Rayman 2 Revolution PlayStation 2

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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
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  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. Da Gameboyz
    91
    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 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Feb 21, 2016
    10
    Much like Jak and Daxter though, Rayman Revolution is one of my favourite games of all time as well.
    I'm not gonna lie, it really is. Years
    Much like Jak and Daxter though, Rayman Revolution is one of my favourite games of all time as well.
    I'm not gonna lie, it really is. Years ago I love this game when I'm in a mood to thrill. The gameplay is fantastic and awsome as always, I even love the characters, the graphics, the music and I even looked up on wikipedia I have found out that it is one of the best games ever made. How amazing is that! I mean, Dawn! It reminds me of me watching Tom and Jerry. In 2005 I even owned the triple pack of it which I didn't notice. And guess what, I completed it years ago and it is grondbreaking! I hope that my friends have played this game before.
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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. 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 theRayman 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. Expand
  7. Jun 26, 2016
    3
    I have played the ps1 version (which I have fond memories of) and have no idea how anyone can consider Revolution to be better.

    Here's a
    I have played the ps1 version (which I have fond memories of) and have no idea how anyone can consider Revolution to be better.

    Here's a list of what stood out to me:
    - The new music pales in comparison to the old soundtrack. It is also weirdly mixed at places.
    - The game has a very odd structure. The pacing is all over the place. Suddenly you are just thrown into a boss fight with no build up.
    - The new hub world isn't that bad, but I don't feel like it adds anything either and often only serves as an inconvenience.
    - The new voice acting has no character to it and robs the game much of its charm.
    - This version adds new levels and sections. These are varying in quality. Some are quite good while others seemed very poorly designed. There are also new mini game sections that quickly became tedious.
    In the ps1 version, each level seemed to have a unique feeling to it. The game continuously delivered iconic moments and situations, something Revolution fails to replicate.
    - Bad bonus levels.
    - Forced tutorials which were completely unneeded.

    All in all i was pretty disappointed with this remake. There were places were the old version could have been improved. But I can't recall a single change i felt was justified.

    If you think I come off as a salty fan blinded by nostalgia, then you're probably right.
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#50 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001