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Head off on a Middle Eastern Adventure in Semaphore’s Unearthed:Trail of Ibn Battuta

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Are you ready for an exciting adventure across the Middle Eastern landscape from the Atlas mountains of Morocco to the alleys of old Damascus and the ports of Alexandria? Then get ready to play Unearthed:Trail of Ibn Battuta, a stealth action game from Saudi Arabian game developers Semaphore.

You play the role of a fortune hunter Faris Jawad who embarks on an adventure into the heart of the Middle East along with sis Dania in order to retrace the trail of the most famous Muslim explorer of all time, Ibn Battuta and discover ancient artifacts.

Troubles and dangers lie ahead in the journey and the duo must overcome militia army leader, a weapons dealer and a wealthy antiquities smuggler who are also following the same trail. The gameplay is a mix of simple platforming, melee shooting, puzzle solving and stealth action.

Unearthed was released on the Playstation 3 last year and sadly got panned by the critics for its complete lack of originality, clunky animations and  poor controls, not to mention the fact that the game appeared to be a blatant ripoff of another popular console game series, Uncharted.

While the negative reviews are somewhat disheartening, the developers claim that the Gold Edition features over 120 fixes (many of which were complete reworks) based on player feedback from the console version thereby making this version more polished.

Unearthed is expected to play great on high end devices such as the NVIDIA SHIELD, Galaxy S4 and Note 3. The game also offers support for MOGA controllers. If you are a little hesitatnt about buying the game right away, it won’t hurt until you read more Play Store reviews before you lay your $1.99 on the line. Also note that this is a big game so ensure that you meet the minimum requirements (dual-core processors, 1 GB of RAM, 1.7 GB of free space) before you hit the download button.

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