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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I expected a generic Action/Adventure game and the game delivered... With something extra.

Going through the first few chapters, ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West felt like a normal action-platforming game with an interesting story, but it became better.

Even with a not-so-special battlesystem, the action in this game is still something fun. You'll find yourself battling enemies quite some time between the usual platforming. So if the battlesystem doesn't suit you (it takes some time getting used to, the game getting far more easy if you get into it), you might not have a lot of fun.

The platforming itself is not much of a big deal. Sure, the game has decent graphics and pleasing sceneries but the controls can be a bit annoying when you're hurrying. For example, your character not jumping because your aim was slightly off, not correctly pushing the analog stick the right way.

Now we're talking about controls, yes I did play the game with a controller and overall it was fine, besides the camera working against me sometimes. Can't say much about the keyboard and mouse controls 'cause I haven't tried it myself, but lots say that a controller is recommended since this game is a (pretty good) console port.

That game at normal difficulty is actually quite easy. First you'll have some problems learning how to defeat enemies efficiently making the game quite hard first but after a few chapters it does get really easy, especially if you get the (health) upgrades. Regeneration makes surviving a whole lot easier, and never actually found myself in need of the health syringes you can get from your companion Trip, who I forgot to mention. (Yes, part of the game is basically an escort mission, but no, Trip won't get in your way at all.)

Also want to give a quick shoutout to the voice actors! They did a really great job.

TLDR: The game might not look like anything special at first sight, but doesn't fail to deliver. The gameplay isn't anything new yet is still fun. The story (based on an old Chinese novel) is great and makes up for the few cons this game has. Definetely worth a buy.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Pros: Interesting story, fun character mobility, interesting levels with lots of vertical scale, a fairly nice looking game for its age

Cons: Annoying camera, checkpoint save system with unskippable cutscenes, melee fights are a little repetitive.

Overall I think the game overcomes its shortcomings and is worthwhile.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I bought this game quite some time ago and put it on the back burner as I played others. I finally gave Enslaved the chance it deserves, and you should, too.

Superb voice acting, fun combat, and a well written dialoge help to propel this into that category of games that is richly rememberable.

The only negative thing I have to say about Enslaved is that the camera during several of the scenes drove me nuts. I am not a fan of the twisty turny camera that they use here to track action, and it caused me to take a few hits more than once. That said, the quality of the game helped me to overlook this problem.

I highly reccomend playing Enslaved, I am not dissapointed with the purchase.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
its a fun game with pretty graphics. worth the price paid. too bad its pointless. the story is pointless and gets nowhere interesting, the characters are bland, the platform parts are useless since you cant fail. the fighting part is not that bad, but are too little and too late to salvage this game.
it had potential, just...missed it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
VERY enjoyable game. Much fun to be had. Excellent story. Well performed.
Would recommend.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
There's unskippable cutscenes, and I took damage during a scene and died once it was over. That's enough for me to not recommended this game.

Other major notes:
The combat is clunky, and the platforming is very linear and can be extremely annoying if you don't know the specific direction the programmers want the analog stick to be in for a jump.
The game is very, very boring on the replay. A good amount of scenes aren't skippable, and you're often waiting for your AI partner to catch up with you.
The environment textures are a bit dated, and the in-game story doesn't excuse the gameplay since there's only a few good moments.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
characters were paper thin and story was disappointment. other parts of the game were not better.
only good part is jaw of a main character.
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I wonder why this game has so much positive reviews!!!

Cons:

1- It's a game about plattforming but yet you can't die while doing this!
2- The game treats you like a kid or a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, it gives you all the detalis for what to do and it's not fun at all, there is a major difference between hints and pure solutions!
3- You can't skip cutscenes and you have to watch them every time you die or quit.
4- You can't change the difficulty after starting the game.
5- The gameplay is very basic and the upgrades are worthless because the game is stupidly easy.
6- You can't change the camera position most of the time, because the developers think it's the best way to show you where to go and you don't have to look for yourself!
7- All plattforms are highlighted, it was ok at the beginning but at mid game it was just stupid.
8- The gameplay is not consistent, sometimes the girl can jump and sometimes she needs you to carry her, and the samething applys to Monkey.

Overall it doesn't worth its price at all, and I don't consider it as a game at the first place, it's an interactive story just like telltale "games" but in this one the story is fixed and you have to press more buttons, I buy games to play them, with this game I wasn't playing at all.

4/10
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297 of 330 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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ZimonwZ
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 30
Great Game.
Awesome Story.
Overall worth a buy!
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[Cz]DonDeEsta
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Don't miss this one! It's really great game! Adventurous, witty but get a controller!
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Morpheus
43.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
This is a great game! Works perfectly with an XBox 360 controller. You can also unlock 3 different types of skins that provide additional powers. It is very story rich. The story is very moving. Game has excellent replay value because you get to keep all the skills you have unlocked and you can start any chapter again. The evolving relationship between Trip and Monkey is awesome! Highly recommend this if you like action RPG.
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Tragoron
8.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
Great visuals and a great story that was really fun to play.
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Peach Cobbler Soup
9.3 hrs
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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nyerek01
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Good game, buy it.
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Xzenor
14.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
I thought it was fun. I little repetitive but still fun. the story does grab you but the ending seems to take a little too long and just isn't really good... Gameplay is fine. A little trouble with the camera and figuring out where to go but nothing to make your bloodpressure rise. Not a lot of variation in the enemies but there's some variation in the gameplay so that kinda makes up for it for a little bit.
All and all, I bought and played in on the Xbox and bought and played it again on Steam so I like it enough for that. Voiceacting is sublime I think, and the facial animations are really awesome when you think about when this game was made
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Obey the Fist!
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is a 3D platformer/action console port.

The plot has you escaping as a prisoner, then enslaved by another prisoner and forced to play Enslaved at her bidding. Basically a ripoff of the legend of the monkey king (right down to the headband).

Graphics might have been quite good but the console port is very minimalist - you get little to no fine control over the graphics settings, so jaggies abound. You're also limited to lower resolutions - nothing past 1080p, which is reprehensible for a game just 3 years old.

The biggest letdown is gameplay itself. Mostly long, boring cutscenes (typical for a console game) and very limited gameplay as you're tunnelled along on this platformer-on-rails. Control schemes are terrible and barely ported from the limited console controller scheme - you do get some mouselook but not much as the game forces you to look in certain directions - this is extremely frustrating if you're a PC gamer.

Developers need to learn to stop treating the PC like just another console.
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Commander Artanis
11.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
Nice little adventure game with a well acted story. Mostly plattforming, minor puzzles and a mix between distance and melee combat situations. The graphics of this game are still decent enough to look at and the overall world is good designed. One of the three main characters did go on my nerves but notheless a funny game. It`s probably just not worth 20 bucks. Therefore it`s too short. It can easily be played through within 6-8 hours. But when it`s on sale I suggest you can grab this game.
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