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

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July 24

Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee new port released, trading cards out!

Hi all.

Due to community feedback, we've built and today released a new port of Munch's Oddysee, replacing the current one, alongside a pack of trading cards, badges, backgrounds and emotes.

The new port will be maintained by us and developers Square One. It contains multiple fixes and some 'HD' assets including higher resolution character models.

You can read about the development of the new port during its previous beta phase, and leave us feedback, here:

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

Should you wish to return to the old port, which is no longer maintained, you can opt into the 'original' branch via properties > betas in the Steam client for the game.

Thanks for being fans!

Oddworld

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February 25

Munch's Oddysee 2016 port beta now available

Hi all.

Please see this post regarding the immediate availability of the beta for the new port of Munch's Oddysee.

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

Please remember this is a work-in-progress beta, subject to updates and without guarantees.

Thank you.

Oddworld.

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About This Game

New port for 2016


We've reported the game for 2016, which now runs at 60 FPS, includes higher resolution textures, 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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Very Positive (26 reviews)
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Keys
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
New port fixes 99% of the problems there were with the original version. I can now recommend this game without any doubt in my mind that it is worth it.
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RaZ0R4334滅ぼす
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Memorable gaming quotes: "Whatever"
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Verikron
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This is simply the best game I have so far played ever. The story is amazing, the characters are cool and weird, the enemies are cool, and just the feel of the good old graphics look just enhances this game. I would definitely recommend this game. The whole series too, I just don't have the money to get the other ones yet. But soon I will. 20.10/10
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Muldoon
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
bought the game since it said the bugs were fixed etc, havnt even been able to load up without it crashing. wonderful.........
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TheJoker116
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Don't be put off by all the negative reviews, some work has been done on this game.

I'm not gonna review the game itself, by now anybody who's interested in playing this "Odd" game probably played it back on the OG Xbox. Let's just say it's as fun as it was back then and the artistic direction is as weird and fantastic as it looked backed then.

Now, the port itself. Finally, we have a playable, bug-free, controller-supported port of Munch's Oddyssey. After having the old port refunded about a year ago, I bought it again to see if the new port was any better and thank the developpers, it's MUCH better than the last port. The controls respond well with my DS3 controller and I assume the same goes for Xbox controllers. The graphics are okay, helped with some HD assets but the strange beauty that emanates from the characters and creatures makes the dated graphics forgivable. It also runs well, getting stable 60 FPS shouldn't be a problem even on low-end systems. Overall, a great working product, a classic that finally got the treatment it deserved.

Now, I'm a simple man to please and I don't have much to complain about, except the lack of graphical options. Though it may not be necessary to tweak this game as much as modern, more demanding games, it would still have been nice to at least be able to choose resolution because though the games looks and play really well, some people might want the original resolution since the cinematics have been stretched and they look pixellated. I would've liked having an option to have original resolution cutscenes and higher resolution gameplay. But this is really my only complain, the games looks good and plays well, that's what matters with such a classic. Easily one of the reasons I loved my original Xbox so much.

At the time of purchase, I paid C$ 1.37 for this great game and the normal price is C$ 5.49 as of July 26th 2016. At this price, unless you're on a very tight budget, you have no reason to buy this.
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Shotgun Guy
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Good news everybody! They fixed the PC port! Now the game is actually playable.
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Stry8993
( 0.5 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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Supra
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
one of the most memorable chilhood games loved the game so much even if it did give me nightmares
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BeyondTheV0id
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Played this game as a kid and i still love it! The PC controls are a little funky at first, but once you change them around and get used to them the game feels like it id over a decade ago
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BeigeAlert
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Really fun game that I fondly remember from the old Xbox days...but maybe I'm seeing it through rose-tinted glasses.

Camera controls and controls in general are just beyond atrocious. Why bother allowing the mouse to control the camera movement at all if it's just going to reset it back the instant you start moving again? Default camera positioning is terrible (get a nice view of abe and munch's ♥♥♥. and can't ever tell what's going on because there's virtually no height to the camera positioning, so everything's always overlapping everything else, making it super difficult to get a sense of depth.

Honestly devs, fixing the camera system has to be just about the biggest benefit to cost ratio imaginable. As it is now, the game is just too much of a hassle to play.

Side note: other minor problems with the PC port (that I'm pretty sure they're already fixing) include my head being crushed like a soda can between my headphones by certain random sound effects. Possessed a slig for the first time... don't remember their pants being so deafening. ;)

EDIT: Worth noting: I'm playing on the beta branch, which has the latest updates, but I tried to take that into account when writing the above review. Camera problems still exist in regular game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
this game is one of the best games i own and its also cheap.
i paid 50$ for it when it first came out on the first xbox and never forgot it.
playing it now it blows my mind that age has not taken away from it.
very much under rated.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game is an absolute classic from the Xbox era for me.
I was put off from buying this because of all the negative reviews. I watch my nephew play it and with the steam summer sale i had no REAL reason not to buy it.

I have to say this; The port is really buggy.

While perusing the shop page we read something about a beta.. We tried it and it is WAY less buggy. and absolutely worth the money :)

DOWNLOAD THE BETA!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
it was a great game for Xbox back in the old days but this PC port is was TERRIBLE on it's first release BUT there is a patch in BETA which makes the game SO much better before you download this go to "Properties" and "Beta" and on the list select "beta" trust me you need that to play the game
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Good news everybody! They fixed the PC port! Now the game is actually playable.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Got a new port after being the worst port in existence
Nostalgia playing this on the original Xbox and mind controlling every creature I saw
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Don't be put off by all the negative reviews, some work has been done on this game.

I'm not gonna review the game itself, by now anybody who's interested in playing this "Odd" game probably played it back on the OG Xbox. Let's just say it's as fun as it was back then and the artistic direction is as weird and fantastic as it looked backed then.

Now, the port itself. Finally, we have a playable, bug-free, controller-supported port of Munch's Oddyssey. After having the old port refunded about a year ago, I bought it again to see if the new port was any better and thank the developpers, it's MUCH better than the last port. The controls respond well with my DS3 controller and I assume the same goes for Xbox controllers. The graphics are okay, helped with some HD assets but the strange beauty that emanates from the characters and creatures makes the dated graphics forgivable. It also runs well, getting stable 60 FPS shouldn't be a problem even on low-end systems. Overall, a great working product, a classic that finally got the treatment it deserved.

Now, I'm a simple man to please and I don't have much to complain about, except the lack of graphical options. Though it may not be necessary to tweak this game as much as modern, more demanding games, it would still have been nice to at least be able to choose resolution because though the games looks and play really well, some people might want the original resolution since the cinematics have been stretched and they look pixellated. I would've liked having an option to have original resolution cutscenes and higher resolution gameplay. But this is really my only complain, the games looks good and plays well, that's what matters with such a classic. Easily one of the reasons I loved my original Xbox so much.

At the time of purchase, I paid C$ 1.37 for this great game and the normal price is C$ 5.49 as of July 26th 2016. At this price, unless you're on a very tight budget, you have no reason to buy this.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
67 of 86 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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53 of 70 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
104.3 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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37 of 48 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
OddWorld: Munch's Oddysee is an under appretiated masterpeice. With wonderfully designed characters, an awesome soundtrack, hillarious and strong story, strategy, action, and good old platforming, it is a game beyond compare. It also provides plenty of backstory, so you don't even have to had played the other games. And for only $5.00? Get out your moolah and buy this game now!

Abe is a hero among his people after destroying Rupture Farms and Soul Storm Brewery. He has saved a great many of his Mudoken freinds from being turned into lunch and tricked into slavery, but he always knew there were more of his brothers out there. Munch is a Gabbit who has lost his people. After the Glukons, those who were behind Rupture Farms and Soul Storm Brewery, used nets to capture all of the Gabbits from the ocean, Munch has been left alone without any hope of seeing another of his kind again. But together, with their psychic abilities, they will bring down the Glukons and Vyykers Labs once and for all, and get the last can of Gabbit Eggs to save Munch's race. But not without saving the Mudokens and the Fuzzles of course!

Some people critisize this game because of it being a port, but I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the controls, graphics, or anything whatsoever. This game is a purchase you will not regret, and I also recommend the others in the series as well.

9/10
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