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Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

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  • Summary: Munch, the Gabbit with "odditude," and his sidekick Abe lead an off-beat revolution to save the world. With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control theMunch, the Gabbit with "odditude," and his sidekick Abe lead an off-beat revolution to save the world. With their sacred land in jeopardy of being destroyed by the greedy Glukkons, Munch and Abe team up to teach those rascals a lesson by using their chanting prowess to control the enemy, arming themselves with wacky weapons, and acquiring power-ups for extra boosts. You can switch between Munch and Abe at anytime to utilize each character's unique abilities and access certain areas. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    Stunning. "Oddworld" is better than it's ever been, and everything about "Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee" is refined, polished, and utterly playable.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    90
    So wholesomely original, so finely polished, so expertly crafted, that you can’t help but fall in love with it. [Jan 2002, p.227]
  3. Huge lands, lots of moving characters, and plenty of special effects all show off just what the X-box is capable of.
  4. 80
    The newest Oddworlds feel rather canned, confined, repetitive, and contrived, and Munch and Abe control more stiffly than most characters put in similar situations.
  5. This game is not going to appeal to the mass gaming public. Sure, it has garnered a good sized following, but this is a genre game if I’ve ever seen one.
  6. This isn't a complete failure per se but it certainly was not the Halo-level of title that Microsoft was looking for.
  7. 60
    Though it's engaging, fun and novel for the first few hours, there's only so many ways you can come up with to use Abe and Munch's powers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 19, 2013
    10
    Man This game blew me away as a kid. I remember playing it for the past several hours a day (took breaks) when I was 5. Anyway OddworldMan This game blew me away as a kid. I remember playing it for the past several hours a day (took breaks) when I was 5. Anyway Oddworld Munch's Oddysee is one of the best original Xbox games I have ever played. Gorgeous story, Gorgeous game-play, and good graphics. If you own a Xbox and have not played this game you are missing out. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 20, 2006
    10
    I enjoyed this game even more than Abe's oddysee and Exoddus. The game is short, but surprisingly pleasing.
  3. Jul 23, 2013
    10
    This is one of the best games I have ever played, In my top 3 games list, best adventure i have ever played. Even better than psychonauts, butThis is one of the best games I have ever played, In my top 3 games list, best adventure i have ever played. Even better than psychonauts, but DO NOT buy this game on PC, buy it on console Expand
  4. RobertR.
    Jan 31, 2002
    9
    Just play it!!!!!!
  5. Jul 7, 2019
    9
    Nice action-puzzle-platformer. Fits very well in the Oddworld universe, while spicing up the old gameplay mechanics with healthy (odd?) doseNice action-puzzle-platformer. Fits very well in the Oddworld universe, while spicing up the old gameplay mechanics with healthy (odd?) dose of new ones. Abe + Munch double team works really well in this game, providing plenty of puzzles for each of them to solve alone and together. Team work is real key here. Expand
  6. SueY.
    Apr 13, 2006
    9
    I played the game all the way through without a strategy guide, had a blast! I still think of it to this day, it was like a vacation on I played the game all the way through without a strategy guide, had a blast! I still think of it to this day, it was like a vacation on another planet, a funny jumping planet. I hope i can play it again in a few years, relive the magic. Expand
  7. HunterH.
    Aug 21, 2004
    6
    It is an okay game, but far (almost nothing) from what it could and should have been. The puzzles are way too easy if not repetitive and It is an okay game, but far (almost nothing) from what it could and should have been. The puzzles are way too easy if not repetitive and require quick reflexs rather than actual thinking. It would probably be found entertaining to young gamers due to the lack of some type of seriousness and difficulty. To understand the plot you had better have played the other previous games and looked on the internet. The only thing this game has going for it really is that it is 3D and good graphics. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
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#16 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2001