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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

User Reviews

If it was a movie.. PlayStation 3 Tomthesecond (45)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 11 4.1
Xbox 360 5 4.2
Combined MobyScore 16 4.1


The Press Says

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90
PlayStation 3Level
Framför allt uppskattar jag Ninja Theorys känsla för dramaturgi och deras förståelse för att ögon, kroppsspråk och en vag darrning på rösten är uttryck som säger oss mer än vad bara ord kan förmedla. Det må vara rena självklarheter inom exempelvis teater eller film, men är fortfarande något som man kämpar med i spel. Här är Enslaved ett steg i rätt riktning, och om Ninja Theory får fortsätta arbeta efter sin egen vision kommer de att förändra sättet spel berättas på i grunden. Enslaved är inte bara en försmak av det, utan dessutom ett av årets vackraste och mest underhållande äventyr.
89
Xbox 360Play.tm
Enslaved is a worthy adventure title that overcomes its own minor shortcomings with an excellent narrative and glorious visuals. It may be up against some pretty hefty competition this year but Enslaved is definitely one of the top new intellectual properties that the games industry has seen since Nathan Drake went searching for his ancestoral fortunes.
83
Xbox 3601UP
Like I stated in the opening, I knew very little about Enslaved a week ago. I've been caught up in waiting for this season's huge releases and counting the days until Fallout New Vegas's release, but Enslaved has turned out to be a welcome distraction. If you love a good science fiction tale wrapped around a gorgeous, post-apocalyptic world with some decent gameplay thrown into the mix, you should give Enslaved a try.
83
PlayStation 31UP
Like I stated in the opening, I knew very little about Enslaved a week ago. I've been caught up in waiting for this season's huge releases and counting the days until Fallout New Vegas's release, but Enslaved has turned out to be a welcome distraction. If you love a good science fiction tale wrapped around a gorgeous, post-apocalyptic world with some decent gameplay thrown into the mix, you should give Enslaved a try.
83
Xbox 360PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Enslaved is een game met een hoog 'Love it or hate it!'-gehalte. Voor ons is het een meeslepend maar lineair avontuur dat op vele vlakken hoge toppen scheert.
82
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West demonstrates that Ninja Theory is a developer that can deliver excellent and compelling stories, with plenty of visual fidelity and interesting characters. Climbing and jumping around the towering structures of a vibrant America reclaimed by nature is preferable to hammering X and Y during combat, but the game becomes more enjoyable as you gain upgrades for Monkey. An incongruous coda lets Enslaved's narrative down a little, but the rest of the game is superb enough that you'll happily forgive most, if not all of its shortcomings. It looks like DmC is in safe hands.
80
Xbox 360Giant Bomb
Enslaved comes right at the start of the busy fourth-quarter release schedule, and given the game's modest promotional campaign up to now, this review might be the first you've heard of it. But 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.
80
PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
Enslaved comes right at the start of the busy fourth-quarter release schedule, and given the game's modest promotional campaign up to now, this review might be the first you've heard of it. But 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.
80
PlayStation 3Nukezilla
Aside from the end (and the odd drop in graphical quality in the cutscenes), Enslaved is a thrill ride that combines strong filmic story-telling with top-notch platforming gameplay and action-adventure combat.
80
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
And that is what makes Enslaved a title worth playing, as for every Tom, Dick and Harry you come across in a game, it’s rare you’ll stumble upon a Monkey and a Trip - two extremely likeable characters that truly enrich the whole gaming experience. The gameplay may not be completely new, then, but this kind of chemistry certainly is. There’s no denying it - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is the best escort ‘game’ ever made; a spritely little cracker with a lot of heart.
80
PlayStation 3Brash Games
All in all, Enslaved is a wonderful game. Ninja Theory seems to have produced a well-paced, inventive action-adventure game with great cast and scripting. It is a shame then, that it doesn’t seem to have received the kind of praise and recognition it should have. However, the upside to this lack of praise is that you should be able to pick it up pretty cheap. If you want a game that is a little different, beautiful in its attention to character animations, scripting and graphics, then Enslaved is for you.
80
PlayStation 3IGN
As a reviewer, it’s sometimes hard to assign a number to an experience, and Enslaved presents that challenge. It has flaws for certain, from dodgy controls and limited combat, to a conclusion that feels less like an ending and more like the story just ends. At times, it feels like the developers struggled to find the gameplay substance to completely support their narrative style - but it still manages to hold together. As a trip through an interesting, beautiful world covering ground that hasn’t been effectively tread in games, with a strong narrative and engaging, believable characters, it provides something unique this Fall. If you can look past its flaws, Enslaved might surprise you as much as it did me.
80
Xbox 360IGN
As a reviewer, it’s sometimes hard to assign a number to an experience, and Enslaved presents that challenge. It has flaws for certain, from dodgy controls and limited combat, to a conclusion that feels less like an ending and more like the story just ends. At times, it feels like the developers struggled to find the gameplay substance to completely support their narrative style - but it still manages to hold together. As a trip through an interesting, beautiful world covering ground that hasn’t been effectively tread in games, with a strong narrative and engaging, believable characters, it provides something unique this Fall. If you can look past its flaws, Enslaved might surprise you as much as it did me.
80
Xbox 360GameSpot
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a great example of how a gripping story and strong artistic design can overcome slight gameplay problems. Your movement is rough around the edges and you have to get through half of the game before the combat really shows off its true potential, but those are minor blemishes on this fine package. The well-realized characters are incredibly lifelike, using subtle animations and believable voice acting to make these digital beings feel almost real at times. Watching Monkey and Trip grow during their journey is eminently satisfying, and the link you create with them makes all of your actions carry that much more weight. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a great adventure that has just enough excitement and diversity in the gameplay to keep you engaged, while the striking visuals and memorable story push you through to the ultimate conclusion.
80
PlayStation 3GameSpot
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a great example of how a gripping story and strong artistic design can overcome slight gameplay problems. Your movement is rough around the edges and you have to get through half of the game before the combat really shows off its true potential, but those are minor blemishes on this fine package. The well-realized characters are incredibly lifelike, using subtle animations and believable voice acting to make these digital beings feel almost real at times. Watching Monkey and Trip grow during their journey is eminently satisfying, and the link you create with them makes all of your actions carry that much more weight. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a great adventure that has just enough excitement and diversity in the gameplay to keep you engaged, while the striking visuals and memorable story push you through to the ultimate conclusion.
80
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
Sammanfattningsvis blir Enslaved: Odyssey to the West ett riktigt gemytligt äventyr i en originell värld. Ninja Theory blandar intensiv action med lugnare partier och kombinationen blir fängslande. Och hi-tech-molnet är speedigt.
79
Xbox 360AusGamers
If you are going into this expecting a real challenge then you might as well back up now. Although the camera can be frustrating during combat, and the gameplay mechanics are relatively straightforward, the game’s story, visuals and characters make this a thoroughly enjoyable, albeit a little short, gaming experience with telling a solid tale, being its core foundation over much else. Bring on the Pigsy DLC.
70
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Enslaved lives up to its namesake both with its conceptual hook of robots enchaining mankind and through the unnecessary shackles tied to gameplay. Developer Ninja Theory spends far too much time holding the player’s hand, and in the process removes any sense of escapism to this intriguing tale of humanity’s last gasp for life.
70
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
Enslaved lives up to its namesake both with its conceptual hook of robots enchaining mankind and through the unnecessary shackles tied to gameplay. Developer Ninja Theory spends far too much time holding the player’s hand, and in the process removes any sense of escapism to this intriguing tale of humanity’s last gasp for life.
70
Xbox 360Factornews
Les plus hardcore resteront probablement sur leur faim, car on n’est pas en face d’un titre fait pour eux. Il nous est plutôt proposé un voyage assisté qu’un challenge relevé. Avec des graphismes enchanteurs, un gameplay solide bien que superficiel et un enrobage musical étonnant, Enslaved : Odyssey to the West devrait ravir les joueurs souhaitant se rafraîchir les idées durant une dizaine d’heures. Comme disait l’autre, l’important c’est le voyage, pas la destination.
70
Xbox 360411mania.com
Ninja Theory has created a decent universe that looks amazing for the most part. The game features incredible voice work, and a very character driven storyline. Unfortunately, combat and platforming became boring at times. We are left with a decent attempt, and a nice start to a possible franchise. I would have liked to have seen the combat expanded a bit. Also the platforming aspects of the game need to feel as if there is some consequence for not hitting your jump. It’s a good start, but it could have been so much better.
70
Xbox 360Lens of Truth
The entire time playing through Enslaved, I constantly had that been there, done that feeling. The similarities to Prince of Persia, whether it be in style or gameplay, are so prevalent that they are hard to ignore. From platforming, to simple combat, and even using a dragonfly to show the way, Ninja Theory stole the mold that Ubisoft created. Unfortunately, they did nothing to improve upon it and Enslaved is just your run of the mill action title. Definitely colored glass.
70
PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games
Enslaved is more than the sum of its parts, because despite its flaws and issues it’s still a fun game to play, and presents a fantastic big-budget adventure in a wonderfully unique gameworld inhabited by superbly realised characters. The whole production feels like it could do with a little more depth - outside of the narrative, it feels like there’s nothing going on below the surface - but this is still a fun, awe-inspiring and lavish eight hours of game that delivers plenty of its own style and flavour and is a fine addition to a busy genre.