Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is free on Steam for the next 24 hours

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee is free on Steam for the next 24 hours

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is free on Steam for the next 24 hours

For the next 24 or so hours, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee will be available for free on Steam, one of gaming’s most iconic platformers. The game initially released on both PlayStation and MS-DOS and Windows in 1997.   

After launch the game was praised for its graphics and animations, receiving positive reviews from most gaming publications of the time, with GameSpot giving the game a score of 8.4 while calling it “the ideal platformer”. 

The version of the game on Steam works well with modern Windows-based operating systems and comes with controller/gamepad support, with the full game weighing in at 700 MB in size. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee is almost 20 years old now, so all modern PCs should be able to run this game with ease. Sadly the game does not present users controller prompts, so players will need to figure out the game’s controls during gameplay. 


In a lush world of diabolical danger where everyone wants to eat you, you’re the skinny guy with no weapons. Run, jump, hide, scramble and talk your way past the ugliest bunch of carnivorous crustaceans ever created. Unlock Abe’s special powers, then figure out your foes, and you might save your race. Don’t, and you’re dinner!

Abe is a first class Mudokon floor-waxer for RuptureFarms. He was catapulted into a life of adventure when he overheard plans by his boss to turn all the Mudokons into Tasty Treats as part of a last-ditch in Molluck the Glukkon’s meat-packing empire. During his escape from RuptureFarms, Abe received a vision from the mysterious Big Face, showing Abe that he must not only rescue his fellow Mudokons, but also protect all of Oddworld’s creatures from the predatory Magog Cartel.

Enter Oddworld’s surreal sensory overload of pure gaming and claim your destiny. Saviour or salami? You decide.


Steam users can redeem a free copy of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee on the game store page.

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