Enclave is a third-person 3D action role-playing game developed by Starbreeze Studios, released for the Xbox in July 2002. A Microsoft Windows port was released in March 2003. A GameCube version was also in development but was eventually cancelled in early 2003. A Wii port, titled Enclave: Shadows of Twilight, was originally slated for the middle of June 2010,[3] and was released in Europe on May 22, 2012.[4] On 4 October 2013, the game was re-released on Steam and GOG.com and made available on OS X and Linux platforms.[5] A remaster published by Ziggurat Interactive titled Enclave HD was released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in June 29 2023.[6]

European Xbox cover art
Developer(s)Starbreeze Studios
Windows Wii, Mac, Linux
TopWare Interactive
Producer(s)Nick Kyriakidis
Designer(s)Magnus Högdahl
Jens Andersson
Mikael Wahlberg
Programmer(s)Magnus Högdahl
Erik Olofsson
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PlayStation 5
  • PAL: July 19, 2002
  • NA: July 29, 2002
  • NA: March 11, 2003
  • PAL: September 12, 2003
  • PAL: May 22, 2012
  • WW: November 15, 2013
  • WW: November 10, 2016
Switch, PS4, Xbox One
  • WW: June 29 2023
PlayStation 5
  • WW: TBA
Genre(s)Action role-playing

In this game, set in a medieval fantasy realm, players can choose to take on the role of either a "Warrior of Light" or a "Minion of Darkness", complete with separate and unique missions reflecting the nature of that decision.

Plot edit

One thousand years ago, the Dreg'Atar armies of the demon lord known as Vatar had all but destroyed the people of Celenheim. In an act of desperation, the high wizard Zale sundered the land and created a rift around Celenheim, keeping the armies of Vatar at bay. In time, Celenheim forgot the war and forgot Vatar as they went about their daily affairs. Now, the rift is closing, and evil threatens the land once again. An unlikely hero, freed from prison by happenstance, must rise and fight for Light or Darkness, to either destroy the demon king Vatar or kill the queen of Celenheim.

Gameplay edit

Enclave is a third-person action role-playing game mixing puzzles, shooting, sword fights and more in a level-based structure. The player uses medieval and magical weapons to fight enemies. It also includes an optional first-person mode if the player chooses. At the beginning of each mission, the player chooses a character to control. With the character selected, the player selects weapons and gear to equip for the mission. Gold is required to equip all gear. During each mission, the player collects gold and gems to increase the starting gold available at the start of each mission.

Reception edit

According to GameRankings, the game received the average score of 75.04% for the PC[7] and 70.78% for the Xbox version.[8]

According to Metacritic, the PC version received 71% and the Xbox version received 66%.[9]

In October 2013, Enclave was re-released on Steam and as of January 2017 has sold approximately 1.5 million copies through the Steam marketplace.[5]

Cancelled sequel edit

In March 2003, Starbreeze announced Enclave II has been in development for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Microsoft Windows. The game was supposed to feature a new fighting system and full motion capture, with single player and both cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes planned. The player character was Erlendur, a young Ancestor sorcerer apprentice, and his quest was to reach Enclave before the evil sorceress Callia does. It was canceled before 1 year.[10] However, the features were then axed and the game was canceled when Starbreeze got into legal troubles with Swing! Entertainment.

References edit

  1. ^ "Enclave Release Information for Xbox". GameFAQs. 2002-07-29. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  2. ^ "Enclave Release Information for PC". GameFAQs. 2003-03-10. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  3. ^ "Enclave - Shadows of Twilight Prepares for Early Summer Launch". Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
  4. ^ TopWare Resurrects Enclave Wii-Make
  5. ^ a b "Enclave -". SteamSpy - All the data about Steam games. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  6. ^ "Enclave HD launches this summer". Gematsu. 2022-02-24. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  7. ^ "Enclave for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Enclave for Xbox". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  9. ^ https://www.metacritic.com/game/enclave/
  10. ^ Enclave II First Look - PC News at IGN

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