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Description

Enclave is a third-person action game, pitting you as one of twelve different characters in a medieval era.

During a great war, the land of Celenheim was separated into two sides; the light side and the dark side. On the side of the Light, the Enclave was protected from all sides by a wide rift, a bottomless abyss. On the Dark side, twisted forms struggled for survival, while slowly growing more powerful, preparing to invade the Light side once again.

As a player of either side, it is up to you to perform various tasks, leading ultimately to one objective; protect the Enclave (Light) or invade the land (Dark).

To accomplish your tasks, you will utilize various weapons, such as swords, bows, staffs and spears. To aid you, you have shields readily available, as well as a select few potions to help. Armor is abundant, and comes in many shapes and sizes.

As a member of the Light side, you can choose to play as a Knight, a Huntress, a Wizard, a Druid, an Engineer or a Halfling. At the opposite end of the spectrum, you can be a Berserker, an Assassin, a Sorceress, a Lich, a Bombardier, or a Goblin.

Screenshots

Enclave Windows This contraption is actually an elevator that will bring you to the underwater mines.
Enclave Windows World map. If you go the dark route you will have different checkpoints but some will overlap.
Enclave Windows Impressive sense of scale.
Enclave Windows Here's when you begin to get sad that this isn't a role playing game.

Alternate Titles

  • "困土" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

User Reviews

A cheap thrill with no depth! Windows lado (28)
Hack-and-slash never looked that good Windows Paranoid Opressor (167)
Dull... very... dull Windows ShadowShrike (303)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Xbox Sep 08, 2002 75 out of 100 75
PC Zone Benelux Windows Nov, 2003 75 out of 100 75
GameSpy Xbox Jul 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GameCell UK Xbox Apr 04, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2003 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot Xbox Jul 29, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68
Game Revolution Xbox Aug, 2002 C 50
Factornews Xbox Jan 13, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Game Critics Xbox Sep 04, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2003 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

Development

Originally, Enclave was designed for the PC. Microsoft needed games for its Xbox, Starbreeze Studios coded a Xbox-Version (with a lot of slowdowns) and delayed the PC version.

Extras

Some PC versions came with an additional promotion offer, a mail-in for a free VHS tape of the film Army of Darkness. It lasted from March 2003 until November 2003.

German version

In the German version almost all blood was removed.

Goblins

The Goblins in the game speak Swedish.

Windows version

The European version was delayed for six months because publisher Swing! Entertainment Media AG filed for bankruptcy and Starbreeze revoked the publishing rights.

Information also contributed by Felix Knoke and Sciere.

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