة ليست أنا القرف العادي على سخيف الله 11/10 تأخذ على محمل الجد كل ما عندي من المال

    البريد الإلكتروني أو
    بلدي بالرصاص حتى ضحكت مع اللعبة ليست أنا القرف العادي على سخيف الله 11/10 تأخذ على محمل الجد كل ما عندي من المال

    البريد الإلكتروني أو josema
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  3. Jun 16, 2016
    10
    best game ever, it will be nothing better on video games. better than his cheap copy aka uncharted. for the price that it have is very cheap.best game ever, it will be nothing better on video games. better than his cheap copy aka uncharted. for the price that it have is very cheap. you should buy 2 or 3 Expand
  4. AWG
    Jan 10, 2014
    2
    What the heck did I just play? This game looks and sounds like it's from 2003. I understand this is the very first attempt by the devs butWhat the heck did I just play? This game looks and sounds like it's from 2003. I understand this is the very first attempt by the devs but everything's so friggin' bad I can't really find anything to save: graphics are bad, sound is terrible, gameplay is slow and boring and sometimes stupid. I'm giving this a 2 instead of 0 because I had two good laughs moments playing it, during the two car chasing "levels". If all this inadequacy was intentional, this would be a masterpiece of kitsch. Unfortunately they really thought they did a good job... Expand
  5. Jan 7, 2014
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The game is 1-1,5 hour long. It's also Uncharted clone. The entirety of 1st episode consists of 6 chapters:
    1. escape from office building, including shooting (takes 5-10 minutes);
    2. a tomb, featuring kindergarten-level puzzles, shooting and a whooping 30-40 minutes of gameplay;
    3. riding on quadbike, shooting at people chasing you on bikes and helicopter (takes 5 minutes);
    4. walk in the city. Yes, you just follow two guys through the city streets. You walk VERY slowly. Takes 10-15 minutes;
    5. rooftop chase. Take 5 minutes
    6. GTA-style driving away from cops. The thing is entire city is just 2-3 blocks copypasted over and over. Takes 5-10 minutes.

    All this interjects with inept fist fights and poorly-done cutscenes.
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  6. May 22, 2016
    2
    I am just going to come out and say it: Unearthed is an Uncharted/Tomb Raider clone. It’s basically a generic version of uncharted targetedI am just going to come out and say it: Unearthed is an Uncharted/Tomb Raider clone. It’s basically a generic version of uncharted targeted toward the budget PC game market. The game makes no attempt to mask this at all! In fact, they seem to take pride in the fact that they are a cheap knock-off.

    Still, as far as knock-offs go, the story isn’t half bad! It’s an episodic game, and has a decent plotline that could evolve into an interesting story. Though, it seems as if we will never really know for certain, since Episode 1 came out in 2014, and no episode 2 has ever followed! Will one eventually pop up? Possibly, though I wouldn’t hold my breath for it! The first episode ends in a cliff hanger too! So, if you are someone who really enjoyed the game? Too bad! No ending for you!

    The game is made by Semaphore, but a part of me has to wonder if this is the gaming branch of Asylum films. It’s just insane how much of a blatant knock-off this game is. Still, that doesn’t bother me much! I actually don’t mind cheap knock-offs! In fact if I am being completely honest, it being a knock-off of Uncharted was the main reason for buying it. (That and it was on sale for only 99 cents!)

    Anyway, like I said! The game is an Uncharted knock off, which means it features many of the same elements from Uncharted. Stealth kills, rooftop chases, driving, riding passenger while firing guns at pursuing enemies…Everything you would expect from an uncharted game, just in a miniature format. Everything is shorter.

    So, how is the game? Well, it starts out ok! everything seems to be textured nicely. Unfortunately, while the textures used were fantastic, a lot of people had a shine to it. This made people, and their clothes occasionally look like plastic! It’s not present in everything, but the few times it occurs is a bit of a distraction.

    As far as the acting goes, I wasn’t that impressed. The voice acting wasn’t that great at all! In fact, it was some pretty poor voice acting! Maybe some of the worst that I have heard in a video game. They really should have just went with no voice over! That would have been an improvement!

    As I start actually playing the game, the first thing I notice is the poor animation! Still, this is an indie game, and I am sure the company isn’t set up with motion captioning studios. I have seen worse in Indie games…Hell, I have seen worse in some AAA titles too! So, the characters move stiffly and nothing feels smooth! It’s about on par with what you would expect from a 5 dollar game in terms of animation.

    What isn’t on par with what you would expect is the amount of glitches! Seriously, was this thing even beta tested? I was killed by invisible enemies, detected and shot through walls(Which kinda defeats the purpose of taking cover really), Died from fall damage while going down some steps and even jumped THROUGH a pillar and off a ledge instead of jumping onto the pillar! All that was just what I encountered during one play through! I can only imagine the bugs that I haven’t yet encountered!

    The game is 100% Xbox 360 gamepad compatible, but the controls are also very shoddy! You can use them, but everything feels clunky, and I just can’t seem to move exactly the way I want or need to! This makes it especially annoying when trying to maneuver across thin walkways above a deep chasm.

    The “Puzzles” are also very simple. There’s no way you will have trouble solving any of the puzzles in this game, but apparently it has a hint feature just in case! I am kind of curious if anyone has actually used it, but I am assuming they haven’t, and if they did I doubt they would ever admit it.

    Lastly, the game is SHORT! I mean, obviously you expect it to be short, but it’s REALLY short. The game can be complete in an hour and a half! Most of that isn’t even real gaming either! A good portion of that is just walking down a street, driving around repeating roads and “Fist fighting” foes!

    Is it worth picking up? I suppose if you get it on a 99 cent sale like I did, and you enjoy cheap knock-offs and the chuckles they can bring..then sure. Otherwise, 5 bucks is asking way too much for what the game provides.
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  7. Apr 29, 2020
    0
    Hey Arendelleawesom Okay unearthed is a pure uncharted copy. Graphics are terrible, frame rate is terrible, there’s also that dumb personHey Arendelleawesom Okay unearthed is a pure uncharted copy. Graphics are terrible, frame rate is terrible, there’s also that dumb person saying unearthed won. Nope. Guess what Troy Baker was also in uncharted AND the last of us. And he won because of his role in uncharted. Plus, uncharted came first. And that person can’t say, uncharted 3 had horses, unearthed had atvs, you can’t add 4 points per wheel. You have to be fair. Guess which wasn’t 1080p: UNEARTHED. Guess what was 1080p when it was being remastered before unearthed was a thing: uncharted. Plus, uncharted is better, and the person in unearthed is heartless. At least hey Nate was sad when Elena got hurt. That unearthed guy was making jokes after his sister got shot and almost killed. People like a better character not a stupid one like the unearthed character. And at least naughty dog had an ORIGINAL idea. Uncharted came out 2007, unearthed like 2014 or 2015. Huh what was earlier, 2007, or 2015? And unearthed is not 8 times better looking than uncharted. Unless you’re blind. Compare then with your eyes. Or go ask the 41 million people who like uncharted better. Compared to, oh wait I can’t find a record of how many copies unearthed sold. Probably because no one bought it. And by the way, unearthed is in 2 languages not “into more languages than most best-selling literature will ever see,” literally what you said. And uncharted has more guns. Have you even played it? Also if there are more guns than enemies where do those guns come from? Do they drop from the sky? And now that uncharted 4 came out a couple years ago, why don’t you compare your, “unearthed” to uncharted 4 AND The lost legacy. And also, putting the game on multiple devices means nothing it just means that Sony supports uncharted more because it’s an exclusive! Uncharted doesn’t only have nazis, first, they’re not nazis, and secondly, they were in one game out of how many? 4. Wait no and 5 because of the lost legacy. And unearthed? Would never be the GOTY Expand

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