7. Monkey & Trip (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West)
As the name implies, the two main characters in Enslaved didn’t exactly decide to work together. Set in an overgrown, post-apocalyptic world, players control the musclebound ‘Monkey.’ He may be powerful, but thanks to the slave collar around his head, Monkey is forced to work alongside ‘Trip,’ a fellow survivor who promises to grant Monkey his freedom once he uses his strength to help her return home. The game follows the usual formula of giving each character their own strengths, proving they can achieve more by working together than surviving alone. And with Hollywood screenwriter Alex Garland (Sunshine, Dredd) supplying the story and Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) bringing Monkey to life, Enslaved remains a criminally underrated title.