Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews
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Jan 23, 2020

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is a strange game that still sticks out because of its unusual but fantastic tone.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2020

Do not demoralize: we are facing a 'great game' in its time, an advance to its time, and you have to play it to know what we mean. Although the graphic section is simple, it looks good on Nintendo Switch, and if you play in portable mode, it is much more enjoyable than on television, where we can see more about its tasks

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85 / 100
Jan 23, 2020

Stranger's Wrath HD keeps showing that its offering was very original in 2005, and now, with this new edition, it doesn't feel outdated and at the same time it improves resolution, fps, loading times and add new features as movement control when aiming... Some details don't hide its age, but it's a great adventure, and this is its best version.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is still a good game, thanks to its unique style and a compelling, slow, fascinating wierd-western narration. The charming adventure of the Stranger it's a manifesto of the most ambitious visions of early 2000s and, despite some technical flaws and some naive choices, it's still surprisingly fresh and elegant. The Switch porting could have been slicker and better, because framerate issues and clumsy controls in a remastered in 2020 are not acceptable anymore.

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68 / 100
Jan 23, 2020

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is an enjoyable remaster which has managed to age with grace, bringing back a classic feeling that isn’t too dated and is just as easy to play now as it was back in 2005.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

For the more dedicated fans, or newbies willing to discover a glorious saga ready to relaunch, however, a little more motivation will be needed to justify the € 30 required, perhaps not just a few for a review of gaming history certainly appreciated, but not then so essential.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

Complaints aside, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is a fun, unique take on shooters. Given that the HD remaster is around a decade old, Stranger's Wrath does look and feel a little dated. However, if you can look past its age, there's still a mighty fine experience to be had here.

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7 / 10
Jan 23, 2020

Despite these rough edges, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath is still a joy to play on Switch, and if you didn't experience it the first time around, it's well worth a look now.

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6 / 10
Jan 23, 2020

Stranger's Wrath was indeed a pure gem when it released in 2005, was very welcome on other systems and you can have the fondest memories of it. But the stranger looks and feels very old as it comes back on Nintendo Switch. It still has a good heart but doesn't really shine anymore in terms of graphics or gameplay. Still, it has this fantastic western atmosphere. And it is a part of video games history that has to be known. But mostly that makes us hope for some kind of makeover, Abe style.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

Overall, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD feels incredibly enjoyable to play

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7 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2020

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath on Switch it's beautiful, it's fun and - yes - it's insane, but it just feels a bit old.

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2.5 / 5.0
Feb 10, 2020

Still extremely unique, but age and the initial failings of the game are really starting to show their cracks.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath offers one of the coolest reload mechanics in gaming history when it has you rustle up your own ammo. Lack of interesting puzzles make this feel more like an FPS with a good story when compared to previous entries in the series.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2020

Overall, there isn't much that one can fault in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD on the Switch. It runs and looks improved on all fronts, and it features a game that is interesting and fun to play. It's quite dated in some respects, such as the audio, controls, and overall design. While this is unlikely to scare away fans of the series, newcomers should probably be aware that this is a diamond in the rough with more than a few sharp edges. Just like 15 years ago, though, this is still a trip worth taking.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

Although some elements have aged well, large swaths of the game design serve more as a look back at 2005 than a modern piece of entertainment. That being said, if like me you have a penchant for the strangeness of the sixth generation of gaming, you'll likely be able to see Stranger's Wrath for what it represents. Like many remasters from this era, it is best played with its original release era in mind.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

Ultimately, this Switch port of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is seriously worth considering if you’ve never played the game before.

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7.3 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2020

If this will be your first time playing Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath then you'll definitely have a fantastic time with its original gameplay formula and quirky Western world.

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Mar 26, 2020

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is a fun little game. Some bosses are much harder to capture alive than others, but most are fairly easy when you know how. It should also be noted that there is a harder difficulty mode for those that seek to test their mettle against tougher foes. I’ve spent 20 hours chasing outlaws and kicking butt. Sometimes your butt is the one that gets kicked, though! You’ll need to be careful when an area has numerous enemies in it or clusters of them. Otherwise, you’ll die super-fast. Against smaller numbers, the bounty hunter is a force to be reckoned with. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is available digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $29.99, and it looks like a physical release is coming later this year. The HD version of the game can also be found on a few other platforms. Do you have what it takes to catch nasty outlaws alive, or will you be the one bagged?

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A or higher
Jan 27, 2020

The Switch release of Oddworld: Strangers Wrath has proven that this is a game that is truly timeless. There is no doubt in my mind that it is cool to be odd.

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Jan 24, 2020

Overall, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD on Switch is a great game, sporting some huge improvements over the original release and offering up a classic game in a highly playable package. The game play itself still feels mostly great, even if it is a little dated, and the improvements to the game’s visuals are not just noticeable, but well-executed and highly polished. The end result is a well-preserved artifact; a crystal clear look into a highly-regarded classic of the mid-2000’s era of gaming. While this isn’t the first time Stranger’s Wrath HD has been re-released, it is arguably one of the best options for playing the game, purely given the ability to take the game with you, and in many ways it feels very well suited to the Nintendo Switch and is sure to please both long-time fans and newcomers alike.

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