• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2001
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 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.
  2. One of the most engaging, entertaining, and original games for the PS2.
  3. Jaw-dropping graphics, sound and gameplay herein combine and form a lone fabulous, must-have package.
  4. The stunning look of the game is just about the most beautiful thing we have ever seen.
  5. 88
    It's one of the greatest achievements in the history of 3D platform games and should be given the same admiration given to titles like Miyamoto's "Mario 64."
  6. Despite a few blemishes, it's hard to call this game anything but beautiful.
  7. 100
    It's the best version of one of the best 3D platform games ever made.
  8. There's no better platform game available for the PS2.
  9. If you own the Dreamcast version, then there's far too much overlap to warrant owning this as well.
  10. It is creative, beautiful, and most importantly, it is a great deal of fun from the very beginning to the very end.
  11. 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.
  12. In spite of its upgrades, Revolution suffers in some areas compared to other versions of Rayman 2, particularly the Dreamcast game.
  13. 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.
  14. Although it doesn't make full use of Sony's new 800-pound gorilla, it does have spectacular and colorful graphics, ingenious level design, a wonderful cast of characters and an enormous game world to explore.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 2, 2011
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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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  2. Sep 7, 2011
    8
    yeah, its fun but its a little too confusing. much better than other platformers. fillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfilerfillerfillerfiler Full Review »
  3. Oct 29, 2010
    8
    Rayman Revolution is a brilliant platforming game with lots of new features from its predecessor Rayman 2: The Great Escape (which is the original PS1 version of this game). The story is exactly the same as before, Rayman is captured and has lost all his powers but his friend Globox comes to the rescue and gives him his power to shoot with his first. During your quest you meet a bunch of new friends, including Ly who is the fairy that restores all of your powers along the way. Your job is to find all the lums, the four masks, break open all the cages and defeat Razorbeard, the robo pirate and main Antagonist of the game. The Henchmen (led by Razorbeard) are there to stop you and there are bosses you fight along the way. In this version however there are many new elements. For starters there is more free roaming and instead of just completing levels, you can also exchange lums for powerups and mini games (for up to 2 players) and tackle challenges in order to gain more life. Most of the levels are still the same but with different areas and there are a few new levels. The graphics have improved a lot, the colours, background and water is much more realistic and you can see the waves and grass moving with the wind. Frame rate is better, you can run around much quicker than on the PS1 version. The voice acting is back and you can have the option to choose between different languages including Raymanian, which is a new feature to the game where the characters supposedly speak in there own language (similar to the PC and DC version). The music is composed perfectly, each theme is right for every level and the sound effects are good as well. There are a few problems I have with this game though. Camera angels are sometimes a pain as you can't always look around depending where you stand. Sound issues i've noticed too can fault i.e. when you use your helicopter or charge your fist, you will hear the noise carry on and it won't stop unless you reset your console. Furthermore although there are some new changes, the game itself is still the same and I personally would have liked it if they could have changed it a bit more. Nevertheless Rayman Revolution is a brilliant plat former for all ages, but if you've already played it's predecessor Rayman 2: The Great Escape and are not really into remakes or improved versions, then you may want to pass on this. Full Review »