Our favourite stitched-lipped hero is back, with Oddworld: Soulstorm being a re-imagining of Abe’s Exoddus, as well as the sequel to New ‘n’ Tasty – which itself is a remake of Abe’s Oddysee.
In the side-scrolling platformer for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC, Abe must save his enslaved kin, using a variety of tools, sneaking, and the ability to possess his foes.
Here’re the Oddworld: Soulstorm controls that you need to know to navigate the perilous routes of the Oddworld, elude your enemies, and save the Mudokons.
For the purposes of these Oddworld: Soulstorm controls, the analogues are denoted as (L) and (R), with the buttons on the d-pad shown as Up, Right, Down, Left. Pressing an analogue to activate its button is shown as L3 or R3.
Oddworld: Soulstorm Abe controls
Running around the platforms as Abe, you’ll be able to throw items, sneak, hide, jump, and even possess your foes. Here’re the Oddworld: Soulstorm controls for when you’re directing Abe in the game.
|Action||PS4 / PS5 Controls|
|Stand (from Crouching)||O|
|Double Jump||X, X|
|Running Jump||L1 + X, X|
|Grab Ledge||X / X, X + (L) towards ledge|
|Vault Ledge||(L) (push upwards)|
|Drop from Ledge||(L) (pull downwards)|
|Interact / Smash Box / Open / Loot||Square|
|Open Inventory||Triangle (hold)|
|Select Inventory Item||Triangle (hold), (L) to navigate, release to select|
|Use Aggro Bind||Left|
|Use Passive Bind||Right|
|Hide Inside Environment Item (Locker, etc.)||Square, Square (quick double-tap)|
|Leave Hiding Place||Square|
|Climb Ladder||X jump on, (L) to climb|
|Control Chi Orb||(L)|
|Disarm Mine||O, L1 (hold), (L) towards mine, Square (on green light)|
|Open Crafting and Followers Menu||Triangle (tap)|
Oddworld: Soulstorm enemy controls
Using your Chant (L2), you can guide the generated Chi Orb to activate Chi Locks, look further ahead, and even partake in some enemy Possession to help you get through the foes ahead.
You can determine how long you can control the Chi Orb by the bar around the third sphere from the bottom-right of the screen. Chant Suppressors will zap you if you attempt to chant too close to them, and they’ll eliminate possessed foes that wander within range.
Here’re the Oddworld: Souldstorm controls for Abe’s Chant, and then what controls become available once you possess an enemy.
|Action||PS4 / PS5 Controls|
|Move Chi Orb||(L)|
|Possess Enemy||(L) to guide Chi Orb onto enemy|
|Move Possessed Enemy||(L)|
|Aim Possessed Enemy Weapon||(R)|
|Fire Possessed Enemy Weapon||R2|
|Use Possessed Enemy to Interact||Square|
|Use Possessed Enemy to Direct||R1|
|Use Possessed Enemy to Signal||Up / Right / Down / Left|
|Eject from Possessed Enemy (leave stunned)||O|
|Explode Possessed Enemy||L2 (hold)|
|Possess Second Enemy||(L) to guide Chi Orb onto another enemy|
The 2.5D platformer offers a superb mix of strategy, action, story, sublime cinematics, and expertly crafted side-scrolling levels. With these Oddworld: Soulstorm controls locked in, you’ll be able to save all of your fellow Mudokons.