Follow a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy partnership in order to survive through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. 150 years in the future, war and destruction have left the world in ruins with few humans remaining and nature having reclaimed the world.
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Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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Follow a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy partnership in order to survive through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America.

150 years in the future, war and destruction have left the world in ruins with few humans remaining and nature having reclaimed the world. Mysterious slave ships harvest the dwindling population and take them out west, never to return.

Trip, a technologically savvy young woman has been imprisoned by a slave ship but manages to escape using her mental prowess. Monkey, a strong, brutish loner and fellow prisoner also gets free by virtue of his raw power and brawn. Trip quickly realizes that Monkey is her ticket to freedom and is her only hope to survive her perilous journey back home. She hacks a slave headband and fits it on Monkey, linking them together. If she dies, he dies and her journey has now become his. ENSLAVED centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters. Players take on the role of Monkey, utilizing a mix of combat, strategy and environmental traversal to ensure he and Trip survive the threats and obstacles that stand in the way of their freedom.

Key Features

  • The Premium Edition includes the original critically-acclaimed game, and additional DLC content “Pigsy’s Perfect 10” as well as character enhancement skins Ninja Monkey, Classic Monkey and Sexy Trip.
  • Engaging Storyline - A post-apocalyptic retelling of the classic 400-year old novel Journey to the West co-written by famed novelist and
    screenwriter, Alex Garland.
  • A Cinematic Masterpiece - Dramatic cutscenes co-directed by Andy Serkis, who also plays the lead role of Monkey, portraying critical events that drive the story of Monkey and Trip.
  • Stunning Environments - Explore a beautiful, eerie world of war-ravaged cityscapes that have been reclaimed by nature and are fraught with danger at every turn.
  • Dynamic Combat System - Attack and defend with agile prowess using a combination of melee attacks, blocks, and intense
    takedowns. Use Monkey to overtake an enemy, steal its weapon, then rip the enemy apart systematically.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.20GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9600/ ATI Radeon HD 4850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
There need to be more games like this: Great story, thrilling combat, fantastic atmosphere with an original atmosphere.
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33 of 59 people (56%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
This games awesome for a number of reasons,
+The environments are beautiful,
+ story is a big ole homage to "Monkey: Journey to the West" and they make that very clear (so don't go b!+*hing about it and claim this is a rip-off)
+With a gamepad its pretty smooth for platforming and the combats good, and gets progressively difficult in a good way.

But the one big pervasive issue with this game ... is that it's just painfully sexist. Hear me out.

Lets look at Monkey as a character- He's so strong that he can rip countless metal killing machines apart with his bare hands. He's so agile he can do crazy swinging flips and jump such enourmous gaps that even Nathan Drake might get jelous. And he's so level-headed that he stays calm in the craziest situations, he doesn't freak out or become spiteful .. he just deals with the problem he's faced with. Basically he's absolutely frikin awesome.

Now lets look at Trip. - Despite her phisique, She can't fight. At all. When a situation comes up, she just cowers and hides and leaves the male to deal with it. She can't jump a lot of gaps, so Monkey has to constanly deal with puzzles and enemies just to give her a smaller gap to cross. ...NOW can she cross tht gap herself?? Most often the answer is NO. So Monkey has to pick her up and CARRY her, or literally THROW her across the gap, or up to a ledge.
Oh and for most of this game she's either crying, acting irrationally or calling out for Monkeys help!!

So to me the biggest plot hole is the question "How did Trip possibly survive in this world for more than an hour without a macho male to take care of her???"

It would have been so easy to make Trip a badass, who can help Monkey out during (actual) combat, or maybe give her some unique skills and make her playable from time to time during areas that Monkey isn't suited to deal with.

I hate Trip. It would've been better if Trip was a straight up villian, enslaving Monkey coz shes evil. Instead shes a damsel in constant distress... and she enslaved monkey coz shes just awful and doesn't realize it.
....she is hot tho.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This game was on sale and I heard good things about it. Unfortunately it's a horrible console port. Absolutely disgraceful. The game lacks any sort of graphical configuration options. It's framerate capped by default. Key bindings don't stick and reset themselves after each cutscene. Sometimes they automatically map themselves to the same keys making simple actions impossible to complete. Controls are glithcy, the mouse acceleration is all over the place, camera angles switch constantly to the point of nausea. FOV is terrible and you'll get motion sick within minutes. Cutscenes are unskippable and the checkpoint system is so poorly implemented that you'll have to watch the same scenes and kill the same robots over and over again.

The gameplay is repetitive. Platforming sections are boring and unimaginative. The combat system is simplistic and not much more than button mashing. Fighting the same cartoonish robots becomes a chore very quickly. The story seems good and the voice acting is amazing. It's unfortunate that numerous technical issues and poor gameplay design make this game an exercise in frustration. I find it to annoying to finish.
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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Great Game.
Awesome Story.
Overall worth a buy!
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
One of the worst PC ports i've ever seen, full of glitches and problems that never will be fixed. Dont buy it. Just play it in a console.
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4 of 15 people (27%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
A compelling adventure that suffers from one critical flaw--making you watch the same damn cutscene over again after you die. This becomes especially frustrating in larger areas with longer cutscenes. If you can look past that, you can find a game that features superb artwork and an interesting setting.
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309 of 342 people (90%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a sci-fi reworking of the classic Chinese tale, Journey to the West. Set after an apocalyptic war, the world has largely been abandoned and only a remnant of civilisation remains, alongside what's left of a hostile robot army.The setting is at times stunning. The skeletal remains of civilisation are being re-enveloped by verdant nature. It's a refreshing move away from the barren browns and reds we usually associate with post-apocalyptic settings. Despite its age and technical limitations - coupled with even more limited graphics options - Enslaved is a beautiful game with obvious care and attention paid to its lush environments, its detailed, motion-captured animation overseen by Andy "Gollum" Serkis, and its nuanced character design.It's also clear that care has been lavished on the story. Main characters Monkey and Trip are fully rounded out. The nature of their strained relationship plays out naturally, and develops organically. There are the occasional fumbles, especially at the very beginning as the rules of their relationship are set, and the conflict feels a little rushed and too quickly resolved. Overall, however, the dialogue and character development prove to be sophisticated to a degree far in excess of what one might expect from an action-brawler.Other characters taken and adapted from the novel are equally well represented, and the central narrative pays homage to original story reinterpreting its themes of action, choice and consequence expertly and without the heavy hand mass market media so often utilises. The game plays out as an extended escort mission of sorts. The concept may strike dread in the hearts of many a gamer, but it’s not so much a burden and plays in a similar fashion to Bioshock Infinite’s Elizabeth. Trip will hide from combat while Monkey lays the smack down on robots. The combat its self is initially frantic and exciting, but soon it becomes clear it lacks any sort of depth. In fact, for all its visual punch the combat has no actual power behind it and its limitations quickly become evident. Other aspects of the game also suffer from being pedestrian and uninteresting. Platforming and puzzle elements are functional, but both lack any imagination and act as little more than a distraction from the combat zones.Enslaved is highly scripted and very linear, and despite the verticality of many levels and the sprawling nature of the world Money and Trip have a very narrow path to follow. The scripted nature of the game is both its strength and ultimately its biggest weakness.Despite some stunning art direction and a rich story complete with interesting and complex characters, Enslaved fails to provide a compelling game play experience to complement its artistic and narrative strengths.
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156 of 168 people (93%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2013
Based on the ancient Chinese story 'Journey to the West'

This has got to be one of my top favorite games. It has a brilliant storyline, engaging characters and character development. Beautiful scenery, funny moments within the game between Trip and Monkey. It's just overall a amazing game to play.

I'd recommend playing it on hard though, and to tweak your graphic settings in the ini file to improve the game a lot more better.
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155 of 170 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014

genre : action/adventure

Enslaved is a sci-fi tale, set after an apocalyptic war, where only a remnant of civilisation remains and a hostile robot army prevails. You take the role of Monkey and you are captured and compelled to aid Trip by use of an electronic slave headband in order to escort her to her home.

+ Very solid presentation, with care and attention paid to its lush environments, the character models are very well done, detailed motion-captured animations. Configuring the .cfg file can improve the results (see the forum), since the graphics options are limited.
+ Excellent atmosphere, sci-fi post apocalyptic setting, original and complelling story and likeable main character , sophisticated dialogue and character development way more than one might expect from an action/brawler.
+ Gameplay wise it's an action game with some platforming and exploration elements, simplistic puzzles, cooperation with the main npc in order to advance, some tactical options like distract etc. It never becomes boring. It's kind of a game that we don't see often on our pcs.
+ Melee which is the main element of gameplay feels very satisfying , don't except variety like in dmc, but still it's done right.
+ Fluid controls ,also remappable, runs smoothly.

+/- Highly scripted and very linear.

- Platforming and puzzle elements are functional, but both lack any imagination and act as little more than a distraction from the combat zones
- Some camera problems when platforming
- The combat is initially frantic and exciting, but soon it becomes clear it lacks any sort of depth.

This was a surprise for me , since i don't play on consoles and didn't know the game before, straightforward action-adventure game with a detailed and involving story , refreshing and at times stunning setting. Two thumbs up.
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130 of 144 people (90%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
Disclaimer: Do not buy this game if you do not own a gamepad. The mouse support is about as bad as it gets. I use kb/m whenever possible in third person games and I had to use a gamepad for this one.

Enslaved is a well-written and satisfying-but-simple spectacle fighter with a heavy story emphasis and some minor puzzles. It is a post-apocalyptic adaptation of a classic Chinese novel "Journey to the West." There are several nods to the original story, such as the names of the main characters which may interest those who have read the book.

The writing is excellent for the most part and acted very well. The game manages to be both serious and humorous while telling the story and rarely feels out of place. My one issue is the way that the two main characters Monkey and Trip meet. The meeting should be the biggest source of conflict in the entire story, yet it is glossed over and forgotten within a minute. It reminds me a lot of the criticism aimed at Tomb Raider 2013 and Far Cry 3 for how quickly those main characters got used to killing people after leading normal, peaceful lives up to that point.

Gameplay is pretty simple and definitely nothing groundbreaking. The game is a simple yet satisfying spectacle fighter with simple one-button traversal mechanics. You also need to solve a few basic puzzles to make it through some levels. It is quite easy even on hard difficulty. Unfortunately the game makes use of seemingly randomly-placed fixed camera angles that can easily confuse the player and will sometimes make your character immediately walk back through a doorway after entering a room. The other big issue with the camera is during combat itself. It likes to jerk the camera around randomly every time you attack and zoom way in so it's impossible to keep track of enemies other than the one you're attacking. It may also cause motion sickness. It's a stupid design decision chosen just to make the combat more flashy, as seems to be a common problem with spectacle fighters.

The game has a nice art style, but average last-gen console-quality graphics. I find that this is enough to hamper the art style in what should be a very beautiful game, which is very unfortunate. It still has its moments, but it would be an absolutely gorgeous game if the developers had put any effort into the PC port.

Speaking of the port, it's just about as lazy as it gets. The mouse is treated like a joystick and is given a deadzone when you go into aim mode, just like Dead Space. It's basically useless and I found it unplayable. Graphical quality is limited to low/medium/high though it thankfully has a separate toggle for motion blur which looks even more fake and ugly than most games. There are no graphical enhancements for the PC version. Button prompts always show controller buttons even if you don't have one plugged in. The game has a custom mouse cursor, yet the mouse doesn't work in menus. The one good thing about the port is that the game uses Unreal Engine 3 so it runs very smoothly and will handle 120/144 Hz flawlessly with only a minor config tweak.

So while it's far from a perfect game, mostly due to poor and outdated design decisions and a lazy port, it's quite fun and a great story experience.

The Premium Edition on PC also includes the Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC. It turns the game from a simple-but-satisfying story-focused spectacle fighter into a sub-par stealth/cover shooter starring a fat, disgusting, misogynist pig on his quest to build a robot girlfriend. Seriously what were they thinking? Thankfully it was short.
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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 21
Short and sweet single-player game. The opening chapters and the final chapter are great. The middle chapters slump a bit the story is fairly well-paced overall.

Platforming is a little too low-risk, but the parkour animations are very well-done. Combat is not always very engaging, although there is a decent amount of offensive options (some combo attacks and ranged abilities and defensive options (evading and blocking with counter-attacks). Enemy variety is very low, there are maybe 5 types of enemy in the game, with a couple variants of each. Boss battles are straightforward but make for decent set-pieces and memorable story beats.

The areas where this game really shines is in art direction and characterization. The levels are gorgeous, full of bright greens and deep blues, and are very refreshing to look at. The characters are believable and the way that their personalities and relatonships develop over the course of the story is convincing and feels natural.
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™ | Bigby
1.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
This game in my opinion was one of the top Cult Classic Video Games of all time.
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13.0 hrs
Posted: October 20
one of the best games I have ever played. highly recommended. genius
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[PURGE] Rasta Mouse
2.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
Bought this game on sale thought it was great at first then on the second oncounter witha demo mech before you get to the metal tower there is wal which the mech glitches through and if you defeat him you still cant pass. Maybe doesnt work because of my low specm system but this is stupid. Dont buy
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9.5 hrs
Posted: October 20
A great story with a decent combat system plagued by a few technical problems. Recommended if on sale.
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9.7 hrs
Posted: October 19
On the first look is this game just a fight-platformer with some RPG...
On the second look... this is a very good and interesing game. What makes it really better more than jumping / fighting is very good visuals and very interesting story.
... plus if You like giant machines, add some more point. :)
Personally what I like the most about this game are the "characters" moments. Some jokes were really cool!
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Artyom Havok
9.1 hrs
Posted: October 18
Andy Serkis/10
seriously its a good game but Serkis one hell of selling point for voice and mo-cap.
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9.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
so far so good
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3.8 hrs
Posted: October 16
The game is enjoyable enough but the port is kinda broken. I came to a game breaking glitch about 4 hours.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
Very fun game. 8/10
Pros: Good Combat, Characters, Great platforming, Voice acting is good, graphics are ok not ugly but not drop dead gorgeous either, decent pacing

Cons: VERY BAD PORT! I have a core i5 6600k with 16gb of ram and a gtx 1070 ftw edition and I still drop below 60 frames on 1080p on some parts.

Overall: The pros in my opinion outweigh the cons. if you have a decent PC you should have no problem but this is a very bad port that could have been better but since my system managed to keep it above 60 fps on the majority i can easily recommend it but not at full price. Wait for a sale and you can pick it up for super cheap (I got it for about 5 dollars on the summer sale last year)
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