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  • Summary: More than 150 years in the future, the world has transformed into an unrecognizable state where all that remains are a dwindling human population and merciless robots left over from wars long past. In Enslaved, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and brutish loner, and his AI partner Trip, a technologically savvy but sheltered young woman from a peaceful community. Both become captured by a mysterious slave ship, which are rumored to harvest people and take them out west never to return. As they each attempt to escape, Trip realizes quickly that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is the only hope she has of making the perilous journey back home. She hacks into a slave headband to enslave Monkey and link them together - if she dies, he dies. Her journey has now become his. Players must make sure both Monkey and Trip work together as they skillfully navigate through the world and survive against the dangerous enemy obstacles that lie in wait. Monkey will deftly wield his trusty staff weapon to attack and defend against enemies, using a combination of melee attacks, blocks and counters. He will also be able to perform spectacular takedown moves, allowing him to rip an enemy apart piece by piece, take its weapon for his own use or destroy it in one final blow. [Namco Bandai Games] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Oct 27, 2010
    It's easy to overlook the technical problems of Enslaved, simply because everything else is so damn compelling. This is not a checklist of what makes a game great, but taken as a whole, it IS a great game.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    It might be too simple to call Enslaved: Odyssey to the West a melee-centric Uncharted, but it is not that far off and it is certainly not a bad thing.
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    This game has a good story and a unique setting. The emotional bond between Monkey and Trip is pretty good and the gameplay is a bit basic, but fast and nice to play. If you like good stories in games with easy gameplay and overall a great adventure, than Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is your game.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    A great example of how a good action/adventure games should be. Enslaved has a good balance between fighting, platforming and story-telling and is perhaps the surprise of the year.
  5. 80
    In spite of the few glitches and minor graphic issues, Enslaved is one of those games that is hard to put down once you get captivated by its compelling story and memorable characters.
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    Good adventure, with multiple options and great technical job. Enslaved has some problems, like the simple system combat or the poor plataforms.
  7. Oct 20, 2010
    Small victories aside, though, Ninja Theory still has a long way to go before it makes a game whose quality matches its ambitions. Reassessing its gender politics would be a good place to start.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 62
  2. Negative: 7 out of 62
  1. Oct 10, 2010
    This game is great!!... it may not have great gameplay dynamics or mechanics or bla bla bla... whatever else the techno gaming geeks love talking about... the main thing is its fun. You will want to play it. You will want to discover the rest of the story, you will want to live in the beautiful and deadly world the guys at Ninja Theory have painstakingly created. The characters are deep and well done with perfect voice and mition acting. Get this game, ignore the haters... its great! Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2013
    it´s not only a odyssey to the west, it´s one of the greatest adventures i ever went on!

    The relationship between monkey and trip is a huge
    part of the really feel their emotions during the game, which i never experienced in a video game that strong!

    climbing and fighting might technically not be the best you ever experienced, i agree, but it´s not the main part of the game....
    the world, the story and the bond between two lovely character, is what makes this game one of the best i played in 15 years of gaming!

  3. Oct 9, 2010
    Nowadays, there aren't very many games that capture the feel of Enslaved. You'll be on the edge of your seat the entire game, doing acrobatic platforming moves and engaging in smooth combat all executed by the hyper-realistic graphics. The game itself is very linear, but that allows it to pull off some amazing levels. In the very first level, you'll find yourself running around the outside of a crashing slave ship, something that had me grinning. But I have to say, the platforming seemed almost too easy. In fact, I found it almost impossible to die by falling during a platforming sequence, something that left me a little confused. Luckily, they didn't do the same for the combat, even though enemy encounters aren't as common as you might think. And then there are the boss battles, which challenge all your skills at the game. The story is quite good, you being a big, strong warrior named Monkey who is forced (By death-headband.) to escort the nimble, tech-smart Trip to her home village. I noticed that Trip didn't have much importance in the gameplay, as you had to protect her in only a few areas. And the ending will have you scratching your head, as it sets the game up for a sequel (Or does it?). If you enjoyed playing the Uncharted games, or if you like action-adventure games, this is for you. Expand
  4. Feb 9, 2011
    A brilliant start for a new IP with the major flaw being released when AAA titles were rolling out week after week. This game was a bit slow going at the start without the real components kicking in after a couple chapters into the game. The wrecked city of New York is beautifully carved out with colours not much seen in modern video games, the 3 major characters in the game are well thought over and have their individual personalities and the story, despite some plot holes that you'll have to fill in yourself, is very well driven, exactly what this game was made for. The more you go on into the story the more you want to find out. The game was made with sequels in mind and now it is a waiting game, as initial sales were poor due to being released at the time of GT5, Black Ops, Hot Pursuit, New Vegas etc, to see if we will be seeing those sequels and if we don't, it would be a real shame as this game has made a great start. Expand
  5. Nov 6, 2011
    What a great game! Loved the story, the characters and the level design was great as well. Playing the game felt like I was on an adventure. A sense of discovery. The gameplay was very enjoyable, the enemies were a blast to defeat. I would of rated this game a perfect 10 if, it wasnt for the technical issues. 1. being the out dated graphics. The close up animations were amazing, but the gameplay graphics seemed to be not as sharp. Expand
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    This game failed to deliver. I had pretty high hopes for this game. The story and overall presentation seemed like this would be a sleeper hit. A big shame the game fell short. This is rental worthy at best. Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2012
    this game tries to copy uncharted's climbing and god of war's combat but it fails horribly. This game suffers from really clunky, late-responsiding controls and alot of framerate issues. Do not buy this piece of garbage. Expand

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