You have been locked in a prison where illegal genetic experiments have been going on. The scientist figure out how to genetically make anyone go into a rage. They call it Abuse. It has gotten loose from them and spread through out the entire prison. You have to fight your way through all the mutated and enraged enemies and make sure this doesn't leave the prison.

In 1997 the source and graphics were publicly released, leading to several ports to windows and other modern operating systems. The levels, sounds and music were released later. Armed with the source code and the game’s editor Abuse is fully modable.

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Abuse SDL 0.80 - AMD64

Abuse SDL 0.80 - AMD64

Oct 3, 2011 Full Version 0 comments

SDL version of Abuse 0.80 for Linux AMD64 distributions.

Abuse SDL 0.80 - i386

Abuse SDL 0.80 - i386

Oct 3, 2011 Full Version 0 comments

SDL version of Abuse for Linux i386 distributions.

Abuse for Windows

Abuse for Windows

Oct 3, 2011 Full Version 8 comments

Abuse for Windows 32-Bit version. Works on all versions of Windows.

Abuse SDL 0.80 Source Code

Abuse SDL 0.80 Source Code

Oct 3, 2011 Other 0 comments

This is the source code for Abuse 0.80 SDL version.

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chaosfera Jan 10 2012, 8:18pm says:

I remember this game as i played it in 1995 on the Amiga, absolute classic!

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rioninja Dec 22 2011, 9:26am says:

Nice, I played this years ago on my Gp2x. It's too bad that there isn't any joystick support. It would work nice with an analog stick for aiming.

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cyberkiller40 Dec 15 2011, 2:29pm says:

Is this the FLOSS version from ?

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cyberkiller40 Dec 15 2011, 3:47pm replied:

OK, it is - just noticed the link to the official page ;-]. This is super cool, cause getting the newest version of Abuse in GNU/Linux distros is rare - now I can get if from Desura :-).

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Kfoolu Oct 4 2011, 4:22pm says:

Wow, the far off future of 2009...
Anyone remember that?
All those enraged genetic mutations running around everywhere.
Wasn't exactly the nicest year of my life, lemme tell you...

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Raider451 Sep 11 2007, 9:19pm says:

Zenth wrote:Where the hell do u get mod tools 4 this game i love it...

satan paint comes with the frabs distribution ( )

most of the code you'd want to modify is interpreted, so all you need is a plain text editor (except notepad, which doesnt read the newline or carriage return or w/e characters correctly)
and i already mentioned the map editor before

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Seeln Jan 22 2012, 3:41pm replied:

As mods for Abuse were already mentioned: any chance of seeing these mods in Desura's ModDB?

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Zenth Jul 17 2007, 2:54am says:

Where the hell do u get mod tools 4 this game i love it... its bloody hard though but i would recommend downloading this game from or try 2 find it on google

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solram20 Nov 19 2006, 12:58pm says:

Can't i play it? P.S. I'm new!

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Red_Devil_Guy Jul 5 2006, 4:02am says:

there should be mods for this game... :( ... I remember when i 1st played the game... i couldn't get past the 1st leval lol :D

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 9/10

This is a great game, period. It was awesome when it came out in 1997, it is still awesome today.

Think of an sci-fi fps game with aliens, now put it into 2 dimensions - boom, you got Abuse. This is not a platformer in a traditional sense as it may seem from the screenshots, this is mainly a shooter.

The skill level is rather high compared with todays games, nevertheless it's loads of fun for a seasoned gamer.

Dec 15 2011, 2:27pm by cyberkiller40

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