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  • Summary: Also known as Out Of This World, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.

    Another World chronicles the story
    Also known as Out Of This World, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.

    Another World chronicles the story of Lester Knight Chaykin a young scientist hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment that goes wrong. In an alien and inhospitable world, you will have to dodge, outwit, and overcome the host of alien monsters, while surviving an environment as deadly as your enemies. Only a perfect blend of logic and skill will get you past the deadly obstacles that lie in wait.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 27, 2014
    80
    Another World holds up well all these years later, and it remains a captivating must-play for sci-fi fans.
  2. 70
    Essential for anyone with more than a passing interest in games as a whole. [Sept 2014, p.87]
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    65
    A classic that only old school game lovers will fully appreciate. Its slow and repetitive gameplay and high - almost frustrating - difficulty levels could put off many gamers.
  4. Sep 18, 2014
    60
    Better suited to nostalgic gamers than newcomers. [Issue#115, p.84]
  5. Jun 30, 2014
    60
    An always welcome celebration of one of the 16-bit era’s most innovative and cinematic arcade adventures, even if its gameplay irritations are even more obvious in today’s world.
  6. 40
    Expressive design like this might get you into the MOMA, but in the end good looks aren't all that matters.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    7
    A good trip down memory lane. The controls are awkward at times. Overall the game is a enjoyable look back to what platforming originated fromA good trip down memory lane. The controls are awkward at times. Overall the game is a enjoyable look back to what platforming originated from while adding a mixture of extra planning and difficulty to the action. For the best experience play on low resolution with original sounds. Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2014
    5
    This is one of those nostalgia games for people like me in their early thirties who probably remember playing this when they were 9 years old!This is one of those nostalgia games for people like me in their early thirties who probably remember playing this when they were 9 years old! And even after all these years I still got stuck on the first stage for over an hour! Nostalgia aside, this game is not for everybody. The younger generation may feel that this is boring and too difficult, as some of the puzzles in this game got me scratching my head! As far as puzzle platformers go, it may be worth remembering that originals like this gave us the likes of abes odeysee and the like, so some credit is due. However it can't be forgiven for its awkward controls that can seriously frustrate you, and some lack of direction can leave you confused as where to go next.
    The other factor of the game that can gripe some people will probably be the setting, it is very strange. But hey it is another world!

    Pros:
    Sweet nostalgia !
    A good challenge
    Quirky setting

    Cons:
    Awkward controls
    A bit pricey at £6.49
    Other games do the platform puzzler a lot better
    Damn right strange!

    Overall I give the game a 5

    Honest & unbiased reviews by Steelselecta
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  3. Oct 23, 2014
    3
    It sucks, it sucks, it sucks. This was an impulse buy for me, as I can remember playing the original back in the day. The horrendousIt sucks, it sucks, it sucks. This was an impulse buy for me, as I can remember playing the original back in the day. The horrendous controls and barely polished graphics and audio don't belong on a modern gaming console. Avoid this game! Expand