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 (606 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
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
An epic landmark in the gaming world. This title still holds the magic it did years ago. With an art style that still blows me away considering it's era and the unique feeling of revisiting an old friend, this is still a title not to be overlooked by new gamers or the old school fan. Brilliant proof of the power of artistic creation breaking the barrier of time and generations. Highly suggested!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
A great game of old. I remember playing this on the super nintendo when i was a kid, it was one of my top games because it was different, stylish and cinematic.

I will always have a special place in my heart, and this version works like a charm and has a one button press on the spot switch with the 'remastered' version.

No technical issue insured i could have a nice nostalgia trip, witch i am glad i took.

I recommend this to the nostalgiqs.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
1 of the best platform games ever made maybe even the best, now even sexier. Unforgivingly hard like any oldschool game worth its salt. Lots of different ways to die, 1 of the things that sticks in my mind, getting killed by creatures each have their own unique deathscene, u probably see them all for yourself as u try to figure out how to get past each 1.

I bought this purely for nostalgia, i remember playing this on my bro's amiga 600 and is 1 of my altime favorite games, It hasnt aged, just as much fun as i rememeber it, i'm amazed i can still remember most of the game, when i walk into each new screen i have a flashback (haha the sequal) to the 90's and all the failed attempts to get through to the next save point, back then there was no such thing as saving a game u had to write down codes on pieces of paper to get back to where u were, thankfully u no longer have todo such things. im amazed it's over 600mb i seem to recall this whole game was on 1 floppy disk.
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10 of 20 people (50%) 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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195 of 216 people (90%) found this review helpful
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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