Enslaved's story is set in a future after most of humanity has been destroyed. This is never really explained, but clues in the environment and off handed bits of conversation imply that there was a war involving mechs, and humans lost, one way or the other. You play as Monkey, a loner who grew up alone in the wilds of the post-apocalypse. After being captured by a group of slavers, Monkey is freed in the midst of another prisoner's escape. After crashing to the ground, Monkey finds himself enslaved - a young woman named Trip has bound Monkey to her will using a control headband, demanding that he help her find her way home. Monkey's fate is tied to Trip's. If her heart stops, he dies. And their journey begins.