Rayman 2 Revolution PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2001
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
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  1. 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. 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 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
  2. Jan 3, 2017
    7
    I honestly don't think this is as good as Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. the level designs are solid, Rayman controls tightly and is pretty responsive, and the game has a lot of variety, even if it's a mixed bag. Now for the bad parts: the story is WAY too dark and depressing. And that's never a bad thing, Dead Space did the same thing. but Dead Space is where you're fighting for you're life orI honestly don't think this is as good as Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. the level designs are solid, Rayman controls tightly and is pretty responsive, and the game has a lot of variety, even if it's a mixed bag. Now for the bad parts: the story is WAY too dark and depressing. And that's never a bad thing, Dead Space did the same thing. but Dead Space is where you're fighting for you're life or else weird creatures kill you. Rayman 2 is where you're playing as a weird...eggplant vegetable thing with no arms or legs. why try and make that serious and dark? also, the flying barrel missions are a bit antagonizing and the bosses are a joke (except for the final one). I do reccomend it, but I honestly think Rayman 3 is better Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2017
    7
    Rayman Revolution is a game that is quite creative with it's level design and gameplay. This allows it to be a very enjoyable experience. The world of the game is one that is full of mysterious charm, and this atmosphere allows me to feel completely absorbed whenever I play the game. The atmosphere even reminded me of The Legend of Zelda at times, and that's definitely a good thing. TheRayman Revolution is a game that is quite creative with it's level design and gameplay. This allows it to be a very enjoyable experience. The world of the game is one that is full of mysterious charm, and this atmosphere allows me to feel completely absorbed whenever I play the game. The atmosphere even reminded me of The Legend of Zelda at times, and that's definitely a good thing. The setting and environments are large and interesting, begging to be explored. Several of the levels, like the swamp one, though, felt very sparsely designed for a platformer. There are large sections with not much going on. This might be to emphasize atmosphere, but felt boring to me. Despite this, Revolution is a good game with a well-created world and atmosphere overall. Expand
  4. 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 ofRayman 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. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

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#50 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#76 Most Shared PS2 Game of 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. 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."
  2. 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.
  3. Simply a great game.