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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About This 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

    Minimum:
    • 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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Tosei
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Not being an action or fps pro in any way I was hesitant playing this since I usually bump into a boss somewhere which I can't handle and then stop playing a game in frustration. I managed this though on Normal difficulty.

The camera can be very annoying but it is manageable and the story is just great. The acting and the little cutscenes between Monkey and Trip are just great. The chemistry they develop and the development of their characters is rare to get so well done as they managed in this game.

I am very pleased I took the time and effort to play since the story is just a delight. The environments and chapters are varied enough to bring something new at regular intervals.

Just make sure to follow the guides on how to increase resolution and graphics quality by editing an ini-file. The in-game options do not cover everything and even tricks you into believing you run at your native resolution although it won't. There are several guides out there so just grab one and edit the ini-settings to your liking and depending on the power of your graphics card. It will be well worth it.
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realtimur
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Interesting story-rich game. Unfortunately sometimes it is hard to play without controller. So I advice to get it to play this game. (But I completed it on Normal with keyboard only)
BTW: I recommend it
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gamer1000k
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This is a surprisingly good action adventure game in the same vein as Prince of Persia, with a good mix of parkour platforming and hand to hand combat, and a few light puzzles to keep things interesting. The characters are a bit stereotypical but still well-done, and the voice acting is superb.

The two character mechanic is neat but ultimately underutilized given that there are quite a few levels where you can't use it.

The camera often has a mind of its own and the controls can be annoying at times. There's also a few frustrating bugs and glitches with getting stuck on terrain during combat and the command menu not working correctly in certain puzzles.

Overall though I was pleasantly surprised by this game, and can easily recommend it if you're a fan of classic console action adventure games.
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José Kun
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Enslaved It's really cool, I find the story different of the most pos-apocaliptic games we see out there, and have cool gameplay mechanic with a lot of diferent features, referencing technology, and at the same time the Monkey King mythology, too bad It's not a well know game out there, but still, I'm sure you will have fun playing it, hope it get more know on the future. It worth to play and live the story on really beautiful places and scenery with a lot of good mixed between serious parts with really funny ones of the two main characters interactions (three later on xD). You should definitely play it!
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pazuwu
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This isn't an awful game, but it has annoyances which make me give it a thumbs down.

What bothered me the most is how Monkey and Trip interract. As if being named "Monkey" wasn't enough, she keeps repeats "orders" like "Monkey, you need to do this", "Monkey, get that", "Monkey, are you coming" throughout the game. Sounds condescending to me. She could at least say: "Monkey, please dance." :)

The second annoying thing is the repetitiveness: the lines said by Trip, the combat (because of a limited variety of enemies), the cutscenes where he lifts a heavy object so she could pass underneath it then drop it as soon as she passes. Repetitive and boring.

And finally, there's the lack of choice. The game guides you from start to finish, it tells you where to jump, where to climb, what to do...

On the positive side, the story was interesting enough to keep me going until the end.
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NFerd
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
It was a good game, story was interesting and game play was good. Way too many bugs though. Every now and then I had to restart a chapter because a bug was causing me trouble. Still though, pretty good.
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emanuelhag0
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
This game could have been much, much more, it had a lot of potential.
But they never used it even once.
THE GAME IS BORING. It tells you what to do and when to do, it doesn't even challange you in combats. Another big plus is that the plot is forgettable and doesn't really take a good paste even after a four hours or so.
Those four to five hours were agonizing to me. I just couldn't get it through.
I bought this game so it would make my spare time better, not worse...
It's a shame, because this game could have been A LOT more.
:/
Really, really not recommending this game.
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Cheapdate
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Wow for an old game and a console port no less this is a wonderfull game that still holds its own 6 years after it first came out. This is the most vibrant and lush post apocolyptic game I have played. The voice acting is fantastic and the character acting is really good. Sure it has old console mechanics and the camera gets bit annoying, but the game more than makes up for it.

Great story. All these wonderful small visuals that barely hint at what happened, keeps you interested. New York City is stunning.

Why oh why is there not a sequel.
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Death Grips
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Outstanding
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Alsaad
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
I highly recommend playing this game if -

- You want a fun, seamless and non-complicated - though stylish - story-telling, platforming and hack and slash (more like smashing and wacking - since the protagonists weapon of choice is an extendable staff/pole) experience.
- You want a break from long-winding rpgs and you just want to play a fast-paced action game that plays out like a movie, with a decent story.
- You want to play a hack-and-slash that's inventive, provides decent platforming and repitition-breaking alternative means for character movement. In other games while this comes in the form of flying a beast, or riding a horse, in this game you get a futuristic hover board (which is super fast, fun and very exciting)

The Story & Characters - Few but Memorable

The game is heavil inspired by:
- The Matrix: post-apocalyptic world ruled by machines, enslaving humans minds or killing the free ones)
- The legend of the Monkey King: for its protagonist (voiced by Andy Serkis) who wields an extendable pole-like weapon in combat which Sun-Wukong (the monkey king) is known to use, and apes the movements of a monkey whilst platforming. He's also called monkey.
- The Prince of Persia: for the significant side-kick, who in this game is a survivalist called Trip (short for Tripitaka). She's escaped the clutches of the world-ruling machines like "Monkey", and somehow manages to tie a mechanical death-collar around his neck, promising to disable it only if he gets her to safety (one of the unique elements of the game's plot). A lot of the game's platforming includes Monkey and Trip collaborating to get past obstacles, like P.O.P

An interesting character to watch out for - PIGSY (very well-designed and very likeable, despite being a fat pervy slob )

What's not so cool about the game -

... Is also that which is one of its coolest factors, i.e. the game just has a bare handful of human characters (all the other characters being machines you have to kill) and it still manages to make these principal characters memorable
- Not So Memorable - is the world the game is based in. It didn't draw me in or intrigue me as much as the characters, because it felt like it was a very simple world to conquer. The machines which are supposed to be the rulers of the earth, don't seem intimidating or very intelligent, and although the environment design of the game is as great as the character design, you don't feel like this is a place you'd want to conquer, live in or go back to.

Concluding Comments - I really really loved the character design of this game the most, whether it's Monkey's headband alluding to the Monkey King's crown perhaps, or Pigsy's huge belly sticking out of his ragged singlet. The combat of the game is engaging and for a hack and slash - it's important for the game mechanics to provide a good-looking and smooth-flowing evasion ability. This games provides just that and the camera movement coupled with Monkey's simple to execute acrobatic evasions, make the combat feel more dynamic and cinematic. All in all, the game looks great and plays really great, and even has some fun combat upgrades - which adds to the game's smooth sense of progression.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Just finished this fine adventure.
Got astonished with there amazing graphics for game age. it is 2016 and this game looks pretty and vivid. Really nice voice acting. Face expressions.
I had really fun time playing this game. Interesting main story, with cloudy back story and this game left me wanting to know what happened next. I guess it is too good to hope about second part of this game or some kind of other game in the same universe to continue developing this world.
Game mechanics is easy. reminded me prince of persia just a lot less hardcore version of that. You can't jump of the cliff like in POP there you had endless ways to die.
Get xbox 360 controller or something like that. Game ment to be played on consoles and consoles input is the best. Tried with keyboard and didn't like that . finished all game with the controller.
I can recommend this game, have funny time playing it.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It has some definite flaws--for example, it checkpoints before unskippable cutscenes, so when you die you have to watch them again. The gameplay was fun but did get a bit repetitive for me by the end of the game (it took me about 10 hours). There's also a gamebreaking bug if you're on low graphics settings that you can only fix by replaying the fight on high settings. BUT I thought the story was compelling and the characters were just fantastic, and the game was definitely fun overall, so I'd absolutely recommend it.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
To get the cons out of the way: Occasionally you find yourself stuck on a random bit of scenery. This isn't game breaking, it's not forever stuck, sometimes you just hit it at the wrong angle and you roll instead of jumping, which is only really frustating in the timed sections in which you die you don't make that jump.

Also, the camera occasionally just decides that you should definately be looking in THIS direction, right now -- which is maddening when you're trying to aim, or find the next hand hold, or whatever.

All that said, the game is fantastic. The Graphics aren't bleeding edge or anything, but it's colorful, well drawn, well animated, I'd call it decidedly pretty, and a huge relief after years of gritty brown "realism."

Combat is intuitive and easy to pick up, some of the mechanics are great fun, and as someone who is not a fighting game junkie, that means a lot.

The climbing and jumping around bits are fluid and entertaining. The characters are likeable, even though the escortee does do the occasional annoying reminding you of the objective every two minutes shtick that escortees do, you still find yourself rooting for them.

There's a romance, bit it doesn't feel awkward, or forced or slapped on in post production, it's actually a bit of a slow burn and quite enjoyable. No sudden but inevitable declarations, no because-the-back-story-said-so -- there's actual chemistry and lingering glances.

This game sucks you in, and rarely lets you up for air, so try not to start it an hour before you have to be somewhere -- you are going to be late.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
10/10 at being an action adventure game. Controls are very responsive, the game design is interesting, rather than "annoying" like action adventure games tend to be. The graphics and art are gorgeous, though keep in mind I'm not a current gen gamer in most respects, different people say "wow" at different levels of graphics. The music is....bland, but theme appropriate. The voice acting is good.
Another important thing, it detected my Xbox One controller right away, as we know "full controller support" doesn't always mean full controller support.
It's very much a console game so I don't think kb+m would be a very fun way to play.

The character personalities are kinda..ah...campy, I guess... the game isn't going to leave you saying "wow how deep". Someone strongly gender conscious might take issue with the male-female/masculine-feminine dynamic going on, since there's some clear definition in the game; The two characters are strong and weak, protector and protected, etc... It isn't enough to offend me personally, but it might be enough for others.

The story telling is done in medias res, and the game fully respects the average gamer's attention span and lack of patience.

My standards for judging an action adventure game aren't exactly tough, however, there have been annoying design elements/styles in this genre through recent gens that will make my opinion of a game plummet when I encounter them, and this game doesn't have any such serious cons.

TOTALLY worth the sale price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
From the team that made DmC Reboot (which I wasn't a fan of) comes Enslaved, a super charming, beautiful game. I first played this on the PS3 when it launched but its poor frame rate turned me off the game. Fast forward a few years, I bought this on a Steam sale, just an impulse purchase and didnt play it for a long time. This year I finally wanted to go through my Steam backlog and gave it another chance and I'm so happy I did. Enslaved gives me a lot of Beyond Good & Evil vibes (it even has a pig character!), the game has stunning environments, good narative driven cut scenes and a great atmosphere. It runs super smooth on my PC and is a joy to play. You collect orbs to upgrade your character, there's a good amount of Prince of Persia style platforming, some stealth and adventure sections and combat sprinkled in between. The game has good mechanics and has impressed me so much that I feel like replaying DmC again. I went in with super low expectations and I'm pleasantly surprised how good Enslaved is and how it managed to keep me hooked. Going forth, I'm a fan of Ninja Theory and looking forward to their next game.

Thumbs up / 10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This game. This game lets you experience a wide variety of feelings from "what the f*ck is this sh*t?" to "wow, this is so f*cking awesome!"

The most confusing part was the very first dozen of minutes, where you experience the harsh reality of a console port:

-Probably the worst mouse controls ever,
-Camera at strange angles... you can move your mouse around whatever you like - it will always send you back to how it was programmed. You just have little control over it. (I played this game without a controller. I'm stubborn. It's not that bad once you get accustomed too).
-A handful of cutscenes one after another.
-The simplicity of world exploration. You just click jump button and w-a-s-d where your camera is suggesting you. Oh, and a world full of invisible walls.

Well, these were my first impressions with the game. Yep, it wasn't very flattering. BUT, I'm a grown man. I sucked it up and continued to play the game.

And then the things happened. A woman... happened.

This game is like your real life simulator. The one where you live with a woman. You experience the things like:

-She commands you in every step you take.
-You have to help her. Always.
-You can't even get mad at her, because she's adorable.
-You have to toss her around.
-She wants you to do all the dirty work.
-She gets you in trouble all the time.
-She is like the characters from the horror movies, Always trying to be brave at the wrong time.
-She talks a lot. Especially when she shouldn't.
-She will always shout to hurry up even when you save her ♥♥♥ over and over again.
-She lies.

Women. ^^

Ok then, let's summarise the good things about this game.

+Characters. They are very cool.
+Dialogues are fantastic and funny.
+Animations are well done.
+Story. I liked it. The end was worth it.
+Monkey + Pigsy = BFF ^^
+Mechs.
+Action.

Up until the middle of the game I didn't thought I would recommend it, but the 2nd half was fantastic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I highly recommend playing this game if -

- You want a fun, seamless and non-complicated - though stylish - story-telling, platforming and hack and slash (more like smashing and wacking - since the protagonists weapon of choice is an extendable staff/pole) experience.
- You want a break from long-winding rpgs and you just want to play a fast-paced action game that plays out like a movie, with a decent story.
- You want to play a hack-and-slash that's inventive, provides decent platforming and repitition-breaking alternative means for character movement. In other games while this comes in the form of flying a beast, or riding a horse, in this game you get a futuristic hover board (which is super fast, fun and very exciting)

The Story & Characters - Few but Memorable

The game is heavil inspired by:
- The Matrix: post-apocalyptic world ruled by machines, enslaving humans minds or killing the free ones)
- The legend of the Monkey King: for its protagonist (voiced by Andy Serkis) who wields an extendable pole-like weapon in combat which Sun-Wukong (the monkey king) is known to use, and apes the movements of a monkey whilst platforming. He's also called monkey.
- The Prince of Persia: for the significant side-kick, who in this game is a survivalist called Trip (short for Tripitaka). She's escaped the clutches of the world-ruling machines like "Monkey", and somehow manages to tie a mechanical death-collar around his neck, promising to disable it only if he gets her to safety (one of the unique elements of the game's plot). A lot of the game's platforming includes Monkey and Trip collaborating to get past obstacles, like P.O.P

An interesting character to watch out for - PIGSY (very well-designed and very likeable, despite being a fat pervy slob )

What's not so cool about the game -

... Is also that which is one of its coolest factors, i.e. the game just has a bare handful of human characters (all the other characters being machines you have to kill) and it still manages to make these principal characters memorable
- Not So Memorable - is the world the game is based in. It didn't draw me in or intrigue me as much as the characters, because it felt like it was a very simple world to conquer. The machines which are supposed to be the rulers of the earth, don't seem intimidating or very intelligent, and although the environment design of the game is as great as the character design, you don't feel like this is a place you'd want to conquer, live in or go back to.

Concluding Comments - I really really loved the character design of this game the most, whether it's Monkey's headband alluding to the Monkey King's crown perhaps, or Pigsy's huge belly sticking out of his ragged singlet. The combat of the game is engaging and for a hack and slash - it's important for the game mechanics to provide a good-looking and smooth-flowing evasion ability. This games provides just that and the camera movement coupled with Monkey's simple to execute acrobatic evasions, make the combat feel more dynamic and cinematic. All in all, the game looks great and plays really great, and even has some fun combat upgrades - which adds to the game's smooth sense of progression.
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292 of 324 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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148 of 160 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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152 of 167 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
8/10

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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