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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 AIMore 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] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Oct 27, 2010
    100
    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
    90
    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
    85
    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
    80
    Another dark post-apocalyptic action-adventure? Nope. Enslaved introduces gamers to a gorgeous and detailed world, full of mechanical quirkiness. If you can look past his flaws, you'll be rewarded with one of the best sci-fi games of the year. Give it a try, you wont regret it!
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    It's a well-produced effort that makes itself easy to get invested in and is worth considering for anyone who enjoys a solid dozen-hour-long, story-driven action game. It doesn't do everything right all the time, but some grander and higher-profile games could stand to learn a lesson or two from this one.
  6. 80
    Enslaved is sci-fi road adventure featuring a captivating story that spans the fears of a world gone crazy with technology. Despite some mediocre gameplay elements, this game is hard to put down, and you will want to play it all the way through to see how it ends.
  7. Oct 20, 2010
    58
    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: 50 out of 79
  2. Negative: 8 out of 79
  1. Oct 10, 2010
    10
    This game is great!!... it may not have great gameplay dynamics or mechanics or bla bla bla... whatever else the techno gaming geeks loveThis 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. Apr 18, 2015
    10
    Отличный представитель своего жанра,интересные персонажи и вселенная сделали свое дело.
    Минусы конечно имеются (не самая разнообразная боевая
    Отличный представитель своего жанра,интересные персонажи и вселенная сделали свое дело.
    Минусы конечно имеются (не самая разнообразная боевая система),но обращать на них внимания желания не появляется.
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  3. Oct 15, 2010
    9
    What a beautiful and amazing Odyssey! The story is simple but so perfectly told. The excellent acting and voices make the characters reallyWhat a beautiful and amazing Odyssey! The story is simple but so perfectly told. The excellent acting and voices make the characters really alive (thanks again Mr. Serkis). The game play does not reinvent the wheel but is still effective (play it in hard mode though). There are little imperfections here and there but if like me you are more concerned by having a good time following a well presented and enjoyable journey; this game is for you! Expand
  4. Feb 9, 2011
    8
    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 slowA 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. Mar 17, 2012
    8
    I too found this to be an enjoyable game, and joined this site simply to write a review. Don't pass on it simply because some others did notI too found this to be an enjoyable game, and joined this site simply to write a review. Don't pass on it simply because some others did not enjoy it or did not like it. I played this game right after finishing Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and I have to say that I enjoyed this game more than Uncharted. I do agree that the game is easier than some other action/adventure games on the market in terms of puzzle solving, but that could be balanced by increasing the difficulty of the game itself. Besides, the story is compelling enough to keep you playing, even if you are a bit bored (I personally liked button mashing and killing enemy after enemy in various ways). You're not going to find the depth of character customization like in a Bioshock, and you're not going to be blown away by some new and original game mechanics, but this is a solid game from start to finish and should not be overlooked. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2013
    7
    I give it 7 out of 10 for absolutely terrible camera angles, no lock on system and a very disappointing conclusion of the story. Also theI give it 7 out of 10 for absolutely terrible camera angles, no lock on system and a very disappointing conclusion of the story. Also the character of Trip was a major let down as the story progressed. Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2011
    0
    Enslaved is a game that trades solely on its looks. Unable to give their games mechanical depth, Ninja Theory hide the lack of quality inEnslaved is a game that trades solely on its looks. Unable to give their games mechanical depth, Ninja Theory hide the lack of quality in their games through well-acted (though poorly written) cutscenes and desperately hope they don't choke the console running them as bad as the gameplay does. The performance on PS3 is absolutely terrible, but fortunately there's nothing to the game, so outside of horrendously designed combat scenarios that cause the framerate to drop into single digits, you won't be in real danger, even when Monkey takes forever to respond to button presses. The story is also totally worthless; your suspension of disbelief will have been thoroughly shattered by the end of the tutorial section, then savagely beaten across the subsequent chapters. There is simply no compelling reason to buy this game. Expand

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