Selected by the fickle finger of fate, Abe™, floor-waxer first class for RuptureFarms, was catapulted into a life of adventure when he overheard plans by his boss, Molluck the Glukkon™, to turn Abe and his fellow Mudokons into Tasty Treats as part of a last-ditch effort to rescue Molluck's failing meat-packing empire.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (520 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 1997

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee®

Packages that include this game

Buy Oddworld Pack

Includes 2 items: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee®, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus®

Buy The Oddboxx

Includes 4 items: Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee®, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus®, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

 

About This Game

Selected by the fickle finger of fate, Abe™, floor-waxer first class for RuptureFarms, was catapulted into a life of adventure when he overheard plans by his boss, Molluck the Glukkon™, to turn Abe and his fellow Mudokons into Tasty Treats as part of a last-ditch effort to rescue Molluck's failing meat-packing empire.
During his escape from RuptureFarms, Abe received a vision from the mysterious Big Face, showing Abe that he must not only rescue his fellow Mudokons, but also protect all of Oddworld's creatures from the predatory Magog Cartel.
After completing arduous Temple trials, and journeying across a wasteland with his friend Elum, Abe was granted the awesome power of the Shrykull. Returning to RuptureFarms, Abe destroyed the foul slaughterhouse, rescued his buddies, and brought down some righteous lightning on top of Molluck's pointy head.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: A 100% Windows 2000/XP-compatible computer system (only)
    • Processor: 166 MHz Pentium processor (200 MHz recommended)
    • Memory: 16 MB (32 MB or higher recommended)
    • Direct X: 6
    • Sound: 100% Soundblaster compatible
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB Free
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Better than Watch Dogs.
Posted: September 28
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
This game is a classic gem and should be bought for it's very great price! To bad the game isnt as well known nowadays :(
Posted: September 23
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Ah, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. There is much that can be said about this particular gem of a game, good challange, great fun and a lot of old fashioned slapstick humor.
As I play this game I start to reminice, reminice about the old times long past; it began in 1990- something, when I was just an inexperienced youngling with the world ahead of me. I had never heard much of games, save the windows 95 classics such as minesweeper and the like. I remember the cold winter evening when I sat behind the window, about a week earlier we got a letter saying that my father was honorably discharged from the frontlines, and that he would return home.
He had fought the swedes in the attempt to secure Norways freedom. I saw a shade move into the garden, the sound of footsteps pressing their way into the wast snow on the ground. I ran to the door to find my father standing there, standing so proud, yet humble in his fusilier uniform, the musket over his shoulder, and a smile of joy visible through his thick beard. As he stepped into the house I saw a strange gray box in his left hand, a box that would later change my life.
Me and my father played many an hour, many games with this gray box, but the first we ever played was Abe's Oddysee.
It was this game that I played in these dark times, and when I played I knew that some day there would be peace.

It also has a great sequel!
Posted: October 19
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Classic platforming puzzle goodness. The first Oddworld still holds up to the test of time. If you can't wait for New 'n' Tasty to hit Steam or if you are just curious to experience where it all started, it's well worth a purchase!
Posted: October 2
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Unique, stylish, and brilliant. From the gameplay I've seen of New n' Tasty it looks like the original version is still going to be worth playing on its own, so please do so. Surpassed only by the gameplay improvements of Abe's Exoddus -- go forward, not back.
Posted: September 30
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.2 hrs on record
I remember playing this way back on the PlayStation One when it first came out. I found it so hard (I was only like 8), but I remember finding the world and concept intriguing. So much so that a few years later, in my teens, I decided to dig out my ageing PS1 again to play it. This time I got so much more absorbed into the game. It's a great game. There's so much to explore and do, and the puzzles can be really quite challenging if you want to rescue all the Mudokons. But even if you don't (at least on a first playthrough), it's still a really enjoyable game. I love the world, Abe is really likeable, and the game is just great, and it's great to be able to play it on here without having to dig out my now quite ancient PS1. If you love Platformers, puzzle games, and PS1 classics, then this is for you.
Posted: October 8
Was this review helpful? Yes No
50.9 hrs on record
I just can't comment
Posted: September 29
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4.4 hrs on record
Altough this game is now more than 15 years old it is still beautiful and awesome. Handpainted backgrounds, great gameplay and the memories of good-old-days of primary school... Well, if you are in challanging platformer games with real soul this one is surely for you.
Posted: September 29
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3.3 hrs on record
I LOVE THIS GAME! it brings back so many memories from when I played it on ps1, mind tricking(chanting) sligs to gain control of them then shooting the little mudakon slaves or beating them to death. "Hello!" "Hello" "follow me" "ok"
tricking friends into walking into traps for you, ah the good days. when I moved houses I thought I would never be able to play this fantastic game again, but thanks to SteamTM I can. The only down side is that it is INSANELY difficult and that you need a lot of patience. But other than that it's still the game I remember and will always love, I can't wait for the hd re-release of the series.

P.S:Bats can kill you with one bite.
Posted: September 30
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.3 hrs on record
Still fun. Still challenging. Still love.

yoyoyoyoyoyo.. 10/10
Posted: September 27
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3.0 hrs on record
A CLASSIC
Posted: September 25
Was this review helpful? Yes No
23.5 hrs on record
very atmospheric and a sinister vibe an all time fav
Posted: October 12
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.2 hrs on record
best
Posted: October 7
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.5 hrs on record
best of the best platformer ever
Posted: October 8
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3.5 hrs on record
Nostalgic game, one of my favorite childhood games and one of the best 2d games ever created.
It has a very nice story and the gameplay is about avoiding enemies, solving puzzles, navigating obstacles, rescuing friendly Mudokons and many more.
Don't forget secret stages are everywhere ...
Posted: October 10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.6 hrs on record
Very good port of a very good PS1 game. Don't get if you have New N' Tasty, but still very good game. 4.5/5
Posted: October 14
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5.0 hrs on record
Holy s.... One of the most loved game from the good old times. There is a project to advance and re-release this game in modern suit... I don't think that will be the same... :(
Posted: October 18
Was this review helpful? Yes No
18.6 hrs on record
Masterly crafted.
Posted: October 19
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.9 hrs on record
This game.....I love this game. Since I was a kid I always had a soft spot in my heart for it, I admired the music, artstyle, gameplay and all that good stuff. I would for sure put this on my top 10, hell even my top 5. This game is amazing, also the story is wonderfully cute, it does have a darker tone. But fun nonetheless, if you ever pick up this game play it and love it (O)_(O). Hehe....I never took intrest in all the other games in the series, but if I could play them I would :3. I am very excited when I get my hands on Oddworld: New n' Tasty. It looks too be a different version of Abe's Oddysee NOT A REMAKE! Please go and get this game and if you don't like it thats fine, try another one in the series. Also do not play this with other people it kills the atmosphere and takes away the experience. Also Abe's voice.......................10/10
Posted: October 19
Was this review helpful? Yes No
85 of 93 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Why is it that a 1997 game can be 10x more fun then cod.
Posted: July 8
Was this review helpful? Yes No