Oddworld: Soulstorm

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Oddworld: Soulstorm
Oddworld: Soulstorm cover
Developers
Oddworld Inhabitants
Frima Studios
Engines
Unity 2019[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows April 6, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 71
OpenCritic 71
IGDB 75
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform, Puzzle
Art styles Stylized
Themes Fantasy
Series Oddworld
Oddworld: Soulstorm on HowLongToBeat
Oddworld: Soulstorm on IGDB
Oddworld: Soulstorm on Wikipedia
Oddworld
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee 1997
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus 1998
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee 2010
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath 2010
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD 2012
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! 2015
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (2016) 2016
Oddworld: Soulstorm 2021

Oddworld: Soulstorm is a singleplayer cinematic camera and side view action, platform and puzzle game in the Oddworld series.

General information

Official Discord server for game series

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
DRM-free when launched from the executable.[2]
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Settings[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Oddworld Inhabitants Inc\Oddworld_ Soulstorm

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[3]
Ultra-widescreen
Can be forced using borderless windowed mode, but is pillarboxed to 16:9 during gameplay, menus are improperly displayed, and Vert- is applied, cutting off the HUD.[4]
4K Ultra HD
[5]
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Referred to as "Fullscreen Window".
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Always enabled, regardless of in-game settings.[6]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
The game always uses x8 anti-aliasing, regardless of in-game settings.[6]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Framerate is dependent on monitor's refresh rate.
FMV cutscenes are capped at 30 FPS.[7]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse bindings
Keyboard and mouse bindings
Gamepad bindings (DualShock 4 layout)
Gamepad bindings (DualShock 4 layout)

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate volume percentages for Music, SFX, and Speech.
Can be set in intervals of 5, from 0 to 100.
Surround sound
Plays up to 7.1.[8]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game pauses when out of focus.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Leaderboards only.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Abe occasionally gets stuck in an infinite falling loop[edit]

Reload the last checkpoint by selecting "Restart Checkpoint" from the pause menu.[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Quad Core 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 2019.4.14f1[1]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. Note the cut-off UI in the lower corners of image and the glitched out pause menu that appear from outside the 16:9 aspect ratio when resuming.

References

  1. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-06
    As indicated in the game's player.log file.
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-06
    Tested by playing the game after closing the Epic Games Launcher and deleting the .egstore folder from the game's directory.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-06
    Tested on an multi-monitor setup.
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-03-30
    Tested at 2560x1080 resolution after changing in-game display settings to Fullscreen Window.
  5. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-06
    Tested at 3840x2160 resolution.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-06
    As indicated in the game's Settings.cfg file.
  7. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-06
    As seen in the game's video file directory.
  8. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-04-06
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter in conjunction with Razer Surround.