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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.
Release Date: Apr 4, 2013

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Reviews

“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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: MAC OSX 10.7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB
Helpful customer reviews
183 of 201 people (91%) found this review helpful
401 products in account
4 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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0.6 hrs on record
Mycaruba.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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66 of 79 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Throughout the years, there have been VERY few games that told an enchanting narrative without the use of words. Another World is one of those few and a treasure to experience. The design, gameplay, visuals, and story are all brilliant and worth your time.

I have fond memories of showing folks the opening from the SNES version and even the non-gamers were absolutely gripped.
Posted: November 24th, 2013
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323 of 575 people (56%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
Mycaruba.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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25 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
I'm over 20 years late to the party on this one, but I don't feel like age is a problem here. This game is magnificent. It's tight, clean and to the point. Nothing feels superfluous. In fact, everything feels deliberate.

There are only two buttons; one to jump, and one for anything else. You only have one gun, which has three abilities: single shot, barrier shot and barrier destroying shot. It doesn't seem like much, but it's everything you need. The game is carefully crafted, from the precise jumps, to how your shields are projected just close enough to you so you can shoot around them.

I could carry on listing things this game does brilliantly, but you just don't understand it until you feel it for yourself. I'm gobsmacked that this game was made by one dude. It's just brilliant. Never once did I feel like it was the game's fault for me dying. It was either me or the Xbox 360 controller to blame.

Just get this game, seriously. If you're good you can finish it in about an hour or so, and that's my only complaint about this game. It's too short. I want more. Damn you, Eric Chahi!
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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