Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
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  1. Games Master UK
    Aug 24, 2014
    It's one for the long-term fans. [Oct 2014, p.66]
  2. Aug 4, 2014
    The new Abe is just like the old Abe: a painful hard game, set in a fascinating world. Be sure to know what you're gonna put yourself into...
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 26, 2014
    Remains faithful to the original at all costs. [Sept 2014, p.108]
  4. Aug 4, 2014
    Yes, it has some great reimagined graphics, and it represents a solid return to the Oddworld universe when it works as it's supposed to. However, New 'n' Tasty lacks some precision in the analog controls, it has almost no replay value and lacks imagination on the cooperative front, so this isn't the perfect remake by no stretch of the imagination, nor it stands close to great representatives of the platform/stealth genre, such as Another World or LIMBO.
  5. Jul 29, 2014
    New 'n' Tasty picks up everything that was characteristic about the original PlayStation One game and improves it for a modern day audience without sacrificing its core mechanics. This results in a game that feels modern in both style and form, but still has its roots planted firmly in the past.
  6. Jul 28, 2014
    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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 383 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 383
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    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. Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2014
    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. Full Review »
  3. Jul 26, 2014
    OddWorld games are so memorable to all PlayStation One fans. Having OddWorld remake based on its original news was one the best news for thisOddWorld games are so memorable to all PlayStation One fans. Having OddWorld remake based on its original news was one the best news for this gaming industry. The wait was totally worth it and the final product is just as awesome as I was expecting. Everything we loved about the original oddworld is here along with 3D graphics and a more living looking world. THe unique art style of the game is more appearing than before and its just fantastic with all the awesome choice of colors in the game.
    gameplay is awesome, for the first time ever in the series we are actually able to adjust the difficulty, the game features lots of improvements over the original game and as well all the memorable environments and levels are all created in the 3D form.
    the level of challenge is pretty much easy on normal difficulties so if u are looking for a true OddWorld experience then go for the hardest one. The number of MudKons are increased from 99 to 299 as well. Overall this game an awesome game and every penny you pay for it is worth it. Please buy and support this game !
    only con i have to mention is the unnecessary co-op mode, i would have prefer more level of contents.
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