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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.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013
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About the Game

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
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
87 of 96 people (91%) found this review helpful
2,124 products in account
99 reviews
6.8 hrs on record

+ very solid presentation, especially the character models are very well done, configuring the .cfg file can improve the results (see the forum)
+ nice atmosphere, sci-fi post apocalyptic setting, nice and original story and fantastic main character with great voice acting
+ 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
+ fighting 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, runs smoothly

- some camera problems when platforming
- more variety in fighting would be welcome

this was a surprise for me , since i don't play on consoles and didn't know the game before, straightforward action-adventure game , a genre that i love
Posted: April 16
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
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21 reviews
11.1 hrs on record
I'm ashamed it took me 4 years to play this game, and It's the only game I've completed in a single sitting. It's a masterpiece.
Posted: June 22
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28 of 44 people (64%) found this review helpful
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10 reviews
12.5 hrs on record
Well... It's a solid autoplatformer. Nothing groundbreaking, but if you're not averse to games like Prince of Persia 2008 or Uncharted, you might find the game to your liking as well. Funnily enough, the platforming segments are even less interactive than widely panned PoP2008 (single button+stick for directional input).

The environments, especially in the opening chapters were simply beautiful. Great use of color, lush vegetation, decayed civilization. Personally, out of all UE3 games I've played so far, I believe only Spec Ops: The Line could top this game graphic/design-wise. It gets minus points for some rather questionable texture work (at times you would think UE3 glitched out and stopped loading mip-maps of the texture after the first one) and the later levels, especially the junkyard ones, which simply didn't look as nice as the opening segments.

Story was... there, I guess. Doesn't make much sense if you try to piece it together, but oh well. It's an action video game, if I wanted a story that wouldn't insult my intelligence I'd read a novel. Characters were all right, mocap work very impressive.

Unfortunately, where Spec Ops was a really solid, (un)pleasant experience, I can't say Enslaved was as stress free. There is a well known bug with the game, which results in it freezing randomly once in a while. I'm not sure if you can call it stuttering when the freeze can last up to 30 seconds, and can be almost immediately followed by another one lasting as long. Also, shadows during cutscenes were beyond broken for me.

As you can imagine, this completely kills immersion, and is downright infuriating if you're hit with this during a fight or a timed platforming section. I hope my neighbors won't think badly of me now, with the amount of swearwords I uttered while playing (or rather waiting to play) the game.

DLC was a completely separate thing, both story and gameplay-wise. And I do mean separate, where the main game had mostly QTE, platforming, fights and bits of shooting, DLC is pretty much a cover-based forced-stealth puzzle game. Reminded me more of an Oddworld game, truth be told. Later sections devolved into shooting galleries, which is a bummer.

Overall, both the main scenario and DLC are a good way to spend a few hours. Your enjoyment of it will be largely dependent on how much the bug I mentioned will affect you, and, well, how much you like interactive movies.

Price I'd pay for the game and wouldn't feel ripped off? $3.75 tops.
Posted: April 2
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
592 products in account
27 reviews
16.0 hrs on record
I loved every moment of this game. This game has near perfect nVidia 3D Vision support with the use of Helix mod and between the excellent motion capture and lush post-apocalyptic setting it's just so damn beautiful. I took many 3D screenshots, but I'll have to import them into Steam to upload any of them ;-) Heck - even the menu screen is at least a thousand times more awesome in 3D as it is in lamo 2D!

Since this is a third person game I played it with an Xbox 360 controller with no problems, but I hear that it doesn't fare so well with keyboard+mouse, so if you don't have a controller you might want to stay away.

I enjoyed the story, though I have a feeling this might be a bit of a hit or miss affair for different people. It is very much focussed on the journey the characters endure and how it affects them - the motion capture really adds a lot here as they perfectly nailed the characters facial expressions and body language, which really says a lot more about themselves and their journey than the words they use.

The character's backstory is a bit light and I would have appreciated a bit more detail, particularly on Monkey (the main character). Plot wise it might be a little light / simplistic for some, but I didn't mind because the focus was really on the personal journey of the characters. I'd love to talk about the ending a bit, but that would be spoilers so I'll just say it made me think and reflect on a few events from the story.

This game offered me a rare chance to discuss my hobby with my fiance, as the game is adapted from the classic Chinese story Journey to the West and it was interesting to talk a bit about the similarities and differences between this and the original story. Obviously the futuristic post-apocalyptic setting of the game is quite different to the original and a lot of elements have been changed to fit the setting and work in the context of a video game, but there are plenty of similarities - the character's names, Monkey's slave headband, the fact that Monkey rides on a cloud (of different sorts), PIgsy's advances and even Monkey's fighting stick (which packs away when not in use so he can hide it on his arm / in his ear).

Gameplay wise it's a fairly standard spectacle fighter & third person platformer with a couple of *very* basic puzzles every so often. The combat hit a pretty good balance for me - button mashing works some of the time, but there's a few different enemy types that need different strategies to deal with effectively. Cover is important to avoid weapons fire and/or remain hidden - plus there is a distraction mechanic which can be used to safely move from cover to cover. Certain enemies can be used against others if you do a finishing move on them first so there is a bit of strategy involved, but nothing particularly difficult. It did seem like using ranged attacks was a bit OP, but I tend to prefer melee when I have a choice so that didn't bother me, though it took me most of the game to work out the timing to pull off a counter attack.

Without giving too much away I must give it bonus points for the final boss fight as well - the fight feels very epic, but they didn't make the mistake that so many games do of changing up the gameplay - you're just using the exact same platforming and fighting as you have been through the rest of the game, but this time it's all part of a rather awesome showdown.

Finally, this edition comes with the Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC. Pigsy's character provided some comic relief in the main game, so naturally it follows that this DLC is more humerous and light hearted than the quite serious main game. I'm not sure whether to call Pigsy a side character or a main character you only meet halfway through the main game, but whatever the case this DLC is a completely separate campaign following Pigsy's quest to quite literally make a new friend. This really felt like DLC done right - Pigsy plays quite differently to Monkey as he does not have any melee weapons and uses a combination of gadgets and his gun instead. I was pretty happy with the length of this DLC - it perhaps could have been a little longer, but I don't think it was too short.

I score it a "You should play this" / 10
Posted: August 19
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
A hidden and highly underrated and gem with arguably one of the best artistic directions of the last decade. The difficulty is pretty easy going so just enjoy being along for the ride, even if the story does kind of fall apart towards the end. Still, highly recommended and should definately not be missed.

Also Tripitaka is hot.
Posted: June 19
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127 of 138 people (92%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
24.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 15, 2013
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