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  • Summary: Rescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny. Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labourRescue your fellow meat factory slaves in this nostalgic, classic platformer with the latest immersive graphics and design. Find your destiny. Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld's biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbled across his boss's secret plan to turn the factory's slave labour force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Trigger-happy hunting parties, carnivorous sacred beasts, ancient temple traps and even a return to his former workplace await Abe on his journey to discover his people's heritage. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Jul 31, 2014
    100
    Oddworld New ‘n Tasty is the perfect example of what a remake should be; it keeps a fantastic game and just adds every conceivable thing to improve it. There are too many awesome little touches to mention.
  2. Jul 24, 2014
    90
    Seventeen years after its original release, Abe's Oddysee is still one of the most strange, brilliant, original and funny platform around. This new edition is, indeed, tasty, and no player should miss it.
  3. 90
    If you are are still skeptical of giving it a go, maybe just try thinking of it as "an adventure through a genocidal meat factory with plenty of explosions and telepathy." That may change your mind.
  4. Jul 29, 2014
    85
    Minor technical problems aside, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a game that recognises the limitations and shortcomings of the original. It addresses these, somehow making 17-year-old mechanics malleable, and shapes them into a mould that painlessly accepts contemporary production standards.
  5. Aug 7, 2014
    80
    Anyone who enjoys puzzle games owes it to themselves to check out this series.
  6. Jul 25, 2014
    80
    For some of the hardcore fans of the original, New ‘n’ Tasty may disappoint simply because it is different, but – as someone who saved every Mudokon in Abe’s Oddysee – I had a great time revisiting this classic.
  7. Jul 28, 2014
    60
    When it works, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is a beautiful, quirky, and devious puzzle platformer that deserves a spot alongside the likes of LIMBO, Another World and the original Abe’s Oddysee in the gaming canon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work nearly often enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    10
    That's how all remakes should be made. This version of the game produced by J.A.W maintains what makes the original a classic while addingThat's how all remakes should be made. This version of the game produced by J.A.W maintains what makes the original a classic while adding several improvements that don't comprimise the creative vision that the original had. For example, the game has added versatility in its difficulty, allowing people who felt frustrated with the original enjoy the game. Controlling Abe feels diferent, it feels better, the controls seem to respond better, but there was no loss of the feeling that I controling a real person, or should I say, a real creature. Somehow they managed to find that perfect balance betwen responsive controls and the feel that i am controlling a real penson.This has always been one of the things I liked most about the original games, the fact that you were controlling a real person, this combined with the extremely peculiar world that Lorne Lanning created passed that first positive first impression that the game provide, thats what called the player's attention. However, the appeal of the game went beyond that, it went far deeper, the game have excellent game mechanics and there's a sensational narrative, with several implied messages that can be reflected by the player, allowing him to take his own conclusions. More important than that is the fact that the gameplay is in total confluence with the story, it is totally different from modern games that compromise the story just because shoot 'em in the head is what sells,it isn't that game that developers create a cgi scene there they want you to care about the character, and when he gives you control of the character he send hordes of enemies for you to shoot , I don't see any person who can sympathize with a murderer. Any violence in oddworld, the creators can get away with it through irony. The gameplay isnt against the narrative, this is one of that special games that the gameplay doesnt work against the narrative, it works in favor of the narrative, making a emotional atachment with the player and the character of the game that few other mediums can achieve, its one of that special games that is very atmosferic.All the improvements help to create a more compealing atmosfere, the game looks more real than ever, the jump to 3D and no flipscreen help the game create a more cinematic feel ( sometimes the camera angles change ) . More important than ever is , despite being an all new game, this remake keeps what made the original apealing, it has its creative vision, it is a remake that remaster the classic to the 21st century. One of the things i absolute love about this game is the pace of it, it provides a nice challenge but at the same time it isnt that much that game that you are in constant battle and must have very fast reflexes, its a game that you can take your time, you have to be patient to be a good player, and the best thing is that because of the great controls i aways feel that i died because of me and not because of the game. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2014
    10
    Incredibly beautifully game completely reconstructed from the ground up of the 1997 classic. This game sets a standard for quality inIncredibly beautifully game completely reconstructed from the ground up of the 1997 classic. This game sets a standard for quality in excellence toward how remasters SHOULD be approached. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2014
    9
    I am a die-hard fan of the original. Sure, it had some flaws, but it was still awesome. I loved everything about it. The graphics, theI am a die-hard fan of the original. Sure, it had some flaws, but it was still awesome. I loved everything about it. The graphics, the controls, the game play, the puzzles, and especially the atmosphere. This remake is extremely surprising. It is the same game, but totally different. The controls, the level design, the game play mechanics. The game is like a completely new game. Which is a good thing. So if I were to mention what I loved about it, I would say that it has excellent controls, great level design, and is true to the original, yet offers something both fans, and new comers would enjoy. However, it does come with its own flaws. The Easy and Medium modes are WAY too easy (They even added a health bar). Some NPCs don't respond on time or get easily distracted (Happened to me once or twice, so it isn't that big of a deal). But the biggest complaint I have with it is that the atmosphere is completely gone. The game is now less creepy, and more comedic. The silly lines that Mudokens and Sligs mutter during game play are kinda annoying, and pretty loud. You can turn down the volume of voices, but still. I just love almost everything about this game, and would have given it a 9 or a 10, if it weren't for the atmosphere change. It felt less like an Oddworld, and more like a new game... But is that bad? Well... You decide. I am just providing my opinion. Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2017
    8
    A very fun game to play and has major graphical improvements over the original PS1 classic. It feels familiar yet strange when playing butA very fun game to play and has major graphical improvements over the original PS1 classic. It feels familiar yet strange when playing but they really have done a great job with this overall. If you own a PS4 then stop wasting time reading this and give it a go. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2015
    7
    Lovely to see a loyal remake done so well. Clearly allot of time and care was put into making sure it matched the original as much asLovely to see a loyal remake done so well. Clearly allot of time and care was put into making sure it matched the original as much as possible. However, one main thing did jump out. I remember playing the original and loving it, but that was +15 years ago. Today, this type of play style feels simple and a bit dated. Don't get me wrong, I still like it, but it just really makes me realize that perhaps remake should innovate a bit more (the die hard fans will moan, but it's for the best.)

    Overall:
    Gripes aside it'S still allot of fun and a fond trip into nostalgia, even if dampered a bit.
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  6. Aug 14, 2015
    6
    I want to love this game so badly, but too many flaws. After hours of playing jumping still feels imprecise and I'm never quite 100% sure whenI want to love this game so badly, but too many flaws. After hours of playing jumping still feels imprecise and I'm never quite 100% sure when to press "x." Deactivating mines is always hit or miss and not often on the first try. The farting is just gross. While I enjoy challenging puzzles, some solutions are just too obtuse. If I pull a lever, I want to see what it did, not have to run around the stage and guess. Also, I feel punished for constantly choosing the "wrong" path. Is there an option to go back and attempt 100% on areas? Who knows. The game isn't very clear on this and a lot of things. More frustration than fun. Expand
  7. Apr 6, 2015
    4
    I finally signed up to Metacritic why? this game, free with PS+ thank god i didnt spend money on it, The game looks great with great soundI finally signed up to Metacritic why? this game, free with PS+ thank god i didnt spend money on it, The game looks great with great sound effects if you can actually hear Abe's voice its so low even with it turned up to full even wearing my headset its far to low level design is nice. Now the controls horrible you will die alot thanks to Ade sliding around so much its just all to loose and floaty on the PS4 theres is some bad frame drops especially blowing up bombs despite all this i was quite enjoying the game even tho i didnt even realise i had to save others dont remember it ever being explained at the start? All going along nice until glitches and errors game kept closing after i had completed the 2 worlds and whats worse the whole 2 hours of my last play session everything i had done wasnt saved.....close game. delete. Expand

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