Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD

I downloaded the Vita version of this recently as it was free for PS+ members (and I think it still is). I love the Oddworld games, but had never played this one because the Xbox is the only modern console I never owned. It’s certainly quite different from the platform puzzling you usually get in an Oddworld game, presented as a 3rd person actioner, with lots of zooming in to first-person to use your crazy-ass crossbow. I haven’t played much yet, so I’m still not sure if I’m really digging it or not – I find the controls to be a bit frustrating at times – but I do like revisiting this world, with the wacky touches you see throughout (like your ammo taking the form of tiny critters). But isn’t it about time we get a brand spanking new Oddworld game, not just another HD remake?

Published by Jean Snow

Senior Esports Manager at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.