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: Very Positive (699 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
91 of 106 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
After 17 years, this game is still as fun as the first time I played it :)
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113 of 141 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Wait. Wait. Follow me. Okay.



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127 of 169 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Better than Watch Dogs.
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42 of 44 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
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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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
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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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
One of the few ps1 games on steam. I loved watching my older bro play the ♥♥♥♥ out of this, along with the other psx classics.

Now a biological generation later, and I found my best friend's younger siblings watching us play this.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
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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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Masterly crafted.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
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.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I used to play this game many times years ago and even though it annoyed me and made me angry I always came back to it to play more and when I saw it on here I just had to buy it. Amazing game worth whatever price but if you have little patience don't buy because it can and will piss you off.

10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
+Nothing can describe this game. So many years have passed since it's release on PSX and I find myself still playing it. It's replay value is enormous, the storyline is very well written, the puzzles are a real brain teaser the game mechanics are really great and it's overall great fun.
-The only downside is that there are no resolution and video settings to mess around and if you have no controller it can be a pain to play. It's also kinda buggy but nothing mazor.
It's really a value for money game and if you liked it, wait until the remake comes out... It's to die for...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Delightfully frustrating puzzle/platformer with a lovable character and memorable creatures. The only game where I laugh upon my 15th death after a half hour of attempting the same area.

The game has very prevalent cutscene issues (at least on Windows 8) but these can be easily fixed by following the instructions outlined here and setting "NoVideoMemory" to "2".
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Pre-Release Review
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
I remember playing this when I was a lad. I could never finish it with my kid fingers, so I redownloaded it for a PS1 emulator and finally beat it about two years ago. Unfortunately, I got the worst possible ending. So here I am, back again, playing this game for the third time in my life, and hopefully I'll get the good ending. Wish me luck!

Oh, and nostalgia aside, this is a great platformer, requiring a lot of thought, timing, patience and the ability to refrain from punching a hole in your PC screen. All round great game, a solid 10/10 from me.

A good thing to note is that you will absolutely need your sound on to communicate with the other Mudokons, a detail, but relatively important none the less.

EDIT: There's an HD remake of this game called New 'n Tasty and it looks even better than the original. They are replacing the screen by screen gameplay with a more modern scrolling style. Check it out before buying this just in case you prefer it. I bought both.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
It's rock solid, but very good. Abe is a very likeable protagonist, and the atmosphere and setting is first rate. When you fail to save a mudokan it's heartbreaking! would love to see a movie on this.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
This game is one of the greatest platformers of its time. After playing the original PS version, i decided to buy the sequal and this one on my pc. No regrets
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
An absolute classic, had hours and hours of fun as a young lad playing, and had hours of fun as an adult playing. Great puzzle platformer. Try and get a perfect game if u want a good challenge.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
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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