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.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,237 reviews) - 86% of the 2,237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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"A criminally overlooked game, this beautiful title retells Journey to the West with Andy Serkis being grumpy!"
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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

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Excellent game if you are after a good single player experience. Gameplay is linear but fun, the game world looks beautiful. Interesting story (tho I had some subjective issues with it) and character development with great voice acting!
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43 of 62 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Enslaved is beautiful, interesting, well-acted, and highly polished. Why no recommendation? It's hardly a game at all.

I love the world, and the atmosphere they've created. I like the characters, and wanted to see where their story went. If it weren't for that, I would have quit after the first level. This game is totally on rails.

Your character, appropriately named Monkey, does a LOT of platforming. Most of it is climbing walls and jumping from perch to perch. The problem? You can't miss. You hang from one pre-determined (and helpfully glowing) spot, hold the direction of the next one, and press A. Then you get there, and repeat. There aren't even any choices of where to go; you're simply following a path. Even though you're jumping around like a monkey, it's effectively no different than walking down a hallway in FF13.

You can't even hop down from platforms in non-predetermined places. The game LITERALLY won't let you die from jumping the wrong way. Even in dramatic sections where the wall you're climbing on is crumbling away, you can rest assured that you will make it if you simply hold up and mash A. Seriously. As long as you push the button, you will never lose. If you somehow DO manage to die, it only feels like the game's fault.

And that's the biggest problem: with 90% of the game so streamlined, whenever something isn't immediately obvious the game grinds to a halt. More than once I found myself completely baffled by what to do next, simply because the game had never asked me to figure anything out before.

I beat this game back when it came out on 360, simply because I wanted to see how it ended (Answer? Very strangely.) Now that I'm REplaying it, all I want to do is fight the on-rails system in place here. I find myself constantly grumbling about how Monkey won't do what I'm telling him to, because it's not exactly what the game WANTS me to do.

It's obvious that Ninja Theory really just wanted to tell a story and make some nice cinematics, only adding the gameplay to glue those elements together. You are an actor in their movie, with lines and marks that you must follow, and that comes before actually PLAYING anything resembling a game. If those elements appeal to you, and the game's on sale, you might ultimately enjoy it.

Just don't expect to PLAY it.

P.S. As far as the port goes, it ran well on my PC, but it doesn't support 2560x1440, and if you have both a controller and a joystick, you're gonna have to unplug one before it'll work.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Enslaved Oddysey to the West PC review:

Enslaved : Odyssey to the West is best described as an adaptation of the novel and concept : Journey to the West. Despite never having read the novel Journey to the West I expected it to be a game with history about slaves and our history as a nation escaping slavery of the days of old. However, what I found was a game that has more on its plate then what is just under the surface of its base description. It has parkour, a decently good story to follow along with at the start of every new chapter, collectibles for replayability and a world that seems as just a lonely and barren wasteland.

Story: At first the story I thought was rather lacking. However, once I made it past the first chapter this whole synopsis about this barren wasteland being the home of enslaved people really caught on to me. You play as a character named Monkey which later on finds one slave remaining that has survived and wants to return home to their family just like yourself. However later on we find out Monkey doesn't really have a home anywhere while Trip the female character you partner up with does have a family and a home where she grew up. Early on Monkey and Trip's friendship isn't that strong. However when later you need teamwork as you help Trip up to ledges she can't reach and more , the friendship between you and her get close and strong knit.

Appeal: Many people will be interested to try out this game because of the description of it being a game about companionship, emotions and the escape of being enslaved by your own world and order that controls your daily life. Many people's first question would be can you find freedom outside yourself and others through embracing a new life to claim your freedom. The answer is yes and the ending of the game's story concludes with a very emotional transversal of events. The thoughts that went through mine and I am sure others who have or want to play this game is , would it of made a difference if Namco Bandai Games added more history about slavery into this game? I think history of enslavement and enslavement camps would of gave this game a more appealing and interesting story overall. That is not to say that the story was not good. I highly enjoyed the game's story and Pigsy this other character you meet along the way with his one liners that are somewhat humerous in tone.

Overall: 8.5/10.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Buy Immediately (10/10)
Completion Time: 7-8 hours
Bottom Line: "Don't wait any longer and get this game."

+Massive and Beautiful World
+Excellent and Diverse Gameplay
+Engaging Story
+Musical Score
+Excellent Optimization

-Controller strongly recommended, otherwise good luck lol


This is hands down my favorite adventure game of all time. It has absolutely everything you could want in a game, and in a world where games struggle to capture my attention for an extended period of time, this adventure had me engaged until the very end.

Enter Monkey, a man who wakes up on a slave ship in the distant future. Humanity has fallen to a war with machines, and our hero has been captured by a slave ship run by robots and the mysterious organization "Pyramid". Then Tripp, another girl captured on the ship, inadvertantly helps you escape. From this point on you need to help Tripp return to her home village in the West. That's the basic story, but the relationship that forms between these two characters through the course of the game is not only believable, but keeps you, the player, going. This is all attributed to the pitch perfect voice acting, and detailed facial animation system. And let me just say, it's been years since my first completion on the Xbox 360 and I still think about the ending to this game.

The gameplay boils down to combat with robots, traversing gigantic set pieces, and completing simple puzzles. Everything about this game is so incredibly smooth. Combat feels great as you unleash deadly combos on your enemies with a variety of abilities, and the finishing moves look amazing. Traversing is similar to Assassin's Creed, and many of these sequences involve climbing crumbling buildings, massive robots, and everything in between. The puzzles are an easy distraction and aren't too challenging, but probably the weakest aspect of the game.

My favorite part of the game is the world. The art direction is absolutely gorgeous. The world of Enslaved has been reclaimed by nature, and the first half of the game has you venturing through locations with lush green and vibrant reds. In the later stages the levels become more mechanical, and heavy hues of purple become a regular theme. Every once in a while I just had to stop and look around to admire the view, it's that amazing.

Other things I'd like to note are that the musical score is epic and really conveys a post-apocolyptic feel, and the game ran perfectly on my laptop with no issues to report.

Bottom line, don't wait any longer and get this game. It's beautiful, fun, and you will not soon forget it.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West is a great game, with awesome music and a fantastic story perfect to play on spare time, though because it is ported from console to pc the game is a bit cluncky on the keyboard config making the game a bit hard if you don't have an xbox/ps controler. But still very enjoyable
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