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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Screenshots

DOS version

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Main menu

Main menu

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Starting location. The game gives some helpful tips at the beginning

Starting location. The game gives some helpful tips at the beginning

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Grim "totalitarian" atmosphere with touches of dark humor prevails in the game

Grim "totalitarian" atmosphere with touches of dark humor prevails in the game

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Finally outside. Touch the stone to get some advice. Jumping puzzle with falling stones ahead

Finally outside. Touch the stone to get some advice. Jumping puzzle with falling stones ahead

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Yeah, you need to pull that lever. But how can you do it with those ferocious animals guarding it?..

Yeah, you need to pull that lever. But how can you do it with those ferocious animals guarding it?..

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Abe will often go up and down on such platforms

Abe will often go up and down on such platforms

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Paramonian Nests, one of the most adrenaline-raising areas in the game - all done in shadowy graphics. Here you see two Paramites tear Abe apart

Paramonian Nests, one of the most adrenaline-raising areas in the game - all done in shadowy graphics. Here you see two Paramites tear Abe apart

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Entrance to Scrabania. Abe will chant (yo, yo, yo... :)) to get some advice

Entrance to Scrabania. Abe will chant (yo, yo, yo... :)) to get some advice

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS The game often shows two levels on one screen, one close, one remote

The game often shows two levels on one screen, one close, one remote

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Even the loading screen is humorous

Even the loading screen is humorous

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Scrabanian Nests. Abe is making a jump

Scrabanian Nests. Abe is making a jump

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Beautiful location, but also very dangerous: Scrapyards. Abe is relaxing in front of a cozy fire

Beautiful location, but also very dangerous: Scrapyards. Abe is relaxing in front of a cozy fire

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Your heroic mission: rescue Mudokons...

Your heroic mission: rescue Mudokons...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS ...and lead them safely to portals

...and lead them safely to portals

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Abe is killed by a vicious Slog

Abe is killed by a vicious Slog

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS The timer starts...

The timer starts...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee DOS Oh no, so many bombs!

Oh no, so many bombs!


Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Screenshots

PlayStation version

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Title screen

Title screen

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Main menu

Main menu

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Humorous loading screen

Humorous loading screen

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Atmospheric intro animation: the view of Rapture Farms...

Atmospheric intro animation: the view of Rapture Farms...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation ...and of the poor, helpless Mudokons working there

...and of the poor, helpless Mudokons working there

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation The game's starting location. Electronic advises float above. Abe makes a comical gesture with possible Jewish influences

The game's starting location. Electronic advises float above. Abe makes a comical gesture with possible Jewish influences

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation The game's entire first area is the grim, totalitarian factory. Abe is trying to run past all these slogans

The game's entire first area is the grim, totalitarian factory. Abe is trying to run past all these slogans

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation The second chapter deals with escaping the factory through the scrapyard. Security is pretty tight here

The second chapter deals with escaping the factory through the scrapyard. Security is pretty tight here

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Abe finally emerged in the mysterious ancient Mudokon lands

Abe finally emerged in the mysterious ancient Mudokon lands

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Such tips and stories are encountered pretty often

Such tips and stories are encountered pretty often

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Emerging in Paramonia - one of the game's biggest areas. Nice weather, birds are singing...

Emerging in Paramonia - one of the game's biggest areas. Nice weather, birds are singing...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Whoa, dude, sweet ride! This animal is called Elam and has seemingly little to do with the ancient pre-Iranian civilization of the game name

Whoa, dude, sweet ride! This animal is called Elam and has seemingly little to do with the ancient pre-Iranian civilization of the game name

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Abe has jumped through the well, possessed the Slig from the background, and I killed the Slog controlling the Slig. Just a regular day in Oddworld

Abe has jumped through the well, possessed the Slig from the background, and I killed the Slog controlling the Slig. Just a regular day in Oddworld

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Paramonian Temple hub. You'll have to complete six areas in any order

Paramonian Temple hub. You'll have to complete six areas in any order

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation The Paramonian temple areas have nests made by Paramites, spider-dog-like creatures. Here, Abe is practicing throwing pieces of meat

The Paramonian temple areas have nests made by Paramites, spider-dog-like creatures. Here, Abe is practicing throwing pieces of meat

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Up close and personal with a Paramite. Nearby is a lever - one of the many you'll encounter

Up close and personal with a Paramite. Nearby is a lever - one of the many you'll encounter

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Bells, bombs, doors, images, and Abe rolling around

Bells, bombs, doors, images, and Abe rolling around

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation This looks like more classical platforming gameplay, don't you think?

This looks like more classical platforming gameplay, don't you think?

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Paramonian Nests - a short, yet very tough area, where everyone are presented by silhouettes

Paramonian Nests - a short, yet very tough area, where everyone are presented by silhouettes

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation You finally reach Scrabania, another very large area somewhat past halfway through the game

You finally reach Scrabania, another very large area somewhat past halfway through the game

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation If you try to chant with those cameras present, they will zap you!..

If you try to chant with those cameras present, they will zap you!..

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation On the other hand, chanting in front of bird portals in such quiet areas activates them

On the other hand, chanting in front of bird portals in such quiet areas activates them

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation You've discovered a secret area in Scrabania and briefly return to the initial factory. Hoisting onto the platform to hide from the guard

You've discovered a secret area in Scrabania and briefly return to the initial factory. Hoisting onto the platform to hide from the guard

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Scrabanian temple hub - eight more trials and you are done. No wonder the game's middle part drags so much

Scrabanian temple hub - eight more trials and you are done. No wonder the game's middle part drags so much

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Scrabanian temple area - ornaments, levers, and a Scrab all by himself

Scrabanian temple area - ornaments, levers, and a Scrab all by himself

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Now you'll have to deal with floating bombs, too!..

Now you'll have to deal with floating bombs, too!..

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Scrabanian Nests are similar to the Paramonian ones visually, but the gameplay here is much more relaxed

Scrabanian Nests are similar to the Paramonian ones visually, but the gameplay here is much more relaxed

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation The game's final (and also very long) chapter takes you back towards the initial factory. It's pretty dark here...

The game's final (and also very long) chapter takes you back towards the initial factory. It's pretty dark here...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation ...and security has been clearly upgraded!

...and security has been clearly upgraded!

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation It's time to dedicate yourself to saving all those Mudokons and possibly achieve a good ending

It's time to dedicate yourself to saving all those Mudokons and possibly achieve a good ending

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation GameSpeak allows for some fairly complex gameplay. This controls screen is indispensable in case you forget some commands

GameSpeak allows for some fairly complex gameplay. This controls screen is indispensable in case you forget some commands

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation About to send a fellow Mudokon through a bird portal. Trying not to get zapped by that energy barrier

About to send a fellow Mudokon through a bird portal. Trying not to get zapped by that energy barrier

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation At least you get some help about those giant bombs

At least you get some help about those giant bombs

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Abe is being brutally devoured by a Slog

Abe is being brutally devoured by a Slog

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation This will happen many, many times. You've stepped on a bomb - everything explodes, chunks of pixels are flying around, but this Mudokon miraculously survives...

This will happen many, many times. You've stepped on a bomb - everything explodes, chunks of pixels are flying around, but this Mudokon miraculously survives...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation More cool Slig possession action. Sligs have their own GameSpeak, and you'll have to know what to say to pass this screen!..

More cool Slig possession action. Sligs have their own GameSpeak, and you'll have to know what to say to pass this screen!..

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Tiptoeing past a sleeping Slog. You've reached the so-called Zulag

Tiptoeing past a sleeping Slog. You've reached the so-called Zulag

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation Viewing the map - not that helpful, actually

Viewing the map - not that helpful, actually

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation A CG animated cutscene showing the evil Glukkons

A CG animated cutscene showing the evil Glukkons

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee PlayStation The game's final area is plagued by bombs, enemies, and a time limit!..

The game's final area is plagued by bombs, enemies, and a time limit!..


Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Screenshots

Windows version

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Title screen

Title screen

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Main menu

Main menu

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Starting point in game

Starting point in game

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Escaping in nick of time

Escaping in nick of time

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows In front and back of the scene

In front and back of the scene

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Sneaking over the sleeping guard

Sneaking over the sleeping guard

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows You must rescue your race from being served as a main meal

You must rescue your race from being served as a main meal

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Defusing a bomb isn't always succesful when I'm playing around

Defusing a bomb isn't always succesful when I'm playing around

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Escaping Rupture Farms

Escaping Rupture Farms

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Escaping Rupture Farms, Part II

Escaping Rupture Farms, Part II

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Free at last!..

Free at last!..

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Nice woods - the game's very lengthy second part begins

Nice woods - the game's very lengthy second part begins

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Having a little ride!..

Having a little ride!..

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Who could have built these nets?..

Who could have built these nets?..

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows Scrabania

Scrabania

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows The animal I’m riding has its own will and does not always obey me.

The animal I’m riding has its own will and does not always obey me.

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Windows These mines should be avoided

These mines should be avoided