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  • Summary: In Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, the new chapter the Oddworld series, you'll step into the role of the Stranger--a mysterious bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for money. Equipped a variety of strange weapons that use small creatures as bullets, you'll explore expansive environments ranging from Old West towns and thick forests to industrial complexes. The game combines first- and third-person action gameplay with familiar Oddworld elements. Expand
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 65
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  1. 100
    Stranger's Wrath is insidious. Few games have so thoroughly hooked me and absolutely compelled me to play for way too many hours while neglecting all other responsibilities. It offers such a mix of modern game genres that pretty much everybody will find something to love and many, like myself, will find a lot to love.
  2. Quite possibly the best single player experience available on the Xbox. Outstripping even the mighty "Halo," it is fresh, unique, and unparalleled in its innovation of the genre.
  3. While Stranger's Wrath doesn't really break new ground it does present players with a much different Oddworld experience then we've become used to. The way in which the gameplay blurs the various genres it pulls from is a nice touch that keeps things from becoming too straight forward.
  4. What we have here is one of those "high concept", innovative story driven shooters like "The Chronicles of Riddick" or the criminally underrated "Breakdown" that works perfectly as not only a video game, but a thrilling trip to a wonderfully fleshed out visual world that's an absolute knockout to run around and do things in.
  5. Don't let it fool you though; the game isn't very child friendly at all. The later levels become extremely difficult and might require having to be replayed over and over which also helps extend the already lengthy playtime encountered.
  6. A real change from the rest of the Oddworld games, but a welcome one. Here's hoping the Stranger turns up in future Oddworld games.
  7. If you're gonna have odd features, make them essential... A good game, but a slightly wasted opportunity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. MarkW.
    Feb 1, 2005
    Brilliant!!! Iv'e never laughed so hard or been traumitized so much from a game. I'm not a big shooter fan; however, it's better than any PC Strategy or RPG game iv'e played. The story is acted out extremely well (no reading). Expand
  2. AntonioC.
    Jan 27, 2005
    This is probably the only XBox game you need to own this year. Best graphics I've seen on the system so far. Only let down is that there is no multiplayer, but this is not really the kind of game you play with others, anyway... Expand
  3. MadsC.
    Jan 7, 2008
    A great game with that special oddworld feel to it. It tries to combine quite a bit of genres: 3D platformer, Stealth and FPS. And actually pulls it off. Expand
  4. SpankyC.
    Mar 3, 2005
    I thought this game looked a bit suspect when I first picked it up but its eating into my life as it is fantastic.
  5. LisaG.
    Aug 5, 2005
    A very unique experience. The graphics are stunning.
  6. RoseM.
    Jul 6, 2006
    I really love this game "Stranger's Wrath." The graphic art is totally awesome! I find that playing this game helps me feel relaxed when strolling around the valleys and forestry, well, until you get to about in the middle of the game is where the real battle begins. I must admit it, just close to the end of Stanger' Wrath, it is very tough to say. I have played this game a good five times and always want to come back for more! It is a difficult game to play and you need to be very, very patient with this. Its fun! The music I really love to hear as I play. I[***SPOILERS***] find this very soothing and mellow as I would travel town to town and the canyons to bag these rubbery looking outlaws. I found out that when it is time to capture some of these bad guys, find that some of these outlaws, they are hard to bag. If I can remember, Jo-Mamma, Bliterz Booty, Fatty McBoom Boom and Filthy Hands Floyd and I think, Looten Duke are easy to wrap up. The rest are very difficult to capture alive. I sometimes, feel pity for the Stranger. He takes alot of beatings and being shot at plenty of times but, manage to survive no matter what. A question I must ask about this game. " What is the deal at the end of this game when accomplished?" "Is their any hope to continue this sequel to the first of Stranger's Wrath sequel, like Part II ?" I really need to know more of what happen like you know what happened at the end. I just don't want to spoil the surprise to whom has never played this game and is about to. It is a great story telling game as you play along. So please email me your side of the story and tell me if there will be a " Stranger's Wrath, Part II. Thanks a bunch! Sincerely, Rose, your Oddworld fan. Expand
  7. Coke-e
    Jan 24, 2005
    Solid Game. Very polished, except for the poor voice work. I would just rent this one, but then again, I hardly ever buy games.. I have Halo 2 and a bunch of RPGs.. That's it Expand

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