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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: First appearing on the N64 in 1999, our favorite limbless little french thing hits the PS2 with all of the game levels brought together in a single coherent 3D world, eliminating the need for the 2D overworld map, and with an increased difficulty level.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The levels are masterfully designed, the learning curve is smooth and gradual, and the variety in gameplay makes this game appropriate for both novice and expert gamers alike.
  2. 100
    It's the best version of one of the best 3D platform games ever made.
  3. The game is a near perfect expression of the 3D platform genre and its addictive gameplay will have you returning to it again and again.
  4. The stunning look of the game is just about the most beautiful thing we have ever seen.
  5. Rayman is more like "MYST" -- a beautiful journey where nothing much is required of you, and nothing much really happens. And with the sun shining, the waterfalls sparkling, the magic mushrooms making pyramids, and a tummy full of Lums, that's just a pretty peachy place to be.
  6. If you own the Dreamcast version, then there's far too much overlap to warrant owning this as well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    I have loved Rayman 2 since I was a child and it has always been my favorite platformer. So, when I got the chance to play this - allegedlyI have loved Rayman 2 since I was a child and it has always been my favorite platformer. So, when I got the chance to play this - allegedly better - version of the game, i was really delighted. And I have to say, the game did not disappoint me. The storyline is much better, there are more levels, more challenging enemies, more bosses and unique powers, characters get more time to shine, you have to buy upgrades, there are even several minigames and the whole game in general feels more coherent (such as the shell in Menhir Hills that jumped out with you through the Spiral Door in Rayman 2 and was nowhere to be seen afterwards can actually be found in the hub world here and serves a purpose). And I haven't even mentioned the graphical update which is mostly visible either in new levels or in remade portions or levels from Rayman 2 (e. g. Fairy Glade).
    This game is the definitive Rayman game and the best platformer I have played so far.
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  2. AdamB.
    Apr 6, 2004
    10
    I LOVE THIS GAME!!!
  3. Rayman
    Oct 18, 2004
    10
    It's very very very ...... fantastic . Is a great adventure and great graphics to do this game greatest .
  4. Oct 2, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The first time I played Rayman 2: The Great Escape on my PC with my brother and cousin as a child, we were unable to move away from the computer. The world of Rayman amazed us and the style of the game was as unique as platformers get. I did not know about Rayman Revolution until 2006, when I stumbled into a gaming store and found a copy in good condition for a cheap price. It looked like a Rayman 2 port for the PS2, so I bought it and started to play it as soon as I got the chance.

    And then, I did not get what I was expecting. I got something even better. Revolution isn't just a port, it's a massive upgrade to the original Rayman 2, with an explorable hub, multiple new levels, proper English voices (even though you can still choose gibberish) and a improved graphics and sounds. The game, in my opinion, is massively better than any other version of Rayman 2. It's one of a kind, and if you have a PS2, I'm jealous because mine is broken and I can't play this wonderful game again.
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  5. Nov 20, 2014
    8
    One of the best ports of all time that suffers some technical issues and bugs. Still it has great controlls, huge worlds to explore, excellentOne of the best ports of all time that suffers some technical issues and bugs. Still it has great controlls, huge worlds to explore, excellent music and atmosphere so I highly recommend it if you have the PS2 (most likely you have) and you like action-adventure platformers. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2011
    8
    yeah, its fun but its a little too confusing. much better than other platformers.yeah, its fun but its a little too confusing. much better than other platformers. fillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfiler Expand
  7. MikeM.
    Feb 27, 2009
    6
    Pros: Some of the best textures that ever appeared on PS2... Cons: Probably as a result of this, the frame rate is very bad much of the time. Pros: Some of the best textures that ever appeared on PS2... Cons: Probably as a result of this, the frame rate is very bad much of the time. On Dreamcast and especially PC, this game is still a looker even today (9 years later) in my opinion. Even the N64 version ran without all the choppiness of this PS2 incarnation, and looked good considering the other platforms. A must-play, but do so on anything other than a Sony system. Expand

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