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/

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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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4.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Best game ever hands down. New & Tasty doesnt hold a candle to the charming and surreal enviroment which immerses you in AO. In the original everyhing meshed perfectly together N&T models are unflattering; seemingly too defined and bright for the continuously dark characteristics of oddworld. The beauty contained in the AO surrounding visual structure came from the outstanding bright objects/chracters,that would signifying importance, N&T lacks this, and dissapoints me in surrounding me in a bleak world strained with colorful characters and humor, by giving everything an eyesoringly vivid hue- you ♥♥♥♥ up the entire everything you ♥♥♥♥s. MAKE MUNCH'S ODDYSEE 2 YOU HACKS!
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Daniel_Rydell
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
I've played this game many times since it originally came out in... geez, 1997? 1998? Someplace around there? Go Wikipedia it, I'll wait.

I'll assume you did, and move on. It's a fun side-scrolling action type game. It's chock-full of secrets and difficult puzzles, and someday I'll beat it. I'll let you know if I do. :)
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alexander_steen
25.1 hrs
Posted: August 19
If you would like an excuse to launch your computer through a window in frustration then this game is for you! Endless hours of anger!

Never be calm again!
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Dr. Monolight
8.5 hrs
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
I hate this game. Hate it. HATE IT.
I hate the clunky controls. I hate the music that inexplicably consists of explosion noises half the time. I hate its art style in which you cannot tell if something is a wall or not or on which plane of existence it's located. I hate its ever-changing rules.

This is a game that will kill you for any mistake, however small, force you to replay the same ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ whistling puzzle for the 45th bloody time, have you awkwardly platform around gun wielding enemies that react differently to you on every screen, and just before you reach the checkpoint it's gonna troll you. Something will happen. Something you couldn't have predicted. An enemy is gonna drop from the sky. A bat you assumed was in the background is gonna attack you. A boulder will fall on your head. And you will die. And you will have to replay everything above AGAIN.

Small things will also change from screen to screen. Rules by which the game plays. They're never major. Just little inconsistencies that are just enough to kill and annoy you.

There are good things in this game. The animal interactions, some of the puzzles and ideas behind the game are good. Too bad they're buried under the unfair trial and error ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and the mind melting repetition.

3/10
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CrappyStabber
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
Very pleasurable with high replay value
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The Comedian
19.8 hrs
Posted: August 16
Sure games back then were a lot harder and unforgiving (like having to restart because of that 1 ♥♥♥♥ing jump you happen to miss!!!), but I still enjoy this game now more than the over priced garbage you see these days :>
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4.0 hrs
Posted: August 14
This game is good.
Oldschool game. Unfortunately no achievements, but the game is good.
And you can get trading cards.
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Blakey
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 10
ayy lmao
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Chris
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
Remember playing this in my PS1 days... The nostalgia is too strong.

Being made in 1997, it has rather clunky controls and is locked to really low resolutions, but it's just such a good game!
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dellerific
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 6
Serious problems with the save function. Saving at Stockyard pt6 takes you back to Stockyard pt1 upon reloading, losing literal hours of gameplay, especially if you've taken the time to free every Mudokan up to that last point.
Such a shame but unless someone has a solid fix for this I can't recommend it. Save your money.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Remember playing this in my PS1 days... The nostalgia is too strong.

Being made in 1997, it has rather clunky controls and is locked to really low resolutions, but it's just such a good game!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
This game is good.
Oldschool game. Unfortunately no achievements, but the game is good.
And you can get trading cards.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Sorry GTA, but this is the True King of my Childhood.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Sure games back then were a lot harder and unforgiving (like having to restart because of that 1 ♥♥♥♥ing jump you happen to miss!!!), but I still enjoy this game now more than the over priced garbage you see these days :>
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I've played this game many times since it originally came out in... geez, 1997? 1998? Someplace around there? Go Wikipedia it, I'll wait.

I'll assume you did, and move on. It's a fun side-scrolling action type game. It's chock-full of secrets and difficult puzzles, and someday I'll beat it. I'll let you know if I do. :)
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169 of 191 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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112 of 124 people (90%) 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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177 of 219 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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96 of 107 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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