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.
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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

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
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Charming Cthulhu
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
There is a walkthrough video in which the game is beaten on hard difficulty without dying a single time - in exactly 16 minutes, minus the intro.
According to Steam, beating the game took me nearly 2 hours on normal difficulty. How often did I die? At least a hundred times. The game can be incredibly difficult, but only as long as you don't know what to do next. I had to watch the walkthrough video in order to find the solution to some of the riddles. In comparison to the original game, this remaster apparently has a lot more checkpoints which makes it easier and less frustrating. And I have to say: Except for a few parts I really enjoyed this game. You barely notice that Another World is already 25 years old.
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Willow
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Another World is almost 25 years old and there are many games that still have not caught up to the level of design mastery found in every part of this game.
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I can't preTEND ANYmore
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
this world is already too much, do we really need another?
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YieldingBusiness
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Took me ten minutes to find out you can blow down walls with a gun.

10/10
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sumotsunami
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game absolutely breaks the mold... and it's over 20 years old!
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Hirst
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
this game is dumb!! you dont get to do anything

you just see a man have a can of pop and then he drowns in some water


but i like water and pop so i give it three golden eagles and SWEATY PALM award
how do you post review

how do you post review??
ok
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Pumizo
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
I played this game on my Commodore Amiga 500 back in 1990. It was very difficult but also a great game back then with hours and hours of fun and hard efforts to understand the puzzles and ways to kill or divert the enemies.

Yesterday I bought it for PC on sale for 2.50€. This is a remastered 20th anniversary edition with tons of extra stuff including:

- Remastered graphics (but you can play the original low res)
- Remastered sounds (but you can play the original low fi)
- The original game soundtrack with 13 tracks in wav format
- 17 minutes making of video with interview from creator Éric Chahi
- The original artwork sketches and drawings from Éric Chahi
- The original hand writing game code from Éric Chahi

If you played this game in the 90's, then you will probably love it today. It's amazing to remember everything from back then while playing it. The hours and hours of fun from the 90's are presented today with better graphics and remastered sound.

Another nice feature is the ability for choosing the difficult level options, something not available in the 90's. The Steam achievements are also nice.

However this in not an ordinary game. You need to understand the concept to like it. In fact this is not a game... this is a legendary piece of pioneer software with millions of fans worldwide.
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Mithras O_+
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Another World

An absolute classic!! but now with updated visuals.

Pros:
Simple and fun gameplay
Looks great
Short but sweet
Interesting story for what it is
Easy 100% Achievements.

Cons: I could not find any

Overall: Great Game, old but gold.
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Rabidboxer
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
To the point reviews

I never played this 20 years. Key thing to keep in mind is its not platformer with crisp controls, your meant to die. If you cant stand puzzels or dieing the game isnt for you. Give it a chance, its a oldie bug good game.
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VandriX_eVen
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Beside being very frustrating (mainly because it's an old game) it is pretty cool game.
More when you know that it has been developed by one guy on it own !
Graphicaly not awesome but good nonetheless.
The music and effects make sense for this old game.
The story is short but interesting.

A game to do if you are currious about oldies.
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TheOnionKingdom
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Me: Alright, I finally got to this game. Let's try it out.....
(Dies in the first 10 seconds of gameplay by a slime)
Me: .......... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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nalogg
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Classic game!

This game is a work of art!

It's like a Edgar Burroghs mars book mixed with weird sci-fi art, seen in 80s pulp comics, like Jean Giraud and Roger Dean.
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Volt
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Mycarcuba.

This game is a trail and error and is a great one.
there might be parts were you have to look up yet other than that its a great game. Also if you play through the game its most likey only one achievement well be locked yet if you don't explore one bit than its 2 other than that the achievements are easy to get.
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Hartless
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
I bought it 'cause I had it years ago and never beat it. I figured that was before video walkthrus.

Even with the walkthru, I can't figure out why I'm not getting past a certain part.

Uninstalling....
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HeliumDevotee
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
As a graphic designer I am always looking for aesthetics of times gone by. Visually I loved the combined pixel/vector aesthetic that Eric has brought into this game. There is a setting where you can change the games visuals to a more updated aesthetic. But what I like about Another World is it's short length and unwavering difficulty. Through trial and error Another World delivers a quick throwback to a time when games didn't hold you hand.
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RogellParadox
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Classic game that should never be forget. Nice work with the graphic remake. Hope it can get a reboot like Flashback did get. 9/10
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Shiroi
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Nostalgia. Feels like I am 10 again when playing this game!
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Pablo
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
This is how a remake/remaster of an old game should be done! First, you get the original creator of the game to work on it, none other. He still has the original files of the game programmed on the Amiga, so what he does is this: he loads an amiga emulator in the present to open the original files and edit them...yeah....

Then you try to upgrade the game in every possible way...without changing the game (!!!) Meaning, this is still the original game, the same gameplay and sequences of the original. The graphics are still made the same way of the original (commodore amiga polygons) but taking advantage of modern hardware, putting unlimited color, 1080p resolution, upgrading the sound effects and music to digital where you can, replaying the music in high quality, and just leaving the few voices in game just as they were. Adding tiny details in the backgrounds screens whenever possible without changin the original... and on top of that, you just add the option to push a button in game to look instantly the original non remastered version to see how it all changed (and not changed at the same time) in all levels.

This is how you make a remake (remaster) of a game. I still won't pay full price for a 20 years old game... but with a little discount it's a total steal.
I say this because ive played the original another world in it's sega megadrive inception, in 1993, so if i buy a 20+ years game, that i loved, it's because i want to have that same game, no other modern sh...but at the same time i want to have maybe (if possible) some perks, some upgrades, that bring the original to modern age gaming (besides being compatible with current computers).

This 20th anniversary edition does all that. Totally recommended if you played the original. If you didn't ,also recommended , as a trip to the origins of adventure gaming, and as a different experience.
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-=LCS=- Arab_Guy
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
Why did this game have to come back to haunt me?? It's so good. At being evil.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game absolutely breaks the mold... and it's over 20 years old!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Took me ten minutes to find out you can blow down walls with a gun.

10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
I played this game on my Commodore Amiga 500 back in 1990. It was very difficult but also a great game back then with hours and hours of fun and hard efforts to understand the puzzles and ways to kill or divert the enemies.

Yesterday I bought it for PC on sale for 2.50€. This is a remastered 20th anniversary edition with tons of extra stuff including:

- Remastered graphics (but you can play the original low res)
- Remastered sounds (but you can play the original low fi)
- The original game soundtrack with 13 tracks in wav format
- 17 minutes making of video with interview from creator Éric Chahi
- The original artwork sketches and drawings from Éric Chahi
- The original hand writing game code from Éric Chahi

If you played this game in the 90's, then you will probably love it today. It's amazing to remember everything from back then while playing it. The hours and hours of fun from the 90's are presented today with better graphics and remastered sound.

Another nice feature is the ability for choosing the difficult level options, something not available in the 90's. The Steam achievements are also nice.

However this in not an ordinary game. You need to understand the concept to like it. In fact this is not a game... this is a legendary piece of pioneer software with millions of fans worldwide.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Classic game!

This game is a work of art!

It's like a Edgar Burroghs mars book mixed with weird sci-fi art, seen in 80s pulp comics, like Jean Giraud and Roger Dean.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Nostalgia. Feels like I am 10 again when playing this game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Classic game that should never be forget. Nice work with the graphic remake. Hope it can get a reboot like Flashback did get. 9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
As a graphic designer I am always looking for aesthetics of times gone by. Visually I loved the combined pixel/vector aesthetic that Eric has brought into this game. There is a setting where you can change the games visuals to a more updated aesthetic. But what I like about Another World is it's short length and unwavering difficulty. Through trial and error Another World delivers a quick throwback to a time when games didn't hold you hand.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Another World

An absolute classic!! but now with updated visuals.

Pros:
Simple and fun gameplay
Looks great
Short but sweet
Interesting story for what it is
Easy 100% Achievements.

Cons: I could not find any

Overall: Great Game, old but gold.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Beside being very frustrating (mainly because it's an old game) it is pretty cool game.
More when you know that it has been developed by one guy on it own !
Graphicaly not awesome but good nonetheless.
The music and effects make sense for this old game.
The story is short but interesting.

A game to do if you are currious about oldies.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Mycarcuba.

This game is a trail and error and is a great one.
there might be parts were you have to look up yet other than that its a great game. Also if you play through the game its most likey only one achievement well be locked yet if you don't explore one bit than its 2 other than that the achievements are easy to get.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Old-School fast paced action-platformer. An icon in the PC gamining and a pearl you can't miss as gamer.
Play it twice, first time with low details (old pixellated graphic) and then with high details (new graphic with fancy and beautiful backgrounds); the only thing is that without PC-Speaker sounds it doesn't give the same good feeling.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
This is how a remake/remaster of an old game should be done! First, you get the original creator of the game to work on it, none other. He still has the original files of the game programmed on the Amiga, so what he does is this: he loads an amiga emulator in the present to open the original files and edit them...yeah....

Then you try to upgrade the game in every possible way...without changing the game (!!!) Meaning, this is still the original game, the same gameplay and sequences of the original. The graphics are still made the same way of the original (commodore amiga polygons) but taking advantage of modern hardware, putting unlimited color, 1080p resolution, upgrading the sound effects and music to digital where you can, replaying the music in high quality, and just leaving the few voices in game just as they were. Adding tiny details in the backgrounds screens whenever possible without changin the original... and on top of that, you just add the option to push a button in game to look instantly the original non remastered version to see how it all changed (and not changed at the same time) in all levels.

This is how you make a remake (remaster) of a game. I still won't pay full price for a 20 years old game... but with a little discount it's a total steal.
I say this because ive played the original another world in it's sega megadrive inception, in 1993, so if i buy a 20+ years game, that i loved, it's because i want to have that same game, no other modern sh...but at the same time i want to have maybe (if possible) some perks, some upgrades, that bring the original to modern age gaming (besides being compatible with current computers).

This 20th anniversary edition does all that. Totally recommended if you played the original. If you didn't ,also recommended , as a trip to the origins of adventure gaming, and as a different experience.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Prepare To Die Edition™

You will die. A lot. But it never gets too frustrating (thanks to a mostly forgiving checkpoint system), and you'll give yourself a pat on the back once you realize what you're doing wrong.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
A favorite from childhood, Another World is one of the best narrative based games I've played, and that's saying quite a bit considering there is only one line of dialogue for the entire game, and it's not even spoken by a human being. We're dragged into another dimension, much like our protagonist, Lester, as he is forced to react and adapt to this strange environment he's been thrust into by accident. The graphics were excellent for their day, and the action is intense throughout. Some of the puzzles are a little dry and uninteresting when played through now (the underground sequence is my least favorite aspect of the game), and this particular version does not have the wonderful score provided for the SNES version of the game, but it's still an updated version of this classic.

Highly recommended. One of my favorites.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!?
Best classic game ever made!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
So fun to play this again. I remember playing it in the 90's when it came to the Amiga 500.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Maybe it's nostalgia that people enjoy most about this? There's a lot of dying. Of repeating the same section over and over, of getting sent back to a checkpoint that seems only put in place because the designers hate you.

I mean, a game could telegraph a "you'll die if you don't jump" instead of making it a "memorize you have to jump 0.2 seconds after this screen transition". I think this is where Prince of Persia: Sands of Time got it right. If you're going to frustrate a player with lots of instadeath, let them rewind to a few seconds before the death. I don't want to repeat the same section over and over.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Why did this game have to come back to haunt me?? It's so good. At being evil.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
Awesome game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
202 of 223 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Another World (Known as Out of This World in 1991)is one of those nostalgic oddballs that you never expected to be re-drawn. The game puts you in the shoes of a scientist Lester Knight Chaykin. A lightening strike messes up one of his experiments and he is transported to a brutal alien sci-fi world, where he is pushed into fleeing from the alien inhabitants with the help of an unsuspected new friend. This is basically all the game has to offer story wise, but this isn't an issue as the game doesn't need an amazing story for you to stay interested.

The new art style is beautiful. While the game always had a beautiful art style, the 20th anniversary edition cleans up a lot of the pixels and replaces it with jaw dropping smooth backgrounds bringing a breath of fresh air to the cult classic. Although the few characters the game has may seem basic in design, they still offer charm and hold true to the original game. A smart choice the devs of the 20th anniversary edition made, was allowing the players the ability to turn the classic graphics on, for all those that get a nostalgic boner replaying it in its purest form.

Now of course before you go out and buy the game, I must warn you. This game is very veryy hard, and expect to die and die again. Now for this game I would recommend using walkthroughs whenever you get stuck as there is many different paths you can go down that may get you confused and frustrated. Hell even if you use a walkthrough I'm sure you are still going to have a little bit of trouble with this game. Frustration aside, the hard difficulty is very rewarding whenever you finish a puzzle, and it won't feel like you've wasted your time when you reach the end of this journey. With a walkthrough you should be able to finish the game in around 1 hour (Unfortunately it is quite short) and I imagine without a walkthrough the game would last you maybe a couple more hours... Maybe. But to me the game is worth it.
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