Also known as Out Of This World™, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World™ has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.
User reviews: Very Positive (559 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2013

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“Another World is a landmark game for a host of reasons, from the 2D polygonal work to its excellent narrative.”
8.5/10 – IGN

“A great example of how to offer a classic game to a new audience with improved graphics and sound for a low price.”
8/10 – Destructoid

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About This Game

Also known as Out Of This World™, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World™ has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.

Another World™ chronicles the story of Lester Knight Chaykin a young scientist hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment that goes wrong. In an alien and inhospitable world, you will have to dodge, outwit, and overcome the host of alien monsters, while surviving an environment as deadly as your enemies. Only a perfect blend of logic and skill will get you past the deadly obstacles that lie in wait.

Key Features:

  • Remastered presentation: a joint effort between visionary game-designer Eric Chahi and developer DotEmu, Another World is back in its 20th Anniversary Edition with High Definition graphics faithful to the original design.
  • 3 difficulty modes: Normal (easier than original game), Difficult (Equal to original game) and Hardcore (more difficult than original game)
  • A new immersive experience: rediscover a cult adventure with 100% remastered sounds and FX
  • Social features: Steamworks™ integration with 13 achievements.
  • Extra features: development diary, making of video, technical handbook

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 512 MB/2048 MB (Vista/7/8)
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB
    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.10 or similar.
    • Processor: 1.6 GHZ (32 and 64 bit supported)
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB
Helpful customer reviews
88 of 110 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Mycaruba
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Another World has been remembered for over two decades now because of the uniquely cohesive experience and sleek vectorized visuals it offers, from a time where graphics and storytelling were often terse and stilted.

While this game is short, not much longer than two hours, those two hours have been solely designed by French artist Eric Chahi, and intimate attention has been paid to the detailed backgrounds, foregrounds and animations. Pacing and level design have been carefully decided to fit the overall theme.

This comes from an era where all this fit on two floppy disks -- this entire game had to fit in just under 3MB. So while music and sound may seem sparse, and some areas seem underpopulated or underdetailed, just realize this entire game was the same size as a modern-day high-resolution background image.

As a result of being designed around these limitations, what the game does have and does do, it does very well. Another World is a game that manages to have both atmosphere and style, in a tightly-knit package.

As for the actual gameplay, it is enjoyable -- combat is intense and quick, leading to frequent deaths but the kind of feeling that will keep you on your toes. Puzzles are sometimes unusual, I think more an indication of the era the game came from -- puzzle logic even in most story-driven games for the time (point-and-click adventure games) were often unforgiving and exacting. So while this game has some odd puzzles, its quick respawns and common checkpoints often allow you to figure out the way through quickly without too much frustration from quick successive deaths.

Overall, a surprisingly unique and strong narrative for the time, relying on virtually no written or spoken word. As for it's price point: 10 dollars is not unfair to ask, and those who have played this before might be willing to drop that much for the nostalgia factor. For most other people, 10 dollars can certainly get you a lot more than two hours of gameplay. But, as a milestone in video game history, and as an experience that still stands on its own merits, it's still worth giving it your time -- it doesn't ask for much.

P.S. Another World will likely be going on seasonal sale at 2.50USD from its current 10USD price point, as it has during the Summer 2014 Steam Sale. If you're on the fence, I'd strongly recommend picking it up during the next wave of seasonal sales.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
A fantastic game in which you teach yourself how to play the entire thing. Very rewarding. Not so easy, but worth playing! One of a kind.

Mycaruba!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
This has been one of the best games I've ever played, and I'm not being nostalgic, I wasn't even born back when the game first came out. This being the very first time I play it.

Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition is a 2D sidescroller cinematic platformer.

You're Lester Knight Chaykin, an unexpectedly athletic physic that works alone, while in your lab, something goes wrong with your particle accelerator, and you get yourself teleported to you know where (I mean, look at the name of the game). There you must find a way to get home again, but it's not going to be an easy journey, neither one that you can make alone.

★★★★★ | Loved it
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
I remember this game on the amiga from my childhood with fond and frustrating memories.

This remake is true to the original with only subtle changes and an all new hard mode. The main character manages to get through the entire tale without saying a word which is fairly impressive given the minimal graphics and sound.

(Only watch this video if you dont mind SPOILERS!)
http://youtu.be/1XzhL_j8kx4
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Hard die&retry sequences and visionary cinematic design make for a true classic. Even though it can be finished under 20 minutes (I dare you to achieve that, even after you've beat the game once), it belongs in a musem (and your library).
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Mycaruba
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Mike Rooba
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Like with any DotEmu port, this one is full of issues and crashes.
The original game sure was jolly for its time, I have very fond memories of Delphine's Flashback, and even tried the clumsy sequel Fade to Black. I'm in no way going to label the game as bad, it's just that within the two hours or so I spent with it, I had a double-digit amount of CTDs. The controls in the menu are pretty unintuitive, and while I'm at the menus, there doesn't seem to be any way to rebind keyboard or gamepad controls.


Unrelated childhood anecdote: When I got my first flightstick, I had no suitable game to use it for, so I tried to set up the various input methods on it as Flashback controls. Neither moving Conrad with the stick's analogue input itself, nor using the hat switch as movement were particularly effective.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
A wonderfully artistic adventure/platformer brought to life by French programming genius Éric Chahi.

Video review/retrospective:

http://youtu.be/5vVsVs3hMYo
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
I've been trying to beat this game since I was a child.
Now I can continue that tradition in proper fasion on steam!
I'll never beat it... I can pull a 10.0 any day in any FPS..
But this game basically dressed me up as a little princess and slams a bat up my ♥♥♥♥.
I, don't, know, why. And still, I love it....
And really, I had to buy it as soon as I seen it on steam.
20th anniversary edition, wow..
Yup I'm old!

The updated graphics are honestly awkward as hell and look ugly to me, but they give you the original pixel art option. Which looks beautiful these days. Updated audio is top notch I'd say, but still prefer the original. Options are nice though right?

It's a beautiful game that has always captured my imagination and totally obliterates me everytime I try to progress through it.


Before I die.. I must finish this game. I MUST!!!

Highly reccomended to anyone.
Unique, deep story.. Classic.

Difficult. <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
This was one of the first games I ever played. I was a kid, it was derpily hard, and I didn't get that far.

It's a perfect re-creation of the original. The reworked graphics are beautiful. If you like classic games, you'll like this.

Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This has to be one the best games from the 1990s, if not the best. When I played this the first time on my trusty Amiga 500 I was mesmerised, spellbound, by the intro sequence. The graphics were stunning for its time and still, to this day, seem ageless in all its glory. Owning a piece of gaming history is well worth the 3 quid it costs at the moment.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A landmark in video game history. An insane immersive experience designed by Éric Chahi.

I can still remember the first time that I watched Lester walking into his laboratory and witnessing for the first time in my life such a good cinematic experience in video games. I'm still hearing the numeric password sounds and the amazing soundtrack (from my PC speaker back then) while he is executing his experiment.

It's not only about the rotoscoping animation technique that was used back then, it is also about Mr. Chahi's overall design. The gameplay and the game sequences are so well directed that they will make you experience this story at its fullest even when the game is almost silent.

An incredible piece of art.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
One Sentence
Classic groundbreaking platformer that revolutionized story telling through action in video games.

A Bit More
Gorgeous art style and clever character design accompanied with smooth animation makes Another World come to life.
Gameplay is part action part puzzle solving, sometimes both at the same time. Enemies are not dime a dozen in this game and there will be some trail and error to get through them which stifles the action at times but this should not hinder your experience. There is an option to turn the HD version on so newer players who are not used to 1992 graphics can enjoy it even more.

Bottom Line
The game is a must get not just because of it's place in video games history, but also because the gameplay and the entire experience still holds up.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
A piece of video games history
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
I never played this game for the console version. The gameplay was at times frustrating the learning curve is about 1/2 hr; but I enjoyed this 2D platformer. All achievements are attainable some can be missed but you can always go back. If you fail at a certain pont of the game at least you can pick up the gameplay from that point going forward. I was thoroughly satisfied with this game and reccommend!! This game gives me a sense of nastolgia.

8/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
This game is a good example of "no hand holding". You are thrust into an alien environment and will need to figure out everything on your own. It is not a terribly long game -- but if you figure everything out on your own instead of looking up a walkthough, it will take a while.

You do need to approach the game with the right attitude: It is 20+ years old, so the graphics and general polish suck by modern standards. And the unapologetic lack of any hints/tutorials/popups is something that modern gamers aren't used to.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This video game is a fine piece of art. The world it creates is astonishing... The game is rather short (2 hours) but difficult enought.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
One of the milestones of 90's gaming and one of the games marked my childhood forever. I remember playing the SEGA Genesis version of this game back in 1995 (years after its release). Me and my friend Pato couldn't believe such great interactivity and animations in a game.

Pros:
- Even today it looks great if you take in mind is a 1991 game and it's very hard and sometimes fetched. But all the little pieces of interactivity on are there for some reason.
- I think this anniversary edition feels great. You can change with the press of one button the visuals from the original version to the remastered backgrounds and polygonal characters.
- Also you can choose a from a remastered audio or the original with or without music (the creator, Eric Chahi, said he prefers his game without music).
- Modern controllers works nice (I recommend DualShock 3 or 4 digital directions for a better experience).
- It has bonus content (Artwork, Making of and PDF's with scanned development notes).
- Hard difficulty is harder than the original.

Cons:
- It has some new checkpoints for newbies and sometimes they mess with your game state. So you have to kill some enemies again (and I don't mean the ones re-spawn because you need to complete a mandatory task).
- We WANT "Heart of Darkness" please!! :)

I plenty recommend this game for nostalgic people and those who can handle old games like Prince of Persia for instance. I doesn't feel that old at all.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Just WOW... I heard people praising this game left and right, and I often see pictures of it around the internet and it always looked amazing to me considering the time it came out, so I always wanted to play it.
Well maybe it was good back when it came out, but god damn does this game suck by today's standards, and only because of the god awful controls.
Both the execution and the button mapping (run and shoot are bound to the same button!!!) completely ruined any enjoyment the game's atmosphere and beautiful graphics and sound design create, but hey luckily the game is on the short side... very short side, so I didn't have enough time to completely hate it, and maybe other people will appreciate it more than I did for it's... challenging gameplay.

If steam had a score between thumbs up and thumbs down, I would give it that, but oh well.
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