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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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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Abbraxxus
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
I remember buying this for my Xbox completely randomly, I also remember loving it. I am currently using a Sexbox controller for this game so I cannot comment on the keyborad & mouse controls. It plays exactly as I remember it, very enjoyable and the story is not bad either. The £15 price tag is a ltlle steep considering the games age and the fact that there is almost no difference between this and the console version. Still I appreciate they took the time to port it to PC in the first place.

Now all we need is for RedDead Redemption to be ported to PC.
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Begs Ω good job - ¯\(°_o)/¯
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Kept seeing this game on sale, and people said it was great. Sadly far to many glitches in the game for me to want to keep playing it. Can't smoothly alt tab, your companion constantly glitches out and either stops pregression, or flat out freezes the game during a cut scene. And the camera angles are really wanky at points requing constant adjustment. Shame.
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Senopati
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Love story, never dies.
Wu kong and Tang Sangzang should have a lot of kids.
Then everything's prefect.
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Zakov
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Without going into spoilers, the game's story is unfulfilling and leaves you with too many questions. Sure, it doesn't broadcast needless information to you every five seconds, but you'll be left feeling empty once all is said and done, and I can't recommend a game that can't even give its player closure. It's rushed and not worth the ~20 dollars for its 6-8 hour experience, longer if you go out of your way to collect things, but there's no point in even doing that. You don't unlock anything extra, unless you count headaches.

It's not a bad game by any means, but you could easily spend its asking price on much better and longer experiences. 6/10
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Johnny
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Beautifull action game! Don't hesitate and buy it :D
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Super Drunk Guy
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game reminds me of how good games can be.
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Plastic Surgeon
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Its combat isn't anything to write home about and it isn't the best port. But ENSLAVED: Odessey to the West has a thoughtful story, beautiful vistas and great voice and motion capture performances from Andy Serkis and crew. It's too bad the poor sales didn't warrant a sequel.

8/10
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eXcruciate
( 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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genwol
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
12 hours played to beat the story mode and bouns piggy's perfect 10 paid 5.49 CDN for the game, well worth that price, I would not pay full price for this game, it just doesn't last long enough to warrent that much. but if you can pick it up on sale, Its a fun play
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MoMeak
( 9.7 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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4 of 4 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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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 2 people (50%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 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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292 of 325 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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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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126 of 140 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
Disclaimer: Do not buy this game if you do not own a gamepad. The mouse support is about as bad as it gets. I use kb/m whenever possible in third person games and I had to use a gamepad for this one.

Enslaved is a well-written and satisfying-but-simple spectacle fighter with a heavy story emphasis and some minor puzzles. It is a post-apocalyptic adaptation of a classic Chinese novel "Journey to the West." There are several nods to the original story, such as the names of the main characters which may interest those who have read the book.

The writing is excellent for the most part and acted very well. The game manages to be both serious and humorous while telling the story and rarely feels out of place. My one issue is the way that the two main characters Monkey and Trip meet. The meeting should be the biggest source of conflict in the entire story, yet it is glossed over and forgotten within a minute. It reminds me a lot of the criticism aimed at Tomb Raider 2013 and Far Cry 3 for how quickly those main characters got used to killing people after leading normal, peaceful lives up to that point.

Gameplay is pretty simple and definitely nothing groundbreaking. The game is a simple yet satisfying spectacle fighter with simple one-button traversal mechanics. You also need to solve a few basic puzzles to make it through some levels. It is quite easy even on hard difficulty. Unfortunately the game makes use of seemingly randomly-placed fixed camera angles that can easily confuse the player and will sometimes make your character immediately walk back through a doorway after entering a room. The other big issue with the camera is during combat itself. It likes to jerk the camera around randomly every time you attack and zoom way in so it's impossible to keep track of enemies other than the one you're attacking. It may also cause motion sickness. It's a stupid design decision chosen just to make the combat more flashy, as seems to be a common problem with spectacle fighters.

The game has a nice art style, but average last-gen console-quality graphics. I find that this is enough to hamper the art style in what should be a very beautiful game, which is very unfortunate. It still has its moments, but it would be an absolutely gorgeous game if the developers had put any effort into the PC port.

Speaking of the port, it's just about as lazy as it gets. The mouse is treated like a joystick and is given a deadzone when you go into aim mode, just like Dead Space. It's basically useless and I found it unplayable. Graphical quality is limited to low/medium/high though it thankfully has a separate toggle for motion blur which looks even more fake and ugly than most games. There are no graphical enhancements for the PC version. Button prompts always show controller buttons even if you don't have one plugged in. The game has a custom mouse cursor, yet the mouse doesn't work in menus. The one good thing about the port is that the game uses Unreal Engine 3 so it runs very smoothly and will handle 120/144 Hz flawlessly with only a minor config tweak.

So while it's far from a perfect game, mostly due to poor and outdated design decisions and a lazy port, it's quite fun and a great story experience.

The Premium Edition on PC also includes the Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC. It turns the game from a simple-but-satisfying story-focused spectacle fighter into a sub-par stealth/cover shooter starring a fat, disgusting, misogynist pig on his quest to build a robot girlfriend. Seriously what were they thinking? Thankfully it was short.
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