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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Kydos
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
A good story slightly spoiled by some poor controls.

If you like story-driven games then you will love Enslaved. The premise is pretty unique and sets up an interesting dynamic between the two main characters. The storytelling is well done, nice and subtle without chasing clichés. Without spoiling anything, certain decisions made in the storytelling lead me to believe they put a lot of effort into this aspect of the game. Throw in some excellent voice-acting and a decent sense of humour and you've got a solid foundation.

The gameplay is fun but let down at times by the controls. The biggest irk for me was the camera controls which at times just had a mind of their own. For your charge attack, half the time when you begin charging, your character turns around and is no longer aiming at the enemy you wanted to hit, so you have to point at where you think the enemy was and hope it's still there if you want to hit it. There were times in the game where you got into a flow of destroying enemies and then something like that would happen and cause you to get hit or even die.

The platforming was reasonably solid. At times it could be a little bit quirky but overall it wasn't that stressful.

One other gripe I had was that the game sometimes threw you into situations where you ended up dying because you didn't know what to do. I'm all for games that lack hand-holding, but there was one point where a scene was playing and you didn't have control of your character, then the game gives you back control and you're supposed to run, but you don't know that you're back in control and your cue to run is your character saying "I've got to get out of here," except you are literally killed before he finishes saying that. So it's basically impossible to get that right first time without a bit of luck.

That leads to one last criticism: the save system. Checkpoints were usually placed at the beginning of a cut scene, meaning you have to watch the scene every time you reload that part. There is no way to manually save, you're at the mercy of the checkpoints, which would be fine if it was a little more obvious when you had hit a checkpoint and if you didn't have to rewatch scenes when you reloaded. It just felt a little old-fashioned.

Overall, I think the gameplay was fun, if at times a little bit frustrating. The story was compelling enough to keep me coming back, however, which is a big plus for me. It's a bit disappointing because as I found out in the credits, they actually got Andy Serkis to do the male protagonist's voice acting, so they obviously weren't lacking effort or ambition for the game. I feel like if they had put similar focus on the gameplay side of things they could have had a real gem of a game. As is, it's definitely still worth a playthrough.
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Nyanpolean
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I don't normally leave reviews but this game desrves it. I found it to be a wonderful retelling of a clasic tale and enjoyed myself from start to finish
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intence66
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
AHH what to say about this game
my first comment about the game would be that ive played it firstly on xbox360 a few years ago
and im still playing this game today on steam ... the story and the graphics are touching and amazing
the story is deep and the world youre in is beautiful i would really reccommend this game to any one 10/10 .....................................................................................................
..............p.s this game also works with a xbox360 controler on steam.............................
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𝔂𝒆𝓵𝓵𝓪
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ is a game that I really recommend because:
- it is a method to banish boredom
- it worth the money totally
- it has a great storyline
- the graphics are really good
- it has full controller support

Enjoy!
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Naughty Sherbert
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
ENSLAVED is a very fun and very touching game and I recomend it to all of my friends and co-gamers alike.
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Aznboy
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
What this game lacks in length and sophistication, it makes up for in great visuals and a top notch story. The characters are very well done, and the dynamic between Trip and Monkey is wonderful to witness. Great game, especially for its age.
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Skinny Mc.Fat
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This game taught me that if I like someone I should force them to wear a neuronal headband and make them virtually my slave.
Tinder, here I come.
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atiram_
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I pirated this game.
It ended up being one of those games so good, that you truly want to support the creators (Ninja Theory) so they can make more like it. So after finishing it I rushed off to steam to get a proper copy of it aswell.


I've been a gamer for as long as i can remember, and it all started with my sega mega drive 16 bit and sonic.
However, the really good games, the gems that stand out are few and far between. I always cherish them when I find such pearls.

When you feel empty after finishing a game, sad as thought you lost someone you care about- thats when you know the game was truly great.
As i started playing Enslaved, I didn't really think it was all that, but it didnt take long to convince me otherwise. I absolutley Love how Ninja Theory made the characters "come to life", i don't know if i have seen anything like it in any other games.

The main story (as in Trips needing to go home- then kill pyramid), and fighting was so-so If i must be honest. At best I can call the fighting mechanism clunky, but I never had problems playing because of it.
What was captivating was how Monkeys and Trips relationship slowly changed troughout the game. Their story was what made the game stand out- the work with body language and eye-contact made this game what it is. For those of you fearing games with romance parts in it, this is nothing like dragon age or games like that. There is no "love story" per se, again- its's the body language of the characters, glances in cutscenes and how they unwind in eachothers presence that shows there is a spark there.

And then there is Pigsy:)


I didnt discover this game until last week. I cant really say Im sorry about that. makes me wish i could forget I played the game so i could discover it again and again. But alas, i guess I have to make do just replaying it a couple mroe times.

As many others, i too hope there will be a sequel at some point, but ive come to understand there are no such plans. i'm crossing fingers and toes that they will change their minds somewhere in the future.
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CorditeBurn
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I really like this game and its characters, I like how the relationship between Monkey and Trip evolves. The story telling and art design are great and the game itself is a lot of fun to play.

I've re-played a few times and yes, the controls can be a bit clunky at times and so I would highly recomend playing with a controller, but I do recommend this game.
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xsuffer
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Great game, great story great charakters.
A bit to many fights. A bit to long.
Very pretty. Art directoin is superb.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This game, it does not have the best combat system, it does not have the nicest camera, it does not have the greatest graphics, it is clunky at times and the pc port is pretty mediocre.
BUT, it is a unique game, unique atmosphere, unique characters and so on.
Superb voice acting and facial expressions.
I really liked this game, I didn't really expected that.
It really deserves to be played!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
I absolutely loved this game and its characters. I was very sad to have fininished it because the story telling and art design are great and the game itself is a lot of fun to play. Definitely invest in a controler though, as it helps the port feel less clunky and confusing. I would definitely reccomend this game!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ is a game that I really recommend because:
- it is a method to banish boredom
- it worth the money totally
- it has a great storyline
- the graphics are really good
- it has full controller support

Enjoy!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
不錯的壹款遊戲,可惜就是銷量不好,個人感覺不錯廢土風格畫面做的挺美的劇情還不錯但是戰鬥方面做得壹般般招式和動作太少了除了即時演算動畫的貼圖有的問題和有些場景掉幀外值得推薦玩玩.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Beautifull action game! Don't hesitate and buy it :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I really like this game and its characters, I like how the relationship between Monkey and Trip evolves. The story telling and art design are great and the game itself is a lot of fun to play.

I've re-played a few times and yes, the controls can be a bit clunky at times and so I would highly recomend playing with a controller, but I do recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Ok controls, fantastic seeming story, and an interesting concept, but I can't recommend the game because of the camera. The game frequently takes control of it, even in combat, making adjustments that are leaving me nauseous after only 20 minutes or so.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
A really good game that I had never even heard of until just recently I bought it in the steam daily sale for like $4. For that price it is a steal. Although the graphics look horrifyingly bad close-up, like in cut scenes when a character is shown close up, it looks sickening, but at medium to far distances, the game looks fantastic. Lots of colors and a very vibrant living world that is a pleasure to look at. The combat/controls are fluid and the sound is good, the script is good and the voice acting is pretty good, even if it is way too serious in tone. This game definitely takes itself very serious in its dialogue.

The combat mechanics and the way you can give fun commands to your partner, like to use a decoy while you run behind and destroy guards, is all a lot of fun and done well. The only downside is that your main characters are pretty cliche: the main guy acts like a big ret@rded shirtless ape and the other is a hot girl who is, as usual, inexplicably a master hacker. Like I just so happened to find a really hot girl who is a master computer whiz lol. Either way, I wish I had known about this game when it first came out a year ago because it is pretty fun for a once-through.

The only major downside I've seen so far is the game is NOT alt+tab friendly, causing a white screen where I could ctrl+alt+del to see my desktop but couldn't even see task manager and had to force restart with the power button which p-sses me off to no end.

7.5/10 tons of fun for a once through
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
295 of 328 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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149 of 161 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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