Enslaved: Odyssey to the West now available on Xbox Games On Demand

People need to stop complaining about this generation's color pallet. "Games are too brown and sad!" gamers cry while plunking down $60 to pick up the latest post-apocalyptic RPG. "There's nothing but gray military shooters!" they tweet while pre-ordering the next iteration of a popular gray military shooter. Meanwhile, games like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West completely bucked that trend, offering an inventive action game set in interesting locations, and no one bought it. Now's your chance to make things right: Microsoft has announced that Enslaved is now available on Xbox Live's Games on Demand - and it's cheap, too.

Enslaved can be downloaded to your Xbox 360's hard drive for only $20, giving you fast access to one of the generation's most interesting games. Sadly, it might be too late to pave the way for future installments of the series. The developer already said that lackluster sales have kept them from being able to grow and expand their studio, and despite originally planning on working on a sequel, they're now forced to continue focusing on one game at a time. Since no one bought Enslaved, there's very little chance that the one game will ever be Enslaved 2.

Then again, maybe crazy sales on Games on Demand will change their mind...


  • KielbasaNinja - November 2, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    This game is a perfect example of why we gamers can't have nice things. All or our beloved franchises were new IPs at some point. Not to suggest this should be a long-running series, but this game was too good to be ignored by so many. I grabbed this for $25 on Amazon about a month after it came out and to this day I still feel sort of guilty about it. It was worth way more and is still worth the $20 price point. Treat yourself to a nice single player campaign this holiday season.
  • HankVenture - November 2, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    They was a great game! except the ending sorta blew a bit..I mean it was an interesting ending just, I think it was done wrong. Still JUST STFU and buy this god damn game!
  • Scoob - November 2, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    The people that complained about too much gray probably picked up this game. It's not the core gamers that drive the market, it's the regular joe.
  • Z-man427 - November 2, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    This game was so good, but I can understand it being a hard sell to the COD crowd. I mean, there was a bit of intellectual story telling there (:P), but there were also explosions. It should be given a chance.
  • mockraven - November 2, 2011 3:08 p.m.

    We got Enslaved on release day. It's a great game and totally worth the buy. I really hope the sales pick up and that there is a sequel. The ending just made me want to see what happened next and I really started feeling attached to the characters that second half of the game.
  • Darkhawk - November 2, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    Hard to justify when used copies are $15-less these days. I guess this supports the developer though.

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