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  • Summary: If you hated the first one, it's likely because of the lack of save points, so you should definitely consider giving this series another try.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. In Exoddus, you have an incredibly welcomed quick-save option that allows you to quickly save your progress, anywhere in the game as many times as you want.
  2. Abe's Exoddus isn't different in too many ways from the original but it harkens back to that old saying. "If it ain't broke then why fix it?" fans of the original will be totally pleased here.
  3. It's Mudokons. SoulStorm brew is made out of Mudokons! You gotta tell them! [Jan 2004, p.188]
  4. Roberto Benigni may have gotten a lot of press for finding humor in the Holocaust, but Oddworld does it too, only the humor is dripping black. Yes, I just said Holocaust.
  5. It's very clever; the political overtones are great for that last-minute term paper. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  6. The GameSpeak feature alone is reason enough to play this one. [Nov 2001, p.50]
  7. Empathy is the game's strongest suit, with tension coming a close second... As a whole the game's a classy, polished package.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Sep 22, 2011
    This is one of my favorite games on the PlayStation. The content is original and really fun. Just the right amount of difficulty, great scenery, and mind-blowing character development makes this a game of the decade. I wish there was a rating for 11/10. Expand
  2. AxelR
    Sep 9, 2008
    Best puzzle platformer action game ever! This game rocks in not only gameplay, but humor and laughs. A polished gem.
  3. Aug 19, 2012
    I LOVE this game. I want to thank Sherry McKenna e Lorne Lanning for creating this amazing World. I love every single aspect of it: the sadism, the adventure, the irony, the sound/music, the backgrounds, the fact that the player character can also possess other creatures, the fact that the player can kill mudokons...one of the best games ever. 10/10 Expand
  4. AndreasL
    Dec 2, 2008
    There is nothing to complain about. every aspect of the game is lovely!
  5. Dec 26, 2011
    I'm glad of rating this game, because it's one of the first games I played. Graphics are nice, specially in the intros... spectacular (obviously for 1998). Gameplay is very addictive, and it's easy to learn the controls of the games, but sometimes the game gets very hard, but fortunately, we got Quicksaves. Everybody knows that, although quicksaves let you save the game in every moment, the game doesn't get bored because of the difficulty of the game. Rescuing mudokons (or killing them xD), is an original idea, and Oddworld knew how to create a great and original world. It's really sad that they actually don't make games (seriously, the last game they made was in 2005 I think). Sorry the bad english. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2011
    One of the most loved games of my past is Oddworld.
    heavily puzzle based for a platform game yet they did it well!
    giving the option to
    possess and control your enemies is what made this game shine the most in my eyes. With the strange yet wonderful creatures of Oddworld, this bizzar world really stands out from other platform games. At times you will need to think fast on your feet or meet your demise while others take timing and patience.
    you have a choice to either save your brethren or leave them stranded or even dead.
    Although a direct sequel to the first, the second does not disappoint. new features adds a greater experience from the first. wonderful game and story over all.
  7. MarkD.
    Nov 5, 2006
    Just about the only 2D platformer on the Playstation worth owning (apart from the original). This is comparable to classic 16 Bit platform adventures such as Flashback and Another World yet Abe's Exoddus has it's own unique personality; Abes world and characters are like no other - cute yet dark and eerie at the same time. The gameplay is also on the weird side and involves possessing and taking controll of other characters to acieve your goals! You can't fail to be charmed by Abe! Expand

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