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 (746 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 12, 1997

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March 10

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty now available on Steam

Hi Oddworld fans.

We just wanted to let you know that Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - the ground-up remake of the original Abe's Oddysee - is now available on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux.

More information here -

Thanks, and Stay Odd!

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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
32 of 39 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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 ♥♥♥♥ you off.

10/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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7 of 8 people (88%) 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 8 people (75%) 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
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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5 of 7 people (71%) 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
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Adventure quest and nostalgia. i recommend 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Fantastic port, for the price of £1.99 I couldn't say no!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
it isnt easy ,allmost drives you insane,but still fun
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Hello. Hello. Follow me. Okay. Wait. Okay. Follow me. Okay.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Same as it was years ago on the PS1. Its even got a remake now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
What can I say about Abe's Oddysee? for it's time I feel that it is a near perfect game, if it wasn't for a few of the problems like not being able to quicksave, and not being able to talk to more than one mudokon at a time, which was later fixed in Abe's Exoddus. A true classic that I can play any day and not get tired of. 9/10 would bang.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
My first time playing this game and i must say, i am blown away! the only thing i could remember from an oddworld game is munch's oddysee trailer from somewhere on the first xbox. After seeing gameplay online and my brothers experience i just wasn't interested. i was such a fool! it's only $3 so i just decided to give it a try. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE! amazing atmosphere thanks to the the visuals and the music which sets the scene really well. the only problem that i had with the game i that i didnt know i could possess sligs or save the mudokons at the start of the game (maybe i missed something? probably...) which caused me to have the bad ending. which was not necessarily a problem since i couldn't stop thinking about this game after the last cutscene. While replaying it was kinda a drag just for the sake of the good ending, doesn't mean it wasn't a blast! Anyway, this was an amazing experience to have and i HIGHLY suggest it to anyone looking for a challenging and tense game. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
oddworld abe's oddysee is one of the greatest games ever created on the PS1 console. the cut scenes are amazing (even for the 90's these are pretty high class videos)

GAMEPLAY-
this games plays really well, the controls are amazing on keyboard, albeit a tad confusing. BUT not to worry, if you have a playstation game pad for the PC you can hook it up and play this game to your hearts content ... well ... you could do it already if you have a keyboard, but this game is made with a controller in mind so it would only improve on this already fantastic game.
not to mention how you save game, just pause and save and you're done ... come back when you've decided you won't rage quit over how challenging the game is ... forgot to mention that actually. This game is incredibly unforgiving. one wrong move and "BOOM" ... you're blue paste gets splattered all over the screen, and you're left to think about what would happen to your green comrades if you could not re-spawn ... a banjo kazooie 'quit game ending if you will.

it doesn't do that, i'm just saying thinking about it is weird ... what if they all get eaten and they sell your organs for dog food, humanity goes into a downward spiral as events you couldn't stop, happen. The sequels always end with the sad ending, and you're no where to be seen because you died 2 games ago, nobody even knows your name anymore. As a slag (animal) begins to munch on your tinned mudoken fingers and eyeballs, the last sentient part of you is converted into fecal matter and your race DIES ... all because you took one step to the right and got crushed by a barrel of meat ... but i digress

STORY-
the story to this game is essentially one giant Eco friendly metaphor for our own industrial prowess ... but it is so subtle/just plain ignorable that it will not rest on your conscience at all. basically you're an actual "skrub" worker in the biggest meat factory on odd-world, your bosses want to kill and sell your race to (possibly) unwary, cannibalistic consumers (it's never specified who actually buys all this food). you get found out, chase scene happens, voodoo hoodoo guy with funny mask gives you powers, and you basically take off from there. the story is a lot more in-depth than that but, meh. it would spoil a lot of the lot to go into full detail (I'M DOING THIS FOR YOU, THE PURCHASER OF THIS FINE PRODUCT! DON'T HATE ME!)

GRAPHICS-
It's a ps1 game, so you can expect some ... aging, to take place. it's a side scroller from the 90's so its 32 bit graphic style will always hold up pretty well (if you're a forgiving sort of person who enjoys game play over graphics). it's not the worst game you will ever see in your life ... it definitely gives some 3D games i know of a run for there money.

OVERALL-
i would definitely recommend that you buy this game, as a matter of fact, just buy the entire Oddbox bundle. you get all the Odd-world games for £6.99 (when not on sale). that is a steal for anyone's library as they are all definitely worth purchasing. strangers wrath although not as popular as other Odd-world title is definitely commendable for a referral as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
WELL FLIPPIN FINALLY

To actually get this game working, i had to go into the abes oddysee discussions, find the one with that DDHACK download, and drag those files into abes oddysee, then close EVERYTHING so it doesent lag, and it works.

OH YEAH its good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
A classic, very fun game. It is INSANELY hard, especially without the internet to help you.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Best. Game. Ever.
Made my childhood.
Best puzzle platformer ever created in this world.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Love the Oddworld series. Introducing my kids to them. Thanks for keeping the memories alive.
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