The story takes place on an unknown planet where the food factories have enslaved Abe's friends in order to turn them into...food cans(!) Abe is the only one who managed to escape and tries to pass through the factory and save his fellow aliens. But his quest is hard enough since he has to encounter multiple enemies and securities that vary from high-tech creatures to mines and armed guards. His only weapon is his telepathetic ability with which he can open a virtual gate for his friends to get out of the canned-food factory. He also has to manipulate and protect his friends from being killed and team them up until they find their way out. He must keep a good contact with them so they follow him and do as he asks otherwise they misbehave. The gameplay is fantastic with loads of humorous and funny stuff (such as the way Abe corresponds with his friends making various sounds). Hints are also given by the marquee scrolling in the background.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee can be difficult and frustrating, and surely it's one of those rare games that require players to think before they react. There are times when you must try the same set of maneuvers over and over again to get pass a screen. Fortunately, you can have as many lives as you want without counting against you.
This is definitely one of the greatest games ever created for the Playstation and fortunately there was a sequel as well!
The graphics are all presented in 2D, with pre-rendered backgrounds that show fantastic details, good animations, beautiful sprites and colors. Character animations are all superb, and the movie sequences are stunning to watch too. Sound is great, featuring funny hilarious sound FX and superb ambient music during gameplay