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 (461 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

PC
Mac
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
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
A wonderfully artistic adventure/platformer brought to life by French programming genius Eric Chahi. The setting, minimalist storyline and memorable artwork provide a haunting atmosphere that always seems to stick in my head, no matter how long it has been since I've last played through the game.

The basic premise of the gameplay revolves around trial and error. Going in blind, you will die. A lot. However, experienced players will be able to replay this game and complete it usually within 30 minutes. I feel that the short length of the game once one is aware of all of the traps and pitfalls actually works to give this classic more replay value, as I find myself running through it at least once a year out of tradition, and it's still as fun and beautiful as ever. This special Steam edition only serves to enhance the game with higher resolution graphics and is definitely worth purchasing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
There are awful ports and there are great ports. And then there's things like this where they were off to a great start and just stopped caring halfway through. The graphics have been beautifully done and in theory the new presentation with custom graphic and input options are perfect. The problem is that this entire thing plays like it's still in beta.

This game crashes with such regularity it's not even funny. Also, the checkpoint system is absolutely atrocious. I've seen some mind-bogglingly dumb check point systems in my day and this one can hang tough with the dumbest. At one point you get a check point every other screen and then by the caves it's like 5 minutes of perfect game play to reach one new point where you hopefully can try ONE thing before getting wasted and having to repeat the sequence just to get a shot at figuring out the next step. Another World / OOTW may be a classic, but this just doesn't pass for good gameplay anymore.

If you know the game already like the back of your hand, this might not be an issue, but for anyone going through the first time or for the first time in a while, this is exactly the kind of thing that would make you kick it to the curb. The stupidity is just overwhelming to me. How hard would it be to just let players quick save? Or just auto save every screen or two screens? What would that take away from the game? Absolutely nothing other than inflated BS playtime. Throw in the fact that this thing runs about about a stable as a bomb on stilts in Windows 8.1 and you have a recipe for rage, when revisiting this classic should be a joyous occaison.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This is a nostalgy trip, nothing more. The world and the aesthetics are mezmerizing, but he actual game which is at the core of the experience is horrendous by todays standards. It is cruelly clumsy and unforgiving trial and error, i didnt even get through the first 10 minutes because the game was simply no fun to play.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
This is great... try
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1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
A long, long time ago (in the mid-90s), me my brother were raging over this, because we didn't knew what to to do or how to play it. We didn't saw a goal, an aim to reach for. Many years later a video review made me to try again. But I negected it for awhile, until recent times. These were my mistakes, that I made. Now I feel that this is a really intense, actionful game, that worth the time. The only problem is: short. If you don't die too much, you can make it through in 110 minutes or even less.
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Un clasico que sigue vigente despues de tanto tiempo. Mas que recomendado. Y se juega perfecto con joystick en pantalla grande
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3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Wonderfull game. In fact, I have played it now for the first time so there was no sentiment from my side. But anyway, the game has great atmosphere and I admire the creativity of the author and what he did on his Amiga. I recommend to watch the Making of movie.
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game is a classic. It was originally released on PC. One of a kind graphics and art for it's time. This new re-release enhances on the original game without taking away from the original aesthetics. Must have!
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I'd love to write a good review here, but the game is bugged to the max. Using a mouse in fullscreen or windowed mode, the mouse pointer disappears frequently and I could not get the game to actually start gameplay as clicking anywhere on the "intor" screen just goes to settings and stays there.
No planned updates announced, and lots of disgruntled posts in the community.. Good thing my purchase was cheapo. Bring on legislation on unfit for purpose software!
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Such an amazing game that takes me back to my childhood. The graphics are 'meh' but were groundbreaking at the time. I love playing this game. :-)
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
cool game but hard as ♥♥♥♥
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
While I had still a DOS operating system I had visitors (pilgrims actually) sleeping in my house for a few days, once they were leaving and saw me in front of the PC (of course browsing the "Games" folder) one of them asked "Is "ANOTHER" the game Another World?". I just happily nodded and knew that there is a reason why everybody knows such a game :)

How to say no to oldschool stuff from any gamers childhood? In 2014 still a viable and great game, highly recommended!
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
As the first game of any kind to use rotoscope animations and limited polygonal construction - totally amazing experience on a PC in the 80s. Sound and timing of sounds was unbelievably good. I can still here the alien prison guards, yelling "Wacheng ala! Wacheng ala!". Port of this classic well worth it for the library. So many good design elements here, especially given the limitations of early machines. Highly Recommend.
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Another World was simply amazing when it came out on the Amiga and PC back in 1991 and this new 20th Anniversary edition brings back all of teh excitement and superb story. A great game that I would recommend to anyone, its still a challenge but as you can see by my 100% Achivement on this game it is well worth the money.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I played Another World a lot as a child on the SNES under the name "Out of this World". This game brings me back to a simpler time when games were far shorter and much more brutal and unforgiving. The 20th aniversary edition is essentially the same game I used to play with the exception of polishing the graphics and adding achievements. If you were a fan of the origonal than you will love this version. The controller support is excellent.

Do not expect a lot of replay value as the game is short but beating the game is a challenge in itself.

If you are an old school gamer this should go into your steam collection right away!
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
A great classic remastered for modern computers. My first experience with this game was on the SNES (then called Out of this World), so it was cool to revisit it now after so many years. The game is largely the same, only differences being the retouched visuals and sounds for the re-release. Its a great platformer with some interesting and difficult combat segments and puzzles where you have to really think to get through. From start to finish the game is actually quite short, only clocking in at a couple hours or so, if you know what you're doing. Because of its trial and error oriented gameplay however, that time can be extended quite a bit. I'd give this a solid recommendation to anyone, its definitely a classic worth experiencing.
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Life Die Repeat
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