New port for 2016! 60 FPS, higher res textures, higher poly models, improved audio, numerous fixes and improvements, and trading cards, badges, emotes and backgrounds!
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Release Date: Dec 20, 2010

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Includes 4 items: Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus®, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee®, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

 

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August 2

Munch's Oddysee 2016 Update 14

Hi Oddworld fans.

We're pushing live another update today that does the following:

1. Adds a few new higher poly models from Munch's Oddysee HD, namely the Big Bro Slig.

2. Offers higher-quality pre-rendered cut-scenes.

3. Fixes the instances where the camera would look at the wrong thing during real-time cut-scenes.

We'll continue to address outstanding issues with the game and - don't worry - we haven't forgotten multi-language support.

Thanks!

Oddworld

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July 31

Munch's Oddysee 2016 updated with new 'HD' audio, brightness tweaks, other fixes

Hi Oddworld fans.

Once again, thanks for your patience. We continue to work on and refine our new port of Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee now it's out of beta - our latest updates and patches include:

1 - much higher quality (bit-rate) sound effects throughout

2 - the inclusion of the newer audio from Munch's Oddysee HD

3 - the game now runs at 60 FPS

4 - movie player now plays back cut-scenes in 4:3 to avoid cropping

5 - new saves will have brightness and gamma levels that better match the Xbox original (and the older port). If you have an existing save, set the brightness to 0 and the three gamma sliders to 4.

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We're continuing our quest to build back in European language support, other 'HD' models and textures and are committing to fixing any outstanding bugs or issues - please use the stickied thread in the Steam forums to let us know your thoughts and findings:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/15740/discussions/0/412447613572972443/

Thanks, once again,

Oddworld

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Update 14

Latest updates:


- Higher quality pre-rendered cut-scenes
- Fixes to camera inversion and targeting during real-time cut-scenes
- A few new 'HD' character models
- audio quality improved
- sound effects from Munch's Oddysee HD added
- brightness adjusted on first boot to better match Xbox version
- video player now uses the original 4:3 aspect ratio

About This Game

New port for 2016


We've reported the game for 2016, which now runs at 60 FPS, includes higher resolution textures, better quality cut-scenes, improved audio, higher poly models, numerous fixes and improvements, and trading cards, badges, emotes and backgrounds!

About the game


Players guide Mudokon champion Abe, and his aquatic Gabbit partner Munch, in Oddworld's third adventure, using special psychic powers, cool power-ups, and other special abilities to deliver payback as they reclaim the last gabbit eggs on Oddworld, which have been packaged in a can of gabbiar.

Key features:

  • Play as a team - players use Munch and Abe cooperatively to make their way through the trials of Oddworld. Leverage both characters' unique strengths:
  • Abe- Abe can climb and jump to reach new areas, and then run to escape from dangerous enemies. When all else fails, chant to take control of the enemy's soul, and use their guns to clear a path to safety.
  • Munch - Munch can swim around the new realms of Oddworld. When on the ground, zip along with a wheelchair power up. Need to move some yapping Slogs out of the way? Just use Munch's nifty remote control head port to fire up the crane and drop those Sloggies in their pen.
  • Special psychic powers - Munch and Abe's psychic powers can extend their reach and get others to do the dirty work:
  • As Abe - Let Abe's chant roar to take possession of a gun-toting Big Bro Slig and clear almost anything out of the way. Abe can use spooce or spiritual power gained byharvesting SpooceShrubs to posses other creatures as well, but why think small?
  • As Munch - If Abe can't mesmerize someone into getting the job done, Munch can use his handy remote control head port to hijack nearby machines including cranes, and 50-caliber Anesthesia bots to tackle the really tough obstacles.
  • Power-Ups – Every friendly character you can find becomes a fighting ally, Fuzzles, Mudokons…. Need to get somewhere quickly or get over a wall, like right now? Use Oddworld's consumer power-ups like Expresso and Bounce to amp up Munch and Abe's abilities to perform cool moves. For the more direct approach, possess high-caliber weapon toting enemies.
  • Oddworld, now in "new and improved 3D!" - it's a whole new Oddworld, with lush rivers, towering mountains and hundreds of trees that bloom or die.
  • Interact with dozens of different oddball races - use GameSpeak® to get Oddworld's Inhabitants from the heavily armed Big Bro Sligs to the cute but ferocious Fuzzles) to carry out tricky tasks or just beat the crap out of enemies.
  • "Frustration Free" gaming - Oddworld's new intelligent cinematic camera, auto-targeting system and no-stick navigation system makes playing a breeze! Plus with easy
  • QuikSave® and limitless lives, players have plenty of chances to take on any situation…
    no matter how Odd!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core2 +
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 6600 128MB
    • DirectX®: DX9
    • Hard Drive: 3.8 GB
    • Sound: DirectX®9
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MissingCog
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
So they fixed it. In the immortal words of todd howard: "It just works"

If you aren't sick of the high-quality mudoken chanting noise within five minutes you are a god.

High Quality Port, looks really good for an Original Xbox game.
Runs smoothly on Windows 10 with controller support.

Puff or pass?

Puff. Deep nostalgic puff

'go gettum'
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TigerXtrm
13.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
The Munch's Oddysee port for PC has had its share of problems in the past, but recently Oddworld Inhabitants released a brand new port of the game. Most, if not all of the previous problems have been fixed and the game runs beautifully on Windows 10 over the Steam Link. While the game indicates it has only limited controller support, I have had 0 issues playing this game with an Xbox 360 controller.

In addition to playability fixes they have updated many of the graphics and models. The game still doesn't look truly 'high-res' by any standard, but it's enough of an upgrade to make this 15 year old game a bit more pleasing to the eyes. The audio has had a makeover as well, removing almost every instance of the cartoony (and highly annoying) sound effects that were present in the original game. They have been replaced with much better sounding, non cartoony alternatives. Hopping around with Munch and a bunch of Fuzzles has never sounded so relatively calming, let me tell you.

Gameplay
The gameplay has obviously not changed at all. In all fairness, Munch's Oddysee was never the shining pinacle of amazing gameplay. It had its fair share of issues on the Xbox and those issues still exist today. The camera can be highly annoying at times, controls are sometimes really twitchy and the design of certain levels leaves much to be desired. Some of the objectives in a level are very repetitive (Egg Crates, anyone?).

Out of the original 4 Oddworld games Munch's Oddysee is generally regarded as the worst one, deservingly so. However, that doesn't mean the game isn't enjoyable. It has its fun moments, an interesting story and considering the game is 15 years old it does deserve a little slack.

The game costs 5 dollars as it is, it's regularly on sale and comes as part of the Oddbox as well. And if you don't own any Oddworld games the Oddbox is what you should be buying anyway. Either way I would recommend this game to anyone who likes (old) 3D platformers, even if it hasn't aged greatly in some areas.
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jumbocracky2
19.3 hrs
Posted: August 5
A nostalgic game at it's finest. I guess the game is kinda ruined by the auto-direction the playable character makes when you move him around, but that's what walking and tip-toeing is for! And super-bizarre characters too.

Sadly, if you didn't play this game as a child, it would be harder to connect with the levels. But if you're smart enough, going through the levels should be a breeze without the need for a walkthrough. On top of that, come on, it's only six dollars.
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3nvy
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 2
Great to see another classic game on steam.
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CrowX8
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 2
Finally i can play this game again. Thank you oddworld for righting your wrongs and making a good port of this fantastic game. :D

10/10 will re-live my childhood
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Dystrophy
10.7 hrs
Posted: August 2
After 6 long years of waiting lorne finds himself perplexed as his eyes scan the horizon of his designer scenic view apartment.
The edges were made of glass trees, drained from a night of celebatory escapades and indulgence.
He knew the pounding throbbing sensation that slips over mind, it was a feeling he had come to be familiar with but this was something different.
Something, Real.
Lorne clambers along countless kitchen tiles bone and flesh slapping with every pivot of his elbows.
"What could it be? I have everything and yet I feel so empty." He thought to himself as he bumped what was left of residue on the counter from his journeys into the other realm.
He had fought with lizards before, infact ever since he could remember, he had suffered the scorn of the lizard people.
His mind began to race as his pent up insecurities unbuckled from their fasten, he knew they would be coming, it was only a matter of time before the secret council would picture frame my deeds, and they would be hungry.
He couldnt hold it in anymore.
The main course lobster had become a stewing mucus of acid and flem as it fountained from his mouth soaking his work desk in pretty yellow dough.
"Ive gotta do something now, I cant let these godamn reptiles beat me!" He knew what had to be done, the guilt had rolled over his chest like a 4x4.
He reached over opening his side drawer to reveal a single grease stained notebook and a small tube of pre-prohibition Quaaludes.
Lorne lay his hand on the cover of the journal. "Just add water? Huh, easy enough." he told himself, as he prepared his will for one last round.
Only this time, it was for justice.



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Jocu
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 1
They only went and freaking fixed it! Previously this game was horrifically unoptimised. Almost unplayable.

Thanks for letting me experience this game once again.
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ninjainfomart
3.0 hrs
Posted: July 31
I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS THE MOST FUNNEST GAME IVE EVER PLAYED. RU KIDDING AT A $1.27 I FELL LIKE THEIR BEING ROBBED I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS GAME FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART ULL LAUGH,CRY AND WONDER WHATS AROUND THE NEXT CORNER WITH JOY AND LAUGHTER IM THINKING OF QUITING MY JOB AND PLAYING THIS GAME 4 EVER. I WAS ONCE SO DEPRESSED AND DISGUSTED BUT MUNCH SAVED MY LIFE.
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conn6orsuper117
1.5 hrs
Posted: July 30
What I liked about this game:
-It bring me my child memories.
-Theres updated graphics
-Controller Support
-60 FPS
-a new walk & Sprint mechanic (slow down when I need to take things slow so I dont run into mines but speed up when running from those sligs)


50-50
-new sounds (quiets down some loud sounds that gave me jumpscares in my childhood but it doesnt bring back the nostalgia without old sounds)

What I Didnt like about this game:
-Non Dynamic Background music (Unlike the Xbox version where the more happens the more intense the music is)
-Music is much more slower than Before
-Some glitches here & there, such as inability to free some Fuzzles
-addition to the Jumping ability (makes me jump foward instead of straight upwards which makes me ricochet off walls & Ledges into Aqua Mines as Munch)
- The dumb down of the shocking ability (have to face the enemies when Shocking which makes me focus on 1 guy while im being attacked by 2 more)
- Some cutscenes are in lower resolution & audio is lower quality than others
-Not enough Abe nor Munch to keep me Odd.

What Does it need:
- More time to fix a few bugs and patch a few features. not a whole lot, just about 2 or 3.
- A controller loadout (such as the Southpaw/Default settings) or a way to bind keys together
- A way to change sounds, not just a soundpack but some options to change sounds such as:
old Munch walking sounds or new?
old Vykker Intern sounds or New?
old explosion sounds or new?


Do I recomend this game. Yes for those who want to relive their childhood and for those who want to try something new
No for those who wanted to hardcore this and speedrun without helping the ones in need. you will regret the ending you face. Take time and rescue those who need it, it will save you in the long run. a change in fate shows true Masterpiece.
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SilentMugger
3.0 hrs
Posted: July 30
I tried this game quite some time ago, I feel I am speaking for many here and its fair to say, it was awful, just....awful.... unplayable actually.

This new port that they have finally brought to the PC fixes all concerns, I can now happily play this game on my PC, controller or keyboard. Even at 60FPS, Which is really nice.

Well Done guys, Took your darn time! but well done.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
When I purchased this with the oddbox I was extremely excited to be able to finally play this on pc, huge fan of Abes odysee! Then I was completely dissapointed with the crap that was Munch's Odysee on pc. The port was utter rubbish.

NOW however, thanks to hard working programmers and smart people types, it's been fixed! After a good year or two, I decided to boot the game back up to have a look at what had been done and wow, it's great! Ok, it's not a perfect game but its a fricken hell of a lot better than the steaming turd pile it was when I first purchased it.

I think now, it's a game that I'll happily add to my...umm........backlog....But yes, It's certainly good!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS THE MOST FUNNEST GAME IVE EVER PLAYED. RU KIDDING AT A $1.27 I FELL LIKE THEIR BEING ROBBED I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS GAME FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART ULL LAUGH,CRY AND WONDER WHATS AROUND THE NEXT CORNER WITH JOY AND LAUGHTER IM THINKING OF QUITING MY JOB AND PLAYING THIS GAME 4 EVER. I WAS ONCE SO DEPRESSED AND DISGUSTED BUT MUNCH SAVED MY LIFE.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
After 6 long years of waiting lorne finds himself perplexed as his eyes scan the horizon of his designer scenic view apartment.
The edges were made of glass trees, drained from a night of celebatory escapades and indulgence.
He knew the pounding throbbing sensation that slips over mind, it was a feeling he had come to be familiar with but this was something different.
Something, Real.
Lorne clambers along countless kitchen tiles bone and flesh slapping with every pivot of his elbows.
"What could it be? I have everything and yet I feel so empty." He thought to himself as he bumped what was left of residue on the counter from his journeys into the other realm.
He had fought with lizards before, infact ever since he could remember, he had suffered the scorn of the lizard people.
His mind began to race as his pent up insecurities unbuckled from their fasten, he knew they would be coming, it was only a matter of time before the secret council would picture frame my deeds, and they would be hungry.
He couldnt hold it in anymore.
The main course lobster had become a stewing mucus of acid and flem as it fountained from his mouth soaking his work desk in pretty yellow dough.
"Ive gotta do something now, I cant let these godamn reptiles beat me!" He knew what had to be done, the guilt had rolled over his chest like a 4x4.
He reached over opening his side drawer to reveal a single grease stained notebook and a small tube of pre-prohibition Quaaludes.
Lorne lay his hand on the cover of the journal. "Just add water? Huh, easy enough." he told himself, as he prepared his will for one last round.
Only this time, it was for justice.



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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I tried this game quite some time ago, I feel I am speaking for many here and its fair to say, it was awful, just....awful.... unplayable actually.

This new port that they have finally brought to the PC fixes all concerns, I can now happily play this game on my PC, controller or keyboard. Even at 60FPS, Which is really nice.

Well Done guys, Took your darn time! but well done.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
What I liked about this game:
-It bring me my child memories.
-Theres updated graphics
-Controller Support
-60 FPS
-a new walk & Sprint mechanic (slow down when I need to take things slow so I dont run into mines but speed up when running from those sligs)


50-50
-new sounds (quiets down some loud sounds that gave me jumpscares in my childhood but it doesnt bring back the nostalgia without old sounds)

What I Didnt like about this game:
-Non Dynamic Background music (Unlike the Xbox version where the more happens the more intense the music is)
-Music is much more slower than Before
-Some glitches here & there, such as inability to free some Fuzzles
-addition to the Jumping ability (makes me jump foward instead of straight upwards which makes me ricochet off walls & Ledges into Aqua Mines as Munch)
- The dumb down of the shocking ability (have to face the enemies when Shocking which makes me focus on 1 guy while im being attacked by 2 more)
- Some cutscenes are in lower resolution & audio is lower quality than others
-Not enough Abe nor Munch to keep me Odd.

What Does it need:
- More time to fix a few bugs and patch a few features. not a whole lot, just about 2 or 3.
- A controller loadout (such as the Southpaw/Default settings) or a way to bind keys together
- A way to change sounds, not just a soundpack but some options to change sounds such as:
old Munch walking sounds or new?
old Vykker Intern sounds or New?
old explosion sounds or new?


Do I recomend this game. Yes for those who want to relive their childhood and for those who want to try something new
No for those who wanted to hardcore this and speedrun without helping the ones in need. you will regret the ending you face. Take time and rescue those who need it, it will save you in the long run. a change in fate shows true Masterpiece.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
They only went and freaking fixed it! Previously this game was horrifically unoptimised. Almost unplayable.

Thanks for letting me experience this game once again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
The Munch's Oddysee port for PC has had its share of problems in the past, but recently Oddworld Inhabitants released a brand new port of the game. Most, if not all of the previous problems have been fixed and the game runs beautifully on Windows 10 over the Steam Link. While the game indicates it has only limited controller support, I have had 0 issues playing this game with an Xbox 360 controller.

In addition to playability fixes they have updated many of the graphics and models. The game still doesn't look truly 'high-res' by any standard, but it's enough of an upgrade to make this 15 year old game a bit more pleasing to the eyes. The audio has had a makeover as well, removing almost every instance of the cartoony (and highly annoying) sound effects that were present in the original game. They have been replaced with much better sounding, non cartoony alternatives. Hopping around with Munch and a bunch of Fuzzles has never sounded so relatively calming, let me tell you.

Gameplay
The gameplay has obviously not changed at all. In all fairness, Munch's Oddysee was never the shining pinacle of amazing gameplay. It had its fair share of issues on the Xbox and those issues still exist today. The camera can be highly annoying at times, controls are sometimes really twitchy and the design of certain levels leaves much to be desired. Some of the objectives in a level are very repetitive (Egg Crates, anyone?).

Out of the original 4 Oddworld games Munch's Oddysee is generally regarded as the worst one, deservingly so. However, that doesn't mean the game isn't enjoyable. It has its fun moments, an interesting story and considering the game is 15 years old it does deserve a little slack.

The game costs 5 dollars as it is, it's regularly on sale and comes as part of the Oddbox as well. And if you don't own any Oddworld games the Oddbox is what you should be buying anyway. Either way I would recommend this game to anyone who likes (old) 3D platformers, even if it hasn't aged greatly in some areas.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
68 of 87 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2014
Did you play this as a child xD? I loved this game as a kid and although I think it's lost some of it's charm it's still a fairly solid puzzle game.
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30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Whoa! Let this be a lesson to any other devs who want to ship a poopy port. Put a bit of love and elbow grease into it, and holy crap, the magic you can do. Awesome job guys. I don't think its too little too late, I think its a good job for a great game, and I appreciate your effort. Everyone deserves to play Munch, the way it was meant to be, and now they can.
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54 of 71 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
107.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2015
This was a pretty fun game. I've played this on the original Xbox WAY back when I was like 10 or something. I just HAD to get this for Steam :)
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