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 (523 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 1997

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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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
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!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Masterly crafted.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
best
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
best of the best platformer ever
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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... :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
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
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23.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
very atmospheric and a sinister vibe an all time fav
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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 ...
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
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.
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Suffers from many of the same issues as Abe's Exoddus. Actions lag behind the keyboard, leading to the character being shot or falling off a cliff repeatedly. Graphics and voice acting are not great.
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85 of 94 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Why is it that a 1997 game can be 10x more fun then cod.
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153 of 196 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Hello Hello Follow Me Okay
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
WARNING! THIS GAME CAN BE DIFFICULT!

But, AH! The memories! :D

The protagonist of this memorable tale is named Abe. A Mudokon who was born a slave and works for RuptureFarms, a meat processing factory. One day Abe discovers that he and his kind are to be sent to the slaughterhouse. Not only that, they will soon become the "new & tasty" delicasy on the menu! He decides that he better make a break from the Glukkons who hold him captive and decides to rescue as many of his fellow Mudokons as he can along the way.
And so, his unexpected quest begins!

There are a total of 99 Mudokons that await liberation. Some of them you really have to look for and there are a bunch of hidden rooms to find them in. Abe must rescue at least 50 of his kinfolk in order to survive the games ending. At times it can be a demanding task with little or no room for mistake to succeed. The game offers a very steep learning curve and rewards you with silly characters, enjoyable scenery, great music (which can and will become annoying when you get stuck), comical yet very well done cutscenes and most importantly, you will experience a fun and satisfying time overall.

PROS:
+ A hilariously alluring story line that draws from a serious matter concerning slavery
+ Fantastic character design and visual concepts
+ Nice graphics and animations (originally released in 1997 and it still looks pretty good)
+ Lots of secret rooms to discover
+ Innovative gameplay that will fulfill your desires for a real challenge

CONS:
- The save feature is not what you'd hope for in a game this grueling (you must reach checkpoints which means you better look forward to replaying strenuous parts over and over, again and again... and again)
- There is no incentive for saving all 99 Mudokons (except for a video that was only featured in the original Playstation version)
- I broke at least one Playstation controller during a rage quit

I remember all the excitement of 3D gaming with the PS1 and still choosing to suffer this brutal sidescrolling platformer in 2D because the game is just so intriguingly awesome. One that still stands compelling to this day. I'd definitely recommend it. A replay even, for nostalgic purposes at least, if you're a gamer of the day. And it's absolutely worth a "taste" if Mudokon is new to you!

My personal rating: 8.5/10
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Better than Watch Dogs.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Not a good port, but it's a good game. Biggest problem I've noticed so far is the FMV cutscenes. In the PSone version, they're actual cutscenes. Very good cutscenes for 1998. But in this version, they're more like laggy slide-shows. VERY laggy slideshows. It's just unbearable to watch, I had to skip them. Gameplay, however is still just how it was on the PSone. A difficult, slow-paced, Stealth platformer. Very fun once you're immersed... although, it's a bit hard to immerse yourself with the previously mentioned cutscene problem... Unless, of course you're the kind of person to skip cutscenes anyway, in that case, enjoy! However, I don't recommend using a keyboard. Download a third-party program so you can use a controller. I, Personally use pinnacle and an F710 controller and enjoyed the game.

Overall, despite some problems, it's still a good game once you get past some of the issues. If you can watch cutscenes like a laggy slideshow, skip cutscenes, or watch them on youtube and you're willing to download something like pinnacle so you can use a controller, by all means, buy this game. $3 is a good deal, or you can wait for a sale and just sell some trading cards to afford it.

P.S. It only says I only have a little under an hour on this game because I played through a lot of it on my PS3. I just rebought it on Steam.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This game is simply awesome!
It was among the first games I ever played (on Playstation 1) many years ago.

If you enjoy games like this, you should definitely try it out.

Looking forward to the "New 'N' Tasty" version of this game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
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 :(
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
i love this game and that pretty much it its just a good game
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