Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition

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Description

"Another World is a landmark game for a host of reasons, from the 2D polygonal work to its excellent narrative" - 8/10, IGN

"A great example of how to offer a classic game to a new audience with improved graphics and sound for a low price" - 8/10, Destructoid


Also known as Out Of This World™, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World™ has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike.

Another World™ chronicles the story of Lester Knight Chaykin a young scientist hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment that goes wrong. In an alien and inhospitable world, you will have to dodge, outwit, and overcome the host of alien monsters, while surviving an environment as deadly as your enemies. Only a perfect blend of logic and skill will get you past the deadly obstacles that lie in wait.


Key Features:

  • Remastered presentation: a joint effort between visionary game-designer Eric Chahi and developer DotEmu, Another World is back in its 20th Anniversary Edition with High Definition graphics faithful to the original design.

  • 3 difficulty modes: Normal (easier than original game), Difficult (Equal to original game) and Hardcore (more difficult than original game)

  • A new immersive experience: rediscover a cult adventure with 100% remastered sounds and FX Social features: Steamworks™ integration with 13 achievements.

  • Extra features: development diary, making of video, technical handbook

Customer reviews

95

Great classic

Neonberry | Jan. 9, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »

If you ever wonder how videogaming was 20 years ago - no tutorials, no autosave and so on - here is your chance. A classic story and a revolutionary game of its time, Another World kept many of us (old people) pinned to our PCs swearing the night away trying to make our way through the levels. The game itself is a "remastering" of the original which is a kind of platformer (in a pretty loose sense). Now with the rise of indie platformers I think they couldn't have chosen a better time to re-release the game. Surprising as it is for me the graphics held up pretty well through the two decades. It seems they changed little about the game - and that's the way it should be.

100

I Should Not Have to Write This Review, Buy it.

Wiesler | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all Wiesler's reviews »

The headline really says it all. I really find it hard to not recommend this to anyone, it is one of the best games ever made, period. This game is the Journey to the West of PC gaming, and belongs right up there with Half-Life. The art and music are all wonderful and timeless. The gameplay is slick and challenging. All of it is held together by a spare narrative that prods you along.

This game is simply too well crafted. This is really one for the ages, and you owe it to yourself to play it. Even if you don't absolutely love it, you will learn how legendary games are made. This is a landmark game and you should be playing it rather than reading this, don't even wait for a sale.

96

Very faithful to the original

Treguard1982 | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all Treguard1982's reviews »

Having played many games on my Amiga 500+ back in the day, this one sticks in my mind above the rest. I remember evenings where I'd go to my friends and play on his amiga, and then we'd try and work out strategies for the many places where we would get stuck in order to come back and try again the next day. This is a classic which has been lovingly touched up, but is still the same game I remember from playing it originally. It just goes to show that you don't have a have fancy explosions and on the rails gameplay to have a fantastic game. Honestly pick this one up, it's well worth the price.

85

Oh.. the nostalgia!

mattpatterson | Oct. 13, 2013 | See all mattpatterson's reviews »

If you love games that provide a real challenge and love side scrollers then this game is definitely for you! Another world has a great short story which involves you teleporting to another world and escaping from a hoard of treacherous monsters. It's one of those games that you pretty much gotta figure out how to play on your own. No tutorials, no guides on where to go - just find your own way.

96

It certainly is ... Another World

drakemirow | Sept. 23, 2013 | See all drakemirow's reviews »

While it was already a big hit when it first came out it almost has the chance to get even wider recognition especially for fans of indie games. It will take you on a journey without telling much. So you have to just delve into the strange world you will encounter. At times it can be challenging if you are used to hints and instructions but with a little imagination everyone can have his fair share of fun with this truly inspiring game. When it first came out it was already beautiful to look at but the remastered graphics add even more details and style. A must-have!