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  • Summary: The Fabled Oddworld Series Makes its Return in High Definition in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jan 11, 2012
    94
    Stranger will suck you in, much like his bounty collection device, from the opening tutorial and you won't be able to put it down until the final boss fight and surprise ending.
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    90
    There's no doubt about it, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is punching well above its £9.99 price bracket. The production values coupled with over ten hours of quality gameplay mean the game would easily be worth £40 if stuck on the shelf of your local retailer.
  3. Play UK
    Jan 25, 2012
    86
    Brilliant. [Feb 2012, p.83]
  4. It's an enjoyable and surreal experience. Smart dialogue and pointed cultural comment make this no different from its Oddworld predecessors, and a very welcome addition to PSN.
  5. Jan 25, 2012
    80
    It's great to see Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath in high definition, since it's a game that deserves to be played. The dual gameplay works fine, as you can switch from third to first person perspective by just pressing the right analog stick. The way you get ammo is different from everything else, but will put you in both pleasant and unpleasant situations.
  6. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 13, 2012
    80
    An impressive revamp of a lost classic. [Feb 2012, p.86]
  7. Mar 17, 2012
    70
    Despite showing its age, Stranger's Wrath HD is still a wholly original, refreshing title when compared to many modern offerings.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    I'm not really a fan of HD remakes, but this one is an exception, i never really got a chance to play the first game since i didn't own anI'm not really a fan of HD remakes, but this one is an exception, i never really got a chance to play the first game since i didn't own an Xbox back then, i only had a PS2, so i'm glad this got re-released for PS3, this game is one of the best i have ever played, it's beautiful even though it's a last-gen game, gameplay is fluid aswell, it's perfect. Expand
  2. May 27, 2012
    10
    Fantastic HD remake, cannot fault it at all. All PS3 players should give this a shot at least. With the previously announced 3DTV and MoveFantastic HD remake, cannot fault it at all. All PS3 players should give this a shot at least. With the previously announced 3DTV and Move update coming out the week after E3, there isn't much else that could improve this game, more than it already is! Expand
  3. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    Excellent game back in the day and with a cheap price and shiny new graphics now is the time to play your new favorite game. I'm loving it allExcellent game back in the day and with a cheap price and shiny new graphics now is the time to play your new favorite game. I'm loving it all over again, after so long I'd forgotten just how cool the switch from third person action to FPS is. Its about time we had more games from oddworld! Expand
  4. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    An amazing game which just sadly got lost in other releases and platform exclusivity the first time around. Thankfully Just Add Water haveAn amazing game which just sadly got lost in other releases and platform exclusivity the first time around. Thankfully Just Add Water have come along to bring this amazing game into HD! its still got all the old charm but now looks so much better! defiantly worth buying Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2012
    10
    Great game, and a great port, even though the game already ran at 480p @ 60fps with in game Dolby Digital on the original Xbox, it's stilGreat game, and a great port, even though the game already ran at 480p @ 60fps with in game Dolby Digital on the original Xbox, it's stil great to see this masterpiece shine once again on the Ps3. I only played a short piece of the game on my original Xbox so, when i saw this in the Ps store, it was a great opportunity for me to finally play this game from start to finish and give it the respect it deserves ! Great game, lots of variety, great sounds, and Stranger is so damn funny at times ! :-) ...(Gotta...Capture.. Yo momma) Hilarious !! Expand
  6. Dec 29, 2011
    10
    I have just recieved the platinum trophy for the game, and i can say that at no point did it feel like a chore to have to play through itI have just recieved the platinum trophy for the game, and i can say that at no point did it feel like a chore to have to play through it twice. I felt like there could have been more pre-rendered cutscenes as these have always been a highlight of the Oddworld series. Also if you have played older Oddworld games you should receive a few nostalgic hits here and there. I did have a problem with the sound though, it felt like some of the voices were being cut off too early and a lack of sound effects in a few areas, but as i got into the game these moments slipped passed me as i was engaged in the experience. The change in gameplay and story near the end was the cherry on the cake for me, along with listening to what the Clakkerz had to say and the funny dialogue from the Grubbs. Even though it did not have that gloomy feel of the first two oddworld games, it was something different and revealed a new part of Oddworld that will always have a place in my heart, and a place on my list of gaming greats. Expand
  7. Jul 29, 2018
    6
    OW:SW had a lot going for it - a brilliantly unique gameplay concept with an interesting story tacked on to it. While I did enjoy the game, IOW:SW had a lot going for it - a brilliantly unique gameplay concept with an interesting story tacked on to it. While I did enjoy the game, I couldn't help but notice the incredibly bland world, clunky controls (especially when switching from third to first person views), and the repetitive/sluggish pacing. These factors held Stranger’s Wrath back from being one of the greats. Expand

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