I don't know what made me pick up Enslaved: Odyssey to the West ($50 for PS3 and Xbox 360) from Amazon (maybe it was the giant robot monster on the cover), but I'm so glad I did. In case you haven't heard of it, Enslaved is an action-adventure title from Ninja Theory (previously of Heavenly Sword fame), and written by Alex Garland, who also wrote some of my favorite sci-fi movies, Sunshine, and 28 Days Later. The story is extremely engaging — it begins in a post apocalyptic NYC 150 years into the future where robots rule the earth. You play as Monkey, a refugee on the run, who partners up with a girl named Trip to find her family. Of course, things go awry, so the team heads West to earn their freedom and search for survivors.
I haven't even finished the game yet, but I don't want it to end. Enslaved offers a thrilling journey, filled with futuristic tech, robots, and puzzles that keep you on your toes while you battle your way through the rubble using a bow staff, your smarts, and team work. I can't get enough of this title, and I think you'll get addicted too. Check out the trailer for Enslaved after the break.