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Classic Oddworld PSOne Titles on PSN This Week

On Thursday, the classic PSOne titles Oddworld: Abe’s Oddyssey and Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus will be made available on the PlayStation Store this Thursday for the price of $9.99 each.

For those who haven’t played the games, they are essentially 2D platformers in a 3D environment. I remember the first time I played the games and instantly fell in love with the atmosphere and gameplay and am glad they are coming back for those of us who were never able to enjoy them because they didn’t have a PS1.

Here’s a synopsis of the storyline, to the first game at least:

The game centers on the titular Abe, a Mudokon slave working at the RuptureFarms meat processing factory on Oddworld. When he discovers that he and his friends face death at the hands of their desperate master, he decides to escape and aid as many enslaved Mudokons as he can along the way. The player assumes the role of Abe, and must escape from the factory before embarking on a perilous quest to restore his once noble people.

The only thing to keep in mind, this game has a very steep learning curve, but once you get used to it, it’s very fun! This game also rewards you for good karma and has 2 endings, 1 good and 1 bad. For $10 for each game, it’s pretty much a steal!