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ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition
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

    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
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
116 of 122 people (95%) found this review helpful
80 products in account
3 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 15th, 2013
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89 of 93 people (96%) found this review helpful
73 products in account
5 reviews
17.8 hrs on record
In 2010, "Enslaved - Odyssey to the West" came out for consoles and sold a little less than half of what the publisher had hoped for. Reasons quoted for this were that it was overshadowed by a number of other AAA titles and that there were quite some glitches. But reviews praised it, especially for its story. With a delay of 3 years, it has now been ported to PC.

"Enslaved" is very loosely based on a classic Chinese tale, "Journey to the West", and plays 150 years in the future. The planet has been ravaged by a brutal war the remainders of which are ruined desolate cities and hostile mechs that attack anyone they encounter. Humanity has scattered far and about, not only threatened by the mechs, but also by mysterious slave hunters that kidnap people without so much as a clue as to where they're taking them. Onboard a ship of slaves-to-be, Trip, a young woman with tech skills manages to escape her cell. This also opens up a way out for fellow prisoner "Monkey", a muscular loner who has subsisted in the wilderness on his own for most of his life. They manage to flee from the crashing slave ship on the last remaining escape pod, but Monkey loses his consciousness. He awakens to find that Trip has put a slave headband on him that will kill him should her heart stop. She wants to return to the community where she came from and knows she would never stand a chance all alone. So Monkey is forced to cooperate: He is the muscle that takes on all hostiles they meet, Trip is the brains with her knowledge of technology.

Gameplay consists of combat, climbing and some mini puzzles. Monkey has a staff he uses to fight with mechs and later on also shoot at ranged targets. The weapon can be upgraded in various ways using energy orbs found in the levels. Considering myself a mediocre gamer, I found fighting to be at an okay-ish difficulty once I had figured out how to block (others said combat was too easy - obviously, your mileage may vary on that). There could be more help with the controls though, special attacks are still described by giving console control pad keys.
Climbing is rather easy since one cannot fall or miss a grip point, all of which are highlighted relatively obviously. Also, in some sequences Monkey steers a hovering disc called the "cloud" over water and ground surfaces - these segments add a little speed to the otherwise pedestrian experience.

The changing relationship between the two main characters is at the centre of the plot. Thus, it's fortunate that voice acting is very good. And when, at times, not a lot is said (Monkey is not a man of many words), the finely motion-captured facial expressions convey all one needs to know. Story, characters, acting - this is where the game really shines and becomes a "page turner". Okay, well, I won't spoil the ending to you, but I think that was the one part where they could have done better. It just left me with "Hmmmmmmmmm."
Other than that, a captivating journey and definitely recommendable.

Helpful notes in case you get the game:
Note 1: Others have reported graphics problems. There are quick INI fixes mentioned on the Steam forums: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=188863412
With those tweaks I didn't have any issues.

Note 2: You can skip cutscenes with the Backspace key (didn't find that mentioned in-game).

Note 3 (since I've seen this problem pop up in several threads, to the point that people called it game-breaking, but hey, the solution is already in-game, so no need to get stuck): For some jumps during climbing, you have to move diagonally, not straight up/left/right. That's possible by pressing two direction keys at once, e.g. W+D http://steamcommunity.com/app/245280/discussions/0/648811670597314811/
Posted: November 11th, 2013
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42 of 49 people (86%) found this review helpful
470 products in account
64 reviews
4.4 hrs on record
I cannot recommend this game highly enough. Excellent voice acting, engaging characters, obscenely fun gameplay and platforming, plays well on keyboard or with 360 controller. All around a wonderful game.
Seriously the writing and delivery is unlike anything you see very often in gaming, Just watch this cutscene..
http://enslaved.wikia.com/wiki/File:Enslaved_Odyssey_to_the_West_Cut-Scene_VIdeo



Worth every penny.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
300 products in account
6 reviews
9.3 hrs on record
A great Uncharted-style action/adventure game. Loved the story and characters. Graphics is great, combat is OK, but the controls and platforming are a bit clunky. Some of the boss fights drag on a little too much, but it's forgivable in the grand scheme of things.

Will probably take ~7 hours to finish. You can start another new game after finishing with all the abilities you've unlocked, which is rather fun.
Posted: October 28th, 2013
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
51 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
Really excellent game! I'm surprised that there wasn't more people championing it back when it originally came out. The environments, dialog, and character design are excellent (though sometimes things momentarily turn to annoying cliches). The homage to Journey to the West is interesting and I think they handled it well, but sometimes I worry that games can only do a good adaptation by adding post-apocalyptic robots.

The gameplay feels a lot like The Last of Us except actually fun and with visual flare. The PC controls can be pretty awful. It uses controller button prompts so I was constantly groping around to guess the key. I never figured out any of the special attacks that required button combos. Some of the menus will suddenly use arrows instead of WASD. I used gamepad on occasion and it was better there, but I have to relearn the controls.

The ending is really odd and makes me think that maybe they were going to develop 2 endings and ran out of time. I can go along with it, it's just very abrupt. There's also a DLC with different gameplay and tone. It's a nice companion if you want some more time in that world.

Overall it's beautifully polished with some highs and lows, but one that I think was more forgotten/ignored that it should have been.
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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