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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
87
4.5
PSP
...
4.7
PlayStation 3
...
4.7

User Reviews

Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo... Windows Lady T-Dawg (703)
The only game in which even farting is classy Windows אולג 小奥 (168656)
Nice. (Braaap! Hehehe...) PlayStation Late (97)
Hard platformer PlayStation cosmo ruski (39)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Android 2 4.5
DOS 6 4.5
PlayStation 35 4.2
PlayStation 3 3 4.7
PSP 3 4.7
PS Vita 1 4.0
Windows 51 4.0
Combined MobyScore 101 4.2


The Press Says

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100
WindowsThe DOS Spirit
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee badet i positive omtaler når det kom, og det med god grunn; Grafikken er utmerket, miljøene dype og intelligent og lydsiden en hyllest til spillere og opplevelsen. Selv om spillet krever en viss dedikering for å nyte det fullt ut, en bratt lærekurve og et lagringssystem som krever at spillere ofte må ta vanskelige områder om igjen, kommer de i skyggen av hvor solid og unikt dette er. Et riktig så solid nikk til Prince of Persia og Flashback.
100
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee badet i positive omtaler når det kom, og det med god grunn; Grafikken er utmerket, miljøene dype og intelligent og lydsiden en hyllest til spillere og opplevelsen. Selv om spillet krever en viss dedikering for å nyte det fullt ut, en bratt lærekurve og et lagringssystem som krever at spillere ofte må ta vanskelige områder om igjen, kommer de i skyggen av hvor solid og unikt dette er. Et riktig så solid nikk til Prince of Persia og Flashback.
100
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
All right! Not since Flashback have I seen a title so well suited to this category, and so ultimately pleasing. Astounding graphics, atmospheric sound, and riveting gameplay? Apparently the members of this particular GT Interactive team weren't looking to merely compete with other games. They set their sights on a higher standard of concept creation altogether. The emphasis here is on design. And what a design! I'm looking forward to the next title already. In the meantime, I suggest that you go out and pick up a copy of this gem before they're all carried away by masquerading Mudokons. Watch out though, this is one game that's liable to take you into the Oddworld forever. But we're gamers. We're odd already!
97
PlayStationGaming Age
Abe's Oddysee represents one of the first successful meetings of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. It's basically a collection of puzzles combined flawlessly to form a cohesive and interesting story line. Abe also manages to remain challenging while never becoming irritating. Words cannot express how important this is. Oddworld Inhabitants is here to stay, and considering Abe's is only the first of a five game series, they've got a loyal customer in me for quite a while. Do not miss Abe's Oddysee.
95
PlayStationVicioJuegos.com
Abe's Oddysee puede considerarse sin ningún género de dudas como una obra maestra que lo hace destacar de entre el inmenso catálogo de PSOne. Una genialidad técnica y jugable que se desarrolla en un mundo creado con el más absoluto mimo y del que se podrían escribir libros y libros desarrollando su historia, razas, lugares o personajes.
95
WindowsElectric Playground
Along with my opinion that Abe's Oddysee is the best platform game on the PC, with the bonus of the best sound effects, goes the wish for a sequel. Strangely enough I haven't finished this game entirely yet, but do not worry, I shall (I noticed that on Bonnie's Christmas Wish List she asked for more time to play this game). I'm not too worried however, because the folks at Oddworld Inhabitants have made it clear that this is just one game in a series based on the same fictional universe; a universe so rich and creative that I can't help but think that it could make an excellent feature film, or at least venture into some other media. Perhaps an Oddworld novel would be apt. At the least, how about a line of action figures? I'd love to have a dancing Scrab and a barking Slog to go on my desk next to Lara Croft and Duke Nukem.
92
DOSGamezilla
I thoroughly enjoyed playing Oddworld. It is a refreshing game in a market that too often lacks any true originality. I didn't like the number of buttons that I had to use to get through some of the boards; that was frustrating. But despite the frustration, the game is just plain fun. It's beautifully made and everything comes together nicely. The storyline is great and it gives you a reason to want to keep going. The game is a little short for most people, but I believe that this is the first in a five-part series that GT Interactive is putting out. I'm going to have to start saving my pennies so I can get the rest. Put it on your Christmas list and make sure you're good the rest of the year!
92
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Voor mij is 'Oddworld' het beste platformspel dat ik ooit gezien en gespeeld heb! Een boutade, toegegeven, maar het bevat dan ook veel meer dan een doorsnee platformspel te bieden heeft als je tenminste bereid bent je geweer thuis te laten. Het is, hoewel het actie bevat, géén schietspel. Het gaat dan ook niet uitsluitend om de handigheid met de toetsen of drukknoppen maar timing is vaak wel de sleutel. Het is zo bijzonder origineel dat je het echt moet spelen om me te geloven. Iedereen die ooit geboeid is geweest door een platformspel en houdt van een raadsel, is een potentiële liefhebber en als je twijfelt: kopen! Ik ga alvast bij de redactie op mijn knieën smeken om het spel na de bespreking nog even te mogen houden.
90
PlayStationRetroage
Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee może uzależnić o czym osobiście się przekonałem. Gra ma także momenty gdzie na język cisną się same słowa ze słownika łacińskiego. Jednak ten tytuł ma to coś, czego brakuje grom z ostatnich lat: klimat i wysoki poziom trudności. Wszystkim, którzy nie grali niech szybko nadrabiają zaległości.
90
DOSJeuxvideo.com
Souvent le grand oublié des jeux de plates-formes/aventure 2D, Oddworld : L'Odyssée d'Abe se hisse pourtant largement au même niveau qu'Another World ou Flashback. Que ce soit sur PSOne ou sur PC, vous vous devez d'essayer ce titre, d'autant que son univers empli d'humour mérite d'être connu. Alors ruez-vous les yeux fermés sur ce petit bijou, mais gardez-les bien ouverts pour jouer !
90
WindowsPC Jeux
Belle, cohérente, drôle et poignante, cette aventure apporte beaucoup de fraîcheur au genre. Une belle réussite !
90
DOSPC Jeux
Belle, cohérente, drôle et poignante, cette aventure apporte beaucoup de fraîcheur au genre. Une belle réussite !
90
PlayStationNowGamer
Abe’s Oddysee is easily the best platform game on the PlayStation, with such devious puzzles, humorous characters and beautifully drawn, enchanting worlds that being 2-D just doesn’t matter. Pack your bags – you’re going to Oddworld!
90
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Souvent le grand oublié des jeux de plates-formes/aventure 2D, Oddworld : L’Odyssée d’Abe se hisse pourtant largement au même niveau qu’Another World ou Flashback. Que ce soit sur PSOne ou sur PC, vous vous devez d'essayer ce titre, d’autant que son univers empli d’humour mérite d’être connu. Alors ruez-vous les yeux fermés sur ce petit bijou, mais gardez-les bien ouverts pour jouer !
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Souvent le grand oublié des jeux de plates-formes/aventure 2D, Oddworld : L’Odyssée d’Abe se hisse pourtant largement au même niveau qu’Another World ou Flashback. Que ce soit sur PSOne ou sur PC, vous vous devez d'essayer ce titre, d’autant que son univers empli d’humour mérite d’être connu. Alors ruez-vous les yeux fermés sur ce petit bijou, mais gardez-les bien ouverts pour jouer !
90
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
The game is by no means an easy one to get through. There are hidden levels, plenty of puzzles as well as other challenges and a good selection of weird looking, mean spirited creatures to outsmart. The game is just designed and presented so damn well, that it hooks you in and keeps you coming back for more. It's one of those rare games that require players to think before they react. I can't wait to see the next game in this series…its really that good!
88
WindowsGameCola.net
Perhaps difficult to find now, being somewhat of a cult classic, this game is worth the cash you’d find it on eBay or Amazon for. And while you’re there, pick up a copy of Exoddus, too. Both of these games will keep you going for a while, and every now and then you’ll feel the compulsion to return to this series. It seems that every summer break, I play the Oddworld series once more. It’s an important relic from my childhood, and I will definitely make a point to hang onto it long into the future.
85
PlayStationJoystick (French)
Une chose est certaine, une fois que l'on commence une partie, impossible de s'arrêter. Les fanas de tous les ingrédients pré-cités sont invités à se procurer ce jeu dans les plus brefs délais. Les autres sont exhortés à faire de même, bien entendu.
85
WindowsGamesCollection
Abe's Oddysee è un gioco che stupisce dando un mirabile esempio di cosa si può davvero fare quando ci sono le idee giuste e la voglia di fare. Gli Oddworld Inhabitants ora sono spariti, ma li attendiamo a braccia aperte, fiduciosi di altre fantastiche avventure nel mondo di Oddworld.
85
DOSGamesCollection
Abe's Oddysee è un gioco che stupisce dando un mirabile esempio di cosa si può davvero fare quando ci sono le idee giuste e la voglia di fare. Gli Oddworld Inhabitants ora sono spariti, ma li attendiamo a braccia aperte, fiduciosi di altre fantastiche avventure nel mondo di Oddworld.
85
WindowsMeristation
Pocas veces me ha pasado de que me duela cuando matan a un personaje, sí, que duela, aunque suene muy loco, esto es verdad, la gente de GT Interactive ha logrado darle una vida y una personalidad a Abe (protagonista de este maravilloso juego) que sientes lástima por él cuando se lastima o lo matan. El juego, básicamente, es de plataformas, pero de plataformas de los buenos, de esos que toman lo mejor de la escuela que inició el clasiquísimo Prince of Persia pero adornado con unos gráficos soberbios y movimientos dignos de un ser vivo y no creo que aquí hayan tomado mano del motion capture ni nada de eso, ya que los seres que hay a lo largo del juego son lo bastante deformes como para que no haya modelos en la vida real.
85
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Man merkt, daß die Oddworldler ihr Handwerk in Hollywood gelernt haben: Kameraführung, Musikuntermalung sowie die Charaktere sind absolut filmreif. Statt einer Fülle von zweidimensionalen Widersachern gibt es gerade mal eine Handvoll, die aber in allen Facetten ausgezeichnet sind. Und das beste: Der Spielwitz bleibt dabei nicht auf der Strecke.
85
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Man merkt, daß die Oddworldler ihr Handwerk in Hollywood gelernt haben: Kameraführung, Musikuntermalung sowie die Charaktere sind absolut filmreif. Statt einer Fülle von zweidimensionalen Widersachern gibt es gerade mal eine Handvoll, die aber in allen Facetten ausgezeichnet sind. Und das beste: Der Spielwitz bleibt dabei nicht auf der Strecke.
84
PlayStationGameSpot
Abe's really is the ideal platformer, balancing its action and puzzle elements perfectly to make the game intelligent, engaging, and, best yet, fun. With about 25 to 30 hours of gameplay, there's a lot of meat for you to chew on, whatever kind it may end up being.
84
WindowsMikroBitti
Söpöt sankarit, kuten Sonic ja Mario, saavat nyt epätavallisen kaverin. Oddworldin asukki Abe on nimittäin sanoinkuvaamattoman ruma, mutta siitä huolimatta (tai sen takia) hellyttävä. Abe työskentelee teurastamolla, jonka tuotteet kuten Juicy Puke, eivät enää myy entiseen tapaan. Johtokunta päättää esitellä uuden tuotteen, joka koostuu liukuhihnaorjien lihasta. Abe sattuu näkemään johtokunnan kokouksen ja päättää ottaa jalat alleen, ennenkuin ne löytyvät jonkun muun vatsasta.
82
PlayStationGamezilla
I thought Oddworld was a very difficult game that was frustrating almost as much as it was fun. I did enjoying finding new areas once I solved the puzzles that kept me from advancing, and I could not wait to see the beautiful scenes between levels. If you're ready for a challenge, check out Oddworld. If you're not ready for games that really require a lot of patience, you might need to look elsewhere.
81
WindowsPC Zone
What prospective buyers should watch out for, though, is the level of commitment this game requires. It is hard. It can hurt you. Psychologically. You have to be prepared to put the hours in - especially later in the game - as well as be ready to compensate for a few of the game's misgivings. The slowdown - particularly when Abe enters a new room - does invoke the odd bit of panic (a dog's bollocks system may help, although the game still 'reared' on our office P200), and the lack of a proper save system may be a little too much for some ('back to the start?! You f*****g b*****d! You b*****d!' will become a bit of a catchphrase for some people), but if you can handle these problems then Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is an interesting enough game to warrant your attention.
81
WindowsGameSpot
Most games fall into one of two categories: those that are nothing more than clones and those that improve upon what's come before them. GT Interactive's Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee counts among the latter, continuing the tradition of intelligent and enjoyable platform games established by Prince of Persia and Flashback.
80
WindowsPower Play
Oddworld Inhabitants ist mit „Abe‘s Oddysee“ ein beachtliches 2D-Plattform-Game gelungen, das in keinster Weise antiquiert wirkt. Gleich zu Beginn wird man mit einem Intro auf die düstere Atmosphäre des Spiels eingestimmt, die mich irgendwie an „Blade Runner“ erinnert. Die skurillen und obendrein flüssig animierten Charaktere, allen voran Abe selbst, die hübschen Render-Hintergründe, die qualitativ hochwertigen Zwischensequenzen, der stimmungsvolle Soundtrack und die vielen witzigen Ideen tragen allesamt dazu bei, daß einen des Programm in seinen Bann zieht. Als Nachteil läßt sich eigentlich nur der Schwierigkeitsgrad anführen. Der ist nämlich für meinen Geschmack zu hoch ausgefallen. „Abe‘s Oddysee“ ist teilweise wirklich schwer, und zwar so schwer, daß man manchmal seinen Computer vor lauter Frust sogar am liebsten aus dem Fenster schmeißen möchte. Abgesehen von diesem Manko ist dieser Titel jedoch eines der faszinierendsten Spielevergnügen der letzten Zeit.
80
DOSPower Play
Oddworld Inhabitants ist mit „Abe‘s Oddysee“ ein beachtliches 2D-Plattform-Game gelungen, das in keinster Weise antiquiert wirkt. Gleich zu Beginn wird man mit einem Intro auf die düstere Atmosphäre des Spiels eingestimmt, die mich irgendwie an „Blade Runner“ erinnert. Die skurillen und obendrein flüssig animierten Charaktere, allen voran Abe selbst, die hübschen Render-Hintergründe, die qualitativ hochwertigen Zwischensequenzen, der stimmungsvolle Soundtrack und die vielen witzigen Ideen tragen allesamt dazu bei, daß einen des Programm in seinen Bann zieht. Als Nachteil läßt sich eigentlich nur der Schwierigkeitsgrad anführen. Der ist nämlich für meinen Geschmack zu hoch ausgefallen. „Abe‘s Oddysee“ ist teilweise wirklich schwer, und zwar so schwer, daß man manchmal seinen Computer vor lauter Frust sogar am liebsten aus dem Fenster schmeißen möchte. Abgesehen von diesem Manko ist dieser Titel jedoch eines der faszinierendsten Spielevergnügen der letzten Zeit.
80
WindowsCyberJoy
Naprawdę bardzo rzadko się zdarza, żeby gra nie-fabularna miała tak rozbudowaną fabułę. Oczywiście dobra fabuła to jeszcze nie wszystko - tym rzadziej zdarza się, żeby naprawdę wciągająca historia szła w parze ze świetną grywalnością, grafiką, no i efektami dźwiękowymi. Wszystko to znajduje się w jednej grze pod tytułem "Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee".
80
WindowsPC Action
Hallo! Folge mir! Wer kann dieser Aufforderung des kleinen Mudokon-Charmebolzens Abe schon widerstehen? Seine angsterfüllte Flucht aus der Fleischfabrik weckt ganz einfach das Mitgefühl des Spielers und motiviert ihn, auch nach mehrmaligem Scheitern noch einen neuen Versuch zu wagen. Technisch gibt es an dem ungewöhnlichen Action-Puzzle-Mix Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee wenig auszusetzen, lediglich beim knackigen Schwierigkeitsgrad hat man vielleicht ein wenig zu hoch gegriffen.
80
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
Those who prefer more traditional adventure games would be well-advised to steer clear of Oddworld. While it's definitely not for everyone, it's a thoroughly challenging action-based puzzle game with exceptional design and artistry.
80
WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is the first game of the Oddworld Quintology. In a lush world of diabolical danger where everyone wants to eat you, you are the skinny guy with no weapons. Run, jump, hide, scramble, and talk your way past the ugliest bunch of carnivorous crustaceans ever created. Welcome to Abe’s world of Oddworld!
79
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Der unnötig hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad kann einem den Spaß an Abe's Odyssee ganz schön vermiesen. An Grafik, Sound und den Puzzles gibt es eigentlich nicht viel auszusetzen, und auch das Leveldesign ist eigentlich klasse. Die teils hammerharten Puzzles und die schießfreudigen Gegner lassen sich glücklicherweise dank der Speicherfunktion und unendlich vieler Leben halbwegs umgehen.
75
PlayStationIGN
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is not a fast-paced, action-packed game. It's a thinking man's title that rewards patience more than twitching. It won't appeal to everybody, and may make a good rental candidate. However, if you've found most platformers too childish or repetitious, Oddworld may be one for you.
75
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Oddworld verknüpft geschickt Elemente aus Adventure, Action und einem Schuß Denkspiel Marke Lemmings. Immer wieder lauern neue Herausforderungen auf Abe, ständig gibt es Überraschungen. Allerdings verlangt Abe’s Oddysee auch vom Spieler übermenschliche Fähigkeiten. Meist geht es logisch zu, aber zwischendurch stoppt immer wieder ein undurchschaubares Puzzle den Spielfluß. Und dann stecken Sie leider dauerhaft fest, weil Sie wegen des linearen Lösungswegs nur selten woanders weiterknobeln können. Oddworld ist eine klare Empfehlung für echte Gehirnakrobaten, Normalsterbliche beißen alle halbe Stunde wütend in die Tastatur.
70
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Since the interval between these points is usually several screens long, the game requires that you perfectly execute up to 10 puzzle-filled screens before being able to advance to the next save point. Failure means repeating the process, until you get it right. To make matters worse, some of those puzzles won't just be physical moves, they'll be speech puzzles. So you'll have to hear and repeat back a series of whistles and farts dozens of times until you're able to progress beyond a certain sequence. I had to repeat the most difficult sequences more than 100 times, and though I may be slower than you, I wouldn't recommend buying ABE'S ODDYSEE unless you ca tolerate repetition and have plenty on time on your hands. If it wasn't for this major flaw, I would recommend ABE'S ODDYSEE to any action or adventure gamer. It's loaded with humor, personality, and charm, and the story and puzzles are enough for experienced gamers to sink their teeth into.
70
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Since the interval between these points is usually several screens long, the game requires that you perfectly execute up to 10 puzzle-filled screens before being able to advance to the next save point. Failure means repeating the process, until you get it right. To make matters worse, some of those puzzles won't just be physical moves, they'll be speech puzzles. So you'll have to hear and repeat back a series of whistles and farts dozens of times until you're able to progress beyond a certain sequence. I had to repeat the most difficult sequences more than 100 times, and though I may be slower than you, I wouldn't recommend buying ABE'S ODDYSEE unless you ca tolerate repetition and have plenty on time on your hands. If it wasn't for this major flaw, I would recommend ABE'S ODDYSEE to any action or adventure gamer. It's loaded with humor, personality, and charm, and the story and puzzles are enough for experienced gamers to sink their teeth into.
67
PlayStationThe Video Game Critic
Abe's Oddysee is a satisfying adventure, but only if you have the patience. Many areas need to be tackled in a strategic, deliberate manner, with little room for error. You will die a lot in this game, and the trial-and-error nature of it all can border on tedious. You can save your progress from the pause menu. OddWorld is not for everybody, but gamers looking for a more cerebral challenge will be hooked.