This game is rated PEGI 12
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After discovering a plot to turn slave workers, the Mudokons, into food to make up for lessening sales Abe, a Mudokon himself, escapes the farm. He returns to free the rest of the slaves and shut down the factory. The story adaptively changes depending on your choices, which results in several different endings you can collect.
Play involves dodging fast-moving trains, lasers and even flamethrowers in your quest for freedom. You scale chasms and dodge hazards in many different levels, swinging on poles and jumping across platforms.
You can also craft and pickpocket items that can help you or hinder your pursuers. You build up a team of following Mudokons who will match your movement. You not only need to make sure the way is safe for you but that it will remain so until all the Mudokons have passed through as well, a little like The Lemmings. Depending on how many you successfully keep alive, you can unlock extra levels, story twists and more.
This has been the case in all the Oddworld games, but in this one, you can equip your following minions with abilities to help you progress and take on bigger and more challenging enemies.
There have been several games in the Oddworld series on a variety of different platforms:
- Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997) Playstation and PC
- Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (1998) Playstation and PC
- Oddworld Adventures (1998) Game Boy
- Oddworld Adventures 2 (2000) Game Boy Colour
- Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (2001) Xbox (2003) Game Boy Advance. Later released for PC Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Android and Nintendo switch.
- Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (2005) Xbox. Later released for PC, Mac, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch.
- Oddworld: New n Tasty (2014) PlayStation 4. Later released for Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS.
- Oddworld: Soulstorm (2021) Playstation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
All the games feature the same focus of capitalism, colonialism and greed, and can help to start conversations about these topics.
Release Date: 19/09/1997, updated in 2021
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS5, PSP, Switch, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Platform
Accessibility: 18 features
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (Ps1 Emulation)
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty
Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty (PS4 )
Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty Tasty: Deluxe Edition
Oddworld: New 'N' Tasty: Complete Edition
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
Oddworld: Soulstorm Enhanced Edition
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
Oddworld Soulstorm has three difficulty settings, which increase/decrease the number of hazards and enemies shooting at you as you progress.
As the game is played on a 2D plane, it is easy to see where you need to go next and how to get there. While you can't save that game, it automatically places a checkpoint after virtually every object which allows you to quickly pick up right where you left off.
The game has subtitles, which are quite small and not always very clear, but they allow you to play the game without sound.
You can get additional help on PS5 through Activity Cards if you have PlayStation Plus subscription. This provides hints, tips, and walkthrough videos that can be watched while you play.
Diversity and Inclusion
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