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Our overall verdict "Excellent"

A brand new game hit the app store this week, and I got very, very excited. The game in question is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath, and it is a title that I absolutely loved when it first hit the original Xbox. In fact, anything that the developers of the game have touched has turned out to be absolutely amazing in my opinion, but is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath worth playing if you’re not already a fan of the game? In this article we take a look.

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This game is perhaps one of the most enjoyable you’ll ever find on the app store – it was ported over to iOS for the first time this week, and it is worth playing for a few reasons. Firstly, Stranger’s Wrath is filled with a very detailed story that follows the lore of Oddworld religiously – the world is explained perfectly by the developers, and the protagonist follows a very interesting journey.

The game also has an absolutely stunning plot twist that really changes things up – if you’re enjoy that kind of thing or good in-depth game stories you’ll definitely like Stranger’s Wrath.

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The gameplay itself is pretty fun, too – you are a bounty hunter who must use various types of ammo to take out high profile targets – you will travel an open world to take down certain characters, and you’ll be given multiple choices to take out each bounty. You can choose to go quietly or in with a bang, and you’ll be rewarded differently if you decide to kill or capture a bounty.

The game uses a mix of third and first person, which is pretty odd to get used to on a touch screen, and I must admit that the experience can be a little frustrating without a controller. This really is the only negative aspect of this game. The graphics, while incredibly nice for a mobile title, may also feel a bit “washed out” for a small display, so I’d suggest playing it on a iPhone 6 or an iPad  if you can.

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So to answer my previous question – is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath worth playing? Absolutely so – the title on Xbox actually costs a good $15 at my local game shop when used, just because it is such a great game, and not many people have traded it in, so it’s $5.99 is far from pricey. You can check out the game here.