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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Very Positive (27 reviews) - 88% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,539 reviews) - 89% of the 1,539 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
A brilliantly weird side-scrolling adventure. Getting through the assorted hazards is tough enough on its own, but you also have a secondary task to consider: rescuing other Mudokons by leading them safely past danger and into magical portals. You're free to ignore them and simply blast through the central challenges, in which case you'll get a shorter experience and a downer ending. Alternatively you can work to save them all, which involves discovering and exploring a lot of trap-filled secret rooms, which is a lot more rewarding.
Great Game from the old days
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This game brings back so much nostalgia. One of the first PC games i ever played when I was little. Buy it if you can, this game is a gem. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
A true classic of puzzle games. It's been 19 years and it is still amazing. Play the HD version New N' Tasty instead though,
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
best game ever
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Hello,
Hello
Follow me,
OK
WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
SLAM!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Abe's Oddysee to gamestop for a better game.
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172 of 194 people (89%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 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. But more importantly. it's one of the most clever and well-made games of it's kind, you should buy it the moment after you read this review.

Also, people who say something like Dark Souls is extremely difficult obviously haven't played this. Oddworld is basically Dark Souls if were a puzzle platformer with stealth and 10x the trial and error, not to mention more unforgiving (One. Hit. Deaths.). You will get frustrated often, but once you succeed, you'll feel like a total champion.
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88 of 91 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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115 of 129 people (89%) 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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181 of 224 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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ame.kind
8.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Fantastic classic game. Remember playing on PS1. Runs terribly on my computer, and my husband had to do something complicated to get it to work at all, however just played a bit tonight and I will be back despite the awful video sequences. Solid game. Love it!

NB Don't be afraid of its datedness and don't give up if you can't get it to run first up. There is a way!
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AWotKing
3.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
A classic PS2 game ported to PC via Steam. Hard but rewarding puzzles and platforming gameplay. The game is pretty outdatted but it is a classic gem. I recommend getting the remastered version "Oddworld: New And Tasty" for a completely fortified experience.

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Snooperfax
3.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
bad port, unplayable
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ChunkyBear101
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
One if the best puzzle games I ever played. I remember playing this years ago. Such a hard, confusing and raging game. Still love it so much.
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emver
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
**** this game is hard but I love it. Good nostalgia trip.
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SUPREME
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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