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  • Summary: In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you pick-up where New 'N' Tasty left off. Abe has undergone an unwanted transformation from being a clueless Mudokon cog, literally about to be chewed up by the Glukkons' big business machine, into an unlikely hero, a beacon of hope.
    Abe was someone who went about
    In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you pick-up where New 'N' Tasty left off. Abe has undergone an unwanted transformation from being a clueless Mudokon cog, literally about to be chewed up by the Glukkons' big business machine, into an unlikely hero, a beacon of hope.
    Abe was someone who went about his life, blind to what was happening around him, and then woke to a deeper uncomfortable reality and had no choice but to make a change. Abe may not have wanted to be a hero, but there was, and remains, some greatness in Abe. A greater purpose. A greater good. All of which got him into enormous amounts of trouble and continues to do so.
    Revolutions start small and build from unexpected places. You and Abe are the beginning. In Oddworld: Soulstorm, you will begin to understand the power of many will be needed to solve problems that the individual alone cannot.
    Based on the concept of Scavenger's Economy, you will loot from trash cans, pickpocket, and search through lockers for items to craft into weapons and tools to use to help save your fellow Mudokons while you try to unlock the dark secrets behind Brew.

    Whether you prefer the classic Abe playstyle of sneaking and problem solving or using scavenge for what you need to create an arsenal that you can hand off to your followers that you have saved along the way, Oddworld: Soulstorm gives you more choices to replay with different approaches.
    Add in light RPG elements, leader boards, trophies for completionists, and a progression system and Soulstorm sets a new standard for next-generation action adventure platformers.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 21, 2021
    89
    Soulstorm dares to be bold with its 2.9D presentation, which brings a lot of life to the scenery. The soft reboot has deviated considerably from Exoddus, which is based upon, with a more cinematic approach and new gameplay mechanisms. We miss the late-90s level design of Exoddus, but we loved Soulstorm for its odd-acity!
  2. Apr 21, 2021
    88
    Oddworld: Soulstorm is a great game. A tough one for all those looking for a challenge. It is both a wholly new experience and a familiar one in the same breath. While a few minor bugs plagued me at times and the games’ difficulty throwing me for a few loops, Soulstorm is a solid experience. It’s a much more thought out experience, much closer to the original idea the team at Oddworld Inhabitants had for it way back in the early 90s. Whilst still retaining some of Exoddus’ flair and charm.
  3. Apr 12, 2021
    85
    Oddworld: Soulstorm offers a refreshing take as a reimagining of an old classic. It provides platforming goodness, a bit of trial-and-error with situations, lots of secrets to find, and thousands of Mudokons to save. Sadly, it does have some noticeable shortcomings related to its controls, friendly AI movement, and save system.
  4. Apr 16, 2021
    75
    Soulstorm offers a good rewriting of Abe's Exodus with updated graphics and gamepaly. For sure, it's a common die and retry game, but the variety of situations proposed is modernizing this old concept. With an IA sometimes full of bugs, the title is also a bit repetitive, but we still get attached to the destiny of this oppressed people superbly highlighted. Soulstorm is nevertheless an addictive experience if you accept its proposition.
  5. May 29, 2021
    70
    Oddworld: Soulstorm is undoubtedly the best-looking entry in the series yet, with dazzling cutscenes and beautiful environments. However, when it comes to gameplay, Oddworld: Soulstorm comes with a lot of bugs, and clunky and confusing controls. This made the overall gameplay more sluggish and cumbersome than it ought to be, and, in turn, made tricky levels frustrating and tedious rather than pleasantly challenging.
  6. Apr 16, 2021
    70
    We are definitely pleased seeing the return of Abe, one of the most beloved heroes of the PS One generation. We are more than pleased that it retains the essence of the gameplay while also modernizing it. We are thrilled in the prospect that Abe’s saga will continue. At the same time, we really hope that the next adventures will be accompanied by more reliable gameplay mechanics and less of the tired industrial environments.
  7. Apr 14, 2021
    60
    Though plodding and slow-paced relative to modern stealth games, there is something satisfying to its puzzle-like approach. Unfortunately, it's hard to see the good through issues with the AI, frustrating checkpointing, and technical troubles. Oddworld is an interesting world and I hope we get to see the rest of Abe's saga, but the series needs more than a new coat of paint to breathe new life into the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 38
  2. Negative: 15 out of 38
  1. Apr 7, 2021
    10
    Absolutely perfect continuation of a beloved hidden gem. The graphics are amazing, art style is mind boggling. Absolutely love this.
  2. Apr 14, 2021
    10
    Sometimes hard, but rewarding. You will enjoy it, believe me :-) One of the best games of this first 4 months.
  3. Apr 8, 2021
    9
    This game is a very fresh slice of oddworld with a whole pack of nostalgia too. Yes there are a few bugs, mostly graphical, but the gameplayThis game is a very fresh slice of oddworld with a whole pack of nostalgia too. Yes there are a few bugs, mostly graphical, but the gameplay is mostly solid, the challenge I wanted from a new Oddworld game. The new mechanics are a real improvement. Only negative comment is non-skippable cutscenes and hold button to exit hint screens. Expand
  4. Jul 18, 2021
    6
    This... is not a good game. It's too long, too tedious and it's just waterdown version of previous games.
    Definitely the worst in the series
  5. Apr 9, 2021
    4
    Terrible PC Port.

    I was looking forward to this one, but I am very disappointed. Had to refund after fighting with the controls for 30min.
    Terrible PC Port.

    I was looking forward to this one, but I am very disappointed. Had to refund after fighting with the controls for 30min. The key-bindings can't be changed properly, and in-game messages all use PlayStation keys.

    Can't really say anything about the gameplay since I never got past the intro level.
    The graphics were oké, although they seemed blurry.

    Maybe worth it if u use a controller or on another platform, but otherwise stay away from the PC version.
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  6. Apr 11, 2021
    2
    Extremely lazy port from consoles. Did not even care to add normal controls as if anyone on PC must have console controllers available to playExtremely lazy port from consoles. Did not even care to add normal controls as if anyone on PC must have console controllers available to play this game Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2021
    0
    Si esperaban mucho de este juego terminarán con una desepcion al principio es divertido pero se vuelve aburrido y tedioso los controles

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