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 (541 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 1997

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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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
After 17 years, this game is still as fun as the first time I played it :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
A game that awakens every bit of nostalgia left in your soul. You'll get to experience the importance of patience in a game, while solving numerous well thought-out puzzles. The storyline and concept are unique in its genre and work well with the twisted and subtle humor created by the developpers.

A great game to play in your free time and the best solution to prevent another night of mindless - and time wasting - internet browsing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Nostalgia is 20/20. Abes oddysee still has a great visual aesthetic that marks its world as it's own, and still oozes charm amidst it's meat factory dread. The puzzle platforming rescuing the slaved mudokons has aged terribly without the ability to quicksave, and you will find yourself fighting against some bad design choices and trial and death gameplay which is more punishing than rewarding. As relic of the of the past, it's still worth playing to the end, but you would be suprised how much gameplay has improved over the years, so newcomers might be better persuaded into getting the modern remake.

I played this as a kid back when it first released, and playing it now, I found a lot more context in oddworld. There's an enviromentalist message amidst it's grim take on overconsumption and capitalism.

PROS:
Feels like an adventure
Difficult puzzles
Great style, a very immersive world

CONS:
No quicksave, puzzles can frustrate
The platforming has dated, unresponsive.
requires dedication to save the only obvious 50 mudokons. 50 are in very well hidden locations, and 50 is the cap for the good ending. Its gonna suck finishing the game witht he bad one is all Im saying.

6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
It a journey u have to take
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
this is the best ps1 game i ever played in my life and so is tekken.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I love this and all the other games in the franchise but none of them are at all playable (except Stranger`s, that works fine). The controls just flat out don`t work some times and the game crashes a lot.

Wish I could recommend but I can`t. =(
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
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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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
This is a great game brings back alot of memories of the weird and wonderful!
Would recommend this!
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21.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Great Game! Played the Classic on PS1 when i was 4.Now the pc port is superb, very few bugs/errors, definatly worth the purchase of 99p!
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This game i haven't played in years, i still remember some things in. I recomend this game if you are into stratagey/action games
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
its alright
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90 of 99 people (91%) 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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162 of 207 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Hello Hello Follow Me Okay
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29 of 30 people (97%) 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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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Better than Watch Dogs.
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19 of 20 people (95%) 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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6 of 6 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Masterly crafted.
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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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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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