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Video GameEnslaved: Odyssey to the West Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Enslaved, similar to Heavenly Sword offers a heady mix of heroic storytelling and narrative. You control a character called Monkey (played by Andy Serkis) in a third-person perspective and use power-staff combat moves, running and jumping to overcome obstacles.

In the post-apocalyptic world set 150 years in the future you encounter numerous mechanical enemies which must be defeated. They then drop tech orbs that can be used to upgrade your abilities for combat. While doing this you must escort a young character Tripitaka. Together you work to overcome more complex obstacles.

Trip takes Monkey to meet a friend of her father's named Pigsy (Richard Ridings), who she believes can help them. Pigsy explains that a nearby mech base has the Leviathan, an enormous and incredibly powerful giant mech. The three infiltrate the base, commandeer Leviathan, and steer it to the mysterious Pyramid, where the slaves are being held.

Through the game's exuberant combat and player interactions it raises themes of commitment, care and loyalty. It also includes the theme of slavery and emancipation with Monkey wearing a control-headband throughout.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/11/2010

Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Action, Fighting, Shooting and Traversal)

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Ninja Theory (@NinjaTheory)




Play Time: This game will take between 3 and a half hours and 5 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence.


Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@NinjaTheory) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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