Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is a platformer game developed by Oddworld Inhabitants and released for the PlayStation 1 console in 1997. The game follows the story of Abe, a Mudokon slave working at a meat processing factory named RuptureFarms.
One day, Abe overhears the factory’s owner, Molluck the Glukkon, discussing his plans to turn Mudokon workers into a new type of meat product. Horrified, Abe decides to escape and free his fellow Mudokon slaves.
The gameplay in Abe’s Oddysee involves navigating through various platforming levels, solving puzzles, and using stealth to avoid enemies. Abe can use a range of abilities, such as communicating with other Mudokons and possessing the bodies of enemies to solve puzzles and progress through the game.
The game also features a distinctive art style and dark humor, with many of the game’s puzzles and challenges involving the gruesome and often comical deaths of Abe and other characters.
Abe’s Oddysee was widely praised for its engaging storyline, challenging gameplay, and unique art style. It received numerous awards, including Best Platformer Game from Electronic Gaming Monthly and Best Story from IGN.
The Greatest Hits version of the game, released in 1998, was a re-release of the original game with additional content, including new levels and areas to explore. The game’s success led to several sequels and spin-offs, including Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, and Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath.