Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Reviews

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Jun 18, 2014

This is not an experience for everyone, though we'd suggest that those with a love of adventure games and the download scene should take this one on; it's an important part of gaming history and an education for serious gamers.

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Rudy Lavaux
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 24, 2014

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition takes a beloved classic of the past that hasn't necessarily aged very well and brings to players who are hungry for monuments of gaming history just the version they needed to finally take a dive if they hadn't already. Those who played it back when first released may find here a good reason to dive in again on their Wii U and reminisce youth, albeit at a kind of a steep price. Waiting on a discount may be a good idea for those who have their hesitations as the game is indeed fairly short and ultimately doesn't bring much more than HD enhanced graphics, an easier difficulty on the whole, and a lacklustre revamped collection of sound effects. Nevertheless, the simplistic design, HD rendition, great CD soundtrack of the Mega CD version, and the overall intriguing experience of trial-and-error still stand out well enough to make this a worthwhile purchase for those looking for a unique experience on the eShop at the moment.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2014

For players who haven't yet played this classic, the 20th Anniversary Edition is the best way to do so

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6 / 10
Jun 30, 2014

An always welcome celebration of one of the 16-bit era's most innovative and cinematic arcade adventures, even if its gameplay irritations are even more obvious in today's world.

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Jul 11, 2014

Another World feels almost perfect, but twenty years of game innovations have scuffed its veneer.

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IGN
Top Critic
4 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2014

Another World is considered a classic from a golden era of games. I have no idea why.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2014

This is another one of those games that's going to have a severe, divisive reaction among the gamers of 2014, depending on how old you are.

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7 / 10
Jul 23, 2014

Another World is a short game, but it has replay value after you survive its strange retro world, and earn the perk of hindsight for a speed run.

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7.4 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2014

Another World is one of the most important video games of all time. It started the ball rolling for cinematic action games with emotional stories, and it has never looked better than it does on the PlayStation 4. Sadly, the game's short length and barebones package keeps this from being a must own, but the low asking price and three-way cross-buy may make Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition worth considering.

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Aug 31, 2014

Make no mistake, 'Another World' is the same game from 1991 in a flashy high definition disguise. But a classic is a classic no matter what, which is why 'Another World' comes recommended. Pesky, difficult and challenging, but never impossible, this 23rd Anniversay Edition impresses with a no frills attitude and tons of respectable fun.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

Another World is a pretty fascinating look back at gameplay and presentation elements from another time. Its influence on how games were presented is easy to see and appreciate but its mechanics are undoubtedly aggravating by today’s standards. I’m very happy to see its arrival on the Switch, as milestones in video game history like it need to preserved and appreciated but you’ll need to be mindful of its dated nature if you decide to take the plunge.

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75 / 100
Jul 12, 2018

Another World still feels like a great sci fi adventure after 25 years. It´s short and controls are rough, but it is a piece of history. We just miss some more extras. This is exactly the same game we received four years ago.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2018

Another World remains an utterly brilliant game. No matter if you use the classic or modern visuals, the game has a true alien feel to it. In addition, the trial and error gameplay is as addicting as it was those many years ago. While the game is extremely short, I did find myself continuously loving how the production value stayed intact. That is something worth celebrating.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2018

Another World is an important piece of gaming history with nice graphics. The controls didn'd age well and the game is too short for our standards these days.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
9 / 10
Jul 26, 2018

Is Another World a perfect adventure platformer? Who knows! It is, however, the best example of its kind and has served as a blueprint for any designer who has every considered to make a cinematic style game.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2018

Another World was a great game to play when it was released. I know, because I was there with my Macintosh LC II. But what made it stand out then actually gets in the way now. It has some fun puzzle events and interesting twists and turns along the way, but is better played for historical and nostalgic purposes than for pure entertainment. Of course, history may be enough for some gamers; you can find a decidedly different point-of-view in Trevor Gould's review of Another World for Wii U and 3DS. I suggest you wait for Flashback—a similar game from Delphine Software that is getting a physical release for Nintendo Switch at the end of the month.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2018

Interesting, good for the oldest players and also a good way to revive an authentic adventure in the 16 bits style with puzzles, action and platforms. Let's remind when we were young...

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

Playing Another World feels like more than a dusty visit to the video game museum. It is something more akin to an exciting examination of modern gaming's DNA under a powerful microscope. For those interested in the origins of Souls games, rogue-likes, and cinematic adventure games, this is the place to look. Be ready for some wonky old-school controls and bewildering level design, but know that working your way past those limitations is absolutely worth it.

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6 / 10
Aug 20, 2018

Games have certainly moved on. You don’t find many games that are this punishing, and I can certainly see why a lot of people would be put off by the trial and error style gameplay. You have no doubt played many titles over the years that were inspired and influenced by Another World. Sure, it may have lost its magic over the last 27 years but that is only to be expected. For what it did for gaming in the early 90’s, it deserves to be experienced nonetheless.

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95 / 100
Oct 10, 2018

Another World is a game that has critical acclaim, cult appeal, and this remastered version of the game makes the experience smoother and better looking while not sacrificing any of the original game's charm.

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