Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee (2001)

by Christopher
5 minutes read


Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee blends storytelling and gameplay, marking a significant chapter in the Oddworld series.


Introduction to Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, a groundbreaking title that brought the series into the 3D era.


The game’s main protagonist and narrator is Munch, a Gabbit who is captured at the beginning, but subsequently breaks free thanks to a device that grants him new powers. While his story focuses on him rescuing Fuzzles and the last eggs of his species, the game is also joined by the Mudokon hero Abe, who assists in this task in order to find the eggs of unborn Mudokon being held by the Glukkons.

The main antagonists of the game include the Vykkers researcher Humphrey, his colleague Irwin, and the Glukkon queen Lady Margaret, both of whom seek to stop the duo while achieving their own goals.

Following the destruction of RuptureFarms and SoulStorm Brewery, the Glukkons commercially harvest the froglike Gabbits nearly to extinction, harvesting them for their eggs, to create a caviar-based delicacy called “Gabbiar”, and their lungs, needed to replace their own because of their excessive chain-smoking habit.

The gameplay of “Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee” is a departure from the previous two games in the series, “Abe’s Oddysee” and “Abe’s Exoddus”. The game is a 3D platformer, unlike the 2D side-scrolling of the earlier games. The player switches control between Abe and Munch, using each character’s unique abilities to navigate through the levels.

Abe can still control other creatures’ minds, enabling the player to take control of enemies and use them to solve puzzles. Munch, on the other hand, can use his sonar to control mechanical devices and open up new areas.


Abe, with his spiritual powers, and Munch, with his unique abilities, lead the gameplay experience.


A mix of puzzle-solving, platforming, and tactical gameplay, offering control over Abe and Munch.


A creative and memorable adventure that showcases the series’ charm.

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