Oh sweet, sweet nostalgia. Oddworld’s side-scrolling platformer, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is going for 100% free on gog.com, allowing you to relive your childhood memories of the strange (and slightly terrifying, tbh) world surrounding Abe.
If you haven’t played Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee I recommend you smash the download button right now. It’s quite possibly the best puzzle platformer you will ever play, it’s also got a pretty weird storyline (which I still regard as one of the most interesting in gaming history) that freaked me out as a youngster.
In a lush world of diabolical danger where everyone wants to eat you, you’re the skinny guy with no weapons. Run, jump, hide, scramble and talk your way past the ugliest bunch of carnivorous crustaceans ever created. Unlock Abe’s special powers, then figure out your foes, and you might save your race. Don’t, and you’re dinner!
Abe is a first class Mudokon floor-waxer for RuptureFarms. He was catapulted into a life of adventure when he overheard plans by his boss to turn all the Mudokons into Tasty Treats as part of a last-ditch in Molluck the Glukkon’s meat-packing empire. During his escape from RuptureFarms, Abe received a vision from the mysterious Big Face, showing Abe that he must not only rescue his fellow Mudokons, but also protect all of Oddworld’s creatures from the predatory Magog Cartel.
Head on over to gog.com and pick up Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee for free, here.