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.
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Release Date: Dec 12, 1997

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March 18

Introducing Oddworld: Soulstorm

Hi Oddworld fans!

We're excited to announce Oddworld: Soulstorm, our new game currently scheduled for release in 2017.

Oddworld: Soulstorm is an incendiary tale of uprising and infiltration against the latest in soul-sucking consumer products.

For more information on Oddworld: Soulstorm, including all new renders of Abe, please visit http://www.oddworld.com/soulstorm/

Thanks!

OWI.

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February 24

Happy Birthday, Abe!

Hi Oddworld fans.

If you're seeing this message, it's because you own Abe's Oddysee - our first ever game. Thanks for that, and we hope you're having fun!

Did you know Abe's Oddysee now includes trading cards and badges?

If you enjoyed Abe's Oddysee, we'd like to tell you that the ground-up remake - Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - is one year old on Steam this week.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/314660/

Thanks so much for being a fan, and we hope to have news this year on what's next. :)

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
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Anima
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
It's wonderful.

Oddworld itself is a great creation and the music, design and gameplay is simply terrific. It can be difficult but it's always to the fault of the player rather than the game. It encourages you to learn and solve the puzzles and you'll be eager to progress because Abe is such a likable character that you want him to succeed in the story.

I didn't get the best ending but i'll certainly return to the game again regardless; for the time being my focus will be on the sequel.

This game was made so long ago and still holds up so if you have never played it please do because you'll not be dissapointed; I played this on the first playstation and gave up at the time.

I'm glad I tried again to enter Oddworld but most of all I wish I could eat those scrabcakes to be honest.
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Red Shirt #37
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
game is fun but checkpoint system isn't
cutscenes are laggy but can be fixed with this link:link
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jamesbfield77
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
A popular old school title from the days of the Playstation 1 or PSX its earlier counterpart. In this old school version you have to save all 100 mudokens or just enough so that the elder council won't let you die in the *ACU* LOL :-D.

*Air Conditioning Unit*

You will be climbing up and down, moving left and right and pulling levers too oh and I nearly forgot about possessing sligs and making them explode! :-D.
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Nymphetta
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I had this game when I was a kid, and it is still as great as ever. Still feel bad for all the poor mudokon that have died laughing at my farts. xD 10000/10
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BlisteredBlood
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
A certified, dyed in the wool PS1 classic brought to Steam. Who would've thought it possible?

Now, allow me to tell you all what I know of Abe's Oddysee. If you remember games like Flashback: The Quest For Identity, this game plays something similar to it, only you're playing as a Mudokon named Abe, but you have no weapons, one special skill through possession by way of chanting and only your wits, conversational skills, farting and you must know how to carry a good tune when you hear it. You're working at Rupture Farms, what you thought to be the best place to work in the world. Well, you were really enslaved. But you had to go and cross the meanest boss in the world, Mullok the Glukkon all because you found out that they were looking to make increased profits by killing your buddies and make Mudokon Pops out of them! Now, it's up to you to save yourself and 99 other Mudokons from a terrible fate. But, be warned. One mistake will get you killed either embarrasingly or hilariously, depending on who or what killed you, so you'll have to move carefully as well as quickly.

This is not a task you should take lightly, as there is a consequence if you don't save enough of your buddies. I won't spoil the ending for you, but let's just say that it doesn't end well.

When it comes to controls, it may be a bit wonky if you're using the keyboard, so a controller is a definite must-have. The graphics are indeed old, but for the time this game was released, they're nothing short of remarkable. When it comes to music, this game has some of the best soundtracks that you'll ever hear, whether you're sneaking around a factory, getting chased by Paramites or even exploring a temple.

Now, would I recommend this game? Of course, I would. Given the fact that it's dated as all hell, the simple fact remains the same. I grew up with this game many moons ago when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and it still stands the test of time even now, especially after the release of Oddworld: New 'n Tasty. It may not look as good now as it did long ago plus the AMV's are a bit of a trainwreck to look at, but that can be easily remedied.

But all in all, give this a shot if you want something different from your usual standard fare puzzle-platformer.
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Saint Aaron
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
A blast from the past. Remember playing this on PS1! Deff is an outdatedd game but if you enjoy the game, then get the remake version! Game has a lot of humor and darkness in the game. Deff a game to pick up

Pros
humor
Great story
Hard Puzzles
Steam Trading Cards

Cons
Controls
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ewantu2
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
This game is better then COD IW LOLOLOLOLOLOL THAT GAME SUCKS SO MUCH THAT I WOULD RATHER SUCK ♥♥♥♥ FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE THEN PLAY THAT STUPID IDIOT GAME LOL.
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andrewcopeland28
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
great game i love playing it over and over agin
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erikpendleton
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Wow. Very user unfriendly and death at every turn.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Ah, Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssee, a game from my childhood I have very fond memories of. I used to spend hours playing this wonderful game with my dad. I still remember the moment we first found out about the possession skill of Abe and our amazement that followed. The eerie atmosphere combined with relentlessly high difficulty at some points and comic relief at others had left an ever lasting impression in my then game-inexperienced mind. I was more than pleasantly surprised to find the Oddbox, which includes this game, on Steam, if only to relive the many moments which, to some extent, have shaped my perspective on videogames. Of course, the graphics are outdated and the controls may need some getting used to for new players, but this is a videogame I can recommend with my fullest conviction! The action-packed levels, the puzzle-solving and the story of a slave trying to save his kind are things many a gamer will enjoy.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
"Hello..."

"Hello..."

"Devote your entire evening to grinding the ♥♥♥♥ out of this beautiful nostalgia-fest..."

"Ok!"

10/10 holy grail of a game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
It's wonderful.

Oddworld itself is a great creation and the music, design and gameplay is simply terrific. It can be difficult but it's always to the fault of the player rather than the game. It encourages you to learn and solve the puzzles and you'll be eager to progress because Abe is such a likable character that you want him to succeed in the story.

I didn't get the best ending but i'll certainly return to the game again regardless; for the time being my focus will be on the sequel.

This game was made so long ago and still holds up so if you have never played it please do because you'll not be dissapointed; I played this on the first playstation and gave up at the time.

I'm glad I tried again to enter Oddworld but most of all I wish I could eat those scrabcakes to be honest.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
A blast from the past. Remember playing this on PS1! Deff is an outdatedd game but if you enjoy the game, then get the remake version! Game has a lot of humor and darkness in the game. Deff a game to pick up

Pros
humor
Great story
Hard Puzzles
Steam Trading Cards

Cons
Controls
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
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165 of 187 people (88%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
This game is odd. It's very very odd. It's also dark, disturbing, messed up, scary, and freaking hilarious. And of course, it's good, and you should buy it the moment after you read this review.

Also, people who say Dark Souls is hard obviously haven't played this. Oddworld is basically Dark Souls if were a puzzle platformer with VERY tense stealth sections, only it's MUCH harder. You will get frustrated often, but once you succeed, you'll feel like a total champion.
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110 of 121 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
One of the best games in 1990-2000 this game always is/was/will be in my childhood.
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87 of 90 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
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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Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Why is it that a 1997 game can be 10x more fun then cod.
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Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
I'm happy this game is availble to play on steam, I'm also happy it worked.
However, I bought this with the aim of saving all 99 Mudokons, something I never did as a child.
I did it and was expecting the special end cut scene for finding all the secrets and instead I got a message saying their lawyers wouldn't allow them to use the old content and instead my reward was a list of all the cutscenes through out the game and the only one that actually loaded was the bad ending. What a joke.

I feel robbed.
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