With stunning visuals, quality character development and some breath-taking set-pieces — what the game lacked in polish it made up for in heart.
But a sequel's not going to happen according to Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades.
"Enslaved should have done better," he said. "Right now we should have been doing a sequel and perfecting that sequel and doing what franchises do, which is get better over time."
Ninja Theory had planned to expand into a two-game studio, with one side working on DmC and the other Enslaved 2. Poor sales put the boot in that plan however.
"[But] because [the game didn't sell well] we've not expanded to two teams like we intended to. So we've remained a smaller shop. But now we get another chance with DmC."