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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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Score distribution:
  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. 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. 70
    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: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Oct 31, 2017
    10
    REVIEW BASED ON
    > Finished the game
    COMMENT The best game of its series and probably the best 3D platformer of all time PROS + The
    REVIEW BASED ON
    > Finished the game

    COMMENT
    The best game of its series and probably the best 3D platformer of all time

    PROS
    + The game's world
    + The best possible story for a Rayman game
    + The characters
    + The final boss fight is pure memorabilia
    + The game's lenght

    CONS
    - None. Absolutely a masterful work
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  2. Feb 28, 2018
    10
    Why i fell i love with the PS2 system.
    I couldn't understand why The Great Ecape was more talked about than Revolution because Rayman
    Why i fell i love with the PS2 system.
    I couldn't understand why The Great Ecape was more talked about than Revolution because Rayman Revolution is Rayman the Great Escape 2.0.

    The fact that i hope Ubisoft will remaster this one day (soon i hope), fills my hearth with joy.
    Would i say i am desperate enough to buy an old PS2 somewhere only to get the chance to play Rayman Revolution again...? Yes. Yes i would.
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  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. B.S.
    Oct 10, 2002
    9
    Realy addictive and you just can't stop (not talking about the first word I put up there you prev's) The games music rocks lots of Realy addictive and you just can't stop (not talking about the first word I put up there you prev's) The games music rocks lots of lauguages to choose from (encluding Ramanish) and lots of entertainment. the problem it's the same one out for ps1 and 64 four only with an upgrade hear and there... Expand
  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 6, 2010
    8
    Rayman Revolution is a great game. This is a great remake of an already great game (Rayman 2: The Great Escape). The story is pretty much theRayman Revolution is a great game. This is a great remake of an already great game (Rayman 2: The Great Escape). The story is pretty much the same as Rayman 2 but there are a couple of new things in the PlayStation 2 version. Some of the levels have been redesigned and enhanced from the other console versions of Rayman 2 there is no longer a map screen to choose levels like the other versions of Rayman 2; you get this free roaming hub to roam and choose levels and like the PlayStation version of Rayman 2 there is voice acting for the characters which is a nice touch. The graphics are colourful, each level has a different theme to it and the composed music is definitely one of the best things about this game. You also get a new level to try in this version. There are loads of game play mechanics like flick switches, fly with flying shells, attack robo pirates with orbs and battle your way through boss battles to reach the 4 masks to free Polokus. There are 3 new bosses as well in this version which are awesome to fight. The game is short though and every time you re-enter a level, the music doesn't play which is annoying. Rayman Revolution is a great remake that people who played Rayman 2 should like. 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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Awards & Rankings

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#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#85 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001